EK Predator AIO Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

EK Predator AIO Review

Introduction

Prior to today there were 20 folders in the "Coolers" section of the TTL Towers hard drive, each one representing a manufacturer, and each one containing several subfolders representing a specific cooler we have reviewed.  Some have done well, some...not so well.  Today we opened the 21st folder and called it "EK"  Now this might seem no big deal to you, but for us it's been a long time coming as we have to say we're rather excited to be looking at the new Predator.  You see, with the knowledge and skills that EK have at their disposal, never mind the vast armoury of parts with already established track records, it should be nearly impossible for EK to make a Lemon.  In fact, our hopes are that the Predator is going to be something of a show stopper.  Our hopes however won't affect the way we look at the cooler.  It will still be put through the mill and it will still be subjected to our demanding torture tests.   You see, we've been excited and let down before, all it takes is one weak component, one piece of the puzzle that doesn't fit with the rest and the whole shebang comes crashing down.  So let's find out whether the Predator has an Achilles heel, or whether the whole is greater than the sum of its already impressive parts.

 

Technical Specification

 Intel 1150, 1155, 1156, 1136, 2011 
 AMD None Supported
 Materials Copper Cold Plate, fins and tubing Brass chambers with Aluminium shroud
 Dimensions 295x133x68mm (LxWxD)
 Fan Speed 2200RPm (PWM)
 Airflow 77CFM
 Noise 33.5dB(A)
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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2015, 09:10:49

WYP
I'm surprised by how well this performs, super expensive though.Quote

08-10-2015, 09:57:23

Wraith
Been waiting for this to be reviewed and it doesn't disappoint, it's right up there with the GTi and GTX impressive! Not really sold on the "AIO" monika though it is and it isn't.. Like the Kelvins, Swiftech H220 and Tritons they are kind of in a category of their own being expandable and all, although like you say in the review conclusion it's the use of proper size fittings and hoses that make the Predator stand out, to me they are prebuilt custom loops definitely worth the money though.Quote

08-10-2015, 10:17:26

Permafrost
good to know you didn't to drill holes in your motherboard and killing it to mount it, like another reviewer that did....Quote

08-10-2015, 10:30:38

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by Permafrost View Post
good to know you didn't to drill holes in your motherboard and killing it to mount it, like another reviewer that did....
Yeah, I wonder who that was Quote

08-10-2015, 10:49:01

Dicehunter
Good review and although EK are kings when it comes to full on watercooling I think the AIO arena is best left for companies with more experience like Corsair, Fractal and NZXT.Quote
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