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post #2121 of 7119
2 questions:
So it is confirmed that the pump runs at the lowest speed unless you connect it to the motherboard?

also, since i have my predator in the front (sucking in air), is it wise to put back the front fans the corsair case came with? right now, i only have the fans the rad came with, but just wondering if adding 2 more will make a difference.
post #2122 of 7119
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Originally Posted by swiftypoison View Post

2 questions:
So it is confirmed that the pump runs at the lowest speed unless you connect it to the motherboard?

also, since i have my predator in the front (sucking in air), is it wise to put back the front fans the corsair case came with? right now, i only have the fans the rad came with, but just wondering if adding 2 more will make a difference.

Pulling with a couple more fans will likely help a bit. Maybe a couple degree difference.. Probably not a huge improvement though
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Probably not enough to justify the increase in noise depending how fast you're running the fans.

The pump, while connected to the hub, doesn't just run at the 'lowest speed' it should be running at x% speed depending on the temp and curve you have set in your bios. The same could be said if it was plugged into the motherboard.

The power to the pump is supplied by the sata cable. How much power is determined by the temp and curve.

Edit: no chirping noise here, even at low rpms.
Edited by Jyve - 11/8/15 at 4:37pm
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My unit have had no issues with noise. The only time there has been any was when I've moved the case and I get little air bubbles for a couple of minutes. No issue with the fans but I will be replacing them With Noctua IndustrialPPC fans just to match the rest of my system since Noctua's project Chromax comes out soon
post #2125 of 7119
Ok, I don't know if this has been answered but here goes. I just sold my custom loop since it was a stipulation that it be included with the PC I sold to the buyer. I'm going to be temporarily using a AIO until sometime late next year. Can the DDC in the EK Predator be used as a stand alone pump and if I remove the shroud next to the radiator, will it just be a normal EK PE 240mm rad? Yes, I plan on ripping the Predator apart to use with acrylic tubing.
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Ok, I don't know if this has been answered but here goes. I just sold my custom loop since it was a stipulation that it be included with the PC I sold to the buyer. I'm going to be temporarily using a AIO until sometime late next year. Can the DDC in the EK Predator be used as a stand alone pump and if I remove the shroud next to the radiator, will it just be a normal EK PE 240mm rad? Yes, I plan on ripping the Predator apart to use with acrylic tubing.
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Why tear it apart exactly?
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To eventually use the parts in a custom loop.
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To eventually use the parts in a custom loop.
Why not make a custom loop of value water cooling products?
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post #2130 of 7119
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Why not make a custom loop of value water cooling products?

are you serious?

the entire aim and scope of this product is to help mainstream users who are unfamiliar to watercooling specifically, net a enthusiast level "unit" with ease.....

anyone even remotely considering this product or any AIO for that matter, in absolutely no way have the time, nor the understanding to distinguish everything he needs to build the loop himself, the logistics behind it, and then FINALLY take the huge amount of time to determine the best value of EACH said component(s),


and besides, value can be very subjective in itself ANYWAY

this not only makes it easier, but it looks amazing from an aesthetic standpoint, in addition to picking up the "little things" that only an experienced watercooler made mistakes or hassled with before numerous times (QDCs, draining, etc.)
Edited by Nichismo - 11/8/15 at 9:04pm
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