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EK showcases their new Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits

EK showcases their new Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits

EK showcases their new Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits

EK showcases their new Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits

 
At Computex, EK water blocks have revealed their new Fluid Gaming series of water cooling kits, which are designed to offer users everything they need for a budget friendly liquid cooling loop.
 
These new kits will come in both 120mm radiator and 240mm radiator options, with a pricing of $150 and $160 respectively. There will also be an additional 240mm option that will also include EK's new Nvidia GTX 10XX Founders Edition water block design, which supports Founders Edition GTX 1060, 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, Titan X and Titan Xp graphics cards.
 
Below are the three kits that are available, all of which come with EK Vardar fans, tubing, compression fittings and fluid.
 
A120 - Price $150, 120mm radiator and CPU block
A240 - Price $150, 240mm radiator and CPU block  
A240G - Price $240, A240 kit plus an EK-AC Geforce GTX Pascal Water Block  
 
These kits will include EK's ACR SPC60 reservoir pump combo unit. 

  

EK showcases their new Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits

 

The pricing of this new kit does not come without compromises, with several reports claiming that these kits will use aluminium water blocks and radiators instead of copper, which could cause some material incompatibility of additional parts/metals are introduced into a water cooling loop.

Aluminium is also less conductive than copper, so this kit will not provide the same performance as its higher end copper based counterpart. 

 

You can join the discussion on EK's Fluid Gaming series of custom water cooling kits on the OC3D Forums

 

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31-05-2017, 06:53:55

tolagarf
I'm a bit mystified by this announcement... Why would EKWB go the Thermaltake route? The only reason I can think of is they are actually being pressed hard by the competition right now (if the radiator is in fact aluminium). Besides I was expecting them announcing a replacement for the Predator AIO, but that didn't seem to happen Quote

31-05-2017, 07:44:14

The_Governour
What happened to the Ek Predator??? Why did they take it out of production??? I was waiting for the 140mm version. It never launched, why not???Quote

31-05-2017, 08:13:14

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by The_Governour View Post
What happened to the Ek Predator??? Why did they take it out of production??? I was waiting for the 140mm version. It never launched, why not???
I think they felt the design wasn't quite right and went back to the drawing board. There were quality control issues as well. I'm pretty sure they're coming out with a version two soon enough.

This kit is priced right, but the components are not especially good. Your GPU will be nice and cool, but a high-end air cooler for €80 would cool the CPU better. High-end water cooling needs to be cheaper. If you're going to skimp on the quality and the performance of the water cooling, you may as well stick with air.Quote

31-05-2017, 08:48:23

AlienALX
And then they added the water block and plate and every one said "OUCH!"

I love water cooling I really do but these guys need to find a way of making GPU blocks cheaper. They really do. And not like £10 cheaper, more like £50 or something.Quote

31-05-2017, 09:05:52

Korreborg
The problem is you can't compare the two directly. Water vs Air
Copper cost 3 times as much as alu.
I don't know, but i would think the production cost is higher in watercooling. (Rad fins, CNC milling)
I know fittings are expensive, but think of what goes into producing them.Quote
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