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water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:43:49 AM »
EK cpu cooling has what seems to be a quality liquid cpu cooling kit called the EK-MLC-Phoenix. Anyone have knowledge of their products?
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/aio/ek-mlc
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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »
EDIT...............
Another site felt the EVGA CLC280 cooling is as good for @ $110. Checking other websites...


EDIT...
HardOp review of the Reeven Naia 240... very favorable.
https://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/11/10/reeven_naia_240_allinone_liquid_cpu_cooler_review/1
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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 05:14:36 PM »
See TBG's liquid cooler shootout for more insights.

EK is a big name in custom cooling circles, but they haven't quite nailed the mass-market stuff yet, in my opinion.

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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 06:55:00 AM »
Would love to see a review comparison of the Reeven Naia 240, Alpha Cool Eisbaer 240, and the EK-MLC Phoenix (much more $)... more web wandering coming up... and if I'm going to hard-OC the new CPU (maybe yes), then a 360 AIO is better?

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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 07:54:59 AM »
TBG doesn't have any contacts at EK, but I chatted extensively with Alphacool earlier this year at CES. With that said, another cooler review is not in the works right now. Also, Alphacool really has to improve its presence in the US to get coverage on TBG. Right now, its very few Amazon listings are grouped in with another company called Alpha Cool that makes exercise towels. They need to sort that out!!!

I actually might reach out to them to offer them a bit of help...

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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 06:38:37 AM »
I've been considering the 'EK-Kit X360' (60mm thick radiator, 3x120 fans, D5 pump, reservoir, tubing) to cool the 9900K. But, I've heard different opinions at various sites whether that cpu water loop kit would fit on the top of the new version of the Phanteks Evolv X case. So, not sure what I want to do there. I don't want to have to return that to EK if it doesn't fit. There's another EK kit (think it's the P360) w/ a not so thick radiator, but the components are not at the level of the X360.

I'm wondering if just a plain, old AIO cpu cooler could handle a @ 5.0 Ghz OC of the 9900K. And so I'll now be reading reviews of the AIO's... Would be on a Z390 Asus Maximus 'Formula XI' MB, and an EVGA 2080ti (don't know which one to get... not available in quantity yet).
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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 07:41:10 AM »
A 60mm radiator is almost guaranteed NOT to fit. That's the kind of setup you'd need a super-tower for. The original Evolv barely had space for a 25mm radiator, so I highly doubt the changes made to improve compatibility with the Evolv X contemplated that type of custom loop.

And anyway, you don't need that type of power for a 9900K. Stick with a good 280mm or 360mm AIO and you should be fine. I really love the look and quiet operation of the Thermaltake Floe series.

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Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 04:57:52 PM »
Thanks, Ari.

I will check that one out.
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