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Here is a better follow up question to my original question: What is the average price of an average compression fitting? is $8 high? is $4 low? Thanks for the info guys. I am checking out some of these links
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$7-8 is average for the popular brands
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If you think $8 is high you should check out Bitpower's line up.
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post #14 of 27
I read about those xspc fittings. According to the reviewer, the tail length is the same as any other compression fitting. The only downside is that there is no spacer ring at the bottom, so you cant use them with blocks with recessed ports.

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post #15 of 27
I'm digging these Koolance fittings. They have a double lip which should seal better.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Koolance-Nozzle-...item588bd6bfa1


I was thinking about getting these fittings that have a BIG outlet side, but it doesn't matter since the inlet side isn't the same side so the flow rate isn't going to change.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermochill-...g-pr-4657.html

Now there is a 3/8" version which will probably be worth it if you had a full system the used 3/8" fittings, but I don't know of any water blocks that use that size so the restriction is still there.
Edited by Rangerscott - 4/25/11 at 7:43pm
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I have all Bitspower ones, the 90 degree and 45 degree ones were like $15 bucks+ i probably have almost $150 in fittings lol. Freaking expensive but i think they look awesome.

if you were doing barbs iirc you dont have to use clamps if you use slightly smaller tubing then your barbs, ie use 1/2" ID barbs and 3/8" ID tubing so the tubing will fit very snugly over the barbs
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post #17 of 27
You mean use 7/16" ID hose on 1/2" barb.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rangerscott View Post
You mean use 7/16" ID hose on 1/2" barb.
3/8" too small?
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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rangerscott View Post
If you think $8 is high you should check out Bitpower's line up.
Aint that the truth, lol. I had to buy 15 of them for my loop. Expensive but worth it.
post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
3/8" too small?
If you can get a 3/8" ID hose on a 1/2" barb without tearing it then you the man. Way too small. Plus 3/8" ID is pretty restrictive on pumps.
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