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< Uses Rocket Science and Bitspower only. Though I'd like to give EK's new fittings a try.
What makes a "good" fitting? The type of material? The type of fitting? Diameter of the fitting?

Looks are always subjective, however, you can tell a cheap fitting from a quality fitting.

Just don't ever buy Barrow fittings. They're from China and they've ripped off other manufacturers. Should actually be called "Borrow" since they literally copied designs for fittings and tools.
post #12482 of 22267
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What makes a "good" fitting? The type of material? The type of fitting? Diameter of the fitting?

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Originally Posted by Wolfsbora View Post

A lot of it simply comes down to personal preference. However, the material does matter, how many O rings they use, their finish, the snugness of the tube to the fitting. There can be other factors as well.

Also name recognition.

Picture this: You go to the store and you see Cheerio brand Cheerios and Store Brand Cheerios and one costs $4 and one is $2.50. Many times the store brand is either just as good or actually made by the same company as the name brand. Sometimes though the store brand ones don't nearly taste as good and you've learned this from past experience and you really really like Cheerios so although you haven't tried store brand X Cheerios you've been burned before or just are specific enough to pay the premium for quality, so you get name brand Cheerios.

Now switch this over to water-cooling fittings that are supposed to keep liquid inside and not leak all over your thousands of dollars of hardware....I'll pay the premium over something I haven't used because I know Bitspower is good and has been over time.
post #12483 of 22267
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Looks are always subjective, however, you can tell a cheap fitting from a quality fitting.

Just don't ever buy Barrow fittings. They're from China and they've ripped off other manufacturers. Should actually be called "Borrow" since they literally copied designs for fittings and tools.
Couldn't agree more. They are not Bitspower as otherwise suggested many times on here. Every single rotary I had from Barrow leaked. The machining is not nearly as clean as other brands. Some people have great luck with them but I certainly did not.
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post #12484 of 22267
Just a couple more examples:

Gee, why does this look familiar?



Probably because Primochill made this one first:



Or how about these?



Probably because Monsoon came out with these:
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This kind of theft should not be tolerated in this industry.
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Wow! I never knew they went so far as to copy that stuff too. That's terrible. More reason not to give them any business.

Next thing you know Barrow will be making Case Labs copies but made with sheet metal and spray paint. tongue.gif
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Wow! I never knew they went so far as to copy that stuff too. That's terrible. More reason not to give them any business.

Next thing you know Barrow will be making Case Labs copies but made with sheet metal and spray paint. tongue.gif

That's been done too, just ask Simon (Stren here on OCN). http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/01/19/ces2015-win-heavily-inspired-competition/
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That's been done too, just ask Simon (Stren here on OCN). http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/01/19/ces2015-win-heavily-inspired-competition/
I did not expect that from In Win! It is almost an exact copy. mad.gif
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Changed the cpu cooler fan again and changed to a solid 5.25' cover from a ventilated one -







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That's been done too, just ask Simon (Stren here on OCN). http://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/01/19/ces2015-win-heavily-inspired-competition/
It's too bad that In Win had to be so blatant in copying CaseLabs.
They do have some unique case designs of their own, they shouldn't have to resort to that.mad.gif
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It's probably due to them not moving a lot of those designer cases they carry due to the cost. So they choose to copy a design they can move in larger quantities
 
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