To test the EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 we strapped it on our X99 test bed, and we used IntelBurnTest and let the test run for 30 minutes. We specified a cut off temperature of 90°C and if at any point the processor should reach 90°C the test is stopped and the last recorded temperature is the max. Tests were run three times and an average of those three tests reported here.
|Case Type||Cooler Master Master Case|
|CPU||Intel Haswell-E 5820k 3.3GHz – 4.4GHz|
|Motherboard||ASUS X99 Deluxe|
|Ram||Kingston Fury 32GB 2400MHz (15 – 15 -15)|
|CPU Cooler||EK-XLC Predator 360|
|Hard Drives||Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid
|Optical||ASUS Quiet Trac BR|
|GPU||EVGA GTX 960 SSC|
|Case Fans||120mm Fan cooling the mosfet CPU area|
|Testing PSU||SilverStone 1500W|
|Mouse||Razer Mamba Chroma|
|Keyboard||Razer Blackwidow Chroma|
|Any Attempt Copy This System
Configuration May Lead to Bankruptcy
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.