If you're looking to get into custom water cooling, but every time that you were about to indulge in some expensive new hardware you chickened out only because it's too difficult to choose and match all the parts you actually need, a pre-picked kit may just be ideal for you. Today, EKWB updated its L-Series liquid cooling kits, which come with all the hardware you need to build a simple but powerful loop to cool your processor.
The kits will come in three variants, but the only difference between them are the size of the radiator and the number of fans. The smallest kit comes with a 120 mm radiator and a single fan, the middle kit with a 240 mm radiator and two fans, and the biggest comes with a 360 mm radiator and three fans. The radiators come from the sleek CoolStream-PE series, and the fans are EK-Vardar F3-120 fans, which can spin at speeds of up to 1850 RPM.
The CPU block that comes included with the kits is the EK-Supremacy MX UNI, which is the company's budget-oriented CPU block, though the only sacrifice it makes to reach a lower price point is aesthetics -- it performs just as well as EKWB's flagship part, the EK-Supremacy EVO.
Fluid will be pumped through the loop with the help of the EK-XRES 100 DDC MX 3.1 PWM, which is a small reservoir and pump combo unit. Because it is PWM-controllable, you'll be able to adjust its speed easily by plugging it into a compatible fan header on your motherboard.
The kit also comes with neat-looking nickel-plated EK-ACF fittings, along with elegant matte black tubing. The bottle of included fluid is 100 ml of concentrate, which is good for making 1 liter of coolant.
The kits also come with all the Allen keys you need, a fan-splitter for the fans, and a 24-pin ATX jumper, which you can use to power up the pump in the loop without powering up the rest of your PC -- a necessity when filling the loop and testing it for leaks.
All things considered, the kit is a solid selection of parts that together make one of the most universally compatible kits available. Heck, if it fulfills your wishes for a loop, it may be easier to just grab one of these, add a GPU block and two fittings, and call it a day.
Pricing for the 120 mm variant sits at $276.92, while the 240 mm version costs $293.87, and the biggest 360 mm kit can be yours for $316.48. These are steep prices, but remember, they aren't cheap closed loop liquid coolers -- this is the real deal. You can purchase them at EKWB's webshop.