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I seem to be able to fit a 1/2ID 3/4OD compression fitting on a koolance 370 water block but they're somewhat rubbing each other. Is this fine or should I use an elbow (90 degrees). Will bends like the elbow decrease performance/water flow?





Edited by bl1tzk1213g - 4/22/11 at 2:43pm
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post #2 of 10
those are some massive fittings O.o

the 90 degree will give u some restriction but it doesnt matter.
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post #3 of 10
Should be fine as long as you can tighten them properly. Avoid the elbow if you can.

FYI, Koolance 3/4" OD fittings are slightly smaller and fit with a couple of mm of room to spare.

    
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post #4 of 10
I'd go 45 degree if you can or you can get an extension.


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I'm kinda getting mixed answers hehe, some say avoid the elbow, some say use the elbow?
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post #6 of 10
avoid it!
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With 1/2" ID tubing, an elbow or 5 or 10 isn't gonna hurt anything.
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I'm kinda getting mixed answers hehe, some say avoid the elbow, some say use the elbow?
It'll be fine with it. I have two 90 degree elbows in my loop and the coolant flows just fine. I was just suggesting a 45 for less restriction.
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I will probably just try not using the 90 degree elbow and see how it works, if not, ill go with the elbow. I don't wanna spend money right now I just dumped a few hundred bucks on this setup lol
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One elbow isn't going to hurt anything practically, I just make a habit of avoiding unless you really need them. It appears you could make it work without, but either is perfectly fine.
    
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