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Phobya has their valve for like 11$


Bitspower has their valve for 29$...


Is there any company that sells something in the middle?
The phobya looks cheap (looking), wheras the Bitspower seems abit to expensive(actual cost)... (lol)
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Those are exactly the 2 that I've used and personally I have to say I prefer the Phobya, even if they were the same price. The Bitspower valves always feel a bit stiff and clunky to me while the cheaper valve actually has a better motion imo.

Maybe have a look at these from Barrow and Alphacool:
$14 - https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-mini-ball-valve-fitting-black-tqfs-v1.html
$19 - https://modmymods.com/alphacool-g1-4-eiszapfen-2-way-ball-valve-fitting-chrome-68144.html
$10 - https://modmymods.com/alphacool-2-way-ball-valve-g1-4-black-17354.html
 
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Those are exactly the 2 that I've used and personally I have to say I prefer the Phobya, even if they were the same price. The Bitspower valves always feel a bit stiff and clunky to me while the cheaper valve actually has a better motion imo.

Maybe have a look at these from Barrow and Alphacool:
$14 - https://modmymods.com/barrow-g1-4-mini-ball-valve-fitting-black-tqfs-v1.html
$19 - https://modmymods.com/alphacool-g1-4-eiszapfen-2-way-ball-valve-fitting-chrome-68144.html
$10 - https://modmymods.com/alphacool-2-way-ball-valve-g1-4-black-17354.html

I've always gone by don't buy the cheap (not cost wise, but build wise) fittings.
Is the Phobya fitting decently built?
It's one fitting I'd rather not have leak, seeing as it would just be the end of that portion of tubing. (but I could just cap it off to be safe....)
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I have the Barrow one, and I can't complaint. Make sure you get one with the metal handle.


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I like that Barrow one, looks great. I'm using the Koolance on my drain right now. The EK valves look nice as well.
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
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I've always gone by don't buy the cheap (not cost wise, but build wise) fittings.
Is the Phobya fitting decently built?
It's one fitting I'd rather not have leak, seeing as it would just be the end of that portion of tubing. (but I could just cap it off to be safe....)

I've had no trouble with the cheap Phobya fittings and the build quality seems just fine, especially for again being the cheapest option. I can't speak from experience with the Barrow valves as I've never used them but they seem like a fine option too. I've also had good experiences with several orders from Modmymods. They're former Frozen CPU employees if you didn't know and they've been very helpful thumb.gif

I agree with you about avoiding the cheaply built ones. I've found in adult life there are a few things never to cheap out on: Automotive parts on a car you want to keep for a while, toilet paper, power supplies, and fittings. I often buy used fitting on eBay and whatever forums I can find them on and have yet to have one leak, but I am still careful to test everything before deploying it in a working machine.
 
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