EK Reveals the EK-XLC Predator 280

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    EK has revealed three new models of the EK-XLC Predator lineup. EK is going to release 140mm versions of their premium and expendable All-In-One CPU liquid cooling solutions. Existing 240 and 360 vers...

    EK Reveals the EK-XLC Predator 280
     
  2. Unilythe

    Unilythe Active Member

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    Looks good. Sadly still not exactly what I want. If QDC would allow me to add 2 radiators to an AOI cooling set up with a CPU and GPU, so that I can have a setup like Radiator -> CPU -> Radiator -> GPU, then I'll probably buy a complete AIO set. Right now, you have to link your CPU directly to your GPU without a radiator inbetween.
     
  3. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    Wish they'd give you the option to get a gpu block instead of cpu.
     
  4. velocityx

    velocityx Master Guru

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    water temp equalizes so order doesnt matter. every LC guy will tell you that.
     

  5. Unilythe

    Unilythe Active Member

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    Water temperature does not equalize exactly. Of course, after leaving the CPU block and taking heat from the CPU, that water is warmer than when it entered the block. That water is the same water that enters the GPU block. Sure, it will have mixed a little bit, but it's definitely a little bit warmer.

    Tests have shown that it can make about a 1 degree celsius difference for your GPU, which is not a lot at all, so I'm nitpicking, but I simply prefer a radiator between the two.
     
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    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    An order different than a direct sequence of CPU-->GPU-->Pump/Rad etc... will have longer tube runs and more 45 / 90-degree turns which will reduce flow and pressure, leading to (slightly) higher temperatures. This can and will offset the benefit you get by having a radiator between the CPU and GPU (if there is any benefit at all). 1 degree is margin of error and it could due to more factors than the presence of the radiator between the CPU and GPU.

    Water temperature equalizes at all points within the loop after time and no point remains warmer than others. Water does not exit slightly warmer at a single point, since the water before it and after it is colder. Equilibrium occurs and all points have the same temperature above ambient.
     
  7. dgraham1284

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    Order make zip difference. Fluid dynamics.
     

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