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I just saw the version that came H220 x 2 and I am delighted by the design, I want to change my h220x
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Originally Posted by Revan654 View Post

Quick Question: How good is the new X2 series compared to EK Predator? I got my predator replacement today and unit was already leaking right out of the box. This is the second one, I don't trust EK at the moment with their AIO.

With Swiftech H-240X2 would I get similar or better temps compared to Predator 240? Hows the build quality compared to EK?
not sure about the quality of the predator but tbh I bought a ek radiator recently and I'm not quite sure what all the hype is about...it honestly feels like a child toy compared to the social alphacool,phobya, and swiftech rad I have...the xtc 420 is the one I have even though it's not the newest I was unimpressed to say the least...the swiftech units are good stuff and I'm sure if the ek hasn't leaked twice you might say the same for it...swiftech upped the bar with this one (new block,better bleeding, and customizable colors etc)
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Originally Posted by jincuteguy View Post

The Swiftech H240X2 Prestige is better than the EK Predator 240, because the Swiftech Prestige has better fans (NoiseBlocker).

I thought Vardar were on par with eloop fans?
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I thought Vardar were on par with eloop fans?

Helix fans alone are objectively better than Vardar fans(in terms of relative silence, as Vardar has more characteristics of typical AIO fans where they have a higher Max speed to inflate temperature performance at higher PWM's)

(when I say objectively, It does what it needs to do, the helix' are 12$ and is tuned to fit the pump specification for noise, the vardar fans are tuned at 17 which brings it into the GT price range, which most will probably believe is objectively better.)

To clarify statement a bit more, I do think the Vardar fans are good, its just I personalyl think the ones included with the predator was a mismatch for what its being used for. They should have honestly paired it with a lower RPM varient, though was required because the design of the Predator was in the oppisite direction of Swiftech's design(swiftech's design was low FPI, low RPM design for its unit, whereas EK's approach was high FPI high RPM). Because of this, the EK has a pretty good pressure curve, at the cost that it progressively gets louder at the high RPMs.

on average, the FPI of typical radiators tend to be on the lower half, which puts the Vardar fans in a peculiar spot for high FPI radiators like black ice stealths
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Helix fans alone are objectively better than Vardar fans(in terms of relative silence, as Vardar has more characteristics of typical AIO fans where they have a higher Max speed to inflate temperature performance at higher PWM's)

Yup NoiseBlocker fans are much better than those Vadar fans. The only thing that EK make that is good is their Supremacy EVO cpu block (not their cheap MX version)

The only fans that are better than the NoiseBlocker fans are those Gentle Typhoon fans (now is branded under Darkside). GT fans are the king of 120mm fans for RAdiator, 2nd best are NoiseBlocker Eloop fans.
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Yup NoiseBlocker fans are much better than those Vadar fans. The only thing that EK make that is good is their Supremacy EVO cpu block (not their cheap MX version)

That isn't true. EK makes nice GPU blocks and the new Revo series tops and reservoirs are very nice. Their thicker rads are ok (if you don't mind the leak issues they have had with them rolleyes.gif), but somehow their slim rad (that is used in the Predator) was actually the lowest performing rad of 2015 Extreme Rigs testing and a number of other tests.

But, yes, the EVO is far and away their standout piece. EK is much more geared to the "I water cool for looks" crowd than the performance crowd.
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

That isn't true. EK makes nice GPU blocks and the new Revo series tops and reservoirs are very nice. Their thicker rads are ok (if you don't mind the leak issues they have had with them rolleyes.gif), but somehow their slim rad (that is used in the Predator) was actually the lowest performing rad of 2015 Extreme Rigs testing and a number of other tests.

But, yes, the EVO is far and away their standout piece. EK is much more geared to the "I water cool for looks" crowd than the performance crowd.

The Predators use the Coolstream PE core, not the SE.
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Ok, Just waiting for PPCs to get the H240-x2 Prestige in stock, Then I'll order. Hopefully it will fit in my Case-Labs S8S without any issues.


I can't say I'm a fan of EK rads. Since I had allot of trouble with them over the years.
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keep in mind, while I'm sure you've looked at the specs, the EK Predator 240 is 2 120mm fans, the H240 x2 Prestige will be 2 140mm.
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keep in mind, while I'm sure you've looked at the specs, the EK Predator 240 is 2 120mm fans, the H240 x2 Prestige will be 2 140mm.

I know, 140mm fans should be quieter, Since it doesn't need to run at higher RPM compared to 120mm.
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