Tuesday, September 18th 2018

EK Launches their Next-Gen Velocity CPU Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks is proud to introduce the new generation of high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets, the EK-Velocity. The new CPU water block will be available in a total of 14 versions featuring intricate RGB lit models, and down to simple minimalistic bare copper cold plate versions as well.

The inspiration for the new CPU block name "Velocity" was inspired by the necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it is too restrictive on the flow and it is bottlenecking your entire cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another.
EK-Velocity the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block featuring the 5th iteration of the award-winning EK cooling engine which is further tweaked to perfection. Built upon a decade of experience in liquid cooling, EK Velocity series CPU water blocks are a product of countless hours of simulations, research and marketing-leading engineering.

The water block was updated on the inside as much it was redesigned on the outside as well. The changes led to a design that is simple, yet still striking and eye-catching. A new reinforced mounting bracket is introduced with smaller streamlined mounting screws. RGB versions of the block are equipped with 24 LEDs that are evenly surrounding the water block housing to create the most sophisticated lightning effect that has been seen on water blocks so far. The simplified cooling engine brings performance optimizations through more efficient flow and also easier maintenance for users.
Modern design with wide-array of options specific to your demands. Manufactured out of purest copper available, that is further nickel plated or machined with precision for best possible contact and heat transfer. Detail piece with the notch is stylish and diffuses the light from LEDs if you choose the RGB version. The angular top piece comes in a variety of materials, from black POM Acetal, glass like Acrylic to full Nickel, all made to simultaneously dazzle and perform.
All new EK Velocity series CPU water blocks are compatible with all popular CPU sockets on the market. They feature a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation supporting Intel 115x and Intel 20xx Sockets or AMD AM4 sockets respective to the CPU block model.

Supported Intel Sockets are:
  • LGA 1155
  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 1150
  • LGA 1151
  • LGA 2011
  • LGA 2011-3
  • LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets are:
  • AM4
RGB Support
Product marked with the EK RGB logo are compatible with all popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 4-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +12V marking on the RGB header.
Sources: EK, via Guru3D
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11 Comments on EK Launches their Next-Gen Velocity CPU Water Blocks

#1
E-curbi
These new EK Velocity blocks look great. So happy the original owner has returned to EK.

Stiff competition from Heatkiller and Aquacomputer, wonder how they will perform? That nickel acetal RGB with static blue underglow, yea very stealthy, very Batman. :p

Waiting on edge of seat for VSG's comprehensive review, biting fingernails. lol :)
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#2
Dammeron
Nickel+Acrylic looks pretty dope...

...still gonna stay with my Raystorm v.1 though. :D
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#4
lynx29
NdMk2o1o

well done, that got a irl laugh out of me. gg. :D
Dammeron
Nickel+Acrylic looks pretty dope...

...still gonna stay with my Raystorm v.1 though. :D
I'm never going to risk water of any kind around my 2k gaming rigs. Noctua large heatsinks for life.
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#5
punani
Supported Intel Sockets are:
  • LGA 1155
  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 1150
  • LGA 1151
  • LGA 2011
  • LGA 2011-3
  • LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets are:
  • AM4
I found this kinda funny
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#6
YautjaLord
Might buy one this year, or next & review it. Hope it's on par or even better than both water block & monoblock i have right now. Fascinating company, isn't it? :) Cheers.
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#7
Dammeron
lynx29
I'm never going to risk water of any kind around my 2k gaming rigs. Noctua large heatsinks for life.
Water itself is non-conductive. It's all those elements mixed in it that are dangerous. I had a few leaks in my LC loops and none was lethal to any electronics inside.
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#8
Hood
punani
I found this kinda funny
Me too, it implies/confirms that nobody gives a damn about any of AMD's older hardware, such as FX. And why should they? Just as Ryzen will later be regarded as just another also-ran, once Intel has left them in the dust again.:laugh:
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#9
lynx29
Dammeron
Water itself is non-conductive. It's all those elements mixed in it that are dangerous. I had a few leaks in my LC loops and none was lethal to any electronics inside.
So distilled water in a custom loop leaking wouldn't damage anything?
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#10
Dammeron
lynx29
So distilled water in a custom loop leaking wouldn't damage anything?
At the beginning - no. But after a few months it could gather some ions from all the LC metal parts (as well as some other microscopic sh*t) and those things will increase it's conductivity. Still You'd have to be very unlucky (or have a "not so clean" loop) for it to make any damage in case of a leak.

The bigger problem is corrosion. I had my motherboard almost fully flooded by Thermochill coolant (one fitting broke in half :( ). First I had to clean my MB very thoroughly and then repeat it with a 100% alcohol. It washed away any residual water and then evaporated completely. It was around 6 years ago and the whole thing still works like nothing happened.
Hood
Me too, it implies/confirms that nobody gives a damn about any of AMD's older hardware, such as FX. And why should they? Just as Ryzen will later be regarded as just another also-ran, once Intel has left them in the dust again.:laugh:
I think he was chuckling at the amount of sockets intel pushed within the last few years...
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Caring1
Hood
Me too, it implies/confirms that nobody gives a damn about any of AMD's older hardware, such as FX. And why should they? Just as Ryzen will later be regarded as just another also-ran, once Intel has left them in the dust again.:laugh:
Lol, it clearly shows AMD's stance on supporting one socket a lot longer than Intel does.
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