Friday, February 28th 2020

EKWB Presents the EK-Quantum Magnitude CPU Water Block

(Editor's note: Our review can be found here)

EK, the water cooling gear manufacturer based in Slovenia, Europe, is proud to present its newest addition to the Quantum Line of products - the EK-Quantum Magnitude. It's a new, ultimate CPU water block that brings the highest performance to all platforms by using specific flow distribution, cold plate geometry, and mounting pressure tailored to each IHS.

EK-Quantum Magnitude is bearing the prestigious iF Design award for the bold and different approach to the CPU water block mounting mechanism. Differentiated from any mounting structure of a water block that is usually a black and mundane plate, the design accentuates an integrated X- or H-shaped three-dimensional frame with premium finishes that firmly cradles the main body in place, while the screws are morphed into sophisticated design details.
As a part of the Quantum Lineup ideology, the new water block is equipped with interchangeable accent frames available in various colors, finishes, and materials. The EK-Quantum Magnitude comes in Intel 115x, 20xx, and AMD AM4 socket optimized configurations, with each being available in four different material versions. There's a choice of two models in each variation equipped with addressable D-RGB LEDs, elegantly concealed under the aesthetic inner-frame.

Specialized manufacturing techniques were deployed to create this truly unique product. Not a single component of Magnitude was made using mass production techniques; instead, every single piece was CNC-milled separately, out of a solid piece of material. At the heart of Magnitude lies the CNC-machined solid brass insert. This component made it possible to significantly enlarge and optimize the cooling engine. Compared to previous generations of water blocks, the fin array has a 50% bigger surface area, all contained in a smaller footprint to ensure maximum compatibility. The copper cold plate uses 0.40 mm wide microchannels and 0.26 mm thick microfins to maximize the thermal transfer with minimal flow restriction.
Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Magnitude and EK-Quantum Accent products are made in Slovenia, Europe and are readily available for the order through the EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network. Prices range from $209.99 to $269.99 for the blocks themselves.
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14 Comments on EKWB Presents the EK-Quantum Magnitude CPU Water Block

#1
phill
That's damn expensive.... Wonder if the performance is worth the costs...
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VSG
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phill
That's damn expensive.... Wonder if the performance is worth the costs...
Good thing our review is right there on the front page :)
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phill
VSG
Good thing our review is right there on the front page :)
I saw and I'm thinking not so much...

$270 for the tested block and the cheapest being $210... That's a very high price considering the performance differences between the top 5 blocks in your review sample :(
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VSG
Editor, Reviews & News
phill
I saw and I'm thinking not so much...

$270 for the tested block and the cheapest being $210... That's a very high price considering the performance differences between the top 5 blocks in your review sample :(
This is definitely not value for money, and yet they are already selling even before the review was published. There's a market for such things clearly, however big it is.
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phill
VSG
This is definitely not value for money, and yet they are already selling even before the review was published. There's a market for such things clearly, however big it is.
It's not surprising... They do look very nice blocks (the full Nickle version to me looks great - bit like the nickle heatkiller block I was after at one point) but as I'm sure someone has said before, a fool will be separated with their money...

No disrespect to anyone buying one, if you have the cash go for it, but for the majority of us, I'm not sure it'll be even near the top 5 or 3 people will pick and even more so based on price... I'd love to know why they think they'd need to charge as much to be honest....
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xtreemchaos
I be darnd if id pay that much for a block, there having a laugh. ek has been going a bit silly with prices of late when theres cheaper and better on the market.
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#7
thesmokingman
They want a piece of to own that premium space Optimus was trying to carve out.
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#8
Firedrops
The sheer pretentiousness of this press release is off the charts.
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ThrashZone
phill
It's not surprising... They do look very nice blocks (the full Nickle version to me looks great - bit like the nickle heatkiller block I was after at one point) but as I'm sure someone has said before, a fool will be separated with their money...

No disrespect to anyone buying one, if you have the cash go for it, but for the majority of us, I'm not sure it'll be even near the top 5 or 3 people will pick and even more so based on price... I'd love to know why they think they'd need to charge as much to be honest....
Hi,
Yeah I thought 119.us total and an additional 10% off because it was first released sell on performance pc for the optimus foundation copper plexi was a stretch but now is looking like a steal thanks to ek and if anyone with any credible tests these blocks on 2066 we'd know how well it did perform :cool:

But at 256.00 just for a ek copper acetal 2066 or 1151 lol that is a sad joke and I wouldn't even waste the money for one just for kicks.
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phill
ThrashZone
Hi,
Yeah I thought 119.us total and an additional 10% off because it was first released sell on performance pc for the optimus foundation copper plexi was a stretch but now is looking like a steal thanks to ek and if anyone with any credible tests these blocks on 2066 we'd know how well it did perform :cool:

But at 256.00 just for a ek copper acetal 2066 or 1151 lol that is a sad joke and I wouldn't even waste the money for one just for kicks.
I just need a CPU if anyone has one for my X299 Dark and I can go test :D ;) :laugh:

I'm surprised in some ways it's not got a few 'DLCs' with it to bump the price up some more.......
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ThrashZone
phill
I just need a CPU if anyone has one for my X299 Dark and I can go test :D ;) :laugh:

I'm surprised in some ways it's not got a few 'DLCs' with it to bump the price up some more.......
Hi,
I'll save you the trouble of waiting for a 10 series cpu
I'm waiting for DHL shipping notice for a 2066 copper acetal I think it will happen before your cpu shows up :rockout:
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#12
phill
ThrashZone
Hi,
I'll save you the trouble of waiting for a 10 series cpu
I'm waiting for DHL shipping notice for a 2066 copper acetal I think it will happen before your cpu shows up :rockout:
Wouldn't be difficult :laugh: :roll:

That said, was more so toying with the idea of a 7980XE, figured they'd be the cheapest out the lot to be honest :)
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ThrashZone
phill
Wouldn't be difficult :laugh: :roll:

That said, was more so toying with the idea of a 7980XE, figured they'd be the cheapest out the lot to be honest :)
Hi,
Brave a delid man yeah likely better performer too if delid goes right you also thinking bare die frame Iceman supposed to be the bomb :cool:
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#14
phill
ThrashZone
Hi,
Brave a delid man yeah likely better performer too if delid goes right you also thinking bare die frame Iceman supposed to be the bomb :cool:
I'd like to hope that I'd have one already delidded but we'll see :) It'll be nice to get something like a 'collectors' model (so with box etc....) We'll see :)
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