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i`m putting together an all copper w/c rig and was just wondering. will my fittings not still cause corrosion as there different metals
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post #2 of 12
Not as long as you stick with brass fittings and nickel plated barbs.
  
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Us some good coolent and you wont have to worry about that!
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Us some good coolent and you wont have to worry about that!
No coolant will prevent aluminum and copper from destroying eachother. however, barbs are not typically aluminum, so you should be fine.
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Not as long as you stick with brass fittings and nickel plated barbs.
No bare aluminum touching bare steel and you should be golden....brass/nickel or brass/aluminum is good too....Stay away from copper it reacts with alot of different metal....
 
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Stay away from copper? =/

Erm, no. Stay away from aluminium.

Buy nickel plated barbs and don't use any aluminium blocks and you'll be fine
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No coolant will prevent aluminum and copper from destroying eachother. however, barbs are not typically aluminum, so you should be fine.

What I was thinking, but I am not up to date enough on coolants to chime in.....
 
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Stay away from copper? =/

Erm, no. Stay away from aluminium.

Buy nickel plated barbs and don't use any aluminium blocks and you'll be fine
I guess it's a preference....copper looks ugly when it oxidizes....
 
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I wouldn't be too worried about it, unless you using a Swiftech Apogee GTX with an aluminum top you should be fine.

Ohh and the Fuzion v2 refers to the fact that it is the recently release second version of the Fuzion line.
    
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I guess it's a preference....copper looks ugly when it oxidizes....
Copper is what most blocks are made of now and is a much better heat conductor than aluminium...
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