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EK Introduces Full Nickel GPU Water Block For Reference RTX 3080/3090

EK, is now offering its Full Nickel 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 nickel-plated brass top for an all-around metal cooling solution. EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX 3080/3090 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.

These 2nd-generation Vector water blocks directly cool the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module), as the cooling liquid is channeled right over these critical areas. The water block is in contact with MOSFETs and chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine, unlike some currently available products on the market.

EK Launches ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Monoblock in Full Nickel Flair

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a Full Nickel version of the EK-Quantum Momentum ROG Crosshair VIII Hero monoblock. This monoblock is engineered specifically for the ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboards and features a full-metal design that possesses unrivaled durability and a premium finish. This complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Ryzen AMD processors is compatible with the X570-based ROG Crosshair VIII Hero and Dark Hero motherboards.

The monoblock is equipped with the latest-generation EK cooling engine, used in the Quantum Line to ensure the best possible CPU cooling while not reducing the flow to other components. This water block directly cools AM4 socket type CPU as well as the voltage regulation (MOSFET) module. Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing enthusiasts with a great solution for high and stable overclocks. Like every EK monoblock, the EK-Quantum Momentum ROG Crosshair VIII Hero D-RGB also features a high flow design and can be easily used with weaker water pumps or lower pump speed settings as well.

EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB CPU Cooler

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding its All-In-One portfolio with the new EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB. Compared to the EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, this one comes with four fans instead of just two, making it ideal for users who prefer their fans in a push-pull setup for improved performance. The Elite version of EK-AIO also boasts a more sophisticated design thanks to the glossy Black Nickel finish of the pump cover.

The EK-AIO Elite 280 D-RGB with the 280 mm radiator, just like the initial EK-AIO 280 D-RGB, is ready to provide ample cooling power even for the toughest processors on the market. Whether you are into heavy overclocking or wish to have a silent PC, the 280 mm radiator can provide both simultaneously. An AIO of this size needs an ATX-sized case that is ready to fit the 280 mm slim radiator and four EK-Vardar fans.

EKWB: Cooling Of the Highest Magnitude Comes to Threadripper CPUs

EK, the leading computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is launching a new water block, tailor-made for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The Magnitude sTRX4 is the most complex Threadripper CPU water block on the market to date. Our latest addition to the EK Quantum product line has no intention of succeeding or replacing its Velocity sTR4 counterparts, as the Magnitude water block is a rather sophisticated alternative optimized specifically for Zen 2 based AMD Threadripper CPUs.

EK-Quantum Magnitude sTRX4
The block will be available in the same four finishes as regular Magnitude blocks: Copper + Acetal, Nickel + Acetal (D-RGB), Nickel + Plexi (D-RGB), and Full Nickel. However, to distinguish the two acetal models, Copper + Acetal versions will feature an exclusive red frame by default. The award-winning, signature design truly sets the Magnitude apart, with every piece being CNC-milled from a solid piece of material. The three-dimensional aluminum mounting frame perfectly blends in with the asymmetrical shape of the Threadripper CPU socket while making the screws a seamless part of the water block. Strong edges and chamfers root this futuristic design firmly into the EK Quantum line. Magnitude proudly bears its prestigious iF Design Award.

EK Launches Quantum Vector FE RTX 3080 and 3090 Backplates

EK, is launching separate backplates for the Special Edition high-performance GPU water blocks that were made for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition graphics cards. The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3080 and 3090 Backplates are available stand-alone due to many requests by users who wanted to make their blocks in one color instead of having a contrasting silver backplate on a black version of the water block and vice-versa.

This backplate provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core and the backside of the printed circuit board VRM section. Due to the small size of the card and the block itself, the ribbed backplate boasts an increased surface area for additional passive cooling power. It comes in anodized aluminium with a silver or black finish. The silver version is intended for the silver EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3080 water block, to make it an all-around silver enclosure, just as the black backplate is intended for the black EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3080 water block. By replacing the stock backplate with one of a different color, you get a truly monochromatic look.

EK Expands Quantum Torque Fitting Lineup with Special Edition Red/Blue HDC Fittings

EK, the leader in custom loop liquid cooling solutions, has been steadily expanding the Quantum Torque fittings portfolio due to their incredible popularity on the market. These fittings became the go-to solution for many high-profile modders and enthusiasts. The latest addition to the portfolio are the new Special Edition Torque HDC fittings made for solid tubing. As red and blue are among the most commonly used colors in PC building, EK has created two distinct sets that stand out as Special Editions.

With a non-intrusive yet striking look and with NO added branding at all, EK-Quantum Torque 6-pack HDC - Red and Blue Special Edition fittings are already complemented by the interchangeable nickel-finish aesthetic color rings. These fittings are an ideal choice for anyone who wants to easily refresh the look of their PC with a new, exciting, and unique finish that is only available from EK.

EK Launches Active Backplate For Zotac Trinity RTX 3080/3090

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is introducing another addition to the EK-Quantum Line. EK-Quantum Vector Trinity RTX 3080/3090 active backplate is made to complement the existing EK-Quantum Vector Trinity RTX 3080/3090 water blocks and actively cool the backside of ZOTAC Trinity GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 GPUs.

EK-Quantum Vector Trinity RTX 3080/3090 active backplate links the water block and active backplate part with a new terminal, which replaces the stock terminal that comes with your water block. 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.

(EKWB) New Class of Cooling - Active Backplates for RTX 3080, 3090 Reference GPUs

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is introducing a cutting-edge addition to the EK-Quantum Line. EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX3080/3090 active backplate is made to complement the existing EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX 3080/3090 water blocks and actively cool the backside of a reference design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 GPUs.

EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX 3080/3090 Active Backplates
EK-Quantum Vector RE RTX 3080/3090 active backplate links the water block and active backplate part with a new terminal, which replaces the stock terminal that comes with your water block. 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.

PowerColor Formally Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT Liquid Devil

TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, today brings it's fastest AMD Radeon RX 6000 series models with its Liquid Devil series, designed for the most demanding gaming and PC enthusiasts that require the very best performance for their existent custom loop water-cooling.

PowerColor and EK teamed up to create the fastest AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800XT. The new PowerColor Liquid Devil series are powered by the revolutionary AMD RDNA 2, with Raytracing support, groundbreaking AMD Infinity Cache, and 16 GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory to deliver outstanding gaming experience while running with zero noise at the lowest temperatures with the beautiful designed and high performance full-cover EK water block.

EK Announces Classic Water Block for Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT, & 6900 Graphics Cards

EK Water Blocks, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer a new Classic line GPU water block for graphics cards based on the latest AMD RDNA2 architecture. It fits most reference PCB designs of the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800XT, and RX 6900 GPUs. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EK product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.

The EK-Classic GPU Water Block RX 6800/6900 D-RGB directly cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module) as a cooling liquid is channeled right over these critical areas. The water block is in contact with power stages as well as Inductor chokes to maximize cooling and minimize the chances of coil whine. It boasts some new features, already previously introduced in the EK's Quantum line, such as the optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

Get Re-Connected With the Latest Version of EK-Loop Connect Software and Sensors

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is announcing the release of EK-Loop Connect software version 1.3.11. As a company dedicated to providing water cooling enthusiasts and PC builders with the best of what the market has to offer, and after listening to customers' feedback several months ago, EK has issued a rework on the EK-Loop Connect software. Today, the new version of the software is officially ready and can already be downloaded.

"We were fortunate enough to have onboarded a team of software developers who were dedicated to the cause and managed to deliver functional software within the set deadline. We promised to deliver the software within 3 months, and here we are. The latest version of the EK-Loop Connect software was tested and confirmed by a small group of beta testers, and today we are ready to present it to the public," said Edvard König, founder of EK.

EK Releases Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3070 GPU Water Block

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for EVGA FTW3 editions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3070 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for EVGA FTW3 RTX 3070 GPUs.

This water block is 314mm wide and 155mm long and cools all key components on the GPU's printed circuit board. The EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3070 is compatible with EVGA FTW3 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 FTW3 water blocks feature clean, symmetrically-shaped, optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them.

EK Expands its Classic Line With a Strix RTX 3080, 3090 GPU Water Block

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its Classic design GPU water block for ASUS ROG Strix edition of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EK product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.

The EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB has a big purpose-designed 126 mm wide and 237 mm long copper base to cover and cool all key components on the GPU printed circuit board. This gives it an advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all the cooling liquid, and cooling all the necessary components.

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Smiles for the Camera

Here are some of the first marketing pictures of the PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil, the company's flagship graphics card targeted at PC enthusiasts with DIY liquid-cooling setups. The company had teased this card in mid-January, but is yet to formally launch it. The card combines a juiced up variant of the RX 6900 XT Red Devil PCB with a full-coverage water-block supplied by EK Water Blocks. This block is derived from EK's QuantumVector RX 6000 family, and features nickel-plated copper as its main material, paired with an acrylic top that's studded with addressable-RGB LEDs. The card is expected to come with slightly higher clock speeds than the air-cooled Red Devil Limited Edition. The package also includes a PowerColor-exclusive set of coolant dyes.

EK Quantum Velocity Full Nickel Series Goes D-RGB

EK, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is upgrading its full nickel series of high-performance Velocity water blocks for modern AMD and Intel CPU sockets with a 5 V digital RGB LED. There is still a single LED hidden under the EK badge, but this time it is compatible with 5 V D-RGB (aRGB) headers. The transition to D-RGB lighting across the whole product line will allow users to utilize standardized 5 V requirements to power LEDs of their liquid cooling components.

The name "Velocity" was inspired by the necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it's too restrictive on the flow and bottlenecking your entire liquid cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither should be sacrificed for another.

MSI & EK Launch The MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X Combo

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, and MSI, a world-leading gaming brand, have partnered up once again to launch the next-gen MSI CARBON motherboard and EK-Quantum monoblock combo. The brand new MPG Z590 Carbon EK X is expected to be available for pre-order on February 22, 2021. Based on the latest Z590 chipset and still supporting Intel 10th CPUs, this motherboard offers unparalleled cooling for the VRM section and the upcoming Intel 11th Gen Core series CPUs thanks to the purpose-designed monoblock.

MSI's world-class engineering team and EK's industry-leading thermal engineers worked together to improve the previous-gen solution and bring even more benefits to the newest Intel platform. The MPG Z590 Carbon EK X allows maximum performance without the noisy environment, providing you with countless hours of uninterrupted gameplay while monitoring the flow in your loop via the integrated flow indicator. And to top it all off, it also comes with an included EK-Leak Tester and a coupon code voucher for the EK webshop!

EK Water Blocks Introduces EK-AIO 280 D-RGB CPU Cooler

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is expanding its All-In-One product line with the highly anticipated EK-AIO 280 D-RGB. Following the success of EK-AIO D-RGB that comes in three different sizes, the latest EK-AIO 280 D-RGB was first introduced at the EK EXPO Reloaded Livestream event. It is meant to cater to customers who eagerly awaited the 280 mm radiator version combined with two 140 mm D-RGB Vardar S fans. This All-In-One solution is simple to use and easy to install with top-of-the-class cooling performance and fully customizable D-RGB lighting. The EK-AIO is an ideal solution for anyone who wants all the benefits of liquid cooling without all the maintenance it can bring.

The dual-fan EK-AIO with a 280 mm radiator is the perfect all-rounder for standard case sizes. The radiator surface is big enough to combat any mainstream CPU on the market and even has enough headroom for overclocking. An AIO with cooling capacities like this can either provide a super-silent PC setup or help harness the extra performance of an overclocked processor.

EK Water Blocks Releases Founders Edition RTX 3090 Special Edition Block

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is proud to finally unveil its Special Edition high-performance GPU water blocks for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition graphics card. The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3090 D-RGB, just like the 3080 model, comes in two versions - Silver and Black, both featuring stark contrasts between the aluminium outer shell and backplate, as well as the Plexi window and terminal illuminated with addressable D-RGB LEDs.

These water blocks come with two types of connection terminals, offering unrivaled versatility. 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.

EK at CES 2021: Active Backplate, New Torque Fittings, Concept Cases!

EK Waterblocks, who have decided to go by EK for the brand presence in the retail stream henceforth, had a stronger showing at the virtual CES 2021 than most other brands, and showcased a good deal of new products amidst their EK Expo ongoing as of this post. The most interesting product to me at least was their upcoming actively cooled backplate solution, which is different from what Aqua Computer has done to date in that it has an actual cold plate and coolant going through a small block on the back rather than just a heatpipe. Now I will mention that Aqua Computer had shown off some renders of their own take of this, but this is the first time a retail solution has been shown off by a company.

EK says that the new backplate offering will come in either acetal or nickel-plexi variants, and will incorporate a thicker terminal that splits coolant flow to the front and back. The backplate, first coming for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/3090 reference PCB, will make direct contact with the components on the back as well, with freshly conducted internal testing showing VRAM cooling improvements in significant double digits already. The company plans to make this an option for other popular new GPU releases as well, except for the RTX 3090 FE that gets its own bespoke cooling solution with the backplate connected to the coldplate on the front via thermal pads for a more petite, semi-active cooling solution coming up soon. The first active backplate is due to release in a month, with cost on the order of a typical GPU block itself. Click past the break for more from EK at CES 2021!

EK Introduces a Vector Water Block for Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, releases a premium high-performance GPU water block for the Founders Edition NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. The new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3070 and it's exclusively engineered for the RTX 3070 Founders Edition GPUs. It comes in two versions, with Plexi and Acetal top, where the Acetal one has no RGB whatsoever.

EK-Quantum Vector RTX FE 3070 water block is compatible with Founders Edition GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards. It is purpose-designed with a much thicker copper base to clear the tall components on the card. This kind of design also allows the terminal to be screwed directly onto the copper cold plate of the GPU block, making it more rigid and reducing the chances of damaging the water block. EK-Quantum Vector RTX FE 3070 features a unique acrylic terminal located in the far end of the GPU, making the whole enclosure slimmer and perfect for small form factor cases.

EK Launches New Water Block for RTX 3070 Strix Graphics Cards

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for ROG 3070 Strix graphics cards. This new block is named EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3070 D-RGB and it shares the same backplate with the 3080/3090 Vector Strix water block. It also comes in two versions - with Plexi and Acetal top.

EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3070 D-RGB water block is compatible with ROG Strix RTX 3070 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, VRAM (at the front), MOSFETs in the VRM (voltage regulation module), PWM controller, and all the chokes including the input rail. The water block makes contact with every single inductor to suppress any potential coil whine.

EK Water Blocks Launches EK Classic for Reference RTX 3080 and RTX 3090

EK, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is introducing a new EK-Classic water block, created specifically for reference-design-based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards. The new EK-Classic GPU water block is a part of the EK-Classic Lineup, which is directly addressing price-conscious users while reusing some of the key technology solutions and a timeless design that established EK as the market leader in the PC liquid cooling industry.

This 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 advantage on the market of having a clean design and a wider compatibility list, without sacrificing any coolant flow restriction. The block features additional cutouts on the base to accommodate non-standard fan-headers and additional PCB components that certain reference designs have.

IFixit Mako Precision bit set Now Available at EK Online Store

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is now selling iFixit Mako Precision bit sets in an effort to provide its customers with the best tools that will help them on their liquid cooling adventure. This 64-bit kit comes with a magnetic screwdriver handle, flexible extension for hard-to-reach places, and 64 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.

iFixit Mako Precision bit set was built using data from thousands of iFixit repair manuals and teardowns, ensuring the most compact yet a complete assortment of bits for electronics repair. This driver kit includes standard, security, and specialty driver bits for a wide range of PC, liquid cooling, and exotic repairs. Standard bits like Allen (Hex) ones will get you sorted with most water cooling products like CPU and GPU water blocks, fan and radiator screws, various pump/reservoir mounts, and much more.

EK Apologizes for Loop Connect Software & Offers Full Refunds

First of all, we would like to make something clear - we are not happy with the current EK Connect software. We are working hard, so one day this product can make us proud, but we have to take care of our customers first. We have to do that instantly since time is already up.

EK was always dedicated to providing water cooling enthusiasts and PC builders with the best of what the market has to offer. We're listening and are aware you're not happy with our Connect software, and frankly, neither are we. The software and the way it was developed do not meet our standards and our customers needs. This was our first venture into software solutions, and we learned many lessons the hard way. Of course, this is not a valid excuse for our customers being left disappointed in the product they have purchased.

EK Water Blocks Launches MSI RTX 30-series SUPRIM and Gaming Trio Water Blocks

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for the MSI Trio and Suprim editions of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector Trio RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for MSI Trio and Suprim RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs.

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 157 mm wide and 320 mm long and cools all key components on the GPU's printed circuit board. This gives the water block advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all of the cooling liquid, and cooling each and every necessary component.
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