Wednesday, June 2nd 2021

EK Introduces Nucleus Closed Loop Liquid Cooler Series

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is expanding its AIO portfolio with a completely new line, the EK Nucleus. Two series of circular-design all-in-one liquid cooling solutions are available for pre-order, the EK-Nucleus AIO Lux and the EK-Nucleus AIO Vision, with others to follow later.

In the beginning of 2020, the EK AIO line was designed to be the optimal entry point for users who wanted to dip their toes into the world of liquid cooling. It offered a universally compatible CPU water block, packaged in a sleek and compact unit that guaranteed zero maintenance. But EK constantly pushes the boundaries of what you expect and what we can deliver. So, we built on the foundation and expanded it to bring you the new EK Nucleus line. The Nucleus offers an abundance of new features, including a rotatable pump top, new fitting positions, and an LCD display. It is also ready for the next-gen Intel socket.
The circular design is not just another pretty face, as the top allows the user to re-orient the D-RGB badge logo regardless of the direction in which the cooler is installed. The orientation can be changed in 90-degree increments, so the user can remove the top and turn it to position the logo in the right way. Thus, no matter the angle used to install the AIO cooler, it will always offer clean and aligned aesthetics.

The EK-Nucleus AIO comes pre-installed with reinforced and sleeved rubber tubing, now featuring finer threads, each fitted with an aluminium cover to ensure they're ultra-durable. Improved fitting positions allow for easy installation and adjustment of the rubber tubing, making the new EK-Nucleus AIO suitable for even the tightest spaces.

We added a radiator cover to enhance our CPU cooler's aesthetics and clearly showcase its clean lines. We also updated the rubber tubing, which now features fine nylon mesh sleeves.

EK-Nucleus AIO Vision Series

The Vision series elaborates on the foundation of the line and enhances it. Therefore, it offers all the Nucleus line core features and adds the LCD readout and some extra gadgets.

The EK-Nucleus AIO Vision series allows the user to customize the look of their CPU cooler thanks to the bright LCD screen capable of displaying 24-bit color. It can show performance markers and system temperature data, so it can offer a clear digital readout that quickly informs the user of their PC's status. In addition to internal specs, the high-quality display can also show custom images to put a unique flare to every CPU cooler. Anything from personal branding to user-favorite gifs, the Vision AIOs can be configured to show relevant information to every user. Our goal is not only to display the build's performance information but also let the user add a personal touch.

EK-Nucleus AIO Lux Series

The Lux series features AIOs made especially for customers searching to light up their PC with the help of RGB lighting, which is featured in the fans and the pump unit. The fan-like D-RGB lighting effect around the pump top is a great addition for all who search for that perfect RGB AIO aesthetics. The Lux AIOs also feature a black radiator cover to make the whole side flush with the fans. The EK-Nucleus AIO Lux products are available for pre-order in three sizes, the 120, 240 and 360 versions.

Availability and pricing

The EK Nucleus line is designed in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop. The EK-Nucleus AIO Lux series is expected to start shipping by the end of September and the EK-Nucleus AIO Visions series in October 2021.
Source: EK
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13 Comments on EK Introduces Nucleus Closed Loop Liquid Cooler Series

#1
MrAMD
Thought it was the NZXT Z73 at first
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Caring1
Yep, just copied NZXT but stuck their stupid logo on the face of the pump.
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#3
Chaitanya
Caring1Yep, just copied NZXT but stuck their stupid logo on the face of the pump.
NZXT only rebadges their AIO with some cosmetic add-ons while EK(and CM) design their own products.

Also its unusual there are no 280mm option in there.
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#4
Haile Selassie
Caring1Yep, just copied NZXT but stuck their stupid logo on the face of the pump.
Have to agree, this is a straight up ID theft. Shameless sh%$.
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#6
bonehead123
y/A/w/Nnnnnn

Anutha day, yet ANUTHA same ole same same AIO cooler that looks practically identical to the other 61,375 out there already....

whatasnoooozerfest :sleep::slap::rolleyes:
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#7
Totally
Haile SelassieHave to agree, this is a straight up ID theft. Shameless sh%$.
It isn't ID theft, just like NZXT, and just about everyone else who makes an AIO just got a license from Asetek. Internally they are all the same just the fans, cosmetics, and maybe the rads are different. NZXT's is just an Asetek AIO with an NZXT "sticker" slapped on to it, this is just a an Asetek AIO with an EK "sticker" slapped onto it.
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claes
Totallythis is just a an Asetek AIO with an EK "sticker" slapped onto it.
Is it? My impression was that EK made their own units last I checked, but maybe that’s changed?
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#9
Totally
claesIs it? My impression was that EK made their own units last I checked, but maybe that’s changed?
Failure does that.

They tried twice, failed twice. Now looks like they're going to go with what they know works
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claes
I am not certain with these new units but I think you may be incorrect

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#11
Steamroller
TotallyIt isn't ID theft, just like NZXT, and just about everyone else who makes an AIO just got a license from Asetek. Internally they are all the same just the fans, cosmetics, and maybe the rads are different. NZXT's is just an Asetek AIO with an NZXT "sticker" slapped on to it, this is just a an Asetek AIO with an EK "sticker" slapped onto it.
EK AIOs have nothing to do with Asetek.
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Totally
SteamrollerEK AIOs have nothing to do with Asetek.
How so? Asetek holds the patents on this particular and defends it very aggressively as they've seemed to run out of people to sue, that's why tried going another route integrating the pump into the rad their first two attempts. So has to be some sort of liscening agreement between the two companies.
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claes
TotallyHow so? Asetek holds the patents on this particular and defends it very aggressively as they've seemed to run out of people to sue, that's why tried going another route integrating the pump into the rad their first two attempts. So has to be some sort of liscening agreement between the two companies.
claesI am not certain with these new units but I think you may be incorrect

Different coldplate, motor, and impeller, and a new patent that separates the pump and the coldplate into two chambers — thus the vertical hoses rather than the horizontal ones that Asetek uses with their single-chamber design. Lian-Li Galahad got around the patent in a similar way but with a triple-chamber.
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