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post #11 of 17
I certainly feel your pain.

I spent an INSANE amount on compression fittings. I wanted to be sure I had enough of everything, wouldn't need something in the middle of the build and have to wait, and I wasn't sure on final routing.

I actually have 90+ Bitspower matte black fittings on a table here. That includes 6, 5 way rotary snakes, 18 45degree compreesions, 15 rotary compressions, multiple extensions, 10 90 degree compressions, and a boatload more. I also have 40 feet of hose. 20 each of the Primochill black and Red. They're all 1/2 ID 3/4 OD. I know it was way beyond overkill, but I'll use the leftovers on other systems, and won't have to worry about if I have what i need.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Nickw View Post

Well I planned on doing 7/16 Thats the tubing i already have. I'll order some straight fittings and we will see how far i can get it to bend. Thanks guys.

Did you try jab-tech.com yet? Also, are you getting plain rotary or rotary compressions, etc? You fittings prices seem way high to me. I can get 9 BP 45deg rotary in black for 82 bucks for ex. from jabtech.
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Try to find some used. It can be hard to find but you may get lucky. I got my used straight compression for $2 each and 45degree for $3, but I scored on that deal smile.gif
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I just bought a bunch of XSPC compressions for my build and they are great. They're pretty affordable compared to the Bitspower ones. They do the same thing.
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just get some 7/16 tubing and 1/2" barbs. you wont need any clamps or anything. i have been running like this for a while and no leaks as are several other users on here

Thats terrible advice. If you use barbs with no clamps no matter what size barb/tube your asking for trouble.

OP: I think you should spend a little more time planning your loop, and make sure you actually need that many angled fittings. If you have some tubing lying around cut a peice and use it to dummy some of the tubing routes to see if it can handle the bends.

Also, your prices in the op are crazy high. Jab-tech seems to have the best prices on comp fittings, but sidewinder seems to have the biggest selection.
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As far as I looked the diff in prices maybe changed by a dollar between sites . My prices for the angles fitting are based on 16$ each from performance pcs. I'll look into jab or sidewinder. Thanks so far his let me know you have anymore suggestions
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post #17 of 17
If you don't mind a coarser finish, Aquatuning has some low prices on their house brand fittings.
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