Tuesday, December 11th 2012

EKWB Intros New GeForce GTX 680 Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear provider, is excited to present the EK-FC680 GTX SOC, a new Full Cover (FC) water block for Gigabyte's premium SuperOverclock (GV-N680SO-2GD) edition graphic card.

EK-FC680 GTX SOC is a high performance full-cover water block for engineered specifically for GIGABYTE design GeForce GTX 680 Super OverClock (SOC) series graphics cards. Please check our Cooling Configurator online compatibility system for detailed compatibility list. This water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC680 GTX SOC water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.


Base is made of nickel plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal material. The sealing is performed by quality rubber washers. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe, painless installation procedure. Block is mounted with enclosed M3x4 DIN7985 screws and plastic washers.

EK also encloses two-slot I/O bracket which replaces the original three-slot, in order to make installation of mutliple graphics cards easier.

Up to four EK-FC680 GTX SOC series water blocks can be interconnected with EK-FC Bridge & Link system. Additionally this water block lines up with EK-FC680 GTX(+) as well as EK-FC680 GTX FTW series water blocks thus even further expanding users choice of graphics cards. The correct connection link for this water block is already enclosed with the product.

Enclosed:
- EK-FC680 GTX SOC series water block
- EK-FC Link
- 2-slot I/O bracket
- mounting mechanism with screw-in brass standoffs
- thermal pads

Made in Slovenia - Europe!

The EK-FC680 GTX SOC - Acetal+Nickel water blocks are readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and our Partner Reseller Network.
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14 Comments on EKWB Intros New GeForce GTX 680 Water Block

#1
INSTG8R
Gosh I really wish they would drop that circles theme it really is ugly. The amount of time taken to machine those is just so wasteful...Only saving grace is it's face down in your case so you don't have to look at it....
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
Agree, EKWB needs to listen to the community and stop this circlenanigans
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#3
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I have to agree. Besides the circles though it does look like a nice water block:)
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#4
Totally
I don't mind them but do agree that they're a waste of machining/manufacturing time
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#5
blibba
Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
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#6
NdMk2o1o
by: blibba
Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
Why's that? NV aren't going to be coming out with a new series until way into 2013
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#7
blibba
by: NdMk2o1o
Why's that? NV aren't going to be coming out with a new series until way into 2013
Sure, but most enthusiasts who were ever going to buy a 680 have already done so.
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#8
INSTG8R
by: blibba
Bit late to be putting out new 680 products isn't it?
Well this one is for a specific 680 so of course when they do decide to do a non-reference block they kinda have to decide which "special" one it's going to be not just put into production a new block for the first "OC" card that's out of the gate. Considering the wacky cooler Gigabyte chose for their "Premier" 680 I'm would say it's an improvement...
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blibba
by: INSTG8R
Well this one is for a specific 680 so of course when they do decide to do a non-reference block they kinda have to decide which "special" one it's going to be not just put into production a new block for the first "OC" card that's out of the gate. Considering the wacky cooler Gigabyte chose for their "Premier" 680 I'm would say it's an improvement...
The cooler might be pants but it's also very expensive. If you're planning to bin it, I'd have thought you'd be better off with some other card.
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INSTG8R
by: blibba
The cooler might be pants but it's also very expensive. If you're planning to bin it, I'd have thought you'd be better off with some other card.
Good point. But they really went all out on the card hardware and component wise. I don't know that anyone has gone that far. It is a shame they went "Colorful" on the cooler. EK is at least offering a great alternative.
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#11
DarkOCean
What's wrong with the circles? i think they are okay.:p
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#12
XNine
CaseLabs Rep
Actually, I was a bit hesitant about the circle design myself. They actually look way better in person than they do in photography.
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#13
INSTG8R
It's just as an aesthetic they aren't that appealing. As a CNC Machinist I KNOW the amount of programming and machine time it takes to do something like that. Just seems like a waste for something that isn't even cool or stylish. I mean if your gonna mill something into the surface I dunno how about some cool flames? Would take the same amount of time.
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