EKWB's Predator AIO Cooler To Hit UK Stores In September

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅04.09.2015 13:37:24

04/09/2015, Overclockers UK, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, are listing a brand new expandable all-in-one watercooler, the EKWB Predator! This impressive bit of kit is made by EK WaterBlocks, renowned across the globe as a manufacturer of high quality watercooling components. The EKWB Predator is available in two models, the Predator 240 and the Predator 360. Both coolers are pre-filled and pre-assembled ready to attach to your case and processor, and provides extreme cooling performance that is unseen in the AIO segment so far. The radiators uses EK Vardar fans, high static pressure designs which, in combination with PWM controls, provide minimal noise footprint compared to existing AIO cooling products.

EKWB Quick Disconnects

Since the EK Predator uses standard G1/4 threaded ports and 10/16mm Zero Maintenance rubber tubing (EK-ZMT) it is fully expandable with all custom loop gear available on the market. Furthermore, the Predator 360 will feature integrated Quick Disconnects (QDC), special connectors that allow quick and tool-less expansion of the system without needing to drain the unit. This allows users to add, for example, a prefilled QDC-enabled GPU water block. EKWB will offer such custom add-ons upon the Predator 360's release.

Dimensions of the main radiator unit on Predator 240, with integrated pump and reservoir are, 295mm x 133mm x 68mm. At this size it can be mounted in most modern computer cases without difficulty. Predator 360 is a bigger beast, measuring 415mm x 133mm x 68mm; as a result of the non-standard sizes EKWB will provide list of compatible cases before launch.

EK-Predator 240 will launch on September 23rd 2015 priced at $199/£140.31, with EK-Predator 360 following on October 19th 2015 priced at $239/£168.52. Both units will only be available for Intel CPU sockets. AMD versions are planned for release in 2016.

Product Technical Features:

Hovercore™ - revolutionary radiator dampener design that prevents transfer of pump vibrations further down the unit and into the chassis, thus resulting in vibration free and silent operation.

Supremacy™ MX CPU water block, top performer in Enthusiast segment, is specifically designed for Intel CPUs and offers great hydraulic and thermal performance. Carefully
machined copper base is made from purest copper available and is further polished to absolute mirror finish. This alone greatly improves the cooling performance of the block.

CoolStream™ PE radiator - 240mm or 360mm, has full Copper core being superior to aluminum alternatives in terms of heat dissipation. In conjunction with EK-Vardar fans the result is increased performance across entire fan operational range thus delivering results both at low and high airflow operation.

Vardar™ fans – two on Predator 240 and three on Predator 360, high static pressure fans developed in-house specifically for liquid cooling systems. With low noise profile and PWM technology built in, you can always control the RPM and keep the fans silent while maintaining excellent cooling performance.

DDC pumpis a powerful 6W liquid cooling pump providing 2-3x higher flow rate compared to other AIOs on the market. It’s also PWM controlled allowing for automatic pump speed regulation depending on your CPU temperature. Full performance on demand or whisper quiet operation in idle mode!

Integrated Fan splitter hub reduces cable clutter and keeps the unit aesthetically clean. Predator pump and fans plug into the unit itself with only one PWM cable going into CPU Fansocket, while a single SATA Molex cable powers the complete unit.

More information including pre-order details can be found at the EKWB Predator Product Page on OCUK

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