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Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar View Post

These seem good in theory
but they are ugly looking and that nut at the bottom is disgusting
I've used BP for years and never had problems with them leaking
If you want security I think the monsoons are nicer looking
You actually think that Monsoons are good for "security"?
Why? Because they come with a 50 cent tool?

Look at the the location of the edge of the barb in relation to the edge of the compression nut on the monsoons compared to the more standardised design of the BP:
2tZDH.jpg
I don't think you could find a worse fitting if you were interesting in "security". It honestly surprises me how stupid people are to literally buy into marketing spin in the face of clearly obvious engineering deficiencies.

I applaud Swiftech for actually putting the R&D effort and money into developing the highest performing fittings they could, instead of following the usual pathetic industry standard route of LOOK HOW MUCH BLING WE HAVE. It's refreshing to see that at least one company cares about things like torque range more than winning the beauty contest.


Also, perfect timing by Swiftech to release these just as I'm shopping for watercooling parts for my in progress build thumb.gif Do you guys have any distributors in Australia? And if you do, ETA on when they'll be in stock here?
Edited by MrClown - 4/18/12 at 8:46am
post #32 of 94
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Originally Posted by MrClown View Post

You actually think that Monsoons are good for "security"?
Why? Because they come with a 50 cent tool?
Look at the the location of the edge of the barb in relation to the edge of the compression nut on the monsoons compared to the more standardised design of the BP:
2tZDH.jpg
I don't think you could find a worse fitting if you were interesting in "security". It honestly surprises me how stupid people are to literally buy into marketing spin in the face of clearly obvious engineering deficiencies.
I applaud Swiftech for actually putting the R&D effort and money into developing the highest performing fittings they could, instead of following the usual pathetic industry standard route of LOOK HOW MUCH BLING WE HAVE. It's refreshing to see that at least one company cares about things like torque range more than winning the beauty contest.
Also, perfect timing by Swiftech to release these just as I'm shopping for watercooling parts for my in progress build thumb.gif Do you guys have any distributors in Australia? And if you do, ETA on when they'll be in stock here?

tahts kinda brutal.. i bought mine caus ei want my rig to look rly nice.. and those fittings look rly nice, mission accomplished.. i mean why tech watercool right its not required for most aplications but we do it cause it looks cool. personally i like these new swiftech ones. and if they come in combo packs maybe ill get them for my main rig
post #33 of 94
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Do you guys have any distributors in Australia? And if you do, ETA on when they'll be in stock here?

Australia: Mittoni is preparing an order as I am writing this. Then it will go thru the regular retail channels. I think 3 weeks with shipping time.
post #34 of 94
You can test how tight a compression fitting is easily, I have this old reservoir that I dont use anymore, put the compression with tubing on and start pulling on opposite ends, if you cant force it out, it's not coming out in your case.

Just a couple pointers:
I would never bend a tubing into a compression fitting, as I feel that is just a disaster waiting to happen.

To better clarify, if the tubing coming right out of the compression fitting and is already starting to make a 30-45, that'll just worry me silly.. I try my best to leave some slack on the tubing once it comes out of the fitting, eg it's straight. Then I cut up a piece of tubing to wrap it around the compression, then tighten it down with a wrench or vise grips, finger tightening is just not enough..

I would do this for any brand compression fittings..
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Also, perfect timing by Swiftech to release these just as I'm shopping for watercooling parts for my in progress build thumb.gif Do you guys have any distributors in Australia? And if you do, ETA on when they'll be in stock here?

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I have yet to complete my first loop, I have everything ready to go other than a GPU block and I have purchased 8 Feser compression fittings. I have to say that after reading through all the information provided by Swiftech I am tempted to just hold out a little longer and splurge more cash on some fittings that look like they are more up to the task. I guess my nerves are worried about a huge coolant leak in my rig.
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Edit to my above post, I just ordered 8 fittings in Black, we will see how they look when I get my GPU block.
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These look good Gabe, if they came in blue I'd probably toss them in my Cobra build thumb.gif Nice to see you putting effort into some R&D, though I do believe you can manage with other types of fittings (namely BP) if you're careful and know what to look for. Glad to see someone trying to design out the problems though. Been loving your stuff for years now, I'm still running 2 of my original 3 MCRs in this rig, but I sold my GTZ a few months ago now redface.gif
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You can test how tight a compression fitting is easily, I have this old reservoir that I dont use anymore, put the compression with tubing on and start pulling on opposite ends, if you cant force it out, it's not coming out in your case.
Just a couple pointers:
I would never bend a tubing into a compression fitting, as I feel that is just a disaster waiting to happen.
To better clarify, if the tubing coming right out of the compression fitting and is already starting to make a 30-45, that'll just worry me silly.. I try my best to leave some slack on the tubing once it comes out of the fitting, eg it's straight. Then I cut up a piece of tubing to wrap it around the compression, then tighten it down with a wrench or vise grips, finger tightening is just not enough..
I would do this for any brand compression fittings..

Hehe that's good for business, means you use a lot of elbows! Seriously though, elbows are good for tight bends, but you don't want to over-use them as they are more restrictive than a nicely arched tube.
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gabe im having a problem with a block you guys sell imma pm you jsut letting you know
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