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Is the EK Predator series all that and worth the premium?

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Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
The main benefit to the predator 360 is that it uses the QDC system that allows for a dripless quick disconnect to allow adding additional parts to the system.

Supposed to be very nice.
 
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BuRgLaR

BuRgLaR

Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2014
Location
Mobile,Alabama
The main benefit to the predator 360 is that it uses the QDC system that allows for a dripless quick disconnect to allow adding additional parts to the system.

Supposed to be very nice.
Crap.....

Looks like I got 400+ bucks to blow on something new...
 

GTXJackBauer

Water Cooling Senior Member, #TEAMH20HNO
Joined
May 22, 2011
Location
USA
I would put a hold and look what these companies have to offer during CES 2016, if you're willing to wait a bit. New additions to AIOs and prekits.
 
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ATMINSIDE

Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
You get the QDC for the GPU block and it's plug and play. EK is selling block pre filled now with QDC's for this reason :)

This is for blocks that you're wanting to buy from EK, not blocks that you already own ;)
 

JrClocker

AKA: JrMiyagi
Joined
Sep 25, 2015
Yes - you pay extra for the prefill service and the attachment of the quick disconnect.

The tech support at EK is really good...and very responsive. I asked all sort of questions from them. Their "rule of thumb" for radiator size is one 120 mm rad per heat unit...plus one more. So, if you are just cooling a CPU, they recommend 2x120 mm or their 240 mm AIO. If you are doing a CPU and a GPU, they recommend 3x120 mm or their 360 mm AIO.

This is more aggressive than the standard recommendation here of one 120 mm radiator per 100 W.

I asked EK support about going to a second GPU in the future...and they did not recommend using the predator 360 for 2 GPU and a CPU.