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I'm looking for something like this:



So I can do this:



But I cannot find anything from PPC, Sidewinder, Jab-tech, or FrozenCPU. I checked Home Depot too but they don't have anything either.

I realize I could do something like this (switch):



and this:



But that would get expensive and bulky.


Any ideas?
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post #2 of 15
Sorry, I don't know where one exists, but this is a brilliant idea! I hope it works out well for you!
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Thanks. I change my watercooling setup so often since I'm always pre-testing cards for some subzero fun and this would make it much easier.
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post #4 of 15
Interesting, it must exist since all the fittings are BSP 1/4" aka british standard pipe thread.

This requires investigation, the day I can start using plumbing equipment instead of PC cooling parts is the day my life gets a lot cheaper lol
    
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I've bought a few fittings from Home Depot before, but it seems things like this are only made for faucets and hoses
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This is actually a great idea. Gonna have to sub to this!
    
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post #7 of 15
Would this work?:

Use the Y you linked, and just move the quick disconnect right up to where the Y is, so when you disconnect it, it automatically makes that switch. Only problem is you would have a lot of water in the tube connecting to the component, instead of a disconnect right at the component, but distilled water is cheap
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post #8 of 15
What about connectors like this:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/isolating-...ails_container

The fitting for the compression is 15mm unfortunately so you'd probably need to switch the threads up and back down for the shutoffs.
    
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post #9 of 15
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It would be really awesome if I could do it all in one fitting. I'd like to avoid rigging one together.

Surely there has to be one out there?


My reason for doing this is that the Koolance QDC's will actually be mounted to the top panel of the tech station so I don't have to change anything internal to remove a GPU from the loop.
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post #10 of 15
I had the same problem trying to source a valve that would allow for easy switching of waterblocks in and out.

Could you instead use three pair of quick disconnects? have one on the GPU, one on the loop, and then one on a pass through line. When you don't want to use the GPU, just disconnect, and plumb up the pass through? If you're wise about how you use male and female connectors, you should only have to buy three sets.
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