Wednesday, July 5th 2017

EK Water Blocks Expands Fluid Gaming Portfolio

EK Water Blocks, the market leader in PC custom liquid cooling, is announcing the first expansion of its new brand created for PC gamers called EK Fluid Gaming. Bringing the best price/performance ratio imaginable, EK Fluid Gaming is already becoming a number one choice for many gamers who want to join the ultimate liquid cooling club in the world.

Following the release of EK Fluid Gaming kits, many of you have asked us about the availability of separate aluminum parts. You can rest assured, we are officially announcing the first expansion of the EK Fluid Gaming lineup today! And more will follow in the near future.
By a popular demand, we are going to release the radiator expansion packs at the end of July. EK-FG 240 Expansion Pack and EK-FG 360 Expansion Pack will bring additional radiators, fans, and fittings for those who want to expand their existing Fluid Gaming kit or want to start with more radiator space from the beginning (140mm series radiators are coming later this year). With the release of the radiator expansion packs, we are also going to offer colored coolants for separate purchase. This will bring even more customization options with every EK Fluid Gaming kit.

To make Fluid Gaming custom loops even more appealing, we are going to release aluminum angled fittings. This will enable you to do even more beautiful tube bends that are currently not possible. At the moment we do not plan to make hard tubing fittings with the Fluid Gaming lineup. Additionally, we are going to bring some of our most popular existing products to Fluid Gaming store, like EK-Vardar fans, vertical pump holder, fan splitters, filling bottle etc. The complete list of additional parts will be announced later this month. Yes, GPU water block from the Fluid Gaming A240G kit will be available for separate purchase at a later date! The same goes for all GPU water blocks for the upcoming AMD and NVIDIA (reference/FE) graphics cards.

As you might know, mixing copper and aluminum parts in the same loop is not recommended. Always use only one type (only copper or only aluminum) of metal in the same loop! Read more about aluminum vs. copper here.

One last thing for the end. In the near future, you are also going to be able to fully customize your EK Fluid Gaming kit! You will be able to choose the CPU or GPU (or both) water block, radiator size, the color of coolant, color of fittings and much more. Follow us on our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop.

EK Fluid Gaming kits are 100% designed and made in Slovenia, Europe and are already available for purchase directly through the EK webshop, exclusively through Newegg in the US, and Caseking.de and OCUK in Europe. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) excl. VAT are listed below.
  • EK Fluid Gaming A120 - USD $149.99
  • EK Fluid Gaming A240 - USD $159.99
  • EK Fluid Gaming A240G - USD $239.99
For more information, visit this page.
Add your own comment

10 Comments on EK Water Blocks Expands Fluid Gaming Portfolio

#1
RejZoR
In a way, it's nice to see product which is not Made in China (since pretty much everything is these days). Especially since it's originating from my own country where quality is highly regarded aspect of products in general. Just not sure what's the perception of our products outside of our country.
Posted on Reply
#2
bogami
It is the same shape but it does not have the same good cooling capacity as copper or silver.
It's very close and it could be even better if you pressed the aluminum block before processing with a strong press. But I do not believe that the pump is made in slovenia. The Slovenian economy is killing a high tax rate of 22%. So the price of the kit is loaded. But it is still very acceptable.
Ek has filled the supply of the ALU system and in addition to the Thermaltake radiators form complete offer in ALU cooling.
Posted on Reply
#3
Breit
Am I reading this right? The whole system has aluminium parts? Even the radiator is aluminium? I'm not sure if that is a good idea to be honest. Sure it's cheaper, but wait for the first guy who is trying to extend his shiny system and uses copper parts off the shelf... :eek:
Posted on Reply
#4
Aenra
RejZoR said:
Just not sure what's the perception of our products outside of our country
Generally speaking, you probably don't want to know, truth be told.. for EKWB in specific however? Excellent :)
Posted on Reply
#5
RejZoR
Breit said:
Am I reading this right? The whole system has aluminium parts? Even the radiator is aluminium? I'm not sure if that is a good idea to be honest. Sure it's cheaper, but wait for the first guy who is trying to extend his shiny system and uses copper parts off the shelf... :eek:
I very much doubt someone who paid top money for copper water block is going to stick a "cheapo" aluminium set on it...
Posted on Reply
#6
5DVX0130
RejZoR said:
In a way, it's nice to see product which is not Made in China (since pretty much everything is these days). Especially since it's originating from my own country where quality is highly regarded aspect of products in general. Just not sure what's the perception of our products outside of our country.
Overall the products from Slovenia are considered to be good quality for the money.
Off course only, if you buy the “high” end products, the cheap stuff is more or less on par with the Chinese.

Many moons ago I considered EKWB as one of the top makers for anything water cooling. Nowadays I'd only get something from them, if I didn't have any other choice. The quality just isn’t there anymore, and the prices don’t reflect that.

As for the “Made in Slovenia” part, you better check the fine print. More and more of their products are:
Designed and engineered in Slovenia - Europe. Manufactured in China.
Posted on Reply
#7
Breit
RejZoR said:
I very much doubt someone who paid top money for copper water block is going to stick a "cheapo" aluminium set on it...
Probably not, but maybe the other way around? :rolleyes:

If someone bought this "cheapo" aluminium set and want to extend it later to another cooler or another rad maybe?!
This set is obviously intended for unexperienced (in terms of watercooling) users and these users are probably not aware of the risks it brings. All I'm saying is that I find it not good pratice to offer aluminium watercooling gear, especially from an experienced watercooling company.
Posted on Reply
#8
Supercrit
RejZoR said:
In a way, it's nice to see product which is not Made in China (since pretty much everything is these days). Especially since it's originating from my own country where quality is highly regarded aspect of products in general. Just not sure what's the perception of our products outside of our country.
Chinese made products are you get what you pay for. Go cheap and get crap, if you pay a lot they can make some surprisingly good products. Of course they may not have the best of the best quality, but high end should be fine.
Posted on Reply
#9
5DVX0130
Supercrit said:
Chinese made products are you get what you pay for. Go cheap and get crap, if you pay a lot they can make some surprisingly good products. Of course they may not have the best of the best quality, but high end should be fine.
The Chinese have a saying that has a similar meaning to the English phrase "you get what you pay for.

一分钱 (yì fēn qián) means one cent; 一分货 (yì fēn huò) means one point of goods;
一分钱一分货 (yìfēn qián yìfēn huò) … You get what you pay for. It’s literary saying one cent, will get you one cent worth of goods.


From experience, I can say that it’s absolutely true. You buy cheaply, and you will get cheap/low quality. Doesn’t matter, if you have a contract stating XX for YY price, as long as you don’t pay XX price, you won’t get XX quality.
Posted on Reply
#10
pociej
What do you think guys, more expensive sets will boost my fps even more..?

Posted on Reply