Tuesday, July 16th 2019

EK-Velocity Strike CPU Block for Intel and AMD CPUs - The Right Angle of Aesthetics

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing the new members of EK-Velocity lineup off high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets. It features a newly developed aesthetical top with a diagonal strike-through design mixing matte black and silver or black nickel and black for an elegant and striking look. The 45-degree line across the center of the block perfectly matches with some of the high-end motherboards that are on the market today.

EK-Velocity Strike is 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 market-leading engineering. The top is CNC machined out of a solid piece of brass which is coated with black chrome or matte black, while the aesthetic cover piece is made of black anodized brushed aluminium or pure brushed aluminium. The purest copper available on the market is used for the EK-Velocity Strike cold plate which is precisely machined to a dense micro-fin structure. The contact surface itself is machine polished for better contact with the CPU IHS.
The EK-Velocity Strike CPU water block features a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation supporting Intel LGA-115x and LGA-20xx sockets out of the box. The mounting screws are streamlined and are even smaller than before for an added aesthetical perfection. The user has to replace the mounting bracket in order to mount the water block to AMD AM4 socket motherboards.

Compatibility
The EK-Velocity Strike 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
Products marked with the EK RGB logo are compatible with all popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. This water block has an RGB lit EK logo. The arrow marking on the 4-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +12V marking on the RGB header.

Availability and Pricing
The EK Velocity series water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. They start shipping out on 19th of July, 2019 for a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of 139.90€ for either variant with VAT included.
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6 Comments on EK-Velocity Strike CPU Block for Intel and AMD CPUs - The Right Angle of Aesthetics

#1
Manoa
dense micro-fin structure is bad for maintenance :x
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#2
RH92
Manoa, post: 4081971, member: 174695"
dense micro-fin structure is bad for maintenance :x
But good for temps wich is what matters the most imo .
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#3
ZoneDymo
Supported Intel Sockets are:
  • LGA 1155
  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 1150
  • LGA 1151
  • LGA 2011
  • LGA 2011-3
  • LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets are:
  • AM4
Pretty funny for some reason
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#4
Imsochobo
Question then is.. is an ebay block still better ?

I love EK gpu blocks but their cpu blocks doesn't seem to be any better than anything else the last two years.
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#5
zo0lykas
you mean in last 8 years :)) lol

heatkiller vs ek ? = same

ek just got nice marketing and price pop up.. but doing same like rest

Imsochobo, post: 4082124, member: 66457"
Question then is.. is an ebay block still better ?

I love EK gpu blocks but their cpu blocks doesn't seem to be any better than anything else the last two years.
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#6
Dammeron
Imsochobo, post: 4082124, member: 66457"
Question then is.. is an ebay block still better ?

I love EK gpu blocks but their cpu blocks doesn't seem to be any better than anything else the last two years.
Bought XSPC Raystorm almost 6 years ago - still one of the best and way cheaper then the rest it competes against.

The differences in CPU blocks' performance are usually within a 1-2C margin, so I'd rather pay attention to future socket compatibility, flow restriction and price... ...and looks of course. :D
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