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All - I've been trying to figure out a quick disconnect setup so i can swap components without going through the painful drain / refill / bleed cycle every time. A good way to save paper towels ..

To me ideally these would be placed directly around the motherboard, so you can slide that out without tubes hanging around everywhere. For now all i have in my loop is a cpu block. I think it would be good to have them thread into the cpu block (this part http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...product_id=888) ..

I just have two concerns: 1) do you have to press really hard on these things, e.g. would it be too much pressure and possibly damage the cpu, pressing directly down onto it? Has anyone been running this setup? and 2) are they very restrictive? i'm guessing the ID of them is going to be a bit narrorwer, which bottle necks 1/2 ID tube.. Is there 'really wide' quick disconnects, so far all i've found is the koolance ones...

Maybe a 45 deg fitting threading into cpu block would take some of the pressure off?
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I have QD's on the in and out port of my CPU block. It makes swapping things super fast an easy.

1) The lock is secure but doesn't require huge amounts of force to disengage. You won't come close to damaging your CPU/socket.

2) QD's are pretty restrictive. Still though, with 4 sets of QD's, two GPU blocks, a radiator, res, and CPU block I was around 1GPM on a single MCP355 w/ XSPC top. I've since added another MCP355 to see if I was having flow issues and can't really say there was really a noticable temperature drop by increasing the flow rate.

Here's a pic for reference (older pic):

Edited by farkle0079 - 6/5/11 at 1:38pm
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The VL4N QDCs are lower restriction, but if you want to screw them directly into something you would need an adapter since they are G3/8.
The body of the fitting is bigger around than a 1/2x3/4 compression fitting.

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...roduct_id=1048
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