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Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby techanalyst » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:39 am

I want to water block my four 7970s, I was thinking about using EK Blocks and using the Vid Connectors from Koolance but I cant find anywhere online where anyone may have tested them. Direct question, should a setup like that work?

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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby Izerous » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:43 pm

As long as there is no conflict of manufacturing materials the threading shoudl be the same etc and Koolance have lower profile threads than most so thread depth will not be an issue. However why use EK blocks and Koolance connectors instead of Koolance blocks and connectors?
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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby techanalyst » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:35 am

Just spent over $2000 on EK Gear, I love the look of it personally, my understanding is if you have the money to spend go with EK, if you have money but a limit go with koolance

I just ended up buying compression fittings, I actually posted this message friday/weekend and I was looking to pull the trigger so ended up pulling it already on everything

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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby Fluxc0re » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:54 pm

Well I have tried both EK and Koolance and I do like the look of EK but for Quality of build I would have to say Koolance wins.
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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby Ace0751 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:44 am

Agreed with flux, products look nice but rather go with quality especially when you deal with electric and water together.
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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby Broadsword » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:50 am

My 10 cents worth

EK has some quality issues, and when it comes to quality of asthetics (looks) they have some huge problems... the milling marks highlighted by nickel plating is actually unacceptable.

Koolance appears to be quality - but I am concerned about running a full koolance system and having my koolance tubing go brown (discolored) it is also asthetically now unacceptable.

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Re: Quick Connect / Vid Connectors

Postby Ace0751 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:39 am

The only way it will get discolored if the coolant goes above its temp meaning if their is no flow from the pump, it has happened to me. And another way would not be changing it every 6 months to 1 year. I have never had a issue with their tubing other than the pump stopping but even then the tubing did not melt just got discolored.
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