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Lamptron Outs G1/4" Barbed Fitting

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  1. btarunr

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    Lamptron's newest creation for water-cooling buffs is a highly accessible G1/4" barbed fitting. The fitting acts as an interface between water-blocks and tubing. Made of copper, Lamptron's fitting comes in three color options: matte black, chrome-silver, and brass. Measuring 18 x 25 mm, the fitting is designed for three installation methods: by hand (thanks to its barbing), using a wrench (thanks to its cut-ins), and using a coin (thanks to its slits). It supports ID3/8", ID7/16", and ID1/2" tubing sizes. The fitting will be sold in sets of two, priced at US $6.99.

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    Not sure what to think of this.
    I've been watercooling my "hot stuffs" for about 8 years now, last few years I've not paid much attention to what's going on in that market. This certainly is the first time I see a pimped tube fitting.

    What next? LED lit fittings?
     
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    Looks nice, compression fittings are so last year!
     
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    really you need a wrench to tighten it? lol hand tight it tight enough. I have seen people strip out the threads in rads because of wrenching them down, completely no need for that, if you are having a issue then you need a new o-ring not a bigger wrench. plus hardly any surface area for a wrench, you slip and it will make that barb look gross and crewed up. (not that it is different from others, most all are tighten by wrench)

    the whole quarter thing is silly. added feature. lol. someone was bored and said "how many features can we put on a barb, people love features"

    I am with Initialised ... use compression fittings, if you can foot the bill, if not then just get regular barbs.

    over all likely a good product but fittings are still not cheap @ $6.99 a shot :(
     
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    There are already LED fittings, designed to illuminate reservoirs. Nothing wrong with that. Monsoon will soon be releasing their LED fittings which are far better than the ones available now that bleed light out everywhere.

    There's still quite a bit of room in the market to make products that are beneficial.
     
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    Hahahahhaa, compression fittings look way better than having a hose clamp or zip tie holding the hose on lmao!
     
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    oh wow a barb, damn, talk about progress in wc :banghead:
     
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    Comps is where its at lol. I trust them better then barbs and worm clamps. Plus I love the look of comps.

    These do look nice and at a decent price for a pair. May have to look into these.
     
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    Actually barbs with clamps are more safe than compression fittings, at least to my knowledge.
     
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    Not true, plus compressions have a cleaner look to them overall. Compressions, as long as your using the diameter tubing that they correlate with, are pretty much infallible. Ever try to pull a piece of tygon from a compression fitting? It's not going to happen.
     
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    I've had one compression leak, but that is probably a manufacturing defect.
     
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    depth of threads make me question integrity of them when installed properly even
     
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    These look nice, but I still prefer Monsoon compressor fittings which use same cut in design for screwing fittings in. Good match up with Monsoons if you need barbs for any reason.
     
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    Judging by the number of thread twists (2.5-3) visible in this picture, the tail (threaded end) looks to be a standard 5mm.

    Nice enough I guess, but I tend to use Bitspower true silver comp fittings -excellent machining quality and antimicrobial - two birds, one stone as they say.
     
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    OFFS...
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    Translated.
    My signature (the visible part of it) replies perfectly for this.
     
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    You're right. People have their own preference. I prefer tasteful lighting in a chassis. Lighting is one of those things that can make or break a build. Usually, it breaks it, but done well it can improve the aesthetics of the build.
     
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