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EK Releases Monoblock for ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Impact Motherboard

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release another ASUS MAXIMUS VIII motherboard monoblock - EK-FB ASUS M8I Monoblock. It's compatible with ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard.

EK-FB ASUS M8I Monoblock is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel LGA-1151 socket Skylake CPU and the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII Impact motherboard.





Designed and engineered in cooperation with ASUS, this monoblock uses award winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools Intel LGA-1151 socket type CPU and power regulation (MOSFET) module as water flows directly over all critical areas. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with the system using weaker water pumps.

Base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic glass material, depending on the variant.

You can always check for compatible water blocks by using EK Cooling Configurator database where compatible graphics cards and motherboards are being added to the list on a daily basis.

EK-FB ASUS M8I monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe and is readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can find MSR prices with VAT included.



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That is a thing of beauty, I would love to do a tiny build with a Liquid cooling system like that.
 
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Why don't they cool the chipset anymore? Doesn't the Z170 need any cooling? EK used to cool the Z97 chipset in the previous iteration of this water block intended for the Asus MAXIMUS VII Impact.
 
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Why don't they cool the chipset anymore? Doesn't the Z170 need any cooling? EK used to cool the Z97 chipset in the previous iteration of this water block intended for the Asus MAXIMUS VII Impact.

If you look at the other picture, you will notice the sound card protrudes over the chipset heatsink. I don't think you can sneak in a WC latter there.
 
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As you can see here :



and here :





They have managed to do so, under the sound card in the past, but now it seems that they don't feel that there is a need to cool the chipset.
 
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They must lose a lot of money making these things.
 
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As you can see here :



and here :





They have managed to do so, under the sound card in the past, but now it seems that they don't feel that there is a need to cool the chipset.

If you look at Z170 vs Z97 you will see the former has TDP rated at 6W while the latter has a TDP of only 4.1W. So theoretically, there's more of a need to cool Z170 than Z97.

I say theoretically because Intel chipsets haven't needed anything but passive cooling (and maybe not even that) since the memory controller and integrated graphics were moved onto the CPU. My work PC is a Dell Haswell with no chipset heatsink whatsoever:



The only time you'll need a large heatsink, or maybe active cooling, is when you've got a board with numerous extra controllers located near the chipset (e.g. Asrock Z77 Extreme 11). In all other cases, it's just bling, and EK has finally figured out that they can cut costs by not bothering to cool something that doesn't need cooling.

Unrelated: Intel manufactures its chipsets on what it considers "old" process technology.... Z170 is 22nm, which is better than AMD's CPUs. I find this both amusing and saddening.
 
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Unrelated: Intel manufactures its chipsets on what it considers "old" process technology.... Z170 is 22nm, which is better than AMD's CPUs. I find this both amusing and saddening.

Indeed, ser. How far they've fallen..., it certainly saddens me.
 
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I can say only one thing... How people with deeper pocket resist to this?:confused:
I would like to know that.
Instantly I would put this in In Win 901 with little modification for 240mm radiator, for reference card or one Poseidon it would be enough.
So small motherboard ready for so powerful components. She is full with nice details.
I agree with people one of nicer detail on previous impact is that part over chipset and EKWB had exactly space to made same with visible sign ASUS Impact below sound card.
That would be much better detail than.
NO EXCUSE! :)
 
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If you look at Z170 vs Z97 you will see the former has TDP rated at 6W while the latter has a TDP of only 4.1W. So theoretically, there's more of a need to cool Z170 than Z97.

I say theoretically because Intel chipsets haven't needed anything but passive cooling (and maybe not even that) since the memory controller and integrated graphics were moved onto the CPU. My work PC is a Dell Haswell with no chipset heatsink whatsoever:



The only time you'll need a large heatsink, or maybe active cooling, is when you've got a board with numerous extra controllers located near the chipset (e.g. Asrock Z77 Extreme 11). In all other cases, it's just bling, and EK has finally figured out that they can cut costs by not bothering to cool something that doesn't need cooling.

Unrelated: Intel manufactures its chipsets on what it considers "old" process technology.... Z170 is 22nm, which is better than AMD's CPUs. I find this both amusing and saddening.

Considering that their 22 is 26 or 27 as measured by non-cocksuckers.

Intel sure is great at marketing.
 
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Intel is great company and only on the world capable to give us nice processor for most demanding work and hard core gaming.
You will see if AMD launch something worthily of competition how Intel improve performance.
Imagine word without Xeons and i7... That will slow down whole world.
Everybody today play with numbers and I can't say that all Intel processors are perfect,
some of them have some flaws but all of them are extremely good and no one can't do that better.
Situation is not great when one side talk only about power consumption and other only about performance increase no matter how much power CPU need.
Intel Xtreme processors with 6 cores are affordable for many small offices and home gaming computers and very well could finish some demanding task.
Not as Intel Xeon series but enough for 95% of people.
 

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They must lose a lot of money making these things.

Nah I don't think those are much more expensive to make as they are pretty much just their Supremacy EVO? blocks with a fancy top...
 
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If you look at Z170 vs Z97 you will see the former has TDP rated at 6W while the latter has a TDP of only 4.1W. So theoretically, there's more of a need to cool Z170 than Z97.

I say theoretically because Intel chipsets haven't needed anything but passive cooling (and maybe not even that) since the memory controller and integrated graphics were moved onto the CPU.

The x58 relay needed some cooling, eave without the memory controller.
 
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