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post #6691 of 6795
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Love the look, but that is really disappointing that it was broken rotb during shipping. mellowsmiley.gif

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Yup.
Funny thing, i was missing to remove some screws on the gpu, that's the only reason i opened the plastic covering the waterblock.
Otherwise i would've figured it was broken after removing everything on the gpu biggrin.gif
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post #6692 of 6795
I just don't understand the shroud to begin with. While it looks nice, it really has zero functionality to it compared to an unfilled block other than it's filled. I would definitely like to hear from a rep as to the thinking of the shrouded connection block. Cause, shoot that wolle side could've been better manufactured with 100% Acetal instead of a shrouded Connection block imho. mellowsmiley.gif

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Don't get why Ek is even in this predator aio business. I understand the concept of getting into other AIOs using better parts and quality. However, with all the issues I see in this thread why not just buy all the stuff from ek and do it yourself. The cost isn't exactly much different. At the end of the day it's an assembled kit that you might have done better on your own with more attention and caution.
post #6694 of 6795
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Don't get why Ek is even in this predator aio business. I understand the concept of getting into other AIOs using better parts and quality. However, with all the issues I see in this thread why not just buy all the stuff from ek and do it yourself. The cost isn't exactly much different. At the end of the day it's an assembled kit that you might have done better on your own with more attention and caution.

I think it's more about people not trusting results to do it. All in one is kind of peace of mind you know?
post #6695 of 6795
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I think it's more about people not trusting results to do it. All in one is kind of peace of mind you know?

I can understand that with a sealed off loop. However, this isn't a closed loop. Anyone buying this should be checking every fitting and connection prior to use. There's plenty of opportunity for something to come loose during transport, storage etc for something like this.
post #6696 of 6795
It really is an expandable aio loop. As big a hassle as it would be. Should someone just straight install it without checking fittings and such and it did leak then ek would be responsible for the damage.

I purchased the predator for this very reason, my uncertainty in installing a custom loop. Having never done it, I didn't realize how easy it really is. After messing around and expanding on the predator is when I figured, wow, this really is pretty easy. Test for leaks and let it fly.

I feel the same way about rigid tubing. Looks like it is difficult but if I ever decide to go that route I'm sure I'll realize its pretty easy. After practice bending first.

As for that shroud on the gpu block, I don't get it. I'm not entirely sure I like the looks much less any functionality or lack there of.
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It really is an expandable aio loop. As big a hassle as it would be. Should someone just straight install it without checking fittings and such and it did leak then ek would be responsible for the damage.

I purchased the predator for this very reason, my uncertainty in installing a custom loop. Having never done it, I didn't realize how easy it really is. After messing around and expanding on the predator is when I figured, wow, this really is pretty easy. Test for leaks and let it fly.

I feel the same way about rigid tubing. Looks like it is difficult but if I ever decide to go that route I'm sure I'll realize its pretty easy. After practice bending first.

As for that shroud on the gpu block, I don't get it. I'm not entirely sure I like the looks much less any functionality or lack there of.


That's the only thing I haven't done when it comes to building custom PC is use rigid tubing kind of freaks me out but I really want to do it
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Rigid tubing isn't very hard. The problem is that it's a pain in the butt when you want to change stuff. The bending takes a bit of practice but you'd get the hang of it on a few bends, it's not bad. I've built 10 water cooled pcs and this time, just wanted something nice and easy, the predator fit the bill. I do have to say, the quick connectors are great for removing your gear without having to drain everything. When I do my next loop, I'm going to be using something similar for sure!
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Rigid tubing isn't very hard. The problem is that it's a pain in the butt when you want to change stuff. The bending takes a bit of practice but you'd get the hang of it on a few bends, it's not bad. I've built 10 water cooled pcs and this time, just wanted something nice and easy, the predator fit the bill. I do have to say, the quick connectors are great for removing your gear without having to drain everything. When I do my next loop, I'm going to be using something similar for sure!

Yea I agree I actually have a quick connector for when I drain my system at the bottom of the loop so all I have to do is attach the female connection and boom. Love it

So if I want to do let's say a good PETG loop, what kind of EK fittings what size and what tools would I need? Do they sell a kit that includes everything for bends etc?
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Yea I agree I actually have a quick connector for when I drain my system at the bottom of the loop so all I have to do is attach the female connection and boom. Love it

So if I want to do let's say a good PETG loop, what kind of EK fittings what size and what tools would I need? Do they sell a kit that includes everything for bends etc?

Ya, you can buy entire kits that have everything you need to do the bends etc. They are not that expensive. it's nice to make your own jigs. Get some plywood and some of the tube angle bends and it makes it pretty easy to work with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phBZmQ_HBe0

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/22335/too-130/Monsoon_Hardline_Pro_Full_Bending_Kit_-_12_x_58_16mm.html Each company makes a similar kit for their tubing. the mandrels are awesome. Use a piece of plywood and screw the mandrel down for a super easy perfect bend. You'll have to hand bomb the bends that are not square though. It's just trial and error.
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