EKWB has become synonymous with the PC custom watercooling enthusiasts. While known mainly for their waterblocks, they carry a full set of components that would enable one to do a complete EK only water loop. In fact, you can even do an EK only subzero cooling too but let’s not get too far off the topic here. As part of a quad size radiator test, EK sent along their Coolstream PE 480. Thanks a lot to Derick and Niko for providing the sample!
Let’s begin by taking a look at the specs courtesy the product page:
– Copper fins
– 90% copper tubing (H90)
– Brass chambers
– Aluminum housing
Dimensions: 520 x 130 x 38mm (L x W x H)
Liquid Capacity: ~235mL
FPI: 38 (19 split fin)
Port threads: 2x G1/4
Fan compatibility: any standard size 120x120x25mm fan; UNC 6-32 thread tapping
Pressure tested: 1bar(g)
– EK-CoolStream PE series radiator /w pre-installed G1/4 extenders
– flat-head UNC 6-32 screws (l=30mm)
– flat-head UNC 6-32 screws (l=5mm)
– When using fans other than standard 120x120x25mm size please use appropriately long screws!
– Use of the improperly long screws may result in piercing of the radiator core and irrepairable damage the product. Such misuse is not covered by product warranty!
|End of life||No|
|# of Fans||4|
The first thing that caught me eye here was the fin density of 38 FPI. Then I noticed in brackets that this is 19 split (splitter) fins. So is is 38 or 19? Let’s take a look at the radiator properly in the next page.