EKWB are already world leaders in customized liquid cooling parts and have been dabbling on the earth of all-in-one coolers with their XLC Predator for a short time. Now they’ve refined that concept and put all that tech into their simply introduced EK-MLC Phoenix – it’s not your run-of-the-mill cooler.
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Sticking to what EK do greatest, this cooler isn’t a easy one-and-done bundle. You nonetheless have a variety of customisability with the Phoenix, lending nicely to customers who need the pliability and heat-minimising properties of a customized loop with out all the hassle. Radiators could be chopped and altered at will, and you may even cool your graphics card.
The Phoenix options compatibility with GPU blocks, so you actually can have your cake and eat it. EK record assist for all the newest technology graphics playing cards from each the pink and inexperienced groups, so no want to stress that they received’t be capable to customized cool that RX Vega 64 (it could be your best bet for custom cooling, in spite of everything). The GPU block connects instantly into the prevailing loop with EK’s Quick Disconnect Couplings, which appears like a refined model of the identical idea discovered on their XLC Predator 360 cooler.
Thanks to those Quick Disconnect Couplings, you’ll be able to add or take away parts as you fancy, and I’ve to confess I’m fairly a fan of that braided cable type. There are just a few stipulations, nonetheless…. Those backyard hosepipe disconnects have to be constructed to final, and never introduce any air into the system – plus, this chiller doesn’t come low-cost.
At €67 for the CPU block alone, and one other €170 for the 240mm radiator/pump module, and one other €125 minimal for the GPU (depending on the GPU itself) – this cooler actually comes at a premium.
The Phoenix isn’t skimping on the premium customized cooling parts for that value although, with a MX CPU cooler, Vardar EVO followers, SPC pump, and CoolStream radiator, this cooler is greater than able to chilling your toasty parts.
This isn’t the primary time we’ve seen an all-in-one loop that may add in additional parts – the AlphaCool Eisbaer includes a related design in spite of everything – however EKWB actually have a knack for type and performance with regards to retaining parts cool and quiet.
Your common gamer isn’t speeding out for a customized cooled rig, regardless of how a lot they could recognize how gorgeous they typically are. For fanatics who actually need to push their methods above and past, and want distinctive cooling to match, liquid cooling is their one cease store. If you don’t need to dive by the rigamarole of customized loops nonetheless – as a considerably inbetween product – the EK-MLC Phoenix may be the correct match for you.