Saturday, May 23rd 2020

EK Releases Limited Edition Memorial Day Star-Spangled Velocity Water Block

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, has decided to do something special for its American fans this Memorial Day Weekend. Apart from being the unofficial beginning of summer, the last Monday of May has a lot of meaning for many Americans. Memorial Day is the reason why EK has created a special red, white, and blue limited edition Velocity CPU water block with a genuinely noble cause.

The brand new limited version of the water block carries the name EK-Quantum Velocity Honor. It is "decorated" with the US flag and will be sold at the price of $249.99. For each water block sold, EK will donate $100 to a charitable organization. "Being a globally successful company also means that we have the ability and responsibility to make a difference and give something back to the community. We have decided to jump on a project that will make our most loyal fans happy, and at the same time, help those who are in need," said Edvard König, founder of EK.

Two hundred limited edition Velocity CPU water blocks were made. One hundred of those are equipped with an Intel mounting frame, while the remaining one hundred are AMD-compatible. EK is hoping that all two hundred EK-Quantum Velocity Honor water blocks will find a home, thereby making a donation of $20,000 in total.

All collected funds will go to Shellback Tech, a rapidly growing Disabled Veteran-founded charitable organization. The mission of this organization is to build at least two custom gaming/streaming PCs a month and donate them to disabled veterans and first responders in need, completely free of charge.

"At EK, we believe there is no better time than now, amidst this global crisis, to do our part and help those in need, providing a little creative outlet for all who are struggling to get through this difficult time," said Kat Silberstein, CEO, EK Americas.

For EK, this is not our first charity-oriented endeavor, and certainly not the last. Still, to keep this a tradition, EK would like to learn of any charitable causes worldwide that are of great significance to people in the PC enthusiasts community. All suggestions are welcome.

To learn more about Shellback Tech and support them directly, head over to this page or this Facebook page.

EK-Quantum Velocity Honor
The star-spangled CPU water block comes in two versions:
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - AMD Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes
The CPU water block is featuring the 5th iteration of the award-winning EK cooling engine, tweaked even further for optimal performance. Built upon more than a decade of liquid cooling experience, EK Velocity series CPU water blocks are the product of countless hours of simulations, research, and market-leading engineering.

The top is CNC-milled out of a solid piece of nickel-plated brass, while the aesthetic cover piece is made of aluminium. The purest copper available is used for the EK-Quantum Velocity Honor cold plate and it's precisely machined to a dense microfin structure. The contact surface is machine-polished for better contact with the CPU IHS.

Compatibility
EK-Quantum Velocity Honor CPU water blocks are compatible with all popular CPU sockets on the market. They feature a universal error-preventing mounting mechanism that offers tool-less installation, supporting Intel 115x and Intel 20xx Sockets or AMD AM4 sockets, respective to the CPU block model.

Supported Intel Sockets:
  • LGA 1155
  • LGA 1156
  • LGA 1150
  • LGA 1151
  • LGA 2011
  • LGA 2011-3
  • LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets:
  • AM4
RGB Support
Products marked with the EK D-RGB logo are compatible with all popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the addressable D-RGB header.

Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Velocity Honor CPU water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order exclusively through the EK Webshop. This product is expected to start shipping out on May 28, 2020.
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes (product page): USD $249.99
  • EK-Quantum Velocity Honor D-RGB - AMD Black Nickel + Stars & Stripes (product page): USD $249.99
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65 Comments on EK Releases Limited Edition Memorial Day Star-Spangled Velocity Water Block

#1
ZeppMan217
Well, there are star spangled condoms, why not water blocks. $150 premium though...
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AnarchoPrimitiv
That's about as tacky and ugly as it gets.... I guess EK is going after that big "alt-right, authoritarian personality disorder" dollar... They might as well put some ignorant utterance on it like "love it or leave it"
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ZeppMan217
$150 premium though...
Freedom isnt free
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#4
Dave65
A sticker would be cheaper.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Dave65
A sticker would be cheaper.
A sticker wouldnt look as good either.
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#6
hellrazor
FreedomEclipse
A sticker wouldnt look as good either.
On the contrary, a decent sticker would probably look better.
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#7
QUANTUMPHYSICS
engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsoever...
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#8
Tartaros
AnarchoPrimitiv
That's about as tacky and ugly as it gets.... I guess EK is going after that big "alt-right, authoritarian personality disorder" dollar... They might as well put some ignorant utterance on it like "love it or leave it"
Nah. They would put a star spangled skeleton holding 2 guns. This is pretty tame for them.
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#9
blobster21
FreedomEclipse
A sticker wouldnt look as good either.
queue national anthem.
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#10
Totally
FreedomEclipse
A sticker wouldnt look as good either.
Pretty sure that's a sticker, I see there applied to a standard velocity block.

Oh the wonders of marketing. Take an aluminum foil sticker and say it's an aesthetic cover piece that's made out of aluminum and the masses will believe it's something else entirely.
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#11
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
hellrazor
On the contrary, a decent sticker would probably look better.
Doesnt come with LEDs though.
blobster21
queue national anthem.
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#12
gdallsk
MURICA!... and all the profanities afterwards...
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#13
Upgrayedd
It's just the flag... chillout people... the flag holds no sides...
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#14
xkm1948
Is it made in USA though is the real question
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#15
AnarchoPrimitiv
Upgrayedd
It's just the flag... chillout people... the flag holds no sides...
Just a flag? Tell that to the Cons who think you should be executed for burning one
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#16
zlobby
I don't recall a commemorative waterblock for the independance of Montenegro?
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#17
Upgrayedd
AnarchoPrimitiv
Just a flag? Tell that to the Cons who think you should be executed for burning one
The'ell you talm'bout
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#18
RealNeil
Not for me. They can keep these silly bocks
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#19
jmcslob

Do you get a free order of freedom fries with that?

I think we all know who these are for....LoL
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#20
Dammeron
Somebody better at Photoshop than me - please make that block with whatever dead animal, that sits on top of Trump's head, as a decor. Pretty please. :)

You can't get more 'Murica' than that... :p


EDIT: Apparently, my post was offensive/politically incorrect. I just wanted to lighten the mood, if someone felt offended, I'm sorry.
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#21
Dimi
AnarchoPrimitiv
That's about as tacky and ugly as it gets.... I guess EK is going after that big "alt-right, authoritarian personality disorder" dollar... They might as well put some ignorant utterance on it like "love it or leave it"
No offense but you sound like a milennial. "Someone doesn't agree with me so they must be alt-right"
Shove that political nonsense where the sun doesn't shine.
Its ok to like the Country you live in. Doesn't make you alt-right.

Its a nice looking block. I wouldn't buy it though.

Ps: I am not an American.
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#22
SamuelL
It’s tacky and not for me but at least they are donating the extra proceeds to that organization for disabled veterans and first responders - it looks like $100 donated per purchase.
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#23
SK-1
At least they picked the best flag...
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#24
bogmali
In Orbe Terrum Non Visi
Just a reminder that this is not CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC. This is a tech site! If you can't control the urge to include your political bias, don't post or go to the news sites I've mentioned and do it there (or wherever you get your news in your country). Thread cleansed ;)
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#25
Daisho11
LMAO. Imagine the level of Trump derangement syndrome you have to have to immediately think "alt-right authoritarian" when you see something resembling the American flag. SAD!
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