Does anyone know more about these units? There is not many reviews out. I ask this because from the Guru3D review the EK Predator 280 takes a beating from the H110. Six degrees is an abyss. It is like jumping from featherweight to welterweight. But then again, I am not finding anything related to rpm. Then I think they tested the H110i with the fans at 12v and the Vardar's with PWM, since they say "TOTALLY silent". Or not? The way they did, it either sounds like a bias test (since they don't tell how they did it), or a bogus unit? In my view, they made the EK units look really bad.
I did not have time to read the whole article, but I checked the setup pages and the test pages and they don't seem to mention how the fans were run. Because if they ran all tests with the fans at 12v, why then the Predator would be a good purchase? Would not be better to buy the H110i GT and a couple Noctua Industrial? With 6ºC to spare you can set the H110i with PWM to silent, shed a couple of degrees in the process and still be ahead of the Predator and more or less with a silent unit.
Techpowerup does a review and mention "all fans at 100%", and the EK 280 gets 3ºC ahead of the NH-D15 in the heaviest load (AIDA FPU / 4.6GHz). This would apparently place an H110i GT a couple degrees ahead of the Predator (taking into consideration reviews of the H110i GT). Then again, the H110i GT does not look that shabby, especially if you don't mind to run the Noctuas with PWM in normal.
I am not getting it. Is that it? I imagined the copper radiator would give a good advantage. Not to mention it has a way thicker radiator than the H110.
Even though these cooler reviews are a mess in general.