Compression or bard fittings that is the question

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Hi I am new to water cooling (very new) i have done some extensive research into the matter.

the one part that freaks me out (apart from mixing expensive electrical components and water together in a little box) is that through all the things I have looked at people swear by either compression or barb fittings but no reasons why.

So really I would just like to see which one is better if any and why it is better to use them.

Thank you for your advice
 
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There is no right or wrong answer.

It all comes down to preference. I've used both compressions and barbs but prefer 1/2" barbs with 7/6" tubing as the tubing is usually that snug you've got to cut the tubing to get it off the fitting.
 
Soldato
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I myself prefer compression fittings. I had barbs originally and you cant get the tube off the blooming things when you need to haha.

The main difference is ascetics. I wouldn't say either is more secure than the other just go with what you think looks best :)
 
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