EKWB Releases New Closed-Loop EK-AIO Cooling Systems w/RGBby Anton Shilov on January 30, 2020 4:00 PM EST
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Historically, EKWB has been best known for its custom, open-loop liquid cooling systems designed for experienced enthusiasts. But as closed-loop factory-assembled cooling systems are increasingly popular among many DIYers, EKWB has also previously branched out into its modular EK-MLC Phoenix coolers, which combine ease-of-assembly and ability to customize them. Now, to cater to even more mainstream audience that tends to use prêt-à-porter coolers, EKWB is unveiling a new lineup of all-in-one coolers, the EK-AIO family.
EKWB’s EK-AIO lineup of liquid coolers that require no assembly or maintenance consists of three models: the EK-AIO 120 D-RGB, EK-AIO 240 D-RGB, and EK-AIO 360 D-RGB. The cooling systems use a water block featuring an SPC- style pump as well as a copper cold plate. As the names of the coolers suggest, the devices come with either a 120-mm radiator with one EK Vardar fan, a 240-mm radiator with two fans, or as a 360-mm radiator with three fans. The radiators have 12 channels to maximize cooling efficiency and are 28 mm thick to be compatible with the vast majority of modern PC cases.
In line with modern trends, EKWB’s EK-AIO family of coolers are lit with addressable RGB LEDs that can be controlled using software from leading motherboards makers. The LEDs are located inside the water block and under the motor hub of fans creating rather interesting effects.
As far as compatibility is concerned, EKWB’s EK-AIO come with mounting kits supporting modern AMD’s AM4 and similar sockets (so, no sTR4) and Intel’s LGA1155 as well as LGA2066.
EKWB’s closed-loop EK-AIO 120 D-RGB, EK-AIO 240 D-RGB, and EK-AIO 360 D-RGB coolers will be available starting February 28. The cheapest model with a 120-mm radiator is priced at €74.9, the mid-range SKU costs €124.9, whereas the highest-end flavor with a 360-mm radiator and three fans carries an MSRP of €149.9. All units are covered with a five-year warranty.
|Specifications of EKWB's EK-AIO D-RGB Cooling Systems|
|Fan (single)||Speed (RPM)||600 - 2,500 ± 10% RPM|
|Airflow (CFM)||up to 89 CFM|
|Static Pressure (mm-H2O)||up to 4.3 mm-H2O|
|Noise (dBA)||up to 38.4|
|MTBF (hrs)||? @ unknown oC|
|Connector||4-pin PWM connector|
|Pump||Speed (RPM)||450 – 2,600 ± 300 RPM|
|Life Expectancy||? @ unknown oC|
|Tubing Length||300 mm|
|Compatibility||AMD||AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM2+, FM1|
|Intel||LGA 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066|
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shabby - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - linkNeed more specs on them rgbs, lumens, colour accuracy, wattage, come on come on people!
Araemo - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - linkThe lack of a 280mm is a bit sad. many cases have room for a 280 but not a 360. And a 280mm is a significant upgrade in cooling performance compared to a 240mm of the same design/thickness.
280x140mm radiator: 39,000mm^2 of surface area
240x120mm radiator: 29,000mm^2
360x120mm radiator: 43,200mm^2
The 280 is much closer to the 360 than the 240, but many more cases can fit a 280 than a 360.
HeatKiller@666 - Monday, May 11, 2020 - linkEK says that they are preparing the 280 version. Should be launched in a month or so...So don't worry i think we'll get it, i'm also waiting for the 280 :)
firewrath9 - Friday, January 31, 2020 - linkSeems decent, stock fans are nice (Vardar RGB costs 25$, and rightly so imo), this whole thing ain't much more than the new Kraken X73, yet has better fans, and hopefully a copper rad.
still can't beat the alphacool eisbaer 280 at 115$ tho
oRAirwolf - Friday, January 31, 2020 - linkAm I the only person who has a case that supports 420 mm radiators? I am pretty happy with my Alphacool Eisbear 420, but I would love to see some other options on the market.
Operandi - Friday, January 31, 2020 - link2020... and we're still doing this RGB thing?
Destoya - Friday, January 31, 2020 - linkNo need to beat that particular dead horse whenever you see a product with RGB in it.
It adds almost nothing to manufacturing costs and you can turn it off if you don't want. People who buy stuff for RGB are effectively subsidizing the development cost of the product for you if you want to look at it that way.
It wasn't noted in the article but this is using an in-house designed pump, not the typical Asetek variety, which is quite unique for the segment. It will be interesting to see how it performs
motqalden - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkSure you can turn it off. You just need to install the crappy software that is flaky and full of insecurities.
Hxx - Monday, February 3, 2020 - linkits ARGB now!!
nighttop - Monday, March 14, 2022 - linkhttps://retro-bowl.io is, easily, one of the most downright enjoyable American football games of the last few years.....