Friday, May 17th 2019

EK Releases EK-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I Monoblock for the Mini-ITX ROG Motherboard

EK Water Blocks, premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Europe, is releasing an Intel LGA1151 socket based monoblock belonging to the Quantum Line. The EK-Momentum Strix Z390-I is tailor-made for the ROG Strix Z390-I motherboard. The mini-ITX form factor often suffers worse airflow due to less space, and having less space on the motherboard means less VRM components can be built into it.

Having liquid cooling over the VRM area in mini-ITX enclosures is extremely beneficial for the motherboard lifespan and ability to get high overclocks. The addressable, digital RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with ASUS AURA RGB control, thus offering a full lighting customization experience for every single diode at any given time.
EK-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I D-RGB
This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for motherboards that supports the 8th and 9th generation of Intel Core processors. Motherboards that are compatible with this monoblock are the following: ROG Strix Z390-I.

Designed and engineered in cooperation with ASUS , this monoblock uses the latest generation of EK cooling engine used on the Quantum lineup to ensure the best possible CPU cooling while not reducing flow to other components. This water block directly cools the LGA1151 socket type CPU, as well as the voltage 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-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I D-RGB features high flow design and it can be easily used with the system using a weaker water pump or lower pump speed settings as well. The Momentum monoblock also comes with sophisticated D-RGB (addressable) lightning which connects to a standard 3-pin 5V D-RGB header.
This Z390 monoblock also comes with a special cold plate which ensures that the monoblock has better mechanical contact with the IHS of 8th and 9th gen Intel 1151 socket based processors by avoiding raised corners. The result is 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 Digital (addressable) 3-pin 5V D-RGB LED strip is installed in the monoblock that connects to the motherboard's 3-pin LED header or it can be connected to any other supported 5V 3-pin LED controller. This product is compatible with ASUS Aura RGB control software. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the RGB header.

Availability and Pricing
EK-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I D-RGB - Plexi monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe and is readily available for purchase through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network for €141.90.
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16 Comments on EK Releases EK-Momentum ROG Strix Z390-I Monoblock for the Mini-ITX ROG Motherboard

#1
EKJake
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If anyone has questions, I'll do my best to answer them :)
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#2
gdallsk
EKJake said:

If anyone has questions, I'll do my best to answer them :)
Any plans on making some for Gigabyte Z390 boards?
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EKJake
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gdallsk said:

Any plans on making some for Gigabyte Z390 boards?
We are making an Aorus monoblock. I don't have specifics on which models will be supported or an ETA, yet. Sorry :(
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#4
Dammeron
Please EK - never go full retard plexi on monoblocks - they're just plain ugly that way.
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EKJake
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Dammeron said:

Please EK - never go full retard plexi on monoblocks - they're just plain ugly that way.
Can you clarify? Full plexi as in the top section being all plexi? Or mostly plexi like in this case? Or?
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#6
atomicus
EKJake said:

If anyone has questions, I'll do my best to answer them :)
Off topic, but is it at all likely that you might make a monoblock for an upcoming X570 (Ryzen 3000) Mini-ITX board?
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EKJake
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atomicus said:

Off topic, but is it at all likely that you might make a monoblock for an upcoming X570 (Ryzen 3000) Mini-ITX board?
I'd say the Strix ITX is probably likely, but that would be the only one I'd reasonably expect. No confirmation or certainty though.
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#8
atomicus
EKJake said:

I'd say the Strix ITX is probably likely, but that would be the only one I'd reasonably expect. No confirmation or certainty though.
Great, good to know. I've been wanting a monoblock for ITX for a while, but have my eye on new Ryzen so would be amazing if you make that happen. :D
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#9
Dammeron
EKJake said:

Can you clarify? Full plexi as in the top section being all plexi? Or mostly plexi like in this case? Or?
It's just that monoblock usually requires kind of complicated fluid routing, which when combined with transparent top leaves us with a chaotic mess to look at. Acetal tops look way cleaner in comparison.

And sorry for a bit harsh words - I saw that I may have gone overboard, after i read them myself.
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#10
zo0lykas
EK, why in last few years your price tag for gpu or cpu blocks just destroying our wallets?
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#11
Mescalamba
Would like to see some full cover on stuff like MSI MEG X399. Plus some dedicated VRM, NB/SB coolers. Some of it will be needed for next AMD motherboards apparently.
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#12
tigger
I'm the only one
zo0lykas said:

EK, why in last few years your price tag for gpu or cpu blocks just destroying our wallets?
Leds cost money
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#13
Totally
If Asus made an ITX board like this in AMD flavor that wasn't priced through the roof or vaporware I'd be all over it Asus boycott be damned.
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#14
zo0lykas
sure it cost, but nowadays much more people doing water cooling so profit going up, so whats a point to be a greedy ? if exist other brands where you can go ? :/

tigger said:

Leds cost money
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Totally
zo0lykas said:

sure it cost, but nowadays much more people doing water cooling so profit going up, so whats a point to be a greedy ? if exist other brands where you can go ? :/
Also leds don't cost that much warranting such a mark up and are only aesthetic. Personally I'm switching to Alphacool.
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EKJake
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Mescalamba said:

Would like to see some full cover on stuff like MSI MEG X399. Plus some dedicated VRM, NB/SB coolers. Some of it will be needed for next AMD motherboards apparently.
Full cover as in chipset included? If so, definitely submit a ticket to our support team requesting it! We're seeing some interest in that due to the fans on the chipset heatsinks.

zo0lykas said:

EK, why in last few years your price tag for gpu or cpu blocks just destroying our wallets?
You say this, but we have options like the Classic and Fluid Gaming series available which are cheaper than previous options.
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