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post #1 of 17
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I'm trying to get new ideas for the water-cooling setup and was trying to find somethings online and can't ..I don't exactly know what to call them but I saw that someone had a picture of a barb that split every line into 2 x 1/4ID lines so you had 2 tubes running parallel in-between every piece in your rig. Does anyone know where I can look at these? also would these hinder the performance of my water-cooling. I don't know enough about the physics involved with that kinda stuff lol... I'm thinking I would need a larger pump due to near 2x the tubing surface area? idk lol. Thanks in advance for the help!! +rep
post #2 of 17
Are you talking about Y-splitters?



you can usually find them in most watercooling shops in various forms. (SpecialTech in the UK or jab-tech in the US for example, there are many more)

I would avoid them if possible. There are several problems that you will run into when using them, such as balancing the flow between the two legs and added restriction caused by the splitter. Generally you will be fine to run everything in one big loop in series. As the water temperature rises by only a small amount as it goes through the loop (~1-3C) putting things in series is not too detrimental to temperatures.

The only notable exception would be when adding multiple graphics cards, however you can either get some special blocks to so this (EK Links for example) or use the ports on the cards themselves to rig a parallel setup. The advantage of running graphics cards in parallel is that you reduce the restriction of the loop.

Most pumps are powerful enough to push through a multiple rad / multiple block system, and tubing does not present all that much restriction.
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post #3 of 17
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That is close but not what I had in mind. The item I have in mind has a standard g1/4 fitting but has 2 1/4" metal barbs sticking straight out.. You would have to put them on both ends of the tubing, and you would have 2 tubes running from Rad -> CPU from CPU -> Res etc etc...
post #4 of 17
In that case are you talking about a manifold like this one from Koolance?



There are several more types out there too, like these:



and these:




If those are not what you were thinking of then I am out of ideas. A diagram might help (show us your paint skills!).
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Ok here goes



Also I appreciate your patience LOL
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Anyone? I was sure my paint skills would help pinpoint this part...
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I have never seen a fitting like this unless your talking about a threaded Y fitting.
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post #8 of 17
Thats a pretty specialized item, you might just be better off with a Y splitter right after the barb coming from whatever the component might be. It very well could have been custom made even

Did you just like the looks of it, or why do you want to do that?

Could be a threaded Y fitting like fastsite said
post #9 of 17
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I saw it but cant remember where, mostly just wanted to redo the looks of my system... Dont wanna use y splitters because they are bulky and unattractive... The fittings I'm thinkin of are not to much bigger then the standard G1/4 1/2" barb fittings... Ill just have to look at a bunch of threads to see if I can find them again...
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Originally Posted by blkdoutgsxr View Post
I saw it but cant remember where, mostly just wanted to redo the looks of my system... Dont wanna use y splitters because they are bulky and unattractive... The fittings I'm thinkin of are not to much bigger then the standard G1/4 1/2" barb fittings... Ill just have to look at a bunch of threads to see if I can find them again...
closest thing I can find so far, I'll keep looking for a bit to see if i can find anything else.

http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.uk...read-G1-4.html

edit, try this one:

http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.uk...ck-Nickel.html

(BTW I dont know how reputable the store is.)
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