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What is better for water cooling... barbs with clamps or compression fittings? the price is right around the same for both maybe 10 less for the barbs/clamps..

so whats the verdict?
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Only difference is in how tidy things look. I prefer barbs and metal hose clamps, for security, as I know that clamp isn't going anywhere.
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You can just use zip ties with barbs too ya know, even less money.
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I used barbs for a while, then went the clean looking route and got some black comp. fittings. Haven't had a problem with them yet.
 
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Comes down to preference. Compression fittings look better most of the time, but sometimes they are too large and don't fit on blocks without the use of 45° adapters.
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mikecdm View Post
Comes down to preference. Compression fittings look better most of the time, but sometimes they are too large and don't fit on blocks without the use of 45° adapters.
Thats what I was thinking too. I might just go with barbs and clamps...

tsm, I would do zip ties, but I dont like how it looks. Thanks guys for ur help so far..
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post #7 of 9
I prefer a simple barb and clamp, I have a couple of compression fittings, but recently, there's a post around here somehwere where his compression fittings got loose due to a vibrating pump... ending up with a wet case, luckily enough for him, none of his components got wet ^_^

besides that, as somebody has already said, sometimes they're too large to be fitted beside each other, so you'll have to use extension adapters or whatever they are called ^_^

You can make barb with the use of zipties neat ^_^, just use the same colour of zipties with your tubings ^_^ wont even be noticeable until you actually look at them up close..
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post #8 of 9
They're basically the same performance wise, but I prefer the clean look of compression fittings.
At first I tried barb and clamp, and everything leaked. Then I switched over to compression fittings, and nothing leaked. But that may be more of PEBKAC error

If I may recommend one thing, get one quick-disconnect fitting and attach it to the end of the tube that's on your pump's outlet. It'll save you some time and bother when you're emptying your loop.
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They're basically the same performance wise, but I prefer the clean look of compression fittings.
At first I tried barb and clamp, and everything leaked. Then I switched over to compression fittings, and nothing leaked. But that may be more of PEBKAC error

If I may recommend one thing, get one quick-disconnect fitting and attach it to the end of the tube that's on your pump's outlet. It'll save you some time and bother when you're emptying your loop.

Thats a great idea.. im looking into that.
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