Will these fittings work with a swiftech 320 rad?

will the Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD Compression Fittings work with a swiftech 320 rad? im not sure if the rad has g 1/4" threads, i think its 3/8" NPT threaded hubs...will it still work?
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  1. You hit a classic. The threads are G1/4. The compression fitting 3/8 5/8 is the exact ID/OD of the hose you need for those fittings.

    Swiftech rads have G1/4 threads, like 99% of all watercooling gear worth mentioning. It's the standard.
  2. My 320s were NPT threads. I think Swiftech was going to switch to G1/4 on them at some point, but I got some nylon G1/4 and tighly inserted them into the NPT threads. Works great...not sure how well it will work with metal threads though...
  3. ^Probably will strip the threads if doing that with metal.
  4. Rubix, when did Swiftech ever come out with NPT threads? Post me a link stating that. I think your wrong.
  5. ^Found this from 2006: http://www.madshrimps.be/vbulletin/f22/swiftech-mcr-320-quiet-power-series-radiator-23138/
    Quote:
    The MCR320 uses a combination of brass tubes and copper cooling fins for improved cooling. They also use a patent pending end tank design with 3/8" NPT fittings for improved flow and system bleeding. The radiator has a nice gloss black finish with just the edges of the cooling fins painted. This leaves the majority of the copper cooling fins exposed for improved heat dissipation.


    And:
  6. Wow, never knew. Thats from quite a while back. Thanks Shadow.
  7. ^Yeah, never knew it till today also. Looks like rubix's been WCing longer than us or picked up the rad during a clearance sale or ! live in US.
  8. I picked mine up from Petra's over a year ago. Maybe they were part of outdated stock and they were trying to get rid of them. Either way, the guy from Petra's called me within 2 minutes of posting my order and told me they were NPT rather than G1/4, so I got different fittings.

    I would assume the new 320's are G1/4 now...? That would make logical sense with every other fitting being G1/4 now...
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