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    EK Water Blocks issues product recalls due to leakages

    EK-XLC Predator 240 and 360 AiO liquid coolers need to be returned.
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    Re: EK Water Blocks issues product recalls due to leakages

    Your EK-XLC Predator will be replaced by our new Super PREDATOR series,wich uses flowing liquid interface.

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    Re: EK Water Blocks issues product recalls due to leakages

    Air for home PC's remains the safest method of cooling. I'll use my Noctua NC14 for as long as I can. Very happy customer.

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    Re: EK Water Blocks issues product recalls due to leakages

    Quote Originally Posted by zsde View Post
    Air for home PC's remains the safest method of cooling. I'll use my Noctua NC14 for as long as I can. Very happy customer.
    I felt like that too, but I'll be watercooling when I upgrade. Makes the system look better and the radiator is not really in the way it just replaces the fans elsewhere. For me it will be in the front

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    Re: EK Water Blocks issues product recalls due to leakages

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zsde View Post
    Air for home PC's remains the safest method of cooling. I'll use my Noctua NC14 for as long as I can. Very happy customer.
    I felt like that too, but I'll be watercooling when I upgrade. Makes the system look better and the radiator is not really in the way it just replaces the fans elsewhere. For me it will be in the front
    There's quite a few interesting articles out there on the pro's and con's - best (short) one I've seen is the one on YouTube titled "Should you Watercool your System? Is it worth it?". Interestingly enough one of the reasons I was thinking seriously about wet cooling for "build 2016" was that the top of the line air coolers are now pretty large, and a water cooler would theoretically give me more "elbow room". Downside though now seems to be that the EKWB and Swiftech have very deep radiators, so you end up with similar memory module clearance issues as you do with the dry cooling. Which makes me think that maybe I'd be better off handling the (mild) overclocks with a Noctua NH-D15. Okay, it's a big hunk o' metal, but it's reputedly quieter than an AIO water cooler, and obviously doesn't "suffer" from the potential for leakage. I've had damned good service from the NH-D14 that I got for "build 2010".

    Getting back to the article - good of EKWB to "do the right thing" and do a recall, rather than shrugging shoulders and pretend that it's an isolated problem.

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