Originally Posted by Optimus WC
Re: the koolance ones, the flake from friction. Actually, they all flake from friction. Nickel isn't good for that kind of sliding friction, hard chrome is the ticket (not regular chrome, which is trash).
For the EK ones, EK originally used the standard gray CPC ones, then it looks like their more recent ones are black, though same style. Not sure if they still say CPC on them.
The NS4 doesn't have G1/4, but the LQ4 has G1/4 and the LQ2 has G1/8, which actually isn't that much smaller, good for manifolds.
So you know I love me some CPC QDC's, we've had this discussion. But I to date have only used the NS4's, I love the ones direct from CPC (Or in my case through a local supplier), they love that I am using them for Computer water cooling, they are so fascinated by it, because all of their normal customer use cases are medical or industrial.
Anyways, I hadn't really branched out to any of their other products, so when you mentioned the LQ4, I just went off to grab some, went direct to the colder website to get a ballpark on how much I should expect my Supplier to charge me.
And then I saw this... $63!!!! For just one Female QDC!!! And I still need the male Side, The Male with Barb to go With it, another $43, thats $106 before taxes and shipping for just One Pair!!!
And I thought the Bitspower QDC's were expensive!
Not so sure I am going to allow myself to even try those, I will have a hard time justifying that one to clients when the NS4's are literally a 5th of the Price and Work just fine. LOL! (Let me know if you have a connection on price with those though, I definitely will be reaching out to my Supplier on Monday to see if their pricing is similar, but unless CPC just charges an outrageous markup on their Site, I have a feeling this is what to expect...