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EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect

EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect

EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect

EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect

 

EK has released a nev version of their EK-XLC Predator 240 all in one water cooling units with a Quick Disconnect for easy expansion to a CPU + GPU water cooling loop.

This design change has been made due to the demand by the water cooling community and also comes with version 1.1 of their CPU block mounts, allowing for greater socket compatibility, making the install process easier. 

 

  Since the launch of the Predator lineup, there was a huge demand for the EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnects. EK listened to the community and is releasing the product today - with pre-filled GPU water blocks, readily available for purchase, gamers and enthusiasts can now build a complete liquid cooling system, including their CPU and GPU in the same loop!

  EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect

This cooler comes pre-assembled by EK and utilizes the market proven Laing DDC pump and EK's Vardar series 120mm fans, giving this unit minimal noise and full PWM control.

Below are results from EK's intermal testing using an overclocked Intel i7 5960K and an overclocked GTX Titan X, showing how high the temperatures of each part is under load at various fan speeds.  

 

  We have tested the Predator 240 under extreme conditions, with Intel® Core® i7 5960X (2011-3 socket) running at 4.0 GHz (1.20V) and overclocked NVIDIA® Titan X. The graphics card was connected using QDC and under full load, the system was dissipating a whopping 550W of heat! In the graph below you can see the thermal results at the different fan speeds.

  EK releases EK-XLC Predator 240 with Quick Disconnect  

 

It is great to see this unit get updated to include a better mounting system with wider compatibility and get more expand-ability options through the addition of it's quick disconnects, but the unit is still one of the most expensive AIO water cooling units on the market. 

 

You can join the discussion on EK's updated EK-XLC Predator 240 All in One water cooling unit with a quick disconnects on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-01-2016, 20:32:24

Dark NighT
I quite like the res, rad pump idea but that quick disconnect is yet another ugly thing.Quote

11-01-2016, 20:36:19

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark NighT View Post
I quite like the res, rad pump idea but that quick disconnect is yet another ugly thing.
There must be a reason why the stuck with a grey quick disconnectsQuote

11-01-2016, 21:30:10

Dicehunter
Those QD's are actually top grade stuff according to a linus video hence the inclusion of them.Quote

11-01-2016, 21:52:20

Kushiro
Medical grade apparently.Quote

11-01-2016, 22:38:42

jimma47
I don't like that you have to remove the back plate from the socket to install it. Not sure if this is something you have to do with all EK blocks?

Yes the disconnects are UAF but if you don't have a window it's less of an issue. I also read somewhere that they're supposed to be the bees knees but I'm not sure why they couldn't make them black.

I quite like the look of the res/pump/rad combo so if you have the room it would be nice. Of course if you're spending that much then the questions remain about whether to go full custom loop or not.

I saw a review of the 360 & one of their QDC blocks on an R9 Nano and it looked like a lot of excess tubing. So if you're OCD or very much after a minimalistic design then I don't think this would be for you. Also it won't do SLI with the quick disconnects you'd have to replace the tubing and connectors which is no huge deal but looks a bit fiddly to fill the loop.

Overall though I'd still consider this to replace my H100. Toss up between this and the Fractal. (My current case has no window and is limited to 280mm rads)

Disclaimer - I've zero practical water cooling experience so this is all just conjecture on my part but I'm guessing I'm the type of person they're looking at selling these to. Like a half way house between AIO and Full throttle water cooling.Quote
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