EK-Quantum Surface S360 Radiator Review – Class Leader! – Tech Tribune France

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Introduction

EK Water Blocks, or simply EKWB or EK, is arguably the best known of several companies dedicated to the DIY PC water cooling market. It’s been around for over 15 years and has seen the rise and fall of many other brands along the way while branching out into other market segments including the professional server space, pre-built systems and even B2B work with co-branded motherboards and GPUs. plus other partners outside of the PC space entirely – think cooling for self-driving cars, for example. I’ve also seen the EK team change a lot over the years, with many projects not coming to fruition and others even arriving as a pleasant surprise for you. The company’s design language has also evolved continuously since I started looking at DIY water cooling components, but there was one thing missing here. Until today, there were no reviews for EK Heatsinks on TechPowerUp! Surely it’s time to rectify that?

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EK’s previous line of radiators was called EK-Coolstream and was available in SE, PE and XE series for slim, performance and Xtreme. I’d covered all three in their larger sizes elsewhere, and I was the only one testing EK’s short-lived venture into the 180mm fan and radiator segment as well. The 140mm fan sizes had a separate Coolstream CE line, but that’s beyond the scope of this article. The Coolstream SE was the weakest link in the chain, offering little of interest other than the square frame which has since inspired a few other designs, although I will say the company had done some quiet revisions with supposed performance improvements in road course. . I was going to review one a few years ago when word got out that a whole new line of radiators was in the works. This was before COVID-19 destroyed all plans and the supply chain decided to force a postponement until mid-2022. I have several EK radiator reviews to come, but it seemed appropriate that we start with the brand new EK-Quantum Surface S360, in addition to the thicker EK-Quantum Surface X360M review published at the same time, and we thank EKWB d for providing TechPowerUp with a sample review!

Features

EK-Quantum Surface S360 Radiator
Color: Black or white frame with silver end caps, all-black versions planned
Material: Copper fins, brass tubes/tank/fittings, steel side plates, aluminum cover plates
Radiator size: 3x 120mm
Dimensions: 405 (L) x 130 (W) x 30 (H) mm
Fan compatibility: 120mm square frame
Fin type: Copper with paint coat, 20 FPI serpentine and non-louver type fins
Ports: 2, G1/4″ BSP thread
Screw type: M4 thread
Guarantee: Two years

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