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Originally Posted by jlakai View Post

You can buy bitspower fittings without the logos, you need only email them and ask. If you like a deep matte black, Bitspower also has a "Carbon Black" that is a deep matte black. So I'm wondering if you will still consider barrow knowing this informaton.

I have many carbon black fittings. To get them cost triple what the barrow cost. So yeah, will use them again in the future without any doubt.
The barrow black matches the carbon black fairly well. Better than Bitspower matte black matches the carbon at least, which is far more readily available.

Bitspower don't do themselves any favors with their ludicrous email ordering system for quotes that end up costing even more to buy direct than the already sky high retailer prices. There is a reason barrow have become more and more popular. Its not always true that you get what you pay for.

Barrow started out just basically copying Bitspower but you can compare some types of water fittings are identical across multiple brands. They have been steadily releasing more and more of their own unique designs.
Edited by Jakusonfire - 10/19/15 at 7:35pm
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Well, if someone were looking at a list of 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD with a nickel finish, how much different could they be? Unless Barrow is selling nickel plated aluminum, I don't see how one could differentiate from another. Now, coming out with a completely different fitting or a quick disconnect is completely different, assuming that no other company has made that specific fitting...yet.
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www.modmymods.com

This website/company waswas started by ex-employee of FrozenCPU. He sells the Barrow line of fittings. Apparently, Barrow buys their fittings from the same manufacturing facility as Bitspower.
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They aren't made in the same country, let alone the same company. That's why they say "made in Taiwan". Bitspower does not have an oem. They make them themselves.

The photo posted above showing a barrow fitting with a Bitspower logo is just that, a Bitspower fitting. Its there to show the difference in the finishes between the brands.
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I use Bitspower, Barrow and EK 90 degree fittings and I have to say that I will be getting Barrow ones If needing a black or white fitting. The EK ones are not as well finished and the rotarys become sloppy very quickly.

Barrow seem to have the same sharp machining and stiffness of rotary as the Bitspower and the finish is very similar. Bitspower offer a huge range and more finishes and If a need Black Sparkle they are my first choice, despite the expense. I have just completed a Dimastech test bench build (see my gallery) which used both Barrow 90's with Bitspower 16 mm Enhanced couplings in black, they matched perfectly with no leaking. Only difference was that I saved 50% of the cost of the 90 degree rotarys so my bank account didn't take so much a hit.

Yes Barrow might be a copy, but as more people start using them Bitspower might feel the need to lower their prices a little, competition is good for the consumer. Bitspower are at the top end price and I think quality wise and their fitings seem to last years so it is a worth while investment buying into their system. However these Barrow fittings are from all experience so far a match in quality , longevity wise we will have to wait a few years. Another plus with Bitpower is that you will always receive top dollar when you need to sell them on, so over the long run worthy of your cash.
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They aren't made in the same country, let alone the same company. That's why they say "made in Taiwan". Bitspower does not have an oem. They make them themselves.

The photo posted above showing a barrow fitting with a Bitspower logo is just that, a Bitspower fitting. Its there to show the difference in the finishes between the brands.

Thank you for this, so many spout that they are oem bitspower I feel like I'm the only one dispelling that myth.
post #27 of 32
I think Barrow fittings are great alternative to Bitspower, try check eu prices for carbon black fittings, compresion 15 eur, rotary 20 eur rolleyes.gif

And yeah Barrow are not Bitspower without logos, totaly diffrent factory for sure, if u check hard tubing adaptors even dimensions of fittings differ wink.gif
    
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Are there any evidence that barrow and bitspower are made in different countries and factories? What evidence do we have?
Edited by PachAz - 10/20/15 at 8:17am
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Are there any evidence that barrow and bitspower are made in different countries and factories? What evidence do we have?

Why do we need evidence to prove a negative. What evidence is there that they are made in the same place?
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as more people start using them Bitspower might feel the need to lower their prices a little,
If only things worked that way. Unfortunately truth is that barrow isn't really competition.
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Why do we need evidence to prove a negative. What evidence is there that they are made in the same place?

I got this..


Direct from manufacturer's facebook.




Hopefully this will dispell any myths about barrow being the same as bitspower. When you buy barrow, you get barrow. Not a Unbranded Bitspower piece. Sure barrow fittings function and have a similar look to bitspower. After all, it is a replica/copy/pirated piece sold at a pricepoint. Same as those who buy a tudor watch because it looks just like a rolex, they like the look but can't justify or afford to pay the premium. There is nothing wrong with that at all. Its just when they try to pass it off as a rolex, those that know better will call you out on it.
Edited by jlakai - 10/20/15 at 10:34am
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