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Old 06-11-18, 03:34 PM
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china pumps

wondering if anyone has experience of these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FJ-Super-...gAAOSw7NtbVpel

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Old 06-11-18, 04:48 PM
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I don't know any specific details, but I wouldn't risk it with the pump. It isn't worth risking thousands in hardware for 100 euros saving on pump.

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Linus did a video on cheep water cooling components.

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Old 06-11-18, 06:26 PM
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I have two of these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SC600-DC-...frcectupt=true

Very good. Very strong and have ceramic bearing/parts. Not the prettiest, though.

For a pump and top similar to the one you are looking at check out the Alphacool DCLT and top. It's about £35 but I've ran mine at 7v for over a year and it's been good.
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Old 06-11-18, 08:01 PM
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I have two of these.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SC600-DC-...frcectupt=true

Very good. Very strong and have ceramic bearing/parts. Not the prettiest, though.

For a pump and top similar to the one you are looking at check out the Alphacool DCLT and top. It's about £35 but I've ran mine at 7v for over a year and it's been good.
Thought you didn't like alphacool stuff
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Thought you didn't like alphacool stuff
I don't.

Stupid isn't it?. It just fit the purpose so I used it. It is pretty small, no other pump would have worked (too big and heavy). Plus it was just the pump, so I doubt they actually make it any way.

It's their other stuff I avoid. It just looks cheap, and there are better looking fittings (that also look like they were made to a higher standard) for the same price or less.

Believe it or not nearly all of my Bitspower fittings were £1.99 each or less. You just gotta know where to look and be patient. I have a load in red (keeping) and a load in white (selling soon) that I got for peanuts. IIRC the white ones were £1.49 a piece. Why? because they are 8/10. Thing is? after using 19mm hose I can tell you it makes bugger all difference. And besides, 10 or 11mm OD hosing (I've used both, fittings work with either) is just so much easier to work with and use. 19mm hose is satan's penis. It's a read sod.
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I don't.

Stupid isn't it?. It just fit the purpose so I used it. It is pretty small, no other pump would have worked (too big and heavy). Plus it was just the pump, so I doubt they actually make it any way.

It's their other stuff I avoid. It just looks cheap, and there are better looking fittings (that also look like they were made to a higher standard) for the same price or less.

Believe it or not nearly all of my Bitspower fittings were £1.99 each or less. You just gotta know where to look and be patient. I have a load in red (keeping) and a load in white (selling soon) that I got for peanuts. IIRC the white ones were £1.49 a piece. Why? because they are 8/10. Thing is? after using 19mm hose I can tell you it makes bugger all difference. And besides, 10 or 11mm OD hosing (I've used both, fittings work with either) is just so much easier to work with and use. 19mm hose is satan's penis. It's a read sod.
Actually the only components I hate about Alphacool are their blocks. Everything else is pretty damn good. Don't know why their blocky vented design does so well. It looks hideous to me.

Pump tops, fittings, watercooling accessories however are very good bang for the buck.

As for bitspower, if you buy them direct from Lily @ bitspower not only do you cut out the middle man and get them cheaper, but you also get discounts if you are cheeky enough to ask, like I do all the time

Just add her on skype and see what the pricing comes too. Won't be 1,99 for a fitting, but it is a damn good saving. She also.. ahem.. undervalues my order to avoid import taxes
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Old 07-11-18, 08:35 AM
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Actually the only components I hate about Alphacool are their blocks. Everything else is pretty damn good. Don't know why their blocky vented design does so well. It looks hideous to me.

Pump tops, fittings, watercooling accessories however are very good bang for the buck.

As for bitspower, if you buy them direct from Lily @ bitspower not only do you cut out the middle man and get them cheaper, but you also get discounts if you are cheeky enough to ask, like I do all the time

Just add her on skype and see what the pricing comes too. Won't be 1,99 for a fitting, but it is a damn good saving. She also.. ahem.. undervalues my order to avoid import taxes
Great advice, thanks man. I'm good though. I have two builds I stripped with the same fittings in, so I should have plenty. I was looking for a hex tank the other week, but soon changed my mind when I realised it would be very difficult to fit where I would want it. I got the hex flow meter instead..

What puts me off Alphacool is the similarity of their products to Phobya. See, anything I have seen by Phobya is usually Chinese stuff in a Phobya packet. And I saw a load of fittings once that looked the same, only with the AC branding on.

You're right about those finned blocks. They just smack of cheap. Same with their latest CPU block. Even though they added RGB to it and various tops it just looks like a bog standard CPU block :S. Generic. That is the word I am looking for.

And at those prices they should look anything but generic.

XSPC make great fittings as well. Very clean, great finish (the chrome and smoked chrome particularly) and affordable. I like their blocks too Oddly I don't like BP blocks that much, but their fittings are nice and the easiest to do up without needing gorilla hands.
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Great advice, thanks man. I'm good though. I have two builds I stripped with the same fittings in, so I should have plenty. I was looking for a hex tank the other week, but soon changed my mind when I realised it would be very difficult to fit where I would want it. I got the hex flow meter instead..

What puts me off Alphacool is the similarity of their products to Phobya. See, anything I have seen by Phobya is usually Chinese stuff in a Phobya packet. And I saw a load of fittings once that looked the same, only with the AC branding on.

You're right about those finned blocks. They just smack of cheap. Same with their latest CPU block. Even though they added RGB to it and various tops it just looks like a bog standard CPU block :S. Generic. That is the word I am looking for.

And at those prices they should look anything but generic.

XSPC make great fittings as well. Very clean, great finish (the chrome and smoked chrome particularly) and affordable. I like their blocks too Oddly I don't like BP blocks that much, but their fittings are nice and the easiest to do up without needing gorilla hands.
Be careful reusing fittings though. Once or twice is ok. Fittings will last almost forever when assembled, but repeated dismantling, and resusing does do damage to the O rings and you will lose your sealing on a fitting leading to a leak. It may not even look like damage but the elasticity deteriorates and you dont get the tight fit you think you have.

I have a bag full of deluxe white 10/12mm BP fittings that I don't use, rotataries, C47s, Q block, 45/90 rotaries, Stoppers, and a couple of drain valves. I really should sell them online.
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Yeah was thinking about that. Will order a bag of orings. Stupid not to really.
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Yeah was thinking about that. Will order a bag of orings. Stupid not to really.
If you bought legit fittings, every one of them comes with a spare O rings.
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