Thursday, May 8th 2014

EK Introduces ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition AIO Water Cooling Solution

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce company's second complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution, this time for ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition, a X79 Express based 4th generation Intel Core i7 LGA-2011 socket motherboard.

EK-FB ASUS R4BE Monoblock water block is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel LGA-2011 socket Ivy Bridge-E CPU and ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard.

This water block uses award winning EK-Supremacy cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. The water blocks directly cools Intel LGA-2011 socket type CPU, Intel X79 Express southbridge (PCH) and power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module as water flows directly over all critical areas. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with systems using weaker water pumps.

"After success with the EK-FB ASUS M6I, our first AIO water block for mITX form factor motherboard, we decided to try this approach on a full ATX size motherboard," said Niko Tivadar, EK-FB ASUS R4BE Monoblock main designer and Product Manager of EKWB. "ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition motherboard was an obvious choice. R4BE Monoblock provides sleek design with only two in- and out- water ports which greatly improves the functionality and reliability of the unit by removing the need to connect three separate water blocks with akward 90° elbow fitting adapters."

Base of the water block is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic glass material (depending on the variant). This water block kit is available in four visually different versions and is readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network:
Enclosed:
  • EK-FB ASUS R4BE Monoblock series water block
  • mounting mechanism
  • thermal grease Gelid GC-Extreme (1.5g)
  • thermal pads
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9 Comments on EK Introduces ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition AIO Water Cooling Solution

#2
Gunslinger.
Nice concept, but it kind of sucks to lose that nice I/O cover plate built in to the stock cooling.
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Gunslinger.
Nice concept, but it kind of sucks to lose that nice I/O cover plate built in to the stock cooling.
I agree 100%. I guess the nickel one would look OK, but if you want all-black, those silver I/O towers stick out like a sore thumb, and they don't with the stock VRM cooler. The simplified tubing runs, however...bloody awesome.
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#4
GhostRyder
Wow that black one does not look bad with the system, I would love to build a machine with one of those blocks cooling everything. Sadly im still waiting on the X99 so ill have to wait for the next version :P
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#5
Patriot
by: GhostRyder
Wow that black one does not look bad with the system, I would love to build a machine with one of those blocks cooling everything. Sadly im still waiting on the X99 so ill have to wait for the next version :p
Yup... It is a sexy board but HW-E is just around the bend...
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#6
radrok
by: cadaveca
I agree 100%. I guess the nickel one would look OK, but if you want all-black, those silver I/O towers stick out like a sore thumb, and they don't with the stock VRM cooler. The simplified tubing runs, however...bloody awesome.
I had nightmares when I routed tubing on my X79 R4E, I have 4 inlet and 4 outlets near the socket area, bloody messy.

This could solve so many issues.
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#7
kroks
maybe you can remove the heatpipe and keep the i/o cover
worst case scenario you cut it off
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#8
Arjai
I like it. Unfortunately I don't have a Rampage board for it, or the money. Oh well, a boy can dream, no?

:)
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#9
radrok
by: kroks
maybe you can remove the heatpipe and keep the i/o cover
worst case scenario you cut it off
I always keep my motherboards original heatsinks in pristine conditions, you never know if you'll need them to slap them back in place for warranty.

It is best to never touch them imo.
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