Tuesday, August 17th 2021

EK and MSI Collaborate on X570S Gaming Carbon EK-X Motherboard

EK, the European manufacturer of premium liquid cooling gear, and MSI, a world-leading gaming brand, have partnered up yet again, to launch an X570S-based motherboard that comes with a pre-installed Quantum design monoblock that offers unparalleled cooling for the VRM section and AMD Ryzen series CPUs. MSI's world-class engineering team and EK's industry-leading thermal engineers worked together to apply EK's technology and know-how to bring you the coolest AMD gaming motherboard. The EK-Quantum MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X is a response to the market's desire for an out-of-the-box water-cooled motherboard for Ryzen CPUs. It allows maximum performance without the noisy environment that air coolers offer, providing countless hours of uninterrupted gameplay. As an added benefit, it looks as great as it performs.

The EK-Quantum monoblock design aesthetically blends in with the motherboard, giving it a unique look that sets it apart from the rest. The sleek, stealthy look accompanied by the carbon fiber pattern is there to remind all hard-core gamers that pushing the limit is what gaming is all about. A powerful 14+2 Duet Rail Power System with 75 A power stages provides stable power to the Ryzen CPU. The massive power delivery system allows for high overclocks and, by proxy, a great boost in performance. The only downside is increased heat generation. This is where the EK monoblock with an integrated flow indicator kicks in - to cool down not just the CPU, but the power delivery system as well.
A Motherboard & Monoblock Combo You Can't Refuse
In one box, you get a high-end gaming motherboard, a monoblock cooling solution, and a free EK-Leak Tester (otherwise retailing for $39.99). The cooling solution is tailor-made for the EK-Quantum MSI MPG X570S CARBON only - this bundle takes out all the guesswork from finding the right monoblock for your motherboard. The Leak Tester is included to ensure there are no mistakes made during the assembly of the cooling loop - even if you've never dealt with custom loop liquid cooling before! After all, the MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X was born from community support that specifically requested an AMD-based CARBON EK X motherboard.

The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while the top is made of quality CNC-machined cast acrylic glass material, partially covered with a carbon fiber style pattern. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.

A premium black anodized aluminium piece covers the lighting solution, removing any unwanted hotspots and providing a more uniform lighting experience. The block is equipped with a 3-pin 5 V addressable D-RGB LED strip that is compatible with the motherboard's 3-pin 5 V addressable D-RGB LED header. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the addressable D-RGB header.

All EK-Quantum MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X owners are entitled to the premium service EK provides for all its customers worldwide. If you have any questions, problems, or just want to get in touch, reach out to us through our dedicated support channel. Even if you are new to custom loop liquid cooling, our kind customer support staff will gladly help with your initial steps if there are any uncertainties.

Specifications
  • Supports AMD Ryzen 5000 series, 5000 G-Series, 4000 G-Series, 3000 Series, 3000 G-Series, 2000 Series, and 2000 G-Series desktop CPUs.
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, 5300+ (OC) MHz.
  • Ready 4 the Future: Supports Lightning Gen 4 PCIe and M.2 solutions with up to 64 Gb/s bandwidth.
  • Enhanced Power Design: 14+2 Duet Rail Power System, 8+4 pin CPU power connectors, Core Boost, DDR4 Boost.
  • MYSTIC LIGHT: 16.8 million colors / 29 effects controlled in one click. MYSTIC LIGHT EXTENSION supports both the RGB and RAINBOW LED strip.
  • M.2 Shield Frozr: Both M.2 slots with Shield Frozr built for high-performance system and non-stop gaming experience.
  • AUDIO BOOST 5: Isolated audio with a high-quality audio processor & amp for the most immersive gaming experience.
  • 2.5G LAN with LAN Manager, Bluetooth 5.2, and Intel Wi-Fi 6E Solution: Upgraded network solution for professional and multimedia use; delivers a secure, stable, and fast network connection.
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C: Powered by AMD USB 3.2 Gen2 controller, all USB Type-C ports can run up to 10 Gbps at the same time.
  • Pre-installed I/O Shielding: Better EMI protection and more convenience for installation.
  • Included EK-Leak Tester
Availability and Pricing
While other liquid-cooled AM4 motherboards will ravage your wallet, this motherboard, monoblock, and leak tester combo solution starts at a reasonable €549.90. The EK-Quantum MSI MPG X570S CARBON EK X motherboard is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and worldwide retailers. It is estimated to ship out on September 6th, 2021. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).

MSRP: 549.90€.
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18 Comments on EK and MSI Collaborate on X570S Gaming Carbon EK-X Motherboard

#1
damric
That price...

I bought my Taichi monoblock from EK for about $80 if recall. I guess the flow indicator is worth $500 :p
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#2
ZoneDymo
damricThat price...

I bought my Taichi monoblock from EK for about $80 if recall. I guess the flow indicator is worth $500 :p
half the price of a decent gpu so, seems fine
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#4
Totally
Yeah things don't add up, a X570 Carbon MB is $280 and an EK acrylic x570 Monoblock $155, that totals $435. Why the extra $115?
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thesmokingman
damricThat price...

I bought my Taichi monoblock from EK for about $80 if recall. I guess the flow indicator is worth $500 :p
Monoblocks are 150 not 80. A cpu block alone is 80.

Still I concur that stupid flow wheel adds 300 for the stupids. If you can't tell your flow from your water temp... handicaps.
TotallyYeah things don't add up, a X570 Carbon MB is $280 and an EK acrylic x570 Monoblock $155, that totals $435. Why the extra $115?
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EK tax. They have been gouging the market the last couple years.
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#7
damric
thesmokingmanMonoblocks are 150 not 80. A cpu block alone is 80.

Still I concur that stupid flow wheel adds 300 for the stupids. If you can't tell your flow from your water temp... handicaps.


EK tax. They have been gouging the market the last couple years.
Actually $77 lol
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#8
Soup`
I guess you could say this is a "cool" looking motherboard...

On a more serious note, that price is ridiculous for an RGB monoblock just slapped onto an X570.
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#9
thesmokingman
damricActually $77 lol
That is cheap. Oh It's from this year, closeout/eol deal?
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#10
Totally
thesmokingmanThat is cheap. Oh It's from this year, closeout/eol deal?
Looks to be the case, works out to be exactly 50% discount that off EoL products get.
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#11
Steamroller
I guess you need to wait for the non-liquid cooled X570S to compare prices, right? Right?
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#12
damric
thesmokingmanThat is cheap. Oh It's from this year, closeout/eol deal?
I don't remember exactly. I remember snagging it and putting together the loop a few months later.
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#13
maxfly
If not for the stupid ek price (now i know why those dudes jumped ship a few years ago) and the waste of space spinny wheel... i dont hate it. It looks pretty badass! Hehe, well until they turned the RGB on and you could see the kiddie wheel :( the monochrome look was sweet.
I did the monoblock thing once. Didn't care for it much, temps sucked. If not for the ferriswheel i may have tried this out once they became reasonably priced, in a year or so. hahaha.

Edit- id bet that wheel will pop right out ;)
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#14
ThrashZone
Hi,
Think asus and ek take the the cake on price gouging award
Last one I saw is 1500.us on a z590 I believe so this msi is chicken feed lol
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#15
Totally
SteamrollerI guess you need to wait for the non-liquid cooled X570S to compare prices, right? Right?
Not really, X570S boards are just going to phase out and slot in existing spots their X570 counterparts occupy. Other than the early adopter tax when first released prices shouldn't be too far off what we are seeing for what is out now.
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#16
Massman-
TotallyYeah things don't add up, a X570 Carbon MB is $280 and an EK acrylic x570 Monoblock $155, that totals $435. Why the extra $115?
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The Carbon EK X is based on the X570S model and not the X570.

The X570S Carbon component is quite a spec up from the X570 Carbon. Especially VRM is upgraded substantially. So you'll see that reflected in the X570S pricing.

www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-X570S-CARBON-MAX-WIFI
www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-X570-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-WIFI
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#17
Caring1
TotallyYeah things don't add up, a X570 Carbon MB is $280 and an EK acrylic x570 Monoblock $155, that totals $435. Why the extra $115?
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Labor costs of fitting it for you.
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