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I have the 240 version, I'm waiting on some parts before I start building my PC. Just one quick question how do you control the fan speed? Is it done from your motherboard fan controller software (like Asus Fan Xpert)?
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I have the 240 version, I'm waiting on some parts before I start building my PC. Just one quick question how do you control the fan speed? Is it done from your motherboard fan controller software (like Asus Fan Xpert)?

It connects to the PMW cpu fan header for fan speed control. You could also plug into a fan controller.
post #983 of 7089
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I have the 240 version, I'm waiting on some parts before I start building my PC. Just one quick question how do you control the fan speed? Is it done from your motherboard fan controller software (like Asus Fan Xpert)?

that or you can also set the bios to control the fan based on temperature. I have mine set to increase speed as temperature increases. .
post #984 of 7089
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that or you can also set the bios to control the fan based on temperature. I have mine set to increase speed as temperature increases. .

How would I go about doing that? I usually don't mess around with the Bios. I have a Rampage V Extreme Motherboard.
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How would I go about doing that? I usually don't mess around with the Bios. I have a Rampage V Extreme Motherboard.

Fan control is usually under a section like PC Health or something. You have to have the fans plugged into the motherboard and then just set it to whatever you want.
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Just one quick question how do you control the fan speed?

The water in your loop is a small thermal reservoir. Input to regulate the radiator fanspeed should be the watertemp, not the CPU temp (unless you want an acoustic indication of CPU temp). Suggestion: Use AC Poweradjust 3 Ultra + a tempsensor + aquasuite.

As for the pump EK writes "It’s also PWM controlled, allowing for automatic pump speed regulation depending on your CPU temperature. Full performance on demand or whisper quiet operation in idle mode!" Fact is, once the flow become turbulent throughout the loop it's almost nothing to gain by increasing pump speed unless you are into impingement cooling (which you are not since the AIO kit has a 6W pump). Suggestion: Use PWM to set a fixed pumpspeed.
post #987 of 7089
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How would I go about doing that? I usually don't mess around with the Bios. I have a Rampage V Extreme Motherboard.

I think the predator is setup to accept 1 PWM signal (typically a CPU_FAN header) to control the fans and pump, it has a nifty powered pwm splitter built in. The path of least resistance is probably to plug into the CPU_FAN header and use BIOS settings to pick one of the predefined fan speed profiles. Asus boards usually have predefined modes for "silent", "normal" and "turbo". With this kit, I'd try the "silent" mode first. To enter the BIOS spam the 'delete' key while the system is booting up.
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post #988 of 7089
Get the EKWB 240/360 and go custom cooling with another radiator for the rest of your rig down the road. The 240 is made with great quality. The 360 is just sick. For me right now, I have the 240 and love it. It works great for me. And the radiator is COOPER! You can't go wrong with EK stuff.
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post #989 of 7089
Hi all,
Ok, so I have a Predator 240 from Ek on the way and am pretty excited as this is my first step to a custom loop.
I currently have a Maximus VI Formula, and I just ordered an EVGA 980 ti Hydro Copper.
I want to loop the motherboard and GPU to the Predator 240 which I know can be done since they all use G1/4" fittings.
But my question is, will the Predator 240 be able to expand to having both the motherboard and gpu in the loop without having to get another pump and reservoir?

link to the ekwb predator 240: https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-xlc-predator-240
link to the graphics card: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-499...
link to my motherboard: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA...

Im hoping that cooling the processor, motherboard and gpu will not require me to have to put additional reservoirs and pumps in the loop, but if i need to incorporate another pump or reservior will someone link me to a modest pump/res combo that will work in my loop? (preferably from ek)

Also, im looking at an evga power supply: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=220-P2-100...
to power the whole thing. Will the 1000w platinum be sufficient? If not can someone direct me to a better suited power supply?
It must be EVGA since my 980 ti classifieds came with the "up to %50 off select power supply" coupon

Also, all of this is going to be done in an NZXT s340 so space is definitely an issue.
Im looking for advice, tips, and any other knowlege concerning my particular setup.



Thanks for any and all help.
post #990 of 7089
I asked them the question and they said that the pump is strong enough for all of that and a reservoir.
Been a 240, your temps won't be amazing, and probably not much lower than on air but at least it should be quieter.
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