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post #21 of 27
If you want 3/8 fittings, just use 3/8 tubing. I don't know why people think the bigger tubing is better. You will not see any changes in performance with 3/8", 7/16", or 1/2" ID tubing. It's all about what size you want to use and is strictly for appearance. Bigger tubing doesn't mean more flow, as for the same GPH flow, the coolant is moving slower through 1/2, than 7/16 & 3/8.
     
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Blarg. This is getting very costly. I would have never realized that you might end up spending hundreds of dollars on just the little metal connectors for the tubes
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Blarg. This is getting very costly. I would have never realized that you might end up spending hundreds of dollars on just the little metal connectors for the tubes
Bitspower will make think twice about using them when you see the price, LOL
     
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hmm. Looks like 1/2"(ID) 3/4"(OD) is going to cost me $7 each, from frozencpu.com. Seems to be the cheapest. I better check and see if they are going to try and pull a fast one on me with shipping
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Frozencpu can be on the high side. I ordered my EK res top and the USPS shipping was pretty fast coming from them all the way to Texas.

Jab-tech is a good company. They don't have as big of a selection but usually always cheaper.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Compression-Fittings-c-332.html
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Anyone have any opinions on the Enzotech brand of compression fittings? I found some on newegg for $7 that I am thinking about getting
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post #27 of 27
I decided to go with the Koolance 1/2-3/4 straight compressions since from the pics it looks like they have two lips for sealing. Me likey good seals.

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


Then I got the Koolance swivel 45's. This way if I don't need a 45 or I do need a 45 I can combine fittings. Also if I decide to change my loop or upgrade my system, I should be good to go.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Koolance-Fitting...item3a64390ff1
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