Overclock.net › Forums › Manufacturer Forums › EK Water Blocks › EK-Predator Club & Discussion Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

EK-Predator Club & Discussion Thread - Page 212

post #2111 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jyve View Post

Are the vardars that come with predator 3 pin and the hub handles the pwm part or are they 4 pin.

My gt ap15s are 3 pin. That gonna work?

Vardars are all 4-pin. If you wish to use alternate fans, I'd sooner suggest using a fan controller.. that's what I've done and can control the fan speed manually. I don't beleive the fan speed will be controlled via 3pin when hooked up to the 360 IC, though I can't confirm as I haven't tried.
Predator x34
(8 photos)
 
Reply
Predator x34
(8 photos)
 
Reply
post #2112 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scoobydooby11 View Post

Vardars are all 4-pin. If you wish to use alternate fans, I'd sooner suggest using a fan controller.. that's what I've done and can control the fan speed manually. I don't beleive the fan speed will be controlled via 3pin when hooked up to the 360 IC, though I can't confirm as I haven't tried.

Not awful if not. Case (FD arc mini) has a built in controller 5/7/12v that would work well.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @ 4.5ghz Gigabyte X99m gaming  Zotac amp extreme 980 ti  4x4gb Corsair lpx ddr4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Samsung 840 evo 500gb Custom loop Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 Corsair k65 rgb Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Thermaltake view 31  
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 rgb Sound blaster z  
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @ 4.5ghz Gigabyte X99m gaming  Zotac amp extreme 980 ti  4x4gb Corsair lpx ddr4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 250gb Samsung 840 evo 500gb Custom loop Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 Corsair k65 rgb Silverstone sst-st85f-p 850w silver Thermaltake view 31  
MouseAudio
Logitech G502 rgb Sound blaster z  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2113 of 7198
Question:

What are the odds of algae forming with the Predator or custom water cooling in general?
Let's assume Ekoolant is being used.

If this is something that can be stopped from happening I'd be willing to buy a Predator 360. biggrin.gif

Thanks.


- custom loop cooling noob
Edited by Evil Penguin - 11/8/15 at 1:04pm
Dead Ryzen
(12 items)
 
Penguin Box
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1800X  MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200 (2 x 16G... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K @4.6 GHz P8Z68-V AMD Radeon RX 480 (ref. design) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) (PC3 17000) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Noctua NH-U12 S Arch Linux Seasonic SS-520FL 520W 
Case
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 
  hide details  
Reply
Dead Ryzen
(12 items)
 
Penguin Box
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1800X  MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200 (2 x 16G... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K @4.6 GHz P8Z68-V AMD Radeon RX 480 (ref. design) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) (PC3 17000) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Noctua NH-U12 S Arch Linux Seasonic SS-520FL 520W 
Case
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2114 of 7198
Okay guys, since I can't WC this sapphire 390 with an EKWB Waterblock what should I upgrade to....Fury X or 980ti?. I run 3x 1080p monitors, possibly just upgrading to Single 1440P. What do you guys recommend?
post #2115 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nilla09 View Post

Okay guys, since I can't WC this sapphire 390 with an EKWB Waterblock what should I upgrade to....Fury X or 980ti?. I run 3x 1080p monitors, possibly just upgrading to Single 1440P. What do you guys recommend?

I love my Fury X but the 980 Ti has a much higher overclocking potential and more VRAM.
Do you plan to overclock?
Dead Ryzen
(12 items)
 
Penguin Box
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1800X  MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200 (2 x 16G... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K @4.6 GHz P8Z68-V AMD Radeon RX 480 (ref. design) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) (PC3 17000) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Noctua NH-U12 S Arch Linux Seasonic SS-520FL 520W 
Case
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 
  hide details  
Reply
Dead Ryzen
(12 items)
 
Penguin Box
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD RYZEN 7 1800X  MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4 3200 (2 x 16G... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K @4.6 GHz P8Z68-V AMD Radeon RX 480 (ref. design) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) (PC3 17000) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Noctua NH-U12 S Arch Linux Seasonic SS-520FL 520W 
Case
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2116 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

I love my Fury X but the 980 Ti has a much higher overclocking potential and more VRAM.
Do you plan to overclock?

Yeah I plan on overclocking. Hows your Fury X with the 15.10 drivers? Did you notice an improvement over the last drivers?
post #2117 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

Question:

What are the odds of algae forming with the Predator or custom water cooling in general?
Let's assume Ekoolant is being used.

If this is something that can be stopped from happening I'd be willing to buy a Predator 360. biggrin.gif

Thanks.


- custom loop cooling noob

Ekoolant has additives against algae and corrosion.
The Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4670k ASUS Gryphon Z87 MSI 980TI Gaming 6G 1499@1.187/1590@1.274 Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo 120 x2 EKWB- PE 240 x2~Supremacy Evo & VGA~140 Res 3.2DDC Windows 10 x64 ASUS VX238 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Corsair HX850 Fractal Node 804 Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Gaming Pad Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
The Box
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4670k ASUS Gryphon Z87 MSI 980TI Gaming 6G 1499@1.187/1590@1.274 Gskill Ripjaws X 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo 120 x2 EKWB- PE 240 x2~Supremacy Evo & VGA~140 Res 3.2DDC Windows 10 x64 ASUS VX238 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 Corsair HX850 Fractal Node 804 Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Gaming Pad Realtek 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2118 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jyve View Post

Are the GTs really much quieter than the vardars? My vardars are running about 1300rpm now and are pretty quiet. I have a couple gt15s laying around.

Wonder if it's worth the effort to swap em. I suppose I could swap the orientation and have them as intake in the front rather than exhaust.

It's not the wind noise. My Vardars make a really annoying chirping sound which is especially audible at low rpm when the wind noise doesn't mask it.
post #2119 of 7198
Thats not normal for Vardar fans. I have a couple and they make absolutely no sound apart from air humm.
post #2120 of 7198
Quote:
Originally Posted by drop24 View Post

It's not the wind noise. My Vardars make a really annoying chirping sound which is especially audible at low rpm when the wind noise doesn't mask it.
I have the exact same problem. I actually have them set at really low 500-600rpm so I dont hear the chirping noise. Anything higher and its back. Luckily Im running in push pull so running the top fans at low rpm isnt that big of an issue. I had to separate the pump from the hub in order to be able run the fans super slow as well.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: EK Water Blocks
Overclock.net › Forums › Manufacturer Forums › EK Water Blocks › EK-Predator Club & Discussion Thread