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I have a Apoggee XT in my loop, but I have a HK 3 CU on the way. Which would be better performance wise?? I have a CPU only loop, and use 3/4 OD compression fittings.

The Apoggee XT has a plate that switches around so you can use large fittings, but I have it set the default way for better performance. I am using a 90degree triple rotary fitting on the inlet, kinda need it because it comes from a rear mounted 120mm rad. And for the outlet, an in line temp probe, being used as a spacer basicly, so I can use a normal 3/4 OD compression fitting. It is close, slightly touching, but it works good.

So, I think I can use my current fittings/hardware to use the HK 3 CU. But I am not sure which is better, and which would sell for more. I prefer the look of the HK.

Also, I may use the other block on my HTPC. It is a 775 socket, so if either has a conversion kit, thats the way I may go. If they both have it, I may go with what is cheaper.

And yes, I am thinking of water cooling my HTPC just for the fun of it. It will be in an Antec 300 that is modded to lay on the side.

Thanks in advance.
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The HK will NOT fit two larger compression fittings. However the HK will perform better than the Apogee XT in both temperature and flow rates.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
The HK will NOT fit two larger compression fittings. However the HK will perform better than the Apogee XT in both temperature and flow rates.
It should be noted that the HK does not beat it by much, usually just by 1-2*; but it does indeed offer better flow rate.

If you are looking to replace your XT, I'd go with an EK HF to actually notice some improvement. I just feel that XT to the HK is a bit of a side grade.
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Well, it is coming in a mystery box. Seller let me know what that part was, and said there was other items as well.

I know it doesnt fitting large compression fittings, but neither does the XT in the normal configuration. But I was still able to make it work, while not adding and resistance. Is there a conversion kit to turn the HK 3 into a 775?? Having a hard time finding it if there is.
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Thats the back plate, dont I need a mounting plate for the HK as well?? That is another thing I might need. Unless I can use the back plate I have for an air cooler.
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One way to make compression fittings fit is to use one regular, and one angled fitting. Still tight, but works for me.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by bfeng91 View Post
One way to make compression fittings fit is to use one regular, and one angled fitting. Still tight, but works for me.
Thats what I did with my XT. 90degree rotary, and a "spacer" under the other fitting so I had the clearance.
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If you can't use it, just let me know.
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I want to use it, like I said Id rather have the HK. When I first bought my WC setup, I was trying to get a HK, but I got my block on sale for almost half price.

Just looking into my options. But if I cant convert it to 1156 or 775, then I may need to back peddle on the deal. Hopefully not.
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