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Trying to put together my first loop. Already ordered the following:

XSPC RX360 kit
1/2" barbs
hoses
clamps
T-line for drain pipe

At this time I did not buy any adapters or 90/45 degree fittings. I could not figure out why are rotatory fittings are required? Can anyone give me a situation where a rotatory adapter will be of use? Trying to anticipate what all hardware I need so that if I see a sale I can nab them.
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post #2 of 9
Rotaries are never really needed, just look nice and help run hard bends through tubing easier.
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Rotary fittings are used say if you have SLI/X-fire gpus and have them in your loop. The bottom most gpu is very close to the powersupply, so a 90 degree rotary will allow you to connect it from a different angle.

Plus rotaries are nice because if you thread a regular angled fitting it may not be facing the way you want. Rotary fittings allow you to tighten the fitting and then rotate the angle which ever way you need it.

They make routing tubing nicer looking and easier.
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post #4 of 9
Well you use to need the rotaries on older blocks. As you didn't have the room you use two regular compression fittings on them. But the last EK block they made fixed this issue though. But compression fittings are nice and clean looking. But they will cost a bit more for the looks though. Just depend on you and how you want it to look overall.

Other then the obvious you can turn them 360° to any place you need them to point to. Some places you will need them to help route your tubing from things being in the way sometimes.
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Rotaries are never really needed, just look nice and help run hard bends through tubing easier.
Eh. Depends on the box and the desired routing and placement of hardware.

For a standard ATX mid/full tower you probably won't *need* rotary fittings on the blocks/rad most of the time. For smaller form factor cases, they can be best option due to close quarters.

I'm thinking of moving to a MountainMods H2Go, with my MCR220-Drive mounted externally. Best option I'm imagining right now requires 2 pair of rotary fittings and a pair of 90* elbows.
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post #6 of 9
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This is going on a ACTS 840. A good member here are selling a bunch of rotaries. So was wondering if I should pick up a few (if they last any longer).
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^ link to sale? ineed some rotaries, they are awesome lol
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If you have the spare cash then go for it. Most loops usually can benefit from a rotary or two but like I said in most cases not really needed.
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http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...lamps-etc.html

Sale link. Going by the picture, he got some rotaries.
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