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post #1 of 10
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I bought 12 normal compression fittings for a water cooling loop I'm working on. I'm gonna be cooling a i7-970 and Evga GTX 570.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimabl7cofif1.html

I was wondering if it'll look better if I were to buy a curved compression fitting for the GPU block or would it be better with the ones I already have? I was thinking to have all the fittings normal and just 1-2 curved either 45 or 90 degree for my video card.
Edited by Phatal - 1/20/11 at 6:02pm
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post #2 of 10
Depends on preference, but you would want a black curved piece to match the matte black BP fittings, or it might clash a bit from the matte black and chrome.
post #3 of 10
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ooo yeah I know, I was gonna get the same fittings but curved if I was gonna go with this.
which do you think would look better, 45 degree or 90?
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post #4 of 10
I don't know what your rig looks like, but I can give you an idea of what 90's and straight look like on my GPU block. It also depends on where the next block is...I kind of need to see your situation, lol.

Here's straight koolance fittings:



Here's angled koolance fittings:



EDIT: I, personally, find when you use a single card that angles look best, but when in SLI straight looks good (and is kind of needed for the bottom port on the first card, lol) But it looks alright in the yellow setup.
Edited by x Yoko - 1/20/11 at 6:13pm
post #5 of 10
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I haven't put my loop or desktop together yet, got all the parts but waiting for my radiator which I did a RMA and my i7-970 which I bought today. I just wanna know if I should buy it as I'm waiting for the other items so better to get it today.
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post #6 of 10
MS-paint the general layout? how many rads, and where they are going? Just kind of sketch-up where all you want things and that will give you a better idea of what type of fittings you should buy.

example:

This was for my CM690II layout.

post #7 of 10
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I have 1 radiator - 3 fans at the top. Was thinking to just buy a 45 or 90 degree fitting to run a tube from the GPU block to the res.
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post #8 of 10
angled fittings look really nice imo, just make sure to get rotary ones
post #9 of 10
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Was wondering how should I have my setup?
Res>Pump>Rad>CPU>GPU>Res

Does that sound good?
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post #10 of 10
Yup, that's the layout I noted over messenger, should work perfectly.
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