EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360
With processors running faster, and overclocking an everyday event for a lot of enthusiasts, the use of watercooling to cool processors is becoming a more common method than ever before. EKWB builds some of the best kits and AIO watercoolers in the business. While other manufacturers tie you to a non-expandable AIO kit, EKWB is busy building expandable kits that allow you to add VGA loops, larger pumps and customize the watercooling loop to your needs.
Features & Specifications
- Dimensions: 415 x 133 x 68mm (L x W x H)
- Fan type: EK-Vardar F4-120ER Predator Edition (550-2200rpm)
- Tube length: ~400mm (15.75in)
- Fitting type: EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm
- QDC type: 10mm barb fitting
- Coolant type: EK-Ekoolant EVO Clear
- Pump type: Laing DDC3.1 6W
- Total liquid capacity: ~325mL
Nominal cooling performance (fans @ 1850rpm):
- ΔT=10K: ~425W
- ΔT=15K: ~637W
CPU socket compatibility:
- Intel LGA-775
- Intel LGA-1150/1151/1155/1156
- Intel LGA-1366
- Intel LGA-2011(-3)
Additional Compatibility Available For Purchase:
- Optional AMD Socket Upgrade Kit add-on brings further compatibility for the following CPU sockets:
- AMD Sockets: 939, 754, 940
- AMD Sockets: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
- EK-XLC Predator 360 (incl. QDC) – Revision 1.1
- EK-TIM Ectotherm (1g syringe)
- Main Power and PWM signal cable
- CPU Mounting mechanism
- Installation manual (ENG)
I’d say cpu cooling and gpu cooling are pretty much useless if only temperatures are measured and noise levels are completely ignored. There is not even a an opiniated subjective piece written about noise levels.
In other words, the first company that attaches a product like http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/05/54ca65712283e_-_leaf-blowers-01-0911-xln-2622270.jpg to a copper piece of metal that can be attached to a cpu will win the bjorn3d ultimate all time favorite award.
The EKWB Predator is whisper quiet and can’t be heard over normal system fans. If noise levels were a problem we would let you know immediately. We use a sound meter with a lower gateway of 30dBA and it wouldn’t register on our sound meter.
I find it weird on the temps of the 5820k at 4.3ghz….i run mine at 4.4 with an older h100 ..and my temps never go past 71c
Different chips require different voltages and heatsink quality and positioning on the chips varies by a great degree hence the delidding practice extreme OC’s use. Our 5820k is an early model improvements might have been made. It is also tested on an open test bed chassis which is dramatically different than an in chassis test. Open test beds don’t have air flow control front to back while chassis do. Chances are the difference you are seeing is simply chassis airflow compared to an open chassis test bed.