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EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooling Unit Review

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Test System and Benchmark results for the EKWB Predator 360

To measure ambient air temperature, I placed a thermal couple at the intake of the center fan. Upon initial start up the PC was allowed to sit for 15 minutes to let the system temperature stabilize.

All case fans were running at 100% unless otherwise specified. The fans on the radiators were manually set to 100%. Intel integrated video is utilized to eliminate additional ambient heat source from discrete graphics cards. Temperatures are averaged (last minute) from individual core temperature results monitored by AIDA64 after 30 minutes. Results marked “0″ means thermal limit was reached and the CPU was throttled and thus the results were discarded. Stock settings have all power saving features enabled in the motherboard with Vcore set static to 1.1V and set to “Balanced” in the OS. Overclocked settings have Vcore voltage manually set to 1.25V at 4.5GHz with EIST disabled. All tests were taken at least three times to get the final result.

Temperatures displayed in the result charts contain both observed and delta temperatures.



Note: All the comparison coolers are 220/240mm as that is what I have on hand. However, I do feel it is important to show all of the AIO coolers and how they compare to each other and what the advantage may be of purchasing a larger cooler. All performance testing was done with REV 1.1 of the EKWB Predator 360.


System Configuration
CPU Intel i7-4770K
Motherboard MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1
GPU Intel Integrated Graphics
Hard Drives Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
Power Supply NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II SE

Comparison Coolers:

Comparison Coolers EKWB Predator 240 Deepcool Gamerstorm Captain 240 Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme Swiftech H240-X Swiftech H320 x2
Fan Size (mm) 120 120 120 140 120
Max Fan RPM 2000 2200 2000 1800 1800
Radiator Size (LxWxHmm) 295 x 133 x 68 274 x 120 x 27 270x 120 x 27 290 x 140 x 115 127 x 375 x 28
Radiator Material Copper Aluminum Aluminum  Copper/Brass Copper/Brass
Price in USD 199.99  109.99 99.99 119.99 164.95






Next, I set the multiplier in the BIOS to 45, disabled EIST, and manually set the vCore to 1.248v and repeated the tests.



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