EKWB EK-XLC Predator 240 Review 36

EKWB EK-XLC Predator 240 Review

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From the EKWB website:
In 1999, Edvard König bought his first computer. Soon he had realized that air cooling is not enough to cool his highly overclocked computer. So he tried to find an appropriate substitute. He found out about water cooling and shortly after he had a great desire to make his own water block. He spent days, nights and weekends developing sketches of water blocks.In the winter of 2003, the EK-7 prototype was built in very small numbers. EK-7 never seen mass production.

In early 2003, Edvard's dream came true. He finaly designed and machined his first prototypes called the EK-1, EK-2 and EK-3. Edvard's friend David joined the team to create their first CPU die simulator. Simulator helped the duo to find the best design with the tools they had at their disposal.

In 2003, Edvard designed the EK-4 from the experiences learned in the past.

By late 2003, the EK-6, derived from EK-4, became Edvard's first mass produced CPU water block.

EKWB has come a long way from one man's idea to the watercooling juggernaught it is today. EKWB is one of the top dogs when it comes to PC-liquid cooling. Having been around for over a decade, the company has garnered quiet the following, which is hardly surprising considering EKWB's attention to detail and the high quality of their products. With a long and storied history, EKWB has clawed their way to the top, and it now looks as though they have their eyes set on the world of all-in-one liquid coolers with the release of their new Predator series.

While their popularity can be attributed to their high quality CPU and GPU water blocks, EKWB hasn't been idle in other segments. They have their own line of radiators, fans, fittings, and even tubing, having branched out to cover everything needed for custom cooling loops. As such it is no surpise they would design an AIO of their own. Using the highest quality components, EKWB has released the Predator 240, and today, I will be taking a closer look at this high quality kit to see what it offers enthusiasts that want custom cooling without the do-it-yourself headache.

MODEL:Predator 240
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: No sockets currently supported
CPU Block:Material: Copper
RADIATOR:Dimensions: 295 mm x 133 mm x 68 mm
Material: Copper fins & Tubing, Brass chambers, Aluminum housing
FANS:Dimensions: 120 mm x 120mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 2200RPM (Max)
Fan Airflow: 77 CFM
Fan Noise: 33.5 dBA
TUBING:Type: Zero maintainance
Material: EPDM Rubber 15.9 mm OD /9.5 mm ID
FEATURES:All copper design
Fully expandable
PWM controlled fans & pump
Plug & play
Unrivaled reliability
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$199.99 €199.99
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