Originally Posted by smilinjohn
The water cooling parts I can see, but I have 2 TT cases an X5 and a ComanderC34 that I'm currently building a system in. I also have several fans that I use for airflow that are as quiet as my Noctua fans I have for static pressure (my computer sits 2 1/2' away from me), the Noctua fans run full speed 24/7 and a few of my TT fans have been in service for some time now. I also own 2 of their Commander fan controllers. All of the stuff seems to be of decent quality, I've never had any issues with the products that I have used.
TT is well knowing to blame their customers for their manufacturers defects. Also, their watercooling components are made with tolerance that is all over the place, one out of few fittings are different size and that goes for tubing and even O-rings, they also use low grade material for their components.
If you only looking at the view of their products, some might even look nice, but that is deceiving.
I will give you one example, but I'm sure there is a ton of other people that were facing similar dilemma..My nephew got some TT gear and he is very careful and meticulous about how he installs things, he's been watrecooling for few years with good results and I try to talk him out of getting TT, he didn't listen so he paid dearly.
New system that was few days old and his CPU block started leaking TT send him replacement after 3 weeks of dragging it out of them, strike 1..
The very next day that replacement leaked and shorted his M/B, what was worse, he only knew that after fact, the replacement wasn't new, when he opened the block, It had burned micro channel and they blamed him for pretty much everything they could.
He latterly took all TT parts and tossed into the garbage and said never ever, ever TT, you can't trust them, but I'm sure sooner or later anyone who uses TT faces some sort of nonsense.
Person asked about hard (rigid tubing) so its watercool related, but tbh. after seen and hearing about TT I wouldn't give them second of my time and neither would by anything of theirs.