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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/76...l=g30c407s1030

or
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c407s1030


They seem the same to me, but idk for sure.
or these look good also
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22...l=g30c407s1030

or this might be good also, but quality seems low but not sure, would look good because im doing all red tubing, but i want quality for all the parts.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/79...l=g30c407s1030
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post #2 of 10
The bitspower fittings are the better of the two. The difference between the ones you linked is most likely the finish. One says black sparkle, where as the other says chrome.
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post #3 of 10
barbs are a simple and basic design, and are all equal across the board. I have those bitspower black chrome barbs and they look NICE, its all personal preference.
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cool, i like the look of em to and they are cheapest. How about a Crossfire setup, i have a 6990 and a 6970 right next to each other, one is in pci-e 1 slot, other is in 2 slot, but on frozencpu.com i dont see any adapters for that, maybe idk what im looking for, can anyone see if they have a cf setup for 2 next to each other?
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post #5 of 10
I would just stay away from the plastic ones. I personally will only get bitspower barbs because I know I will not have any issues from cross metals. I had some swiftech barbs that were made of AL under the chrome coating and it did not take long for corrosion.

Edit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...c101s873#blank
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/85...c101s873#blank
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/93...tl=g30c101s873

The only problem may be the placement of the barbs on the GPU blocks for the two different cards.
Edited by eclipseaudio4 - 3/26/11 at 11:10am
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post #6 of 10
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barbs are a simple and basic design, and are all equal across the board. I have those bitspower black chrome barbs and they look NICE, its all personal preference.
Maybe I should have been more specific. Although they all serve the same basic purpose, some have slight differences in design, which may help with installation or safety.

The Bitspower barbs linked above are thicker than the Danger den barb. If using 7/16" tubing over 1/2" barbs, the BP barbs will fit very snug and as result will have less of a chance of leaking. Even on 1/2" tubing, they will fit more snug than the DD barb linked. DD fatboys are pretty much the same exact barb as those BP, but the DD linked above are not fat boys.

I've used both the BP and DD fat boys over 7/16" tubing for years with no clamps and have never had a leak. I do not feel as comfortable using other barbs, such as swiftech or those DD linked above.
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is performance-pc a reputable company? Also i saw jab-tech and alot of ppl like em but do they have somewhere to call for support? or just email? I need to have some place in case i have questions. Also with SLI kits do u have to buy 2 of em or just 1 usually?
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I don't buy from PPC, but they are reputable. Although, some have had bad experiences and some good. I think they're shipping is a bit slow at times. With Jab-tech, i've never had an issue and don't think i've heard any bad things. The same would apply to sidewinders. When you have a question or email, pretty much the owner of all 3 is the person who come in contact with. I've had John, at jab-tech email me a reply within minutes at 11pm.

SLI kits, depending on the model, is just usually one link between 2 cards.
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I dont mind PPC at all, Koolertek and FCPU are my first choices.
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i like the xspc ones surpising they are better then the dangerden ones i got they wont let tubing come off where my dangerden ones you can pull it off fairly easy even when its cold.
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