EK’s Flagship AIO Now Also in a 280 Version
EK®, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding its All-In-One portfolio with the new EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB. Compared to the EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, this one comes with four fans instead of just two, making it ideal for users who prefer their fans in a push-pull setup for improved performance. The Elite version of EK-AIO also boasts a more sophisticated design thanks to the glossy Black Nickel finish of the pump cover.
EK-AIO 280 D-RGB vs. EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB
|Feature||EK-AIO 280 D-RGB||EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB|
|Intel and AMD Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|RGB LED Type||D-RGB 5V (aRGB)||D-RGB 5V (aRGB)|
|Number of EK-Vardar Fans||2||4|
|Pump Speed Range||450 – 2600 RPM ± 10%||1000-3300 RPM ± 10%|
|Pump Cover||Frosted ABS||Black Nickel|
The EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB with the 280mm radiator, just like the initial EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, is ready to provide ample cooling power even for the toughest processors on the market. Whether you are into heavy overclocking or wish to have a silent PC, the 280mm radiator can provide both simultaneously. An AIO of this size needs an ATX-sized case that is ready to fit the 280mm slim radiator and four EK-Vardar fans.
The robust SPC-style pump is upgraded for higher RPMs. It ensures sufficient coolant flow through a dense copper fin structure, delivering optimal performance compared to its class of AIO products currently on the market. A sizeable pump housing indicates the quality of the pump that promises durability alongside smooth and quiet operation. The glossy Black Nickel cover of the pump unit boasts an elegant look with the subtle hint of D-RGB effects showing through the EK badge.
The included addressable D-RGB Vardar fans are high-static pressure cooling fans, designed and built primarily for radiator use in liquid cooling systems. The perfectly balanced, opaque, 7-blade rotor design is optimized for light dispersion and high-pressure operation while maintaining a low noise profile throughout the fan’s whole operational range. There is a total of 9 addressable D-RGB LEDs under the motor hub, ensuring perfect light diffusion, even in broad daylight.
The EK-AIO Elite comes with four Vardar fans, which can be utilized to create a push-pull configuration or, if there isn’t enough space, better airflow when two fans are mounted on the chassis.
To help manage the cables of the EK-Vardar fans, the EK-AIO Elit unit comes with an EK-Hub, offering multi-connection with up to seven sets of addressable RGB and PWM headers. The EK-Hub will help you neatly organize the Push-Pull fan configuration.
A high-grade 27mm-thick aluminum radiator makes this EK-AIO compatible with most of the popular cases. The stylish black radiator, while being slim, is being efficiently utilized since its core has almost the same thickness as its outer body.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB is designed in Slovenia, Europe, and made in China. It is available for pre-order directly through the EK Online Store with an estimated shipping date in mid-May, 2021. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.
|EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB||189.90€||Pre-Order Now!|