Koolance makes these pipe fittings
Don't even have to flare the end, just slip the female end on, then the ferrule and then tighten down on the "swiviling" G1/4 end and I am assuming by swiviling, they mean it is a rotary. One of two places I can buy that ATM, PPC...which I am not buying from again...and Koolance, which wants over $50 to ship 10 of those to me.
Also, maybe you're interested in how your block performs compared to a standard and you want more info on what it's dong besides load temp, idle temps read off the mobo info. I mean, if you're making a "prototype" out of aluminum, maybe you might want info like how your block affects flow, the temp of the water going into and out of the block....becaus how do you know what to change based on load and idle temps?
I got myself 4 BP temp probs, a fan contorller with 4 temperture indicators that can go from -9c to ...whatever (forgot...but remember -9 because most of them do not read below 0c, but this one does), a couple quick disconnect fittings to make it easy to swap out CPU blocks and a flow meter
That cost me about $270ish ( I already have all the T fittings needed for the temp probs) and will allow me to see how restrictive my block is compared to some commercial blocks I have, 4 different temp readings around my cpu loop and the ability to swap cpu blocks with little fuss. Can go with a much less expensive flowmeter I am sure. The one in pic cost me $165 at mcmaster-carr. There is a 5GPM, 3" scale on ebay right now for $20. A little less accurate, but still pretty useful. There are some other tools I can get, but it starts to become much more expensive and I decided these were all the testing tools I really needed. Anyone think of more?Edited by Herc130 - 8/8/09 at 7:01pm