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That's good to know because I'd like to go with a consistent look with the Monsoon free-center collar throughout my overall build, rather than mix them up with other brands with unmatched collars that have different textures and finishes. And I certainly hope that Monsoon will have these 45/60/90 angles by or before March... Either way, my build will get done with or without them.

May I suggest going with regular high flow, short barbs?

About $1.5 each, much more reliable over time (no seals that break, no orings that dry up, faster connect/disconnect...).


Unless you're a compression junkie, barbs do the job better than compressions most of the time. And, truth to be told, the nickel dark plated FatBoy fittings have nothing to envy to compressions when it comes to looks.
   
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May I suggest going with regular high flow, short barbs?
About $1.5 each, much more reliable over time (no seals that break, no orings that dry up, faster connect/disconnect...).
Unless you're a compression junkie, barbs do the job better than compressions most of the time. And, truth to be told, the nickel dark plated FatBoy fittings have nothing to envy to compressions when it comes to looks.

For this build, appearance is (somewhat) everything. All of my computers have been enclosed, so this is the first rig that I'll be able to see inside, and know all of the components that went inside it - because I hand selected each and every piece myself. This isn't to say that I'm open to suggestion if the function is comperable to the form. But in this case, I already ordered a couple of six packs of the Monsoons, which should be arriving via Fedex tomorrow morning... But thanks though. Any and all suggestions are always welcomed.
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May I suggest going with regular high flow, short barbs?
About $1.5 each, much more reliable over time (no seals that break, no orings that dry up, faster connect/disconnect...).
Unless you're a compression junkie, barbs do the job better than compressions most of the time. And, truth to be told, the nickel dark plated FatBoy fittings have nothing to envy to compressions when it comes to looks.

I've never seen a barb that doesn't use an o-ring, so I don't think that's quite right. And the only problems I've ever heard of with compression fittings (apart from the present case of being shipped the wrong item thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif) involve a rotary section, not the compression itself.
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I dont have a problem with mine. It seems as if yours aren't sealing correctly. Either the fittings are the wrong size, or your tubing is the wrong size, or your cuts aren't straight.
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I've never seen a barb that doesn't use an o-ring, so I don't think that's quite right.

Bitspower junkies come again.

Show me a high pressure circuit using barbs with o-rings instead of teflon tape wink.gif
   
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My black chrome Monsoons (and EK cpu & mobo blocks) arrived today, so I'll be doing some assembly work this weekend.
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My monsoon fittings only leaked on my res but that's part-specific. The other parts of my loop are completely devoid of leaks. One question, would doubling up on o-rings fix the issue?
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Depends where it's leaking from, the threads or the actual tubing & barb area?
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It's leaking from the threads.
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Originally Posted by btwalter View Post

I dont have a problem with mine. It seems as if yours aren't sealing correctly. Either the fittings are the wrong size, or your tubing is the wrong size, or your cuts aren't straight.

This is what's most likely the case.

I've used nothing but Tygon tubing, on both compression and non-compression fittings, and all tubing and fittings rated the same. You should not be able to tug a tube off of a fitting, regardless if it's a compression or a standard fitting.

I'm betting either that crap feser tubing you bought has a bad wall-thcikness, or you were sent the wrong compressions.
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