Wednesday, April 28th 2021

EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB CPU Cooler

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding its All-In-One portfolio with the new EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB. Compared to the EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, this one comes with four fans instead of just two, making it ideal for users who prefer their fans in a push-pull setup for improved performance. The Elite version of EK-AIO also boasts a more sophisticated design thanks to the glossy Black Nickel finish of the pump cover.

The EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB with the 280 mm radiator, just like the initial EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, is ready to provide ample cooling power even for the toughest processors on the market. Whether you are into heavy overclocking or wish to have a silent PC, the 280 mm radiator can provide both simultaneously. An AIO of this size needs an ATX-sized case that is ready to fit the 280 mm slim radiator and four EK-Vardar fans.
Powerful Pump
The robust SPC-style pump is upgraded for higher RPMs. It ensures sufficient coolant flow through a dense copper fin structure, delivering optimal performance compared to its class of AIO products currently on the market. A sizeable pump housing indicates the quality of the pump that promises durability alongside smooth and quiet operation. The glossy Black Nickel cover of the pump unit boasts an elegant look with the subtle hint of D-RGB effects showing through the EK badge.

Fierce Fans
The included addressable D-RGB Vardar fans are high-static pressure cooling fans, designed and built primarily for radiator use in liquid cooling systems. The perfectly balanced, opaque, 7-blade rotor design is optimized for light dispersion and high-pressure operation while maintaining a low noise profile throughout the fan's whole operational range. There is a total of 9 addressable D-RGB LEDs under the motor hub, ensuring perfect light diffusion, even in broad daylight.

The EK-AIO Elite comes with four Vardar fans, which can be utilized to create a push-pull configuration or, if there isn't enough space, better airflow when two fans are mounted on the chassis.

Cable Management
To help manage the cables of the EK-Vardar fans, the EK-AIO Elite unit comes with an EK-Hub, offering multi-connection with up to seven sets of addressable RGB and PWM headers. The EK-Hub will help you neatly organize the Push-Pull fan configuration.

Robust Radiator
A high-grade 27 mm-thick aluminium radiator makes this EK-AIO compatible with most of the popular cases. The stylish black radiator, while being slim, is being efficiently utilized since its core has almost the same thickness as its outer body.

Availability and Pricing
The EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB is designed in Slovenia, Europe, and made in China. It is available for pre-order directly through the EK Online Store with an estimated shipping date in mid-May, 2021. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.

MSRP: 189.90€ including VAT. For more information, visit this page.
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2 Comments on EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB CPU Cooler

"An AIO of this size needs an ATX-sized case that is ready to fit the 280 mm slim radiator and four EK-Vardar fans"

This will fit most mATX cases, and even some iTX.
It's also having an identity crisis as a thicker than standard radiator that identifies as "slim".
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The slim radiator hurts here, would rather see normal thickness, but atleast it uses 140mmm fans. A pump with higher rpms does not always equate to higher volume, but higher pressure, which could leader to increasing chance for leaks down the road.

This is EK using selective hearing, only hearing half of whats being said.
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