Friday, January 18th 2019

EKWB: The past can be the future with EK Classic

EK , the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces the global launch of their new Classic Product Line. It includes an NVIDIA RTX 2000 series GPU block, CPU blocks for both the most popular AMD and Intel platforms, and a pump-reservoir combo unit. Whether you only care about cooling performance, or just prefer the clean and timeless design of EK, the Classic Line will fulfill all your needs.

For users who want to experience the core essence of liquid cooling, the EK CLassic Line of products will offer excellent value regarding performance that is accompanied with simple and minimalistic looks. While designing and engineering the portfolio of the Classic Lineup, the performance of the products was not compromised at any moment.
While there will be other products that will fall into the EK Classic Lineup in the future, the current products available are:

EK-Supremacy Classic RGB is a class-leading, quality copper-based CPU water block for modern Intel and AMD processors. It features a classic, market-proven design that will perfectly fit the needs of core enthusiasts and demanding users as well. It uses a simplified revision of the award-winning EK-Supremacy CPU water block cooling engine, further tweaked for performance and optimal coolant flow! The water block also comes with a simple, straightforward RGB lightning implementation which connects to a standard 4-pin 12V RGB header.

EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Classic RGB is a class-leading copper-based full-cover water block compatible with both NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, that are based on NVIDIA Touring architecture. This water block comes with a pre-installed 4-pin 12V RGB LED strip.

EK-XRES 140 SPC PWM Classic RGB is a value-oriented water cooling pump-reservoir combo. It has been designed to be an entry class combo solution that is able to offer great hydraulic performance complemented with RGB LEDs for modern aesthetics. The core of the unit is the EK-SPC 60 water pump that uses only a 4-pin PWM FAN header for operation.

Availability:
The Classic Product Line is currently available in the EK Online Store for the US territory. Orders placed from outside the US will not be processed. Availability through the other parts of the world will be shortly announced. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
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18 Comments on EKWB: The past can be the future with EK Classic

#1
nickbaldwin86
Love it and love the price even more! $150+ for a GPU block is just silly and always made me look elsewhere.

oh and you can keep the circles and the RGB ;)
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
nickbaldwin86 said:
Love it and love the price even more! $150+ for a GPU block is just silly and always made me look elsewhere.

oh and you can keep the circles and the RGB ;)
The quality can be lacking in their blocks too, not leveled properly might have to do some of your own grinding too
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#3
atomicus
How does that SPC pump compare to a D5 then? It's not a DDC is it?
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#4
nickbaldwin86
eidairaman1 said:
The quality can be lacking in their blocks too, not leveled properly might have to do some of your own grinding too
Darn, I have never used EK. the price was always out there and I could find other options that suited my build better, I currently run a HeatKiller block on both CPU&GPU and they have been amazing in terms of cooling.

Always looking for the next thing to try and build so I keep my eyes and mind open to options, I haven't seen much neg about EK so
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#5
VSG
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atomicus said:
How does that SPC pump compare to a D5 then? It's not a DDC is it?
It is not, and we will have a full review here sooner than later.
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#6
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
nickbaldwin86 said:
Darn, I have never used EK. the price was always out there and I could find other options that suited my build better, I currently run a HeatKiller block on both CPU&GPU and they have been amazing in terms of cooling.

Always looking for the next thing to try and build so I keep my eyes and mind open to options, I haven't seen much neg about EK so
Ill pm you on a link on this, i cannot share it publically.
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#7
VSG
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eidairaman1 said:
Ill pm you on a link on this, i cannot share it publically.
Why not? I am curious too.
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#8
moproblems99
VSG said:
Why not? I am curious too.
Clearly the Illuminati. In all honesty, I wouldn't be surprised if every manufacturer has had an unlevel block get shipped once in a while.
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#9
EarthDog
eidairaman1 said:
The quality can be lacking in their blocks too, not leveled properly might have to do some of your own grinding too
Might like getting struck by lightning? How often does that really happen?

Secret links? Lol.
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
VSG said:
Why not? I am curious too.
For the price you pay, better be level is all i can say, it relates to plating
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#11
EarthDog
That was never a secret...lol bbq

Wasn't that back in like 2011/2012?
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#12
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
EarthDog said:
That was never a secret...lol bbq
But the link is...

#tothegrave
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#15
hat
Enthusiast
"classic RGB"

Hmm... missing the point?
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#16
zo0lykas
Fully agree with you, remember that days when they try sell gpu block for 70-80 quid, now look few weeks back i was looking gpu block for vega, 150 quid 35% of the gpu price lol

Iam happy with other brands.
nickbaldwin86 said:
Love it and love the price even more! $150+ for a GPU block is just silly and always made me look elsewhere.

oh and you can keep the circles and the RGB ;)
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#17
ypsylon
Not touching EK products anymore. Still have few, but gosh quality is atrocious for the price. Customer support or contact is shoddy (and I can prove how "nicely" customer can be treated by this company when you're not big name in the industry).

Plating was never strong suit of EK to put it mildly.

EK is past. Over past 15 years there was no improvement in plating at all. I have numerous Watercool/Bitspower/Alphacool/Koolance blocks and I have no issues in years. EK, with my old 970 flaking started after few days. Same with 1080Ti blocks, just don't buy that expensive crap - got it only because it was first, but since switched. RGB is probably included so you won't see issues developing...

EK Classic Bollocks
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#18
Mescalamba
Neat, quite literally. Really dig that clean design.
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