EK are a frontrunner in the watercooling scene, manufacturing attractive yet functional products that are in use by many across the globe. EK’s latest line, CSQ, is a fusion of sharp edges and rounded curves, designed to fit stealthily into any system without compromising the aesthetics of any particular component – yet standing out by itself all the same.
Today I’m working with EK’s H30 HFX 360, a complete water cooling kit that provides their latest and greatest CPU block, the Supremacy, with a full 64mm thick 360mm radiator. Also provided in the kit are all the required fittings, a pump, a reservoir, tubing and all mounting hardware. We’re very excited to test this kit, and we hope you are too. Keep reading as we unbox, install, and test the performance of EK’s kit, along with my own personal feelings towards the end.
EK-BAY DCP 2.2 Combo Reservoir is a compact, easy to use water pump/reservoir combo unit. Reservoir is made of quality POM Acetal, covered by a 5mm thick acrylic glass. The reservoir has build in port for installation of EK-DCP 2.2 water pump, the mounting mechanism is included. Reservoir features G3/8 threaded filling port, an appropriate plug is enclosed. This reservoir also features anti-vibration rubber mounting system which effectively silents your computer. Reservoir fits in majority of computer chassis and occupies two 5.25″ drive bay slots. No boring or sawing is necessary. This reservoir is fully air- and waterproof once closed with the enclosed plugs therefore no water can evaporate.
We are slowly getting into DIY watercooling kits and thanks to EK we have our first real kit. Watercooling can be a little intimidating at first, but over the next few weeks we will be showing you that it is not that hard at all. The H3O 360 HFX Kit from EK has everything you need to get watercooling up in running in your system. The kits from EK are perfect for the beginner as they include everything you need to get started. Read on as we open up this kit, see what all is inside and give you an overview of the main components.
Water Cooling is awesome. There’s no doubt about it. Traditionally, it performs better than air cooling, it’s quieter, and looks amazing. But, it’s also expensive, can be complicated, and to the uninitiated, looks risky. So, what if you want the benefits of water cooling, whilst eliminating…well, every one of those drawbacks? Enter the self-contained water cooling unit.
The Thermaltake WATER 2.0 Performer and Pro are made by Asetek. They are both equipped with 120mm radiators, allowing effective mounting almost anywhere in a chassis that has 120mm fan mounting locations. Thermaltake provide you with two 120mm fans so that you’re able to do a push/pull set up, which is most welcome and much appreciated.
All-in-one watercooling systems are becoming quite common. We’ve seen them in many of the custom systems we have reviewed and many now you can get them from quite a few different companies. Thermaltake is calling their AIO systems Water 2.0 and today we are getting a first look at their entry system (Performer) and their mid-range system (Pro). Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.
When I first heard that ASRock was coming out with a motherboard specifically made for overclockers I was excited, then I saw the color scheme they were using for the board and I was really excited! The black and yellow Z77 OC Formula Intel Z77 Motherboard features built-in watercooling, an 8 layer PCB, all digital power design, premium alloy chokes and much more. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
This year at CES CyberPower PC had a really awesome system to show us, the Fang III Black Mamba. This system not only boasts an Intel Core i7-3960X CPU and X79 Chipset with quad channel memory it includes Advance Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit with an all new 480mm radiator. The coolest thing about this system is that it is actually 2 systems in one. So you have a full ATX system on the bottom and a Mini-ITX system up that runs Windows Home Server. Read on learn more about this system and what else CyberPower PC was showing at CES this year.
A little while ago we reviewed the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler. Well now Antec is back with the Kuhler H20 920, which they say performs even better! Just like the 620 the 920 is an all-in-one cooling system that is simple to install and get setup. Read on as we unbox the Kuhler H20 920 and see what all it comes with!
There are so many coolers out there, but they are all different types. They range from tower coolers to low profile to water cooling. Over the past few years we have seen a lot of different coolers and designs, but the ones that have been used most frequently are the AIO (all-in-one) water coolers, where everything is included into a closed loop while giving you the benefits of water cooling along with being affordable and easy to setup. Today we will be taking a look at the Antec Kuhler H2O 62O, which is a closed loop water cooling system which is produced by Asetek which is also the maker of the Corsair AIO water cooling systems. Let’s take a look…
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