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Sort of. I bought an XSPC kit that comes with black chrome XSPC 3/8 - 5/8 fittings, so I have more of those coming in. I couldn't find matching ones for a ball valve / angle fittings, so I'll be getting some black Bitspower pieces as well.


If you should ever go compressions, use xspc. I've used many brands and they all leaked except for the xspc. At this point in my watercooling journeys, I'm done with all other brand fittings. I just want something that will not leak on me cuz that = fried parts and downtime, lost investments, etc.
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If you should ever go compressions, use xspc. I've used many brands and they all leaked except for the xspc. At this point in my watercooling journeys, I'm done with all other brand fittings. I just want something that will not leak on me cuz that = fried parts and downtime, lost investments, etc.
That's what I did. Forgot to mention that the custom kit came with XSPC compression fittings. LOVE these things so far, even though they're the only ones I've tried. biggrin.gif But so far, no leaks at all. Quite happy with the fittings. I'm actually quite happy with the entire XSPC kit, even though I haven't actually put it in the PC yet.

P.S. does the TSM in your nick stand for Tivoli Storage Manager by any chance? I ask because I'm a TSM admin. smile.gif
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He then made the worst financial mistake of his life: he started to read other people's build logs. This created movement in the old nerds pants, his credit card.
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Being a BMW E46 fan

sir you got my respekt and sub biggrin.gif
     
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Whoa that hemmroid looks amazing!! some very high end hemmroids in that build!! i will give you my address pls send me your hemmroid computer when you are finished building it . thanks tongue.gifthumb.gif
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Very nice, Bart! Looking forward to this. thumb.gif
 
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I must say, that reservoir looks mighty sexy! I am definitely going to look into getting one myself.
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He then made the worst financial mistake of his life: he started to read other people's build logs. This created movement in the old nerds pants, his credit card.
and
Being a BMW E46 fan
sir you got my respekt and sub biggrin.gif
Another E46 driving sucker eh? biggrin.gif Mine's in the garage needing a ton of work and I'm driving a Hyundai. I decided to piss away money on nerd things instead! biggrin.gif
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Whoa that hemmroid looks amazing!! some very high end hemmroids in that build!! i will give you my address pls send me your hemmroid computer when you are finished building it . thanks tongue.gifthumb.gif

Hopefully the ass pain is over! Although I haven't tried to fit that GPU block yet... rolleyes.gif
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I must say, that reservoir looks mighty sexy! I am definitely going to look into getting one myself.
Just be careful when taking it apart. The end caps screw off, and they are TIGHT, and more importantly, SHARP on the outside edges. I'm not sure if I have an old version of the res, but I sliced my finger open pretty good on one of those acetal caps. A nice razor-thin paper cut too, OUCH! I ended up using some rubber coated mechanic -style gloves to unscrew the caps. They should really be slighty rounded on the edges.
Edited by Bart - 12/17/12 at 2:21pm
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DOH! Sorry for the double quote. For some reason I can multi-quote from work, but not edit posts.
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Another E46 driving sucker eh? biggrin.gif Mine's in the garage needing a ton of work and I'm driving a Hyundai. I decided to piss away money on nerd things instead! biggrin.gif

oh i wish, i dont even have a license :/ but i just love BMW, especially E39 and E46. i would love a E46 M3 in laguna seca blue wubsmiley.gif
     
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Very nice, Bart! Looking forward to this. thumb.gif
Thanks Cole! thumb.gif I somehow missed you in the mutli-quote from work. That's what I get for multi-tasking!!

So I got another order in today and was all excited!!! Until I opened the box and saw 4 barbs instead of the 4 XSPC compression fittings I was expecting. DOH!! Man did that ever deflate my happiness. I was all gung ho to tear the system down and get to work! Damn it!!
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