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Love to see a pic once it's done.
I need the 2 3.5" drive base in the basement do a large front radiator won't work there.

For me not doing complete custom water cooling is the time it takes for maintenance (draining etc etc), 5 kids and caring for my wife with cancer takes up a lot of time.
The Predator takes all that away with nearly the performance of custom water cooling, set and forget you could say biggrin.gif

I really do hope I can get my hands on the Seahawk or Hybrid because I think the Evolv is a really nice looking case, plus the 240 fits in the front perfectly.
unless that card comes prefilled with a disconnect you will experience the same as a custom loop once a closed loop is opened the maintenance cycle begins...but it is less hassle when everthing is nearly assembled...
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unless that card comes prefilled with a disconnect you will experience the same as a custom loop once a closed loop is opened the maintenance cycle begins...but it is less hassle when everthing is nearly assembled...

I believe the cards he's talking about are the ones with the closed loop AIO attached not the ones that come pre installed with a true full cover block.

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I believe the cards he's talking about are the ones with the closed loop AIO attached not the ones that come pre installed with a true full cover block.

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got ya i thought the seahawk was a preblocked card without the aio
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Do we know what fluid EK uses to fill its AIOs? Is it similar/same as EK-Ekoolant EVO CLEAR?
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Do we know what fluid EK uses to fill its AIOs? Is it similar/same as EK-Ekoolant EVO CLEAR?

EVO Clear is what we use thumb.gif
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got ya i thought the seahawk was a preblocked card without the aio

I think there's 2 of them. 1 like the pic and the other with the block. The seahawk ek is the one with the block.
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Thanks! I just realized I might have mixed fluids and am glad to hear I did not.
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EVO Clear is what we use thumb.gif
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I have a phantek entho evolve tge aswell. I recieved my ek predator 240 and want to run it in push/pull at the front of my case with vardar fans pushing in, and my soon to arrive ml pro 120 led's pulling in. Are the ml pro leds ok to use like this?

The only thing is that i felt a bit uneasy having to bend the pipes as much as i needed to, however, it looks and feels good, just that im a little bit of a whimp when it comes to installing aio's coz im afraid of leaks occuring. But all looks good at the moment.

second question:

The pump and two vardar fans use up 3 of the four available slots on the built in hub. To connect the other two ml pro's can i use a fan splitter cable and hook it up to the one remaining fan slot on the built in hub?? Any advice will be appreciated.

Third question; My mother board is an asus rampage iv extreme, thinking of using the ek hub to connect the pump and fans of the radiator (x4) to the cpu fan header and then the chasis fans will connect to the phanteks fan hub and slot into the cpu optional. Does this sound like a good way to go?

Fourth question; i have the rad on push pull pulling in cold air from the front and the top fans also all 120mm pulling cold air in from top. The only exhaust fan will be the 140 mm ml pro led. Shall i run this at 100 percent and thus connect it to a chasis fan header or shall i regulate it with the pwm signal of the cpu optional fan header? I was a positive air pressure to help catch the dust in the filters, so will this configuration work like that?

Final question; i have built in dust filters at the front and bottom (psu only) and then the top of the enthoo evolve has grilled slits only. I bought two demciflex 3 x 120 filters for the top and front, can i still use the origial front filter which is less fine, and then use the demciflex filter (finer), closer to the fans, essentially doubling up at the front, and still get good airflow?

Thanks.

P.s first post.
Edited by FLuffykilled - 7/7/16 at 2:12am
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Make the top fans exhaust, why make them intake? Better to only have filtered intake and -1 or -2 fans exhaust.

I connected my 6xNF-F12 in push/pull on my Predator 360. All this fans are connected to a 8-port PWM splitter which gets the PWM signal from CPU_FAN header and power directly from the PSU.
The pump remains at the Predator hub and is connected to the CPU_OPT. By this I can controll the fans and the pump with independent PWM signals for best flexibility.

I only use one 140mm eLoop as exhaust, which is connected to one of the case fan headers and voltage controlled. Since I have no component which needs cold fresh air in the case, the triple intake and single exhaust is enough.

So:
1.: I would always recommend to get the same fans for push/pull. You can't guarantee that they will work good together if the fans are different and e.g. run at different speeds.
2. yeah, the hub is powerful enough. Splitters are no problem.
3. How does the Phantek fan hub work? Do not connect too many fans directly to the mainboard!
4. why such an intake overkill?
5. each filter will restrict the airflow! Adding more will not allow you slow fan speeds, because they will not be able to pull enough air through the filter
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So:
1.: I would always recommend to get the same fans for push/pull. You can't guarantee that they will work good together if the fans are different and e.g. run at different speeds.
2. yeah, the hub is powerful enough. Splitters are no problem.
3. How does the Phantek fan hub work? Do not connect too many fans directly to the mainboard!
4. why such an intake overkill?
5. each filter will restrict the airflow! Adding more will not allow you slow fan speeds, because they will not be able to pull enough air through the filter

Thanks for the reply buddy.

Ok, so, ill get two extra ml pro fans so that the radiator has all the same type. Thats sorted.

I wont double up on the front filter, as i dont want to restrict the airflow more. So thats good. But ill use one of the filters for the top as it isnt well filtered.

As for the top as an intake, i wanted this extra cold air to come in as i want it to cool the graphics card which is a msi 980ti lightning, air cooled. Since the intake from the front will end up heating the air up, i wanted to counter it with just cold air from the top.

As for the exhaust fan, its a 140mm and i think ill run it as you have said and connect it to a chasis fan header and run it at 100% to get out as much of the hot air as possible.

I like what u said about the other fans. So ill use the ek hub only for the pump, and connect it to the cpu_opt. For the radiator fans and two top fans ill connect them to a pwm controlled fan hub and connect that hub to the cpu_fan header.

A better setup would be to have the radiator up top, in push pull, and have the top fans relocated to the front pulling cold air in over the gpu and finally having the rear fan exhausting. However, in terms of aesthetics, i dont like how the ram and half of the cpu block become overshadowed by the rad. :/
Edited by FLuffykilled - 7/7/16 at 3:49am
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