Originally Posted by kevindd992002
I see. You mean when you try inserting the hard tubes in, it's more difficult than some tubing because hard tubes are kinda harder to bend, correct? And having a high base for the fittings kinda interferes with the whole process?
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Yes, the high base can make it difficult. If click on my build, you'll see the CPU to top rad run. I had to insert the tube into my GPU block and then lift up the radiator by 15mm to get the tube in. I can't get the tube in the fitting of the rad without lifting the radiator. I lucky my R6 supports that, but in other case this isn't possible.
But with the newer fitting with big rubber on low base, this wouldn't be an issue.
Also the reservoir to GPU run is a bit hard. I need to insert my tube in the GPU fitting with the tube vertical to the motherboard. Then attach the other fitting and 90° adapter on the tube and then twist into the reservoir.
I haven't got enough clearance between the PSU shroud and GPU to normally fit the tube in the high V4 fittings. This wouldn't be any issue with the newer style fitting.
The Barrow V4 fittings aren't the easiest to work with because of their hight, but they contain 4 O-rings which makes them reliable. I know they work because all 12 fittings I'm using are holding up for the past 2 years.
I bought 4 Bykski fitting to test and they seem promising when I do an air pressure test and it's really hard to pull the tubing out if you locked them in well. But I can't tell how reliable they are in the long run.