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EKWB Predator 240 AIO CPU Liquid Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 4, 2015 2:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: EKWB

Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications

 

 

I would like to thank ASUS, InWin, Patriot, and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with.

 

To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for more information.

 

 

Thermal Results

 

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While this unit is designed to run with PWM in control of the fans, we had to even out the results supplying the same voltage to every cooler. The 49-degree result is not chart topping, and does get passed up by lesser models, but it is dead silent in this round of testing.

 

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With the system overclocked, and the fans allowed to do all they can, we find the Predator takes second place overall with a 66-degree result. It slightly surpasses all of the custom cooling options, but as you can see, there are some sealed loop systems just as capable.

 

 

Noise Level Results

 

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The most silent fan we have ever tested at 7.5V. The EK Vadar fan and its 23dB lack of noise level are quite impressive. Yes, it made our stock testing a little higher than it could be, but to get decent results with no noise at just 900 RPM is great.

 

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Under PWM control, we never hit this level of noise, but we did supply the fans with 12V from a fan controller. At this time, we recorded them spinning at 2100 RPM delivering 41 dB of noise. Compared to sealed loop systems, this EK does much less damage to your ear holes to get the results we have here.

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