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Old 9th June 2017, 3:04 PM   #16
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Just about every flow meter causes trouble. It's why you'll find NOBODY recommends you put one in. Plenty of people have had issues with them (other brands as well) as they're just a leak point

I've used tons of barrow fittings and defiantly recommend them
My bad for not doing enough research before impulse buying

Good to hear that the other fittings are fine!
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Old 13th June 2017, 7:37 PM   #17
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I think all visual style flowmeters available from yhe PC fraternity either leak, make too much noise or stop working all too easily.

This is why I chose an industrial type rotameter in my build to give a visual flow indication.
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Old 13th June 2017, 8:07 PM   #18
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Cannot recommend Hugh Fan highly enough. The Barrow products are excellent, they aren't rebranded BP, just made to the same quality, probably by the same factory.

I've never seen a flow indicator that worked properly or didn't leak. My flow indicator is my reservoir..

Buy Barrow, from mydiy.com.au , you won't be sorry. Got some special needs? Send Hugh a message, you'll find him extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
This guy seems to know what he is talking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_HQqe50ZxY&t=2s

And here is some interesting Barrow stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlDsXDQxsc4

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Old 13th June 2017, 9:46 PM   #19
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I have a Primochill Vortex flow indicator in my loop and haven't had any issues.
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Old 18th June 2017, 3:55 AM   #20
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Have used barrow 90deg rotary adapters and extenders in my recent build. The rest are EK hardline 12mm compressions but after seeing the barrow fittings I'd have preferred those. Also the taps/valves are not bad.

Just received a couple of DDC 3.2 res/top combos and they are not bad for the price. The only return to the res is via the top cap which has two ports (one with an acrylic tube internally). So to unscrew the cap you have to remove the loop return. There's no return option in the block part that fits onto the pump which is a bit annoying. They do a mini res which is only about 10cm tall (excluding pump) which is great for tight builds.

Also, the 120/140mm pump mount brackets that fit onto fans are dirt cheap compared to the EK ones.

Formula Mod on Aliexpress is pretty reliable. Pay for e-EMS if you want it within 2 weeks though.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Barr...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ARCY...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Barr...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Barr...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Barr...608.0.0.0HqagQ
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/G1-4...608.0.0.MwYWp8

All of the above have been good quality so far.

Bought a couple of these blocks for a dual xeon 1356 socket build. They use M3 threaded posts which is perfect for the xeon sockets. The backplate is built into the socket so can't be replaced with the one you get with cpu cooler kits. Not as many channels as the more expensive blocks but the fit and finish is nice. Should do a good job for stock xeon clocks. For $30 each delivered I can't complain.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-...608.0.0.0HqagQ

Also, don't forget that you can get 7% cashback on Aliexpress through CashRewards...

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Old 18th June 2017, 8:53 AM   #21
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Yes, Hugh is great to deal with and I use a lot of barrow fittings with no issues at all. Once the double snake I wanted was out of stock so he just threw in a triple instead.
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Old 19th June 2017, 2:50 PM   #22
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Yes, Hugh is great to deal with and I use a lot of barrow fittings with no issues at all. Once the double snake I wanted was out of stock so he just threw in a triple instead.
Can anyone tell me if I get a Barrow rad, will the compression fittings screw directly in or do I need extenders. I ask because I note that EK rads come with extenders supplied!
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