Sunday, July 2nd 2017

EK Water Blocks Intros RGB AM4 Monoblock for GIGABYTE X370 Motherboards

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is maintaining its market leadership by releasing a new AM4 socket based monoblock tailor made for GIGABYTE X370 motherboards. The EK-FB GA AX370 Gaming RGB Monoblock has an integrated 4-pin RGB LED strip which makes it compatible with GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, thus offering a full lighting customization experience. This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for several GIGABYTE AMD X370 Chipset AM4 socket based motherboards that support the latest generation of AMD Ryzen and 7th Generation A-series/Athlon processors.

Designed and engineered in cooperation with GIGABYTE, this monoblock uses award-winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools AMD AM4 socket type CPU, as well as the power regulation (MOSFET) module. Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing the enthusiasts with a great solution for high and stable overclocks. Like with every EK monoblock, EK-FB GA AX370 Gaming RGB features high flow design and this monoblock can be easily used with the system using a weaker water pump as well.
This AM4 socket based monoblock also comes with a new redesigned cold plate. The new design ensures that the monoblock has better mechanical contact with the IHS of AMD AM4 socket based processors, thus enabling better thermal transfer. The monoblock is equipped with a 4-pin RGB LED strip that connects to the motherboard's 4-pin LED header or it can be connected to any other 4-pin LED controller. The LED strip cover can easily be removed for adjusting the cable orientation or replacing the LED strip with a custom solution as well.

This monoblock is compatible with the following GIGABYTE motherboards:
  • GIGABYTE Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 (rev.1.0)
  • GIGABYTE Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K5 (rev.1.0)
  • GIGABYTE Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 (rev.1.0)
These water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. MSRP: 119.95€.
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7 Comments on EK Water Blocks Intros RGB AM4 Monoblock for GIGABYTE X370 Motherboards

#1
Chaitanya
The block looks quite normal, but RGB is still total nonsensical reason to raise price of the block.
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#2
Totally
Do monoblocks really bring in that much business? They can't be bothered to release the new predator that was supposed to be due months ago but seem to turn out a new monoblock every week.
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#3
dwade
I'm surprised people are actually watercooling Ryzen given its low overclock ceiling
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#4
bogami
To agree with other comments about unnecessary interference on a cooling side that is smaller than the processor cover. I get a feeling of poorer efficiency of the cooling surface. That often the surface of the junction is deformed, (I have relented on the other block), and in this way, it is more correct to correct this defect, but a larger hug of the surface is needed.
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#5
IAMDust3R
dwade said:
I'm surprised people are actually watercooling Ryzen given its low overclock ceiling
It could be good for longer lifetime because temperatures will be lower and also for silent cooling.
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#6
VSG
Totally said:
Do monoblocks really bring in that much business? They can't be bothered to release the new predator that was supposed to be due months ago but seem to turn out a new monoblock every week.
Different market segments, and monoblock designs involve a collaboration with the motherboard company as well so there's vested interest from both sides. The upcoming MLC has to be near perfect to get over the stigma of the leakage issues the Predator had, so they do need to take time to get this right. It's been in the works for months now.
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Aenra
bogami said:
To agree with other comments about unnecessary interference on a cooling side that is smaller than the processor cover. I get a feeling of poorer efficiency of the cooling surface. That often the surface of the junction is deformed, (I have relented on the other block), and in this way, it is more correct to correct this defect, but a larger hug of the surface is needed.
I could not understand you friend. I know English isn't your first language, but if you wouldn't mind rephrasing, i'd appreciate it. I'm interested in this, so i'd like to hear about any negatives.

As to the why, the K7 is the best 370 mobo one can get right now (even if you disagree, that's fine. TheStilt, Chew, among many others, agree). It's only downside currently is the regulators running a bit too hot; so.. there you go. Have no clue about the 5s, but i'd assume the same goes for them too, temps-wise.
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