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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

Thanks for your quick reply thumb.gif

I plan on using the EK PE 240 in the top of the case where my H110i GT is right now, which has a 280 rad. So, i kind of need two 120mm fans anyway.
I noticed that the kit comes with two EK-Vardar F3-120's so that makes the kit definitely cheaper compared to buying separate parts.

The question was more like: "Is this a good kit to start with?" Performance/quality? Can i just add another (240 or 360) radiator and a GPU-block later, or do i need to upgrade the pump first for example?

Its a great starting kit and the pump will handle most basic loops, I have that exact same pump and I have 2 240mm rads, Supremacy evo block and a gpu block. To upgrade the loop you'll just need whatever block/rad and more fittings.
post #14292 of 21157
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Originally Posted by rck1984 View Post

Thanks for your quick reply thumb.gif

I plan on using the EK PE 240 in the top of the case where my H110i GT is right now, which has a 280 rad. So, i kind of need two 120mm fans anyway.
I noticed that the kit comes with two EK-Vardar F3-120's so that makes the kit definitely cheaper compared to buying separate parts.

The question was more like: "Is this a good kit to start with?" Performance/quality? Can i just add another (240 or 360) radiator and a GPU-block later, or do i need to upgrade the pump first for example?

I started my water cooling adventures with that kit.
Although a 240 will be enough for a CPU. If you want to add a GPU to the loop you will need a bit more rad space. Rule of thumb 120mm per component plus an extra 120mm for overhead.
But either way, it's a great kit, comes with everything you need to get you started. A manual for installation aswel! thumb.gif
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post #14293 of 21157
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Originally Posted by KaffieneKing View Post

Its a great starting kit and the pump will handle most basic loops, I have that exact same pump and I have 2 240mm rads, Supremacy evo block and a gpu block. To upgrade the loop you'll just need whatever block/rad and more fittings.

thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by Willius View Post

I started my water cooling adventures with that kit.
Although a 240 will be enough for a CPU. If you want to add a GPU to the loop you will need a bit more rad space. Rule of thumb 120mm per component plus an extra 120mm for overhead.
But either way, it's a great kit, comes with everything you need to get you started. A manual for installation aswel! thumb.gif

Yep, I am aware that i need more rad space when i want to add a GPU to the loop as well thumb.gif
Thinking of starting with a CPU loop now and adding another 240 or 360 radiator and a GPU block later, in some weeks/months. Gotta start somewhere right? smile.gif

One click away from ordering, gonna do a little more research and go for it i guess!
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post #14294 of 21157
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Originally Posted by KaffieneKing View Post

Its a great starting kit and the pump will handle most basic loops, I have that exact same pump and I have 2 240mm rads, Supremacy evo block and a gpu block. To upgrade the loop you'll just need whatever block/rad and more fittings.

thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by Willius View Post

I started my water cooling adventures with that kit.
Although a 240 will be enough for a CPU. If you want to add a GPU to the loop you will need a bit more rad space. Rule of thumb 120mm per component plus an extra 120mm for overhead.
But either way, it's a great kit, comes with everything you need to get you started. A manual for installation aswel! thumb.gif

Yep, I am aware that i need more rad space when i want to add a GPU to the loop as well thumb.gif
Thinking of starting with a CPU loop now and adding another 240 or 360 radiator and a GPU block later, in some weeks/months. Gotta start somewhere right? smile.gif

One click away from ordering, gonna do a little more research and go for it i guess!

Go for it your good, EK kits are the best.
 
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post #14295 of 21157
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Well here is an image I found with googler:

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 85

So yes I can see a difference in yours. Maybe it was lapped and then returned, but if you run your fingernail across it and it doesn't catch I don't think the scratches would be enough to worry about, the TIM should fill it in. You can always RMA it if your worried too much about it.

That's the point made me confused. On the picture the surface is very smooth, as it is on my M6I monoblock.

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Originally Posted by Jidonsu View Post

My brand new EK Thermosphere also looked like that. I assume the thermal compound will just fill the gaps anyways.

Yes, I know I modified one of the brackets, but it was obviously off the block when I did that.


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Originally Posted by Jidonsu View Post

I did a quick search. It seems to be fairly normal.




Maybe these are really a normal process marcs. But in my case it seemed that the marcs have been added after the plating.


Nevertheless I decided to RMA it, and get sealed one.
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post #14297 of 21157
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New EK-FC Terminals are now available! thumb.gif
Is the EK-FC Terminal Direct the same as the one that is included with the Intel SSD 750 water block?
post #14298 of 21157
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New EK-FC Terminals are now available! thumb.gif


But sadly . . . . . .


Still nothing about Signalkuppe . . . . . buttkick.gif
post #14299 of 21157
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Originally Posted by Origondoo View Post

That's the point made me confused. On the picture the surface is very smooth, as it is on my M6I monoblock.

Maybe these are really a normal process marcs. But in my case it seemed that the marcs have been added after the plating.


Nevertheless I decided to RMA it, and get sealed one.

You're probably going to get one that's identical. The photo you found is the stock photo on EK's site. It's either a trick of the light or just a sample they made for taking pictures. An EK rep has already said elsewhere that it's normal.

But if you end up getting one that has a mirror finish, awesome!
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Originally Posted by akira749 View Post

New EK-FC Terminals are now available! thumb.gif


But sadly . . . . . .


Still nothing about Signalkuppe . . . . . buttkick.gif
I agree, it is sad.
I'm at a crossroad now, need a good fan controller, but not wanting to fork out the big bucks for an Aquaero.
Our dollar is terrible now, so it would be the better part of half a grand (cad$) including the stupid bracket required from Case Labs.

Idk if the EK Signalkuppe would be much less expensive, but I bet it will be.rolleyes.gif
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