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    Barbs
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post #11 of 27
What do you care about, barbs look meh, but cost nearly nothing.

Compressions look amazing and cost you your firstborn... can cost up to £10 per fitting, which when you need 2 per component adds up very very fast.
    
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I happen to like barbs, keep in mind if you go that route build in the price of the spring clips...
 
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post #13 of 27
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Also was thinking about putting in 1 t at the backside of the pump with a close off value for a drain line, would that effect performance? And would it work? I know to put it at the lowest point. but should it be avoided for performance or if I do it, should it be before or after pumps?


I figured it up and its $33 for barbs and $83 for compression. I have to wait and see what all the rest will cost. I am having a custom case made, and custom res made, so might have to stay with barbs. But I am using 7/16 on 1/2 and I havent had to cut my tubbing yet, but I do have to work at it to come off.

And is this the stuff to get ,Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound to put on all the stuff instead of the thermo pads that come with WB?
    
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post #14 of 27
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Also was thinking about putting in 1 t at the backside of the pump with a close off value for a drain line, would that effect performance? And would it work? I know to put it at the lowest point. but should it be avoided for performance or if I do it, should it be before or after pumps?


I figured it up and its $33 for barbs and $83 for compression. I have to wait and see what all the rest will cost. I am having a custom case made, and custom res made, so might have to stay with barbs. But I am using 7/16 on 1/2 and I havent had to cut my tubbing yet, but I do have to work at it to come off.

And is this the stuff to get ,Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound to put on all the stuff instead of the thermo pads that come with WB?
Def get a T line at the bottom, I don't have one... When I drain my loop I pull a pipe off my pump and mop my desk afterwards...
    
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post #15 of 27
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Will it mess with the flow, and should I put it after the pump, or before? How can I get most of my water out, with a t drain line?
    
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post #16 of 27
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Will it mess with the flow, and should I put it after the pump, or before? How can I get most of my water out, with a t drain line?
Just get it as low as you can in the loop, chances are you will never be able to totally empty a loop without shifting it about a bit.

The difference to flow will frankly be minimal imo, think of it as adding another 20cm-40cm of tubing, you will lose some flow, but unless you have a very very weak pump, it wont even register in temperature performance.
    
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post #17 of 27
Barbs. There's no benefit to compressions other than looks. But if you're willing to pay the premium, it won't hurt anything.
post #18 of 27
I've been doing rotary barbs on everything lately.
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post #19 of 27
If you use barbs dont forget to use hose clamps. I wouldn't say barbs are easier. They are both equally difficult to work with IMO. The only advantage of barbs is that they cost less. I use a mix of barbs and compressions

If aesthetics is important to you, use compression fittings only at places that are visible. This is what I did.
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post #20 of 27
I went with compressions for my one build and barbs for my other. Personally I liked barbs, easy on the wallet, and they really don't look that bad.
    
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