Originally Posted by SimpleTech
Originally Posted by TheJesus
No one said water cooling was cheap
Barbs + spring hose clamps FTW!
Not even a contest. Compressions although a bit more spensive are better. Cleaner looking unless your cuts are so perfect(some WC'ers have laser precision cuts) but for the most part Compressions are leak free. 1st timers should go with compression fittings imho being a first timer and having both in my setup. Just make sure to have rubber finger cots on hand. Makes loosening and tightening these things much better when you have some grip.
Originally Posted by OverSightX
I have the Monsoon fittings and I personally think they're great. I picked up a couple of the 6pcks from Frozen. Look good, cheap enough and easily installed. No leaks!
Originally Posted by fuadm424
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Cheap? $8 a fitting ain't cheap. Oddly enough one of the most expensive manufacturers(EK) are pretty cheap at $6.50 for 1/2" x 3/4". Monsoons are gonna have to be out for awhile longer before the price becomes a bit more realistic for this guy. Still Monsoons are reasonable for a new entrant in the Water Cooling market.
FrozenCPU sells them in sets of 6 for $36, which is $6 a pop. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
Problem for me is that Frozen jacks up their shipping cost to make it up on the back end. So it's Performance-PCs' who charge a tad more $39 for 1/2 x 3/4. In either case it's gonna be half dozen of one or half dozen of the other in my shorts so they're still more spendy than EK fittings which imho look stunning. Would like Monsoons but can't see paying more than what I have on fittings. EK were proven fittings(based on the amount of owners when I first started) so I went with them over the cheaper XSPC, Phobya fittings. I only have one XSPC fitting and that's the one from my Res to Pump connection. But honestly had PPCs' had all the EK fittings(i.e. 90s', 45s' and adapter fittings) I probably woulda went all EK. Sometimes you just get stuck having to use another manufacturer's fittings.
Would LOVE to have Monsoons though cause they're hella sharp looking. Hell I'm the guy that alerted everyone here to them back when they first came out. I was seriously impressed with how clean and well thought out they are.