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I'm trying to figure out how my loop is going to go and what kind of fittings etc I want to go with. A few questions:

The simple question is, if I want 45 deg. angle fittings on a Heat Killer cpu block, they should probably be of the rotary type otherwise the fixed style might knock into each other preventing them from being threaded. Also you are certain they will point in the right direction, yes?

I've heard that the rotary fittings aren't the most reliable in terms of leaks--is there any truth to this? If so, I'll just go straight barbs.

I like the bitspower stuff alot and want to go with "true silver" 1/2" barbs with 7/8" tubing, what is the deal with the variety of "silver" styles???

Shining silver, true silver, silver shining, silver diamond, chrome, black sparkle and on and on.... I'm trying to decipher frozencpu and sidewinder and others and am not sure if this is just my OCD or what. Sidewinder clearly has the better selection but am trying to get matching fittings...more OCD I know...

Are some of these names just used interchangeably because vendors don't know better or are there that many distinct styles? Does anyone have any guidance through this mess?

shutting up now.
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HK CPU Block - The HK 3.0 block will support a single 45 and straight fittings. In my case (bitspower 3/8x5/8 compression fittings), the 45 does still touch the straight when tightening, but seeing as it is a dual rotary, this can be avoided.

Rotary Reliability - I've seen reports of rotaries seals failing, but have not experienced it myself. I tend to take the approach that they are semi-fragile and try to not turn the rotary portion more than absolutely necessary.

Bitspower Silver - They have two Silver models I believe. Shining Silver and True Silver. Shining is basically chrome plated or high polished nickel. True Silver is actual silver plating. It can help to act as a "kill coil" with enough of them in the loop.
Edited by Angrybutcher - 10/4/11 at 3:59pm
 
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HK CPU Block - The HK 3.0 block will support a single 45 and straight fittings. In my case (bitspower 3/8x5/8 compression fittings), the 45 does still touch the straight when tightening, but seeing as it is a dual rotary, this can be avoided.
so the heat killer wont take two of these

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bishsiro45bg.html

or two of these?

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bishsiduro45.html

I would have thought that you can just turn the knurled portion while holding the rotary elbow. Or is it that the knurled collars on the rotaries conflict with each other?
post #4 of 5
Those are extenders and you will need additional fittings on the end. It is true that you can hold the knurled end (block side) and turn the fitting.

These are the ones I'm using. Notice that the compression piece is wider than the rest (same with the straight compressions). That part is what rubs the straight fitting if I don't turn it carefully.

You would be fine if you went the barb route, even if both are straight.

[edit]This or this would be the rotary barb
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I was thinking of barbs on those extenders because I won't be using compression fittings at all. I can probably get away with two straight barbs but I like the look of the 45 deg elbows and it might make my loop run smoother. I just got the rads so I'm still trying to figure it out. thanks for the info rep+1
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