Monday, March 17th 2014

EK Introduces ASUS R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the full-cover water cooling solution for the ASUS engineered Direct CU II series AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card.

EK-FC R9-290X DCII 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 its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.
Base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper - depending on the variant) while the top is made of quality cast acrylic material or POM Acetal (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure. The cooling engine uses refined, 0.6 mm wide microchannel structure to even further improve the heat transfer while not sacrificing the famous low hydraulic restriction design.

Up to four EK-FC R9-290X DCII series water blocks can be interconnected using various methods (EK-FC Terminal, EK-HD Tube & Adapter System or EK-FC Bridge CSQ - depending on the water block variant) which allows for hassle-free piping job. The product is available in a three variants, an aesthetic retention backplate is also available:
Products are readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network.
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3 Comments on EK Introduces ASUS R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

Always respond quickly to the needs EK! But this time I'm not only blessed.
I noticed that the manufacturers due to cost-cutting brass started to use interface which is like crack during installation and not get spare not to speak what art is removed from the block when it burst! Here, regardless of the norms should not one to make sure that this will not happen. It is a poor solution to saving money when purchasing the basic raw materials as copper piece is already too thin before treatment. Of course, here the EK is not alone. Many manufacturers of blocks have also become more interested in profit !
Parts, it is not possible to buy. Of course, this would be only a short term solution.
Manufacturers Make blocks of a whole piece copper !
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I'm a bit tempted since the 290x DCII is the least expensive 290x going right now...
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Killcoils? Pt_Nuke?
Is it safe now to use them with EK's Nickel Plate?
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