We’ve already written about the EKWB Predator all-in-one cooling systems, but one thing we’ve been wondering for a long time is why the 240 mm variant didn’t come with the quick-disconnect fittings to make it expandable. The 360 mm unit does, so you can add a GPU to the loop, but the radiator in the 240 mm unit offers enough cooling power for both a CPU and GPU as well, and not everybody has space for the large 360 mm unit. It seems that EKWB has been listening to the community; at last, the company announced a 240 mm variant with CPC quick-disconnect fittings.
The idea behind EKWB’s Predator lineup is creating an expandable liquid cooling system wherein you don’t need to mess with any fluid. They are built using mostly off-the-shelf EKWB parts, which means that not only do you get the EKWB level of quality, you can also disassemble them and turn them into true custom loops if you ever decide to. This is thanks to the use of G1/4” threading.
In addition to making the 240 mm unit expandable, EKWB will from here on out also be shipping revision 1.1 of the Predator design. The change for this revision is the mounting system on the Supremacy MX CPU blocks, which now includes the gear you need to mount it on an LGA2011-3 CPU socket.
Next to quick-disconnect fittings, the expandable Predator AIOs also come with a so-called Hovercore, which separates the radiator from the chassis to reduce vibrations, as well as a radiator based on the CoolStream design, a 6W DDC pump that is powerful enough for most loops, and an integrated PWM fan splitter hub.
Pricing for the 240 mm variant with quick-disconnect fittings sits at $219.97, which is a mere $20 more than the version without the quick disconnects. Adding GPU blocks costs the price of the block plus $29.99 for the added parts.