EK Waterblock L 360 Kit Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by leeghoofd @ 2013-05-10

During the last years, many cooling vendors included all in one liquid cooling solutions into their lineups. While being very popular,  thanks to the good cooling performance, plus requiring zero maintenance and their ease of installation, the 120mm models had a major drawback. The noise generated was either at a disturbing level when the end user required maximum cooling. Or the cooling performance would get a significant performance hit, when the fan speeds were lowered. The larger 240mm models coped far better with modern processors. Thanks to the larger dissipation area the 240 versions allowed them to operate at a far more acceptable noise level. With the new breed 140 or 280mm AIOs the gap is closed again with the full blown do-it-yourself watercooled kits. Today we review a true watercooling kit, in it's purest form: the Slovenian EK waterblocks LT 360.

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Pump/Reservoir and Radiator

Installing a custom watercooling usually requires a lot of measuring and in worst case scenario modifying your case to neatly install the radiator, pump and reservoir.

Most modern mainstream enclosures are ready for most 240 rads. If you want to install a 360 radiator, you have two options: either install the radiator on the outside of the case (optional) or opt straight for a full tower casing.

In the L 360 package we find the EK-CoolStream RAD XT 360, optimised for maximum heat dissipation even when running low Fan speeds.

  • Material: Copper fins and Brass chambers
  • Dimensions: (LxWxH): 398x123x47mm
  • Threads: G1/4"
  • Weight: 1350g
  • Liquid capacity: approx. 310 ml





Where to install the pump unit and the reservoir is another thing. Depending on the case size it can well be that a hard drive cage has to be sacrificed for optimal placement. Now this is where these L kits excel: the pump unit and reservoir are a combined unit. While previous versions were labelled as noisy, this new EK-DCP 2.2 X-RES incl. pump remains pretty acceptable in the noise department. Due to it's tiny dimensions it can even be installed in cramped environments.

  • Combined pump + reservoir
  • 400L / hour
  • Acetal and POM Acetal for the reservoir
  • Dimensions (LxHxD): 60x105x60mm
  • Threads: G1/4"
  • Anti-vibration mounting





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