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EK Vector FE Special Edition Water Block and Torque Fittings win iF Design Awards

With last year's success of the EK-Quantum Magnitude CPU water block, the EK-Quantum Line has received two new iF DESIGN AWARDS this year. In the Gaming Hardware product category, one was granted to the EK-Quantum Vector FE Special Edition GPU water block. It is the most complex GPU water block enclosure as a cooling solution that EK has developed to date. It was engineered for the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series Founders Edition graphics cards and comes with a backplate that makes sure the entire graphics card is enclosed and not visible at all.

Forming a halo product for the Vector family of GPU blocks, the FE Special Edition came with a distinctive set of challenges. Built as an aftermarket product for Founders Edition RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards, the block had to negotiate the irregular PCB shapes and unorthodox assembly. However, as a result of these challenges, several design opportunities were leveraged to create a totally unique and unprecedented GPU water block. A solid aluminium exoskeleton forms a cradle in which the cooling and lighting are embedded, revealing only the most beautiful elements to the user.

EK Launches Quantum Power Bundle Magnitude X360 D-RGB

EK, launches EK-Quantum Power Bundle Magnitude X360 D-RGB. Ultimate fully addressable D-RGB customizable liquid cooling bundle, featuring EK's most advanced CPU water block to date. All the liquid cooling products in the bundle share the same premium design language and are geared towards users seeking the most powerful water cooling solutions on the market. The customer needs to select the appropriate CPU block for CPU socket, desired fitting finish/color, and fan. EK system will then automatically fill the cart with all the necessary components to assemble a water cooling loop.

XFX Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Speedster ZERO WB Graphics Card

XFX formally launched the Radeon RX 6900 XT Speedster ZERO WB, a graphics card it teased last month. The company's new flagship product, the Speedster ZERO WB is a graphics card with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, for those with DIY liquid-cooling setups. It appears to be based on an all new PCB with a more tuned-up 14+2 phase VRM setup than that of the air-cooled RX 6900 XT Speedster MERC 319, which pulls power from a trio of 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

Under the hood is a 7 nm "Navi 21" XTXH silicon, which is able to sustain 10% higher engine clocks than the standard "Navi 21," and XFX claims that it has unlocked overdrive slider limit (the de facto maximum overclock), beyond 3 GHz. Out of the box, the card comes with a maximum boost frequency of 2525 MHz, compared to 2250 MHz AMD-reference. The water block came about from a collaboration with EK Water Blocks, and combines a nickel-plated copper primary material with a slightly frosted acrylic top that's studded with addressable RGB LEDs. XFX didn't reveal pricing.

EK Announces Quantum Vector RTX 3080/3090 FE Full Metal Water Blocks

EK, is proud to show off its Full-Metal Special Edition high-performance GPU water blocks for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition graphics cards. The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3080 and 3090 - Full Metal water blocks come in the more popular Black color, featuring a black, completely metal enclosure with a nickel-plated brass terminal. These water blocks come with two types of connection terminals, offering versatility in tube routing. The performance is one of the key elements of the design, which is why this block features a 30% larger fin area compared to other water blocks from the Vector family.

The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3090 D-RGB water block enclosure is the most complex GPU cooling solution developed by EK to date. Aside from the small form factor and unique shape of these PCBs, EK has built a hybrid cooling solution for the backplate that is so far unique to the EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3090 water blocks and their backplates.

EK Water Blocks Debuts EK-Pro GPU WB RE RTX 3080-3090 Nickel+Inox Block

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is now offering an enterprise-grade GPU water block for reference PCB layout NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This new block incorporates a CNC-machined nickel-plated copper base with a laser-cut stainless steel top for a robust metal cooling solution.

EK-Pro GPU WB RE RTX 3080/3090 - Nickel + Inox water block is purpose-designed with a much thicker 11.2 mm copper base to clear the tall capacitors on most reference design graphics cards. This gives the water block a market advantage of having a clean design and wider compatibility list without sacrificing any coolant flow. The water block directly cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as cooling liquid is channeled directly over these critical areas.

EK Releases a Versatile Multi-Use Screwdriver Set

EK, is launching the EK-Loop Screwdriver Basic Set to provide its customers with the best tools for their liquid cooling adventure. This 49-bit kit comes with a magnetic screwdriver handle and 48 bits that will make any disassembly and maintenance a breeze. EK is dedicated to being a one-stop-shop for its users, making their loop-building experience easier and more accessible.

This driver kit includes standard, security, and specialty driver bits for a wide range of PC, liquid cooling, and exotic repairs. Standard bits like the Allen (Hex) will let you work with most water cooling products like CPU and GPU water blocks, fan and radiator screws, various pump/reservoir mounts, and much more. Whether you're a professional modder, a true water-cooling enthusiast, or a first-time builder, this bit kit has exactly what you need to disassemble and reassemble your liquid cooling parts. But not just that, also smartphones, game consoles, wearables, laptops, desktops, tablets, small appliances, and other devices. The durable frosted aluminium case guarantees protection and premium looks, while the push and pop-out plastic tray will keep all the included bits organized.

EK Announces EK-Loop Connect Temperature Plug Sensor

EK-Loop Connect - Temperature Plug Sensor is an NTC (negative temperature coefficient) coolant temperature sensor. It allows users to get a precise coolant temperature measurement and to fine-tune the radiator fan speed for an optimal balance between acoustics and performance. The coolant temperature data can also be used to set up an emergency shutdown procedure if the temperature gets too high, preventing overheating of the system and possible malfunctions.

The body of the temperature sensor plug is made of CNC machined brass with a high-quality Nickel finish, while the seal is made with a quality EPDM rubber O-ring. The G1/4 thread and low installment height allow for easy installation in any unused port in the custom liquid cooling loop. It can be connected to the EK-Loop Connect control hub or a motherboard temperature sensor connector.

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.

MSI Unveils Series of New X570S Motherboards

With AMD launching the latest Ryzen 5000 Series processors, MSI X570S motherboards will also hit the market in the coming days. The new series of MSI X570S motherboards have not only upgraded specifications but also included brand-new designs. The following are detailed introductions that you must not miss. The whole series of MSI X570S motherboards all support AMD's latest Ryzen 5000 Series processors. To unleash the impressive performance, MSI offers a comprehensive upgrade for the power phase. MEG X570S motherboards have direct 16+2 phases with 90 A SPS and MPG X570S motherboards have at least 12+2 Duet Rail Power System with 75 A SPS. Both the MAG X570S TORPEDO MAX and the MAG X570S TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI have Mirrored Power Arrangement 12+2 phases with 60 A SPS as well.

s for heatsink design, the major change is to remove fans on the chipsets, which helps reduce dust and noise. In order to dissipate heat effectively without fans, the area of the heatsink that covers the chipset is enlarged considerably. Also, all MSI X570S Series motherboards feature at least 1 M.2 Shield Frozr which prevents throttling by offering the best thermal protection to help maintain SSD maximum performance. For hard-core users, we have the MEG X570S ACE MAX with 4 Gen 4 M.2 slots covered with M.2 Shield Frozr and Double Side M.2 Thermal.

EK Launches Vector Water Blocks for PowerColor Red Devil RX 6800 & RX 6900 Cards

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching the new EK-Quantum Vector Red Devil water block made for the PowerColor Red Devil version of the AMD Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and 6900 XT graphics cards. This 2nd-generation EK-Quantum Vector water block implements an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and the fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some currently available products on the market.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined either out of glass-like cast acrylic or durable black POM acetal. The watertight seal is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

EK Announces Small Form Factor Quantum Pump-Reservoir Combo Units

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a new Quantum line of small form factor pump-reservoir combo units. They come in well-known FLT form that makes them even easier to fit in tight spaces. The pump-reservoir combos come in both genuine D5 and DDC variants, as well as a body variant if you intend to use a DDC or D5 pump that you already own. EK-Quantum products come with sophisticated 5 V D-RGB addressable LEDs, which can be controlled through your motherboard RGB control software.

These pump-res combos are very similar to the EK-Quantum Kinetic 120 units but come in an even smaller form - 80 mm. This makes them extremely convenient for small form factor builds and wherever space is an issue. The unit features standard 120 mm and 80 mm fan mounting holes for maximum flexibility during the installation. The side of the unit has two more M4 threaded screw holes, 65 mm apart, that are also present on the EK-Loop Uni Pump Reservoir Brackets, which are sold separately.

EK Pro Line Water Block to Support New Intel Xeon W-3300 Family of CPUs

EK, the leading liquid cooling gear manufacturer, today announces the availability of two high-performance liquid cooling solutions for the Intel Xeon W-3300 processor family, optimized for advanced workstation professionals in a single-socket LGA 4189 solution. A kit is also available, offering enterprise-grade components and tools to build the whole loop to effectively cool the socket LGA 4189 Intel processors.

EK is no stranger to the demanding needs of heavily threaded, I/O intensive workloads across Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Media and Entertainment, and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning industries. The EK-Pro QDC Kit P360 LGA 4189 bundles the EK-Pro CPU Water Block, a 360 mm radiator, and enterprise-grade water loop parts. It is designed to cool the most powerful of Intel Xeon W-3300 processors, which offer up to 38 cores and 76 threads with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, up to 64 CPU PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes, up to 4.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and are rated up to 270 W of power.

Diversify Your EK-Quantum Torque Fittings With Colored Compression Rings

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing a wide range of Quantum Torque colored Compression rings. The compression rings come in 6-packs and only contain the locking (compression) rings in the chosen color. The entire Torque soft (STC) and hard (HDC) fitting range gets the same color options, pairing these new colored compression rings with Torque Colored Aesthetic rings gives users infinite possibilities in mixing and matching colors.

Available colors:
  • Nickel, Green, Gold, Purple, Blue, Red, Black
These premium compressing rings are exclusive to the EK-Quantum Torque series fittings. The ring with a nickel finish is made of nickel-plated CNC machined brass, while the Black, Green, Gold, Red, Blue, and Purple are made of CNC machined aluminium. The compression ring has cutouts in the EK Quantum signature shape allowing for the colored aesthetic ring to be shown. These colored rings are available in many colors and are screwed onto the fitting before the compression locking ring. They are sold separately.

EK Announces ROG Crosshair VIII Formula Motherboard Waterblock Bridge

EK, is ready to support the market-favorite ROG Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard with a unique, patent-pending liquid distribution VRM Bridge. The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Crosshair VIII Formula D-RGB is a purpose-engineered connection piece that bridges the existing integrated CrossChill EK III VRM cooling and the CPU water block into a single entity. The ROG Crosshair VIII Formula is the carrier of the iconic Maximus motherboard series, while the EK-developed VRM Bridge solution will help bring out its full potential.

The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge is the only off-the-shelf solution that will bridge multiple liquid cooling components with a unique mounting mechanism. It is specially made for the ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, and upgrading from any previous motherboard will be easy since you'll be able to reuse any of the existing AMD AM4-socket-compatible EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water blocks.

EK Water Blocks Outs EK Lignum Walnut-covered RTX 30-series Water Blocks

EK, the leading premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, announces the launch of a new addition to the Signature Edition product portfolio - the EK Lignum. It is inspired by our founder's love for woodwork and modern computer technologies and named after the Latin word for 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. The Lignum line and its wooden opulence can bring a feeling of comfort and warmth to your home while keeping your PC cool and silent for its maximum possible performance.

The choice of wood is walnut (Juglans Nigra) because it never fails to surprise with its colors and texture. The connection between the water block and the wood enables wood to shrink and expand, which is one of its most natural predispositions in response to the changes in humidity and temperature. Lignum products were engineered in a way so that the wood does not come into direct contact with water. Every block has a unique pattern of wood, which makes it one of a kind in the world.

Strictly Quantum: EK Shows New Velocity2 CPU Blocks, Lignum GPU Block, Real Gold Fittings and More!

EK Water Blocks, or simply EK as the company refers to itself now, had a decent showing at the virtual Computex 2021 event including new AIO CPU coolers, additions to its Fluid Gaming and Fluid Works portfolio, and more water blocks based on current designs and supporting newer hardware, including one we reported on just a few hours ago. These all interested me, but then there was a nearly two hour private conversation followed by a live stream that ended minutes ago which shed more light on future updates and products in its mainstream Quantum DIY liquid cooling lineup.

There were renders of the upcoming Velocity² CPU blocks shared before, but seeing them actually manufactured is a whole other thing. Velocity² is the update to EK's popular Velocity CPU blocks, with a complete redesign that evokes more comparisons to monoblocks than other CPU blocks. Taking cues from the flagship EK-Quantum Magnitude, you will see different cooling engines to better cool different CPU sockets. There is also a concealed aesthetic theme here, especially for the acetal top version where you can't see any screws in use, thanks to a patent-pending mounting mechanism from the back- again taking cues from monoblocks. EK says the new system uses "pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top, so with just a few turns on the thumb-nuts, the installation is finished". We look forward to checking these out in person when they release in the Sept 2021 timeframe. Read past the break for more from EK!

EK Unveils Quantum Vector Water Blocks for Aorus Master 6000 Series

EK, is launching the new EK-Quantum Vector Master water blocks made for the AORUS Master version of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and 6900 XT graphics cards. These 2nd-generation EK-Quantum Vector water blocks implement an Open Split-Flow cooling engine design, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and the fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some currently available products on the market.

The base of the block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined either out of glass-like cast acrylic or durable black POM acetal. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.

EK Launches Quantum Vector TUF RX 3070 Water Block

EK, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for ASUS TUF editions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for ASUS TUF RTX 3070 GPUs. This water block is 255 mm long and 149 mm tall and cools all key components on the GPU's printed circuit board. The EK-Quantum Vector TUF RTX 3070 is compatible with ASUS TUF RTX 3070 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, power stages, and chokes in the VRM section. The newly developed TUF water blocks feature clean, optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

An Open Split-Flow cooling engine design is implemented, which proved to be a superior solution for GPU water blocks. It is characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings, and still achieve top performance. The jet plate and fin structure geometry have been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performance when used in any given coolant flow orientation, unlike some products that are currently available on the market.

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.

EK Reveals InWin 303EK D-RGB Collaboration Case

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is building on the initial collaboration with the case manufacturer and now offering the D-RGB version of the popular InWin 303 case. The new EK-Classic InWin 303EK D-RGB - Black case features a D-RGB lit distribution plate with an updated design boasting elegant gray accents for a refined look.

The 303 is one of InWin's most popular cases and has been on the market for quite a while now. It is a well-tested, market-proven case with interesting fan and radiator layout options. To top its value, a fully integrated coolant reservoir and pump in the form of a distribution plate are added. The integrated distro plate is fitted with multiple industry-standard G1/4" threaded inlets and outlets, and offers easy tubing installation. The case itself is able to support one CPU, up to two GPUs, and a top-mounted radiator.

EK Releases Active Backplates for ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080/3090 Cards

EK, is introducing another addition to the EK-Quantum Vector series of active backplates. EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 active backplate is made to complement the existing EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 water blocks and actively cool the backside of ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 GPUs. The EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 Active Backplate comes with a new terminal that replaces the stock terminal arriving with the Vector water block and links the water block and Vector Active backplate into a single unit. This way, the whole enclosure requires only one inlet and one outlet, removing unnecessary additional tubing and reducing clutter. It is the ultimate aesthetic and performance solution that finds your GPU sandwiched between two water blocks, allowing maximum cooling.

The brand new Vector Active Backplate directly cools all PCB hotspots found on the backside of the GPU core and VRM (voltage regulation module). In the case of Strix RTX 3090, the VRAM located on the backside is being cooled, while the PCB on RTX 3080 GPUs is being cooled around the front-mounted VRAM. Cooling liquid is channeled over all these critical areas.

EK Launches Offset Fittings to Further Diversify the Torque Series Portfolio

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding the Quantum Torque fittings line with rotary offset adapter fittings. EK-Quantum Torque Rotary Offset are premium male-female interconnects that have their G1/4" ports on an offset of 3, 7, or 14 mm. Their rotary function allows them to rotate around one axis in 360 degrees. They are used to distance or offset connections in tight spaces or to perfectly align hard tubing to another port in order to have aesthetically pleasant straight tubing. Aesthetically, they are a perfect match with the EK-Quantum Torque series fittings and adapters.

EK-Quantum Torque Rotary Offsets: This rotary offset series consists of 12 different models with varying finishes and offset sizes. They are all CNC machined out of brass with high-quality EPDM O-rings for sealing. They come in three different offsets: 3 mm, 7 mm, 14 mm. This enables users to fine-tune the amount of spacing they need to offset with each adapter fitting. Also, all of them are rotary to enable positioning them under any angle required.

EK's GPU Water Block for the Aorus Xtreme/Master RTX 30 Series Is Ready

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for the AORUS Xtreme and Master editions of the GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards - the EK-Quantum Vector Xtreme RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB. The new water block is one of the larger ones in the 3000 series, so make sure your PC case can accommodate it. It's 150.5 mm wide and 295 mm long, and cools all critical components on the GPU's printed circuit board. This gives the water block a market advantage of having a clean design, showing off all of the cooling liquid, and cooling each and every necessary component.

The EK-Quantum Vector Xtreme RTX 3080/3090 water block is compatible with AORUS Xtreme and Master RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. It actively cools the GPU core, top-mounted VRAM, power stages, and chokes in the VRM section. Clean, symmetrically shaped, optimized flow paths reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

EK Water Blocks Starts Selling 90-degree Pre-bent Acrylic Tubing

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is now offering 90-degree pre-bent acrylic tubing to help out liquid cooling beginners and also bring a quality of life improvement for liquid cooling enthusiasts by shortening the time and effort needed to bend the tubing and build the systems.

These pre-bent tubes come in three outer diameters (OD) - 12 mm, 14 mm, and 16 mm, the standard sizes utilized by a vast majority of liquid cooling enthusiasts. They are made from an extruded acrylic material that boasts glass-like clarity and is highly resistant to heat. Acrylic tubing is harder to bend. It needs to be heated for longer periods of time over a bigger surface compared to PETG, which makes it less popular with first-time hard-tube builders. But now, with the EK's newly introduced pre-bent tubing, the main downside for going acrylic for one's first hard-tubing loop is gone.

EK Introduces Quantum Convection D5 Covers and DDC Heatsinks

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching its new Quantum Line products for the DDC and D5 pumps, the EK-Quantum Convection D5 and EK-Quantum Convection DDC. These D5 covers and DDC heatsinks are available in three distinct finishes - Silver, Black, and Nickel - to provide users with different aesthetic options.

The market-leading D5 pumps get a CNC-machined aluminium cover, the EK-Quantum Convection D5, which is compatible with EK-Quantum Reflection distribution plates that feature a D5 pump and the D5-based EK-Quantum Kinetic FLT pump-reservoir combos. It is available in three finishes - anodized Silver, Black, and in a Nickel-plated variant. It can be fitted over genuine D5 pumps. It is designed to improve the aesthetics of pumps. A rectangular design with a convenient hole for routing the cable and hiding it as much as possible allows for a cleaner look of the pump.
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