Friday, April 6th 2018

EK Announces the Annihilator EX/EP Server-Grade CPU Waterblock

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is announcing a dedicated EK-Annihilator EX/EP water block that is specifically developed for LGA 3647 (Socket P) Intel processors. The entire CPU block was designed from the ground up to fit the requirements of the new socket and to integrate multiple connectivity options for server rack requirements. With that said, the new server-grade CPU block is 1U chassis type compatible for use server and workstation type motherboards.

EK-Annihilator EX/EP
With Intel releasing the future generation of Skylake-based Xeon and Skylake-E HEDT CPUs with a larger LGA 3647 socket, came the need for a water block with a larger cold plate contact surface. The goal in designing of the new EK-Annihilator EX/EP CPU water block was to cover the entire IHS of Intel HEDT processors. An additional task was to make the new CPU block server ready with multiple connectivity options. The EK-Annihilator EX/EP water block features a total of 6 ports, which allow for versatile connectivity options. Two top ports are standard G1/4" threaded, while the side ports are G3/8" threaded.
This enterprise solution is built for performance, reliability, serviceability and no compromises in mind. The EK-Annihilator EX/EP water block meets these demands with low hydraulic restriction and top thermal performance making it the perfect choice for liquid cooling high-density computing systems.

EK-Annihilator EX/EP water block features a precisely machined copper base (sometimes referred to as 'cold plate') which is made from purest copper available on the market and is treated with nickel electroplating. The top is made from CNC machined from durable black POM Acetal and the CPU hold-down

You can always check for compatibility for the EK-Annihilator EX/EP CPU water block by using EK Cooling Configurator database where compatible motherboards are being added to the list on a daily basis: http://configurator.ekwb.com/

Availability and pricing
EK-Annihilator EX/EP CPU water block is made in Slovenia and it is available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
  • EK-Annihilator EX/EP - 139.90€
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13 Comments on EK Announces the Annihilator EX/EP Server-Grade CPU Waterblock

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
Tagline should be: "When Intel Server Components aren't expensive enough..."

Knowing EK, they probably used the same fin array area from the LOG 115X socket blocks, however this time, they wrote the apology to be released several months later, ahead of time
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#2
natr0n
All I notice is gskill sticks in a server board.
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#3
Durvelle27
The name would be the only reason I’d buy these. Be the cool guy around like, “Sup guys wanna see the Annihilator” :roll:

Ladies just love a man with an annihilator :peace:
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#4
AnarchoPrimitiv
natr0n, post: 3825106, member: 102496"
All I notice is gskill sticks in a server board.
I know right
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Durvelle27, post: 3825111, member: 107186"
The name would be the only reason I’d buy these. Be the cool guy around like, “Sup guys wanna see the Annihilator” :roll:

Ladies just love a man with an annihilator :peace:
"hey guys wanna watch my server grade pc annihilate some benchmarks?" you could totally trademark that phrase
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#6
ypsylon
natr0n, post: 3825106, member: 102496"
All I notice is gskill sticks in a server board.
Could be worse, like G.Skill sticks and EK RGB waterblock.:D
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#7
blobster21
"Our database server is currently offline, please bear with us while we clean the mess we just made"
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#8
jboydgolfer
that board is Sexy aF.....or more accurately, thatboard is sexy aF with those blocks, and Ram in it :rolleyes:
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#9
Vego
i am going to get 2 of these, but on Asus Sage :D - its more sexy :D
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#10
Assimilator
What exactly makes a waterblock "server-grade"?
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#11
Vego
Assimilator, post: 3825876, member: 7058"
What exactly makes a waterblock "server-grade"?
these are for server socket = server grade :D
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#12
Ubersonic
Assimilator, post: 3825876, member: 7058"
What exactly makes a waterblock "server-grade"?
Well literally speaking, they will have less complex fin/pin arrays, no jet plates and the barbs will be built into the block. But these obviously aren't server grade they are desktop grade for use in servers, EK just call them server grade for the buzzword.
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#13
Slinky PC
I use first LGA 3647 waterblock more that 6 months ago. H2o vs. Ln2 (US) Breaks Cinebench R11.5 and HWBOT x265 World Records with 2x 28-Core Xeon Platinums
All this time was tested for improvement and I will release soon Slinky PC LGA 3647 Full Nickel Black Chrome, the first LGA 3647 full copper cold-plate.
Ek and techpowerup should do a beater job, you may ending return your item for compatibility problem... NOT for ASUS WS C621E SAGE (as EK announced) and/or all best motherboards as Intel S2600STQ, S2600STB.
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