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EKWB pimps Lian Li Lancool III with EK Quantum Surface X-Flow

Over the years KitGuru has produced a number of videos featuring cooling company EKWB where we review products such as the Classic RGB S360, chat to them at events like Computex 2019 and develop new hardware as we delid an Intel Core i9-12900K in a bid to improve its performance. Today we are diving deeper into EK-Quantum Surface radiators as we add another chapter to our review of the Lian li Lancool III.

Time Stamps

00:00 EK Quantum Surface
01:25 Dave explains …
02:55 Metric threads / EK Matrix 7
04:18 Dave’s opinion …
05:22 EK Crossflow
06:29 Ports – ins and outs / sectioning
08:17 Materials
09:12 Colours
11:04 Availability
11:54 Connections
13:12 Lian Li Lancool III build with 240 Crossflow
19:57 Thermal / Noise Testing
23:24 Leo ponders this video – beer time

I recently did an unboxing of some new EK-Quantum Surface radiators from EKWB where I got fairly excited about the heavy copper coolers with their sleek aluminium covers and clean, stylish lines.

Today we are hosting Dave Alcock from EKWB to cover a few questions raised by you, our audience, and also to work him like a mule as we revisit the Lian Li Lancool III and swap out the Noctua D15 for a custom cooling loop on the Ryzen 9 CPU. In the course of our conversation we mentioned a conversation with Joe Robey of EKWB where we were shown a fitting that is being developed that combines a push fit with a G1/4 thread. You can see that HERE.

We also talk about a new combo CPU block/pump/reservoir that EKWB is developing, and felt it might help to include some photos. As soon as this new Big Boi is available you can rest assured that I will be demanding both Intel and AMD samples from EKWB.

Lian Li Lancool III Testing

In the second part of the video we revisit the Lian Li Lancool III case and replace the Noctua D15 CPU cooler with an EKWB custom loop system on the AMD Ryzen 9 CPU.

Test System:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12 cores/24 threads)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 chromax-black
  • Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus
  • Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3600MHz
  • Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
  • Power supply: Phanteks Amp 1000 White Edition
  • SSD: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
  • OS: Windows 11

Custom Loop Cooling

  • Pump/Reservoir: EK XRes 140 Revo D5 PWM
  • CPU Block: EK Quantum Magnitude AM4 Nickel+Plexi
  • Radiator: EK Quantum Surface P240M X-Flow
  • Fans: 2x EK Vardar EVO 120ER
  • Fittings: EK Quantum Torque STC 10/13
  • Soft Tube: EK ZMT Matte Black
  • Coolant: Corsair CryoFuel Solid Azure Blue

Cooling Performance Overview

Installing the EKWB custom loop cooling system had little effect on CPU cooling, however it helped our graphics card to an extent we did not expect. Our working theory is that we helped airflow around the back of the graphics card when we removed the Noctua D15 and opened up the space in the main compartment.

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KitGuru says: We had great fun chatting to Dave Alcock of EKWB. If you enjoyed our video – or learned something useful – then we count that as a useful bonus.

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