Monday, February 22nd 2021

EK Expands its Classic Line With a Strix RTX 3080, 3090 GPU Water Block

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its Classic design GPU water block for ASUS ROG Strix edition of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EK product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.

The EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB has a big purpose-designed 126 mm wide and 237 mm long copper base to cover and cool all key components on the GPU printed circuit board. This gives it an advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all the cooling liquid, and cooling all the necessary components.
The EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB has a big purpose-designed 126 mm wide and 237 mm long copper base to cover and cool all key components on the GPU printed circuit board. This gives it an advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all the cooling liquid, and cooling all the necessary components.

These newly developed water blocks feature optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them. Fin array is populated by 28 micro fins with 0.6 mm wide microchannels that provide optimal cooling performance without unnecessary flow restrictions or clogging hazards.

The base of the water block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast Acrylic. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

Current Compatibility List for EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 24G Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 10G Gaming
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 10G Gaming OC
  • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 24G Gaming OC
D-RGB Lighting on the EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB

This water block is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.

Backplate for EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB

EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core, VRAM on the 3090 cards, and backside of the printed circuit board VRM section.

Availability and Pricing

EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB and its backplate are designed in Slovenia, Europe and are available for order through the EK Webstore and dedicated reseller network.
  • EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB | 144.99 USD
  • EK-Classic GPU Backplate RTX 3080/3090 - Black | 39.99 USD
Source: EK
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3 Comments on EK Expands its Classic Line With a Strix RTX 3080, 3090 GPU Water Block

#1
nguyen
I don't think miners bother slapping WB on their 3080/3090 :D
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Wshlist
nguyen
I don't think miners bother slapping WB on their 3080/3090 :D
But the celebrities (including the awful youtube ones) that nvidia handed cards to in stacks might, for show of course, not for using the damn things for gaming or anything.
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hat
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nguyen
I don't think miners bother slapping WB on their 3080/3090 :D
That would make for an interesting setup. Generally you would have server racks or open air machines with fans pointed at them or something, but an entirely water-cooled mining farm would be a thing to behold indeed.
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