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I wonder if it is merely a coincidence that all the people that have these in multiples in their loops have a join date of 2011?
Maybe if you had been LCing since 2005 or thereabouts you'd have found ways to set up your loop without dropping a couple of hundred bucks worth of QDs in there tongue.gif Just saying...
I've used these on occasion, mainly at client request. For my own systems I have not yet found any reason to justify spending that kind of money on something I can work around by how I design and install the loop.
Just a thought.


Thanks for making me feel good about my purchase of QD's... LOL..

I just got them to put in places where I was going to put T fittings. I thought QD's will keep the loop clean looking... and not have to add more tubing from T fittings. Personally, I do look like the look of loops without QD's... but damn... I joined OCN in 2011. tongue.gif
    
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I wonder if it is merely a coincidence that all the people that have these in multiples in their loops have a join date of 2011?

I resemble that remark smile.gif Watercooling since August 2004.
Valving QD's were too expensive! I used plain QD's that I bought from a supplier for an order of magnitude less. Current price on that site is $38.50 for a 10-pack, which includes complete units, so that's $3.85 for a single pair.
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post

I wonder if it is merely a coincidence that all the people that have these in multiples in their loops have a join date of 2011?

Maybe if you had been LCing since 2005 or thereabouts you'd have found ways to set up your loop without dropping a couple of hundred bucks worth of QDs in there tongue.gif Just saying...

I've used these on occasion, mainly at client request. For my own systems I have not yet found any reason to justify spending that kind of money on something I can work around by how I design and install the loop.

Just a thought.

I don't think anyone has trouble figuring out how to set up a loop without QDC fittings, they are purely a convenience item.
I like them because they speed up maintenance and hardware upgrades.
If my budget had been more limited, they would have been the first thing crossed off the list.
From a pure cost/benefit point of view, they are over priced, but I'll probably use them again in my future builds. wink.gif

But hey, if not using them makes you feel superior to those of us who do, by all means, pat yourself on the back.rolleyes.gif
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They are a major advantage if you end up pulling parts as much as I do. Even if you upgrade/clean only once in a while, you'll be happy about the QDs when the time comes.
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The one male/female "no spill" QDC that I bought off Koolance for right around 25.00 sits in the drawer that contains the least used of my watercooling gear. My loops do not make many happy (external radiator,pump,resivoir.most hoses) but they work for me and I design with function first in line. If any of my components start to leak (Except for cpu block and some hoses) all the water falls outside the case.I can put up with a bit of an "eyesore" for this level of protection. No QDC's for me (in fact no compression fittings unless they are for copper pipe) simply too expensive and there are other "work arounds".
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