Friday, March 13th 2020

EK Launches Direct Vector Waterblock - Developed for Reference Design NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Cards

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing a new variant of the extended compatibility high-performance water block specially designed for reference design based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. The EK-Quantum Vector Direct RTX RE Ti D-RGB.

EK-Quantum Vector Direct RTX RE Ti D-RGB
EK-Quantum Vector Direct RTX RE Ti D-RGB water block is the version of EK-Quantum Vector water block from which the terminal is removed for added compatibility with space-constrained cases. Instead, the fittings are screwed directly into the top, allowing for a narrower enclosure. This water block uses the signature EK single-slot slim look and covers the entire PCB length. This sophisticated cooling solution will transform your powerful NVIDIA graphics card into a minimalistic, elegant piece of hardware with addressable D-RGB LED lighting.
EK-Quantum Vector RTX Backplates
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate which improves the aesthetics of your graphics cards, but also provides additional passive cooling to the GPU core and circuit board VRM section. The backplates for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti cards are available in either Nickel Plated or Black Anodized variants.
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Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Vector Direct RTX RE Ti D-RGB series water blocks and backplates are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for order NOW through EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network for €149.99.
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7 Comments on EK Launches Direct Vector Waterblock - Developed for Reference Design NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Cards

#1
Dammeron
New "old" variant - look's like old CSQ style block, but without the circular pattern.
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#2
MDWiley
This is a cool variant and the price isn’t horrible. I think they could’ve also made the RGB insert lower profile and take at least 10mm off the length, but oh well. 10mm doesn’t sound like much til you build an ITX loop!
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#3
Ravenmaster
Yaaaaaaaaaawn.... where the 3080Ti's at? where that native HDMI 2.1 socket my LG C9 OLED wants to plug for some sweet 4k 120hz lovin?
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#4
Basard
Big yawn.... Just saw a watercooled FTW3 2080, non super..... 700 bucks! Amazon...... Prices are falling, telling us that the 3000 series are on their way.
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#5
bonehead123
Well, well, where do I start.....

A) Unless I am missing something, having 2 humongous & fuggly fittings coming out of the block at a right angle to the card does not exactly scream "useful for space-constrained environments" to me...

B) Why would anyone in their right mind want a giant blob of purple-ish looking crap flowing around your GPU, or anywhere else for that matter....ewww .. hopefully that color was chosen only for the press release...(yes I know you can buy other colors of coolant) :shadedshu:..:cry:..:confused:

C) So it's $150 for the block alone, or for both the block and the card ? I seriously doubt it's the latter....:twitch:
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#6
claster17
bonehead123
C) So it's $150 for the block alone, or for both the block and the card ? I seriously doubt it's the latter....:twitch:
The block is $195. This constant price creep at EK is a little concerning.
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Basard
bonehead123
A) Unless I am missing something, having 2 humongous & fuggly fittings coming out of the block at a right angle to the card does not exactly scream "useful for space-constrained environments" to me...
I'm there are more than a few cases where that fitting arrangement could be useful. But, if anything, it should LOWER the price o the block.
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