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jinx

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hi guys,

Finally got all the base components for my watercooling rig (thanks WCUK :) ):

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My next step is the tubing and fittings. Now to be honest I was thinking of getting bitspower fittings mainly for the aesthetics, but at £8+ a pop I really couldn't justify getting them at least, unless they are worth it.

I do want to stick to compression fittings, mainly for the aesthetics, but I was just wondering if there was any particular performance issues/enhancements in getting standard compression fittings over say the branded bitspower fittings.

Would I be just fine getting the standard £2.50 fittings in terms of performance/reliability or are the branded enzo/bitspower/xspc fittings really worth the extra cost.

I spotted the XSPC fittings:
XSPC Coin Fit G1/4 to 3/8 ID 5/8 OD Compression Fitting

@ £2.50 each but I'm just wondering if there was a catch to seeing a branded set of compression fittings for so cheap.

Any advice guys?

Thanks in advance!

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There is nothing wrong with the cheaper ones.

I've used unbranded ones before and had no issues.

If i were to change mine, i'd probably go for the EK ones, or the XSPC ones as and when they come out

Bitspower are awesome, I have some, but theyre not justifiable IMO


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There is nothing wrong with the cheaper ones.

I've used unbranded ones before and had no issues.

If i were to change mine, i'd probably go for the EK ones, or the XSPC ones as and when they come out

Bitspower are awesome, I have some, but theyre not justifiable IMO


Thanks for the reply Aaron, I'm leaning towards the xspc ones at the moment as they have them in the tubing size I'm looking for, although I've been told to look either towards the EK or Feser ones too. But if the brand doesn't make that much of a difference I think I'll go with what's available in the size I'm looking for.

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im using feser one comp fittings and must say i do like them alot EK got some nice 1s but i do agree bitspower are over priced for what they are :D
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Yeah I saw the EK ones, and I would get those if they did the sizes I want. I'll probably grab the Feser ones as they do have 3/8" ID 5/8" OD.

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