Hmmm, ok ! I hadn't thought of the paint the pci covers thang, thanks ! I'm in kansas, and we're finally in the middle of some appropriately wintered weather ... brrr
I do have a ton of matt black fittings from an unfinished build - sparkle is an option. I was looking at the silver/black of the XSPC mobo block and the Koolance CPU block's silver, and I had seen a pic of the shiny 45s on the 380 cpu block, and thot it looked fab. Tho there could be a case made for using say, shiny over the mobo, and other shades away from the mobo. Mite be a bit tuff - I'm not a color blend kinda guy, not right off the bat anyways.
And I did not know about that - mixing fittings - man ! when you pull the trigger on some BP fittings, you sure wanna get what you need, and not a bit more ! Tho you're right, from looking at the other shiny/silver fittings, they would pass. Not every fitting is going to show the BP logo. Enzotech always throws me with their kinda similar logo. Ok, more surfin and shoppin