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Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Triple Rotary 90-Degree Compression

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Im planning to get one of these (just 1) for my loop. Will it hurt my flow rate?
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Originally Posted by Timechange01 View Post
Bitspower G1/4 Matt Black Triple Rotary 90-Degree Compression

http://www.jab-tech.com/Bitspower-G1...5-pr-4702.html

Im planning to get one of these (just 1) for my loop. Will it hurt my flow rate?
Yes it will but it won't be noticeable at all. I currently have two 90 degree elbows and one 45 degree elbow and my rig runs fine. As long as you don't start trying to do loopty loops with 90 degree compression fittings I wouldn't worry.
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Hmm. What about a Bitspower Matt Black Rotary 45 degree G 1/4 adapter? Im guessing that will be more forgiving on the flow?
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90 degree fittings do hurt flow, but not really enough to matter if you're running a strong pump like a 355 with pumptop or a 655. I have 6 90 degree fittings along with 5 rads, 2 res, and 7 blocks and flowrate is still .9gpm. 1 90degree won't matter
 
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
90 degree fittings do hurt flow, but not really enough to matter if you're running a strong pump like a 355 with pumptop or a 655
I agree right now I have an OCZ Hydro Pulse 700 with two 90 degree fittings, one 45 degree rotary, GPU block, CPU block, and a 360mm radiator and my flow is just fine.
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Alright thanks guys!

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post #7 of 8
Don't worry about it. The restriction it presents will be far less than even a radiator. It's a very gentle 90 degree bend, with a smooth internal design. The reason everyone complains about 90 degree fittings and flow rates was because Martin tested the nylon elbows you can get at the hardware store and found them to be very restrictive. This was because they were designed for household water pressure (~50 PSI) and thus have been engineered to withstand the pressure rather than be low-restriction.

You'll be totally fine, don't worry about it. It would take about 8-15 of those fittings to even add to as much restriction as a CPU block.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
It would take about 8-15 of those fittings to even add to as much restriction as a CPU block.
good to know.
i've got 4x 90 and 2 45 degree fittings, straight ones just wouldn't cut it with the large thick tubing I have, unless I wanted really long lengths of it going around the case
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