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Posted · Original PosterOP

Triggerrd off the part 1 Mac Pro build video, I’m interested to know why the pc cooling community doesn’t seem to use  A/N fittings?

 

We use them in automotive builds quite a lot (usually more for oil and fuel because a car’s cooling lines are like 2” typically)— but they come in pretty anodised colours. Plus, you can get hard corners 45’ 90’ even 180’ bends attached straight to the fitting point for those tight fits. I think they go down to at least 3/16” hose sizes too. 

 

Obviously it’s probably overkill (like no high fuel pressures or 120 degree Celsius oil temps) but I don’t think ‘overkill’ has ever been a deterrent in the pc build community given some builds I’ve seen!? Maybe I should do a build project using only automotive cooling parts? Oil cooled? Lol. Will I need a scavenger pump for the turbo oil return if I don’t high mount it? ?

 

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Because there already are thousands of G1/4 fittings that come in pretty colours and have any kind of bends that you want.....................


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48 minutes ago, scotartt said:

Triggerrd off the part 1 Mac Pro build video, I’m interested to know why the pc cooling community doesn’t seem to use  A/N fittings?

 

We use them in automotive builds quite a lot (usually more for oil and fuel because a car’s cooling lines are like 2” typically)— but they come in pretty anodised colours. Plus, you can get hard corners 45’ 90’ even 180’ bends attached straight to the fitting point for those tight fits. I think they go down to at least 3/16” hose sizes too. 

 

Obviously it’s probably overkill (like no high fuel pressures or 120 degree Celsius oil temps) but I don’t think ‘overkill’ has ever been a deterrent in the pc build community given some builds I’ve seen!? Maybe I should do a build project using only automotive cooling parts? Oil cooled? Lol. Will I need a scavenger pump for the turbo oil return if I don’t high mount it? ?

 

If im not mistaken those fittings are usually Aluminium. Thats one reason not to use them in PC water loops. Copper or brass with or without nickel plating is whats ideal.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Even more triggered by that big rad they got out for that stupid peltier cooler video today! It’s about the size of a car rad. 

 

Whats the issue with aluminium? Plenty of alloy in car water cooling!

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16 hours ago, scotartt said:

Even more triggered by that big rad they got out for that stupid peltier cooler video today! It’s about the size of a car rad. 

 

Whats the issue with aluminium? Plenty of alloy in car water cooling!

Mixing metals isn't recommended in a watercooling loop even with the correct additives degradation does occur but at an acceptable rate. This is what is common in AIO's where they use aluminium rads and copper blocks. 

 

If you have an aluminum loop such as the fluid gaming kits then there would be no issues at all long as the threads are G1/4".

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19 hours ago, scotartt said:

 

 

Whats the issue with aluminium? Plenty of alloy in car water cooling!

yes and cars suffer tremendously to the hands of ur average owner since they dont always fill the cooling system with coolant but rather straight water.

 

proper car coolant has ALOT of additives to stop corrosion, additives that are not always safe to use in PC loops due to o-ring material and the usualy plastic pump impellers.


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