Monday, July 23rd 2018

EK Releases CPU+VRM Monoblock for MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon

EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer is releasing a new AM4 socket based monoblock tailor-made for the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. The EK-FB MSI X470 Pro Carbon RGB Monoblock has an integrated 4-pin RGB LED strip and it offers unparallel aesthetics alongside with superior performance! The RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with MSI Mystic Light Sync, thus offering a full lighting customization experience.

This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard that supports the second generation of AMD Ryzen and 7th Generation A-series/Athlon processors.
Designed and engineered in cooperation with MSI , this monoblock uses award-winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure the 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 MSI X470 Pro Carbon 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 redesigned cold plate which ensures that the monoblock has better mechanical contact with the IHS of AMD AM4 socket based processors, thus enabling better thermal transfer.

The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality acrylic glass material. The nickel plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.

A standard 4-pin 12V RGB LED strip is installed in the monoblock that connects to the motherboard's 4-pin LED header or it can be connected to any other standard 12V 4-pin LED controller. The LED strip cover can easily be removed for adjusting the cable orientation or replacing the ordinary LED strip with a Digital LED strip or any other custom solution as well! The enclosed Digital RGB LED strip is compatible only with the dedicated 3-pin digital LED motherboard header. MSI motherboards feature advanced LED lighting options and with the MSI Mystic Light Sync, users can individually address color to each LED on the monoblocks integrated Digital LED strip.

EK-FB MSI X470 Pro Carbon RGB Monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe and is readily available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. The EK-FB MSI X470 Pro Carbon RGB Monoblock will start shipping on Monday, 23rd of July 2018. MSRP: 119.95€.

For more information, visit the product page.
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5 Comments on EK Releases CPU+VRM Monoblock for MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon

#1
dj-electric
Overclock (without being able to use adaptive Vcore) as your heart's content.
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#2
Dammeron
I still don't get why would they place the inlet off-center compared to the nozzle. Such design causes an increased pressure drop.
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#3
dat14
Dammeron said:
I still don't get why would they place the inlet off-center compared to the nozzle. Such design causes an increased pressure drop.
I was thinking about that too. But seeing how little the metal surface is on the VRM compared to its temperature, i guess they needed slower flow rate (pressure drop) for efficient heat transfare on them given the inlet is right on the CPU. Other way around would be foolish.
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#4
bogami
Dammeron said:
I still don't get why would they place the inlet off-center compared to the nozzle. Such design causes an increased pressure drop.
The reason that the entry on the side is the adjustment of the flow into one liner after which it is distributed evenly and then drops into the slots. Rounded paths would be easier to adjust the flow without loss. EKWB solved this with a plastic mouthpiece, which can be additionally regulated by metal manifolds . A good pump or two will not disappoint you (D5. A: S.O.V) ! :toast:
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#5
Arjai
That looks....AWESOME!!

I'd buy that thing just to hang it on the wall!

:rockout:
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