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Hmm I just noticed that I got a cyclone in one of my reservoir since I removed my EK anti cyclone logo. One is fine but the other one is just cycloning like crazy. Pretty fast aswell, is there any other solutions then putting back the EK badge?

I'm using 2x EK 250ml reservoirs
post #19412 of 19732
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Ok I can do that ... and I know I can fit a 480 mm radiator in that case but how can I utilize my two 360s that I have?

When you say p5 I'm assuming you're talking about the Thermaltake case. I know I've seen pics of someone mounting rads on the back but I'm certain it requires modding the case. There's no real ventilation for them back there. Likely need to use some sort of standoff to allow air to move. This isn't particularly ideal.

As for using the predators, if you're thinking of using them as strictly radiators that won't really work. Maybe if you opened up the pump and removed the impellers.

My suggestion would be to sell the predators and begin working on a true custom loop. Get the 480mm radiator and do it right.

I suppose if you dropped down to the p3 and used one of your predator 360s that would probably work fine.

I started with a predator 240,expanding it a bit but eventually just built a custom loop. Allows for more flexibility when it comes to cases.
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When you say p5 I'm assuming you're talking about the Thermaltake case. I know I've seen pics of someone mounting rads on the back but I'm certain it requires modding the case. There's no real ventilation for them back there. Likely need to use some sort of standoff to allow air to move. This isn't particularly ideal.

As for using the predators, if you're thinking of using them as strictly radiators that won't really work. Maybe if you opened up the pump and removed the impellers.

My suggestion would be to sell the predators and begin working on a true custom loop. Get the 480mm radiator and do it right.

I suppose if you dropped down to the p3 and used one of your predator 360s that would probably work fine.

I started with a predator 240,expanding it a bit but eventually just built a custom loop. Allows for more flexibility when it comes to cases.

Ok good advice thanks. What you think I can sell them for now on the market or Craigslist?
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Ok good advice thanks. What you think I can sell them for now on the market or Craigslist?

Hard to say really. They've sort of got a rep to deal with.
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Really? I've always been impressed by them honestly
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Really? I've always been impressed by them honestly

I think said reputation has to deal with the fact that leaks seemed to be a regular problem in various areas. First revision was a bad oring from supplier so block leaked, then there were the issues with the block and micro fractures, then all the issues with the pump area (cracks, small leaks, and worst of all sometimes the area hoses went on would snap off).... Combined with five revisions of the product followed by being discontinued silently, then add the icing of the replacement having had it's date bumped twice now (was Q1, then Q2, and is now slated for a Q3 release). There is also the stigma of "if I do anything to it, warranty is gone" (even though it's incorrect regarding maintenance).

While I wouldn't doubt the actual amount that had problems would be fairly low, and those problems were taken care of by EK rather well (and quickly too), the reputation of the Predator is, sadly, one of "buyer beware, and do your research" because of these various things.
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post #19417 of 19732
So far - knock on wood - been running a Predator 240 in my ITX machine, and haven't had any issues at all. So, your mileage may vary on that.
post #19418 of 19732
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I think said reputation has to deal with the fact that leaks seemed to be a regular problem in various areas. First revision was a bad oring from supplier so block leaked, then there were the issues with the block and micro fractures, then all the issues with the pump area (cracks, small leaks, and worst of all sometimes the area hoses went on would snap off).... Combined with five revisions of the product followed by being discontinued silently, then add the icing of the replacement having had it's date bumped twice now (was Q1, then Q2, and is now slated for a Q3 release). There is also the stigma of "if I do anything to it, warranty is gone" (even though it's incorrect regarding maintenance).

While I wouldn't doubt the actual amount that had problems would be fairly low, and those problems were taken care of by EK rather well (and quickly too), the reputation of the Predator is, sadly, one of "buyer beware, and do your research" because of these various things.

Wow I had no idea about all the revisions. I was there for 1.1 and had mine replaced but that's it. I've been out of the game for a year now. I'm going to do a good inspection of both of my 360's now... I think it's just time for me to go full custom loop. Are the EK 480 rads still recommended ?
post #19419 of 19732

@akira749

So I'm looking at this block on the EK website preparing myself for the release of the Aorus block and I see that it's $150, but there is a $33 tax so it comes out to $183 for the block. Why is that? I'm in MA, USA so is that a sales tax for my state? Also there is only an option to preorder it, saying that it will start shipping on April 26th which was yesterday. Not sure if that's an error? Lastly, I'm not seeing the block on Performance-PCS or Frozen-CPU. How long after the blocks release do the U.S. retailers receive their batches to sell?

Once the Aorus block is released I want to be able to receive it in the fastest manner possible so I'm guessing that it would be quicker to get it shipped internationally directly from EK rather than waiting for the US retailers to receive them? Is that a possibly correct assumption? I know there are many other factors such as the chance of customs holding onto a package for a while.

Thanks for your patience dealing with all my questions. I appreciate you taking the time to answer them all.
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I think said reputation has to deal with the fact that leaks seemed to be a regular problem in various areas. First revision was a bad oring from supplier so block leaked, then there were the issues with the block and micro fractures, then all the issues with the pump area (cracks, small leaks, and worst of all sometimes the area hoses went on would snap off).... Combined with five revisions of the product followed by being discontinued silently, then add the icing of the replacement having had it's date bumped twice now (was Q1, then Q2, and is now slated for a Q3 release). There is also the stigma of "if I do anything to it, warranty is gone" (even though it's incorrect regarding maintenance).

While I wouldn't doubt the actual amount that had problems would be fairly low, and those problems were taken care of by EK rather well (and quickly too), the reputation of the Predator is, sadly, one of "buyer beware, and do your research" because of these various things.

Yeah, exactly what I meant. Ek has a great rep, the predator, not so much. Like a lot of others, I had no issue with my 1.0 nor my 1.1 I got with the first recall.

You could have zero issues with yours and probably won't have any but when it comes to selling it all it takes is a quick Google search from a potential buyer to throw a wrench into things.

Probably the main reason I'll just hold on to mine. I could probably get a few bucks out of it but I think I'd rather keep it. Could come in handy.

FYI. I'm not still using mine for any reasons like leaking or fear of it leaking. I simply got the bug to go full custom loop. I had already added a gpu block (Bitspower) and external res and was considering adding another rad, maybe a second pump. Just decided to go all out!

Also I thought by holding on to it, if I decide to sell my 980ti I could assemble the predator on the card with the Bitspower block as sort of an AIO cooled gpu. Might look like an attractive deal, seeing as its expandable and all. I ran the 980ti oc'd to 1500 and a 4790k @ 4.4 on the single 240 with more than acceptable temps.
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