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EK Working On New Water Blocks for ASUS, MSI Cards

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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is working on a plethora of new Full Cover water blocks, namely for the following graphics cards:
  • ASUS GTX780TI-DC2 DirectCU II (EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII) - 104,95€
  • ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 780 Ti (EK-FC780 GTX Ti Matrix) - Price TBA
  • ASUS ROG Matrix R9 290X (EK-FC R9-290X Matrix) - Price TBA
  • MSI R9 290X Lightning (EK-FC R9-290X Lightning) - Price TBA

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lol at > Ek
Afrikaans Lang has been detected :D
 
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lol at > Ek
Afrikaans Lang has been detected :D
What are you trying to say, because I don't get it?

Really nice that EK is making a lot of blocks for custom cards lately. I hope that this is profitable enough for them so they can keep doing this. Because I somehow got the feeling that they won't be selling an awful lot of those blocks while they still got to spend the money on R&D to develop them.
 
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What are you trying to say, because I don't get it?

Really nice that EK is making a lot of blocks for custom cards lately. I hope that this is profitable enough for them so they can keep doing this. Because I somehow got the feeling that they won't be selling an awful lot of those blocks while they still got to spend the money on R&D to develop them.
I don't see why R&D of theses would cost all that much since they just have to adjust their regular full cover blocks to fit differently shaped cards probably takes a few hours in a CAD program. Though manufacturing is a bigger problem because few people buy Lightnings/Matrix cards and even fewer of them buy full cover blocks so production must be run at a really small scale at a high cost.
 
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Water blocks for $130 cards? Unless these are even cheaper than universal blocks, I don't see the point.
 
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And now we're missing Martian LOL. it is to be human to someone too difficult!
Ty EK ! I always buy at the EK the best supplier of all types of liquid cooling PC components.
 
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I can't wait until water cooling becomes the norm in the PC community. Prices would go down as well as temps and fan noise.
 
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I can't wait until water cooling becomes the norm in the PC community. Prices would go down as well as temps and fan noise.
H2O cooling will never be the "norm" as it's impractical and has a serious water leak electrical liability that HSFs do not have.

Good to see that EK's PR dept. is still alive. It's been almost a day since they sent out a new waterblock press release.
 
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H2O cooling will never be the "norm" as it's impractical and has a serious water leak electrical liability that HSFs do not have.

Good to see that EK's PR dept. is still alive. It's been almost a day since they sent out a new waterblock press release.
Do you prefer them to NOT announce the release of waterblocks to enthuseists? why do you even come here if not to update, seriously.
 
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H2O cooling will never be the "norm" as it's impractical and has a serious water leak electrical liability that HSFs do not have.

Good to see that EK's PR dept. is still alive. It's been almost a day since they sent out a new waterblock press release.
There is coolant that isn't electrically conductive...
I would much rather route thick tubing then a billion case fan wires.