Sunday, May 15th 2022

EK Releases EK-Quantum CPU Water Blocks with Walnut Wood Tops

EK, the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces new signature CPU water blocks - EK-Quantum Velocity² and EK-Quantum Magnitude Lignum edition. Lignum Line is inspired by Mr. Edvard König's love for woodwork and modern computer technologies and is named after the Latin translation of the word "wood." A perfect symbiosis of the oldest natural building material and contemporary high-end cooling solutions. An unparalleled example of how your PC can reflect your lifestyle. While EK Lignum and its wooden opulence can bring a feeling of comfort and warmth, from the technological standpoint, this symbiosis allows for the best-performing socket-specific water blocks - Velocity² and Magnitude.

Embedded in the Velocity² is a next-generation EK CPU water block cooling engine that is socket-specific. A combination of mounting pressure and cold plate geometry, tailored for the IHS and die layout of each specific CPU platform, is used to achieve low hydraulic flow restriction and high performance. The lathe-turned cold plate is made with precision to cover the IHS effectively and put optimal pressure on the die area.
EK-Quantum Velocity² was redesigned inside and out. A new, patent-pending EK-Exact Mount mounting system was developed in the search for an easy-to-use but the aesthetically pleasing mounting mechanism. It consists of only three pieces - the backplate, mounting screws, and the water block itself. It's screwed in from the back, allowing for a seamless and clean front aesthetic without any screws disrupting the harmony of shape.

The system uses pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top, allowing you to complete the installation and get the desired mounting pressure in just a few turns of the thumb nuts.

EK-Matrix7
The EK-Quantum Velocity² is an EK-Matrix7 certified product. The EK-Matrix7 is a convenient product raster that adds a new dimension to PC liquid cooling, where the height of products and the distance between ports are managed in increments of 7 mm. This improves product alignment and reduces the loop planning and tube bending time. Building a liquid-cooled PC becomes as easy and fun as playing with toy brick thanks to the meticulous planning of our products.

EK-Quantum Magnitude Lignum Edition - Walnut - For AMD AM4 and Intel LGA 1700 Sockets
EK-Quantum Magnitude is bearing the prestigious iF Design award for the bold and different approach to the CPU water block mounting mechanism. Differentiated from any mounting structure of a water block that is usually a black and mundane plate, the design accentuates an integrated three-dimensional X- or H-shaped frame with premium finishes that firmly cradles the main body in place, while the screws are morphed into sophisticated design details.

Specialized manufacturing techniques were deployed to create this truly unique product. Not a single Magnitude component was made using mass production techniques. Instead, every single piece was CNC-milled separately out of a solid piece of material. At the heart of Magnitude lies the CNC-machined solid brass insert. This component made it possible to significantly enlarge and optimize the cooling engine.

Compared to previous generations of water blocks, the fin array has a 50% bigger surface area, all contained in a smaller footprint to ensure maximum compatibility. The copper cold plate uses 0.40 mm wide microchannels and 0.26 mm thick microfins to maximize thermal transfer with minimal flow restriction.

EK-Quantum Magnitude Accent - Walnut
As a part of the Quantum Lineup ideology, the Magnitude is equipped with interchangeable accent frames that come in various colors, finishes, and materials. Now also available in Walnut!

This accent frame is ideal for combining with acetal or any full-metal Magnitude water blocks for an industrial yet elegant look.

Compatibility
EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude series CPU water blocks are socket-specific, compatible only with Intel LGA 1700 or AMD AM4 socket.

Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Velocity² and Magnitude series water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. They are expected to start shipping in mid-June 2022. The table below shows the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
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16 Comments on EK Releases EK-Quantum CPU Water Blocks with Walnut Wood Tops

#1
Daisho11
Lignum? More like LIGMA with those prices!
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#2
DeathtoGnomes
Very nice looking, but are those just painted stickers?
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#5
ZoneDymo
DeathtoGnomesVery nice looking, but are those just painted stickers?
nope I got one myself for my cpu and it is real wood, just know that it IS just an embellishment, it is indeed stickered on the acetal beneath it so its purely a decorative piece on top.
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#6
jesdals
Well couple that with a 12900KS and your surely going to light the fire...
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#7
Haile Selassie
Tl;dr: With product stack like this there's only one outcome possible - more layoffs in the near future.
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#8
DeathtoGnomes
ZoneDymonope I got one myself for my cpu and it is real wood, just know that it IS just an embellishment, it is indeed stickered on the acetal beneath it so its purely a decorative piece on top.
That would be a veneer finish, not a normal sticker per se. :)
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#9
Calenhad
Yeah. This should match my other walnut components perfectly. This is a bit late for april first, no? :rolleyes::laugh:
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#10
ZoneDymo
DeathtoGnomesThat would be a veneer finish, not a normal sticker per se. :)
well its not a finish, its an actual wooden hollow block, about 2mm thick, that you stick using doublesided tape to the base which is just acetal.
If you remove the wooden cover from it it would function just as well, just not look as nice.
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
ZoneDymowell its not a finish, its an actual wooden hollow block, about 2mm thick, that you stick using doublesided tape to the base which is just acetal.
If you remove the wooden cover from it it would function just as well, just not look as nice.
Ok that does make it nicer to look at, knowing that.
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#12
bonehead123
Hopefully, EK figured out a way to cure & treat those wood pieces to be non-flammable, and also to withstand both the temperature & humidity changes from being so close to the CPU, as well as the heat that will be generated by the next several generations of 600-2000W GPUs...
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#13
Haile Selassie
bonehead123Hopefully, EK figured out a way to cure & treat those wood pieces to be non-flammable, and also to withstand both the temperature & humidity changes from being so close to the CPU, as well as the heat that will be generated by the next several generations of 600-2000W GPUs...
These chumps cannot get their subpar plating or screw strength sorted out properly. Probably don't know how to read SAE or ISO grades.
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#14
Sodahorse93
TheDeeGeeLGR Edition
Was hoping I'd see an lgr Comment :)
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#15
Firedrops
It feels like EK is just doubling down on being a pricing meme every few months.

WHO is still buying their nonsense? Could get a 99% similar effect for a $10 textured vinyl sticker... large enough for the entire case and every component inside.
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#16
ThrashZone
Hi,
Think the single socket mount versions is really the kiss of death part of ek and cpu blocks
Maybe this 1700 socket version will be good for the next intel board series

If not you'll have to buy a different mounting plate from ek store if they provide one for the next socket change like the new hedt release or maybe just plop another 300.us for a new water block as ek hopes

My optimus foundation or sigV2 can be mounted on ALL Intel sockets out of the box not just one :laugh:
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