Thursday, August 14th 2014

EK Launches GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Water Cooling Solution

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a a new Full Board water block kit for the latest GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC Force overclocking motherboard.

EK-FB KIT GA Z97X-SOC Force full-board water block kit is a complete liquid cooling solution for GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. The water blocks directly cools Intel Z97 Express southbridge (PCH) and power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module. The two-piece set of water blocks feature high flow design that can be easily used with systems using weaker water pumps.

Base of the waterblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of either quality Acrylic glass or POM Acetal (depending on the variant).

Installation itself is as straight-forward as possible and the pre-installed screw-in standoffs allow for easy and failure-proof installation.

Enclosed:
  • 2x water blocks (MOSFET & SB)
  • mounting mechanism
  • thermal pads
EK-FB KIT GA Z97-SOC Force comes in two variants and is readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network:
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5 Comments on EK Launches GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Water Cooling Solution

#1
Dj-ElectriC
Leave the 4W sata/usb controller block out of it and it seems like a great solution
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#2
Jorge
by: Dj-ElectriC
Leave the 4W sata/usb controller block out of it and it seems like a great solution
Yup, looks great until it leaks, then not so much.
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#4
MikeMurphy
Maybe as a result of the optional increased amperage to the USB ports for charging devices.

Or, a marketing ploy.
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#5
buildzoid
by: johnnyfiive
I get the MOSFET block, but not the SB block. These newer chipsets don't exactly warrant a cooling solution on the SB. Now, back in the LGA 1156 days, it made more sense.

:p
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/johnnyfiive-i5_alive.113532/
MOSFET Cooling on 1150 is pointless since the CPUs never need more than 160A of current which spread over 8 phases is nothing
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