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EK-KIT X360 vs EK-XLC Predator 360 w/ Fractal Design Define S Case.

Poll Results: Which kit do you recommend?

 
  • 50% (2)
    EK-KIT X360
  • 25% (1)
    EK-XLC Predator 360
  • 25% (1)
    other (please specify)
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Hello fellow computer aficionados,


I'm planning to order a X99 system next week with a 5960x and I'm trying to decide which water cooling kit to go with.

I plan to only have the CPU and Fury X under water with the possibility of adding another GPU down the line.

Assuming both the CPU and GPU are heavily overclocked, would the Predator 360 be sufficient?

A 360mm + 240mm setup with EK-KIT also seems pretty tempting and it seems like the Define S would accommodate it particularly well.
I should mention that I don't really care much about the looks, I just want performance/quality.

I'm open to other kits if they are a better bundle of course.


Your input would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
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post #2 of 3
I say just buy all the parts you will need and do a custom loop.
post #3 of 3
Anytime your going to be "adding something down the line" imo i would do a full custom loop. Although you can add a GPU to the Predator it still doesn't give you the full expandability of a custom loop, i.e. change the pump, add a rad easily, etc. You said looks don't matter but if your going to spend the money on a Predator that is pretty bland in looks why not go for a custom loop where you can make it look really cool?

I like the Predator and if I was going to get an "AIO" type water cooler I would go with it, but I'm still not sure how it fits into the grand scheme of the water cooling world...
 
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