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post #1 of 10
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has anyone thought of adding some sort of quick disconnect in their water lines to make it easier to move your computer, if you dont have a cooling system enclosed inside of the computer?

ones that only open when they are pressed together sort of like an air compressor hose

if so could you post some pics
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post #2 of 10
I think I know what you're talking about, Ill try to find some pics.
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post #3 of 10
I've considered it quite a bit myself, and have come to the conclusion that it isn't worth it. Simply because I don't move my rig around much, and all the butterfly valves that get in the way are too bulky. I know about quick-disconnects but have never considered using them.
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Where can you buy these, Home Depot? I would be interesting in adding these to my system.
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post #5 of 10
I'm not really sure. You probably would be able to, I would make sure they're air and water tight before purchasing though. Another point, quick-disconnects add a considerable amount of restriction into a watercooling loop. Take 1 and multiply it by ~6 for every connection you have, and you have a ton of restriction before blocks, i.e. CPU and/or GPU. If anything, find some tiny butterfly valves and do it that way.
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post #6 of 10
Good idea... I don't move my computer much anyways.
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post #7 of 10
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/dscn0016.jpg

Are you talking about that? If so they can be found for around $6 each in home depot.

http://www.omega.com/pptst/FTHFC12_38.html
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/dscn0016.jpg

Are you talking about that? If so they can be found for around $6 each in home depot.

http://www.omega.com/pptst/FTHFC12_38.html
Do they affect your pressure/flow?
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post #9 of 10
Yes, they will, but those appear to be high-flow fittings.
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post #10 of 10
If it was me it wouldnt have the connectors above the power cable for abvious reasons.
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