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EK Water Blocks Releases Vector Water Block for EVGA RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 XC3

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is launching its premium high-performance GPU water block for the EVGA XC3 edition of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. The new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector XC3 RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB and is exclusively engineered for the EVGA XC3 RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 GPUs. The EK-Quantum Vector XC3 RTX 3080/3090 water block is compatible with EVGA XC3 RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards. This Vector water block actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, and inductors and MOSFETs in the VRM section.

These newly developed XC3 water blocks feature 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.

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme Gundam Motherboard Pictured

Here's the first picture of the ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme Gundam, a new Socket LGA1200 motherboard based on the Intel Z490 chipset, courtesy of VideoCardz. Based on the original Maximus XII Extreme, the Extreme Gundam is a step-up, and comes with a custom-design full-coverage water block, and styling resembling that of a Gundam mecha. Vast bits of silver covering the acrylic top of the FC block, fuse with bright bits of blue, red, and yellow. Supplied by EK Water Blocks, the full-coverage water block cools the processor, CPU VRM, and the Z490 PCH. It's also possible that the M.2 heatsinks on the board shed some of their heat onto the block. The board is otherwise identical to the original Maximus XII Extreme. We're also getting to learn that ASUS has a whole lineup of products planned, based on the Gundam theme.

EK Releases a Perfect Cable Management System for RGB Cables

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is introducing the EK-Loop CMS, a cable management system comprised of six touch fasteners and a self-adhesive fabric. These hook and loop fasteners allow you to securely connect RGB (and D-RGB) connectors without any worry about them coming apart later, which is pretty usual during the transport of a PC or regular maintenance and dust removal.

These stylish fasteners envelop the joint connection of the RGB connectors on each side and strap them together. Both cables are pulled through a fastener, connected, and in the end, the fastener is strapped together around the entire joint disabling any disconnection of the header. EK-Loop CMS fasteners are black with subtle grey EK branding on the middle that is visible once the cable management system is in place.

EK Launches Vector Water Blocks for Zotac Trinity RTX 3080/3090 GPUs

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

The new water block has a small footprint almost like reference designs, which makes it a great fit for smaller form factors PCs. It's 124 mm wide and 231 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 all of the necessary components.

EK Releases Vertical GPU Mounting Bracket

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is introducing a very special vertical GPU mounting bracket. The EK-Loop Vertical GPU Holder stands out for the way it uses two ATX motherboard mounting points to additionally secure the graphics card. This unique holder is not just implementing patent-pending technologies, but also thicker materials than other similar solutions available on the market.

Displaying your liquid-cooled graphics card or even the standard massive air cooler is something that has become more and more popular over the years. One way to do this is to use the special aftermarket brackets that allow mounting the GPU vertically if the case is not already equipped with vertical PCIe slots. However, the user is often facing issues with how these solutions work since they don't offer enough support, allowing the GPU to move around. Things can be even more challenging when dealing with liquid cooling and installing fittings and tubing to a vertically placed GPU, not to mention trying to ship a PC with a vertically mounted GPU.

EK Launches Mystic Fog Cryofuel Coolant for Vivid D-RGB Effects

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, has launched a brand new RGB-focused coolant based on the latest formula with long-lasting stability and vivid addressable D-RGB reactivity. The coolant is specially developed to bring the best possible light dispersion to various PC liquid cooling products, and it's named EK-CryoFuel Mystic Fog. The coolant is already available in Limited Edition bottles.

The new coolant contains everything a high-end liquid cooling system requires for efficient thermal performance and to provide the necessary protection for water blocks. It carries the essential synergistic corrosion inhibitors and biological inhibitors, promoting high thermal efficiency, and long and safe operational life for liquid cooling products.

EK Releases Water Blocks for Reference Design NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for reference PCB layout NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. The brand new water block is aptly named EK-Quantum Vector RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB, and it is very important to keep in mind that this reference design water block is not meant for Founders Edition graphics cards - those will get their own, separate, specifically designed EK water blocks.

"This latest graphics card launch was no different from the last one. The information that was available to us prior to the launch was very scarce. With new information surfacing each hour, we had made some drastic decisions that we thought were the best choice for both our customers and our partners. Over the night, we have completely redesigned our 2nd generation Vector water blocks aimed for reference layout graphics cards," said Edvard König, the founder of EK.

EK Announces Quantum Vector RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB Water Blocks

The moment many of us were waiting for is finally here. The launch of the latest edition NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards for gamers and content creators is finally announced. The GeForce 30 Series is the 2nd generation of RTX graphics cards which are expected to become available from September 17th. Now, since many of us are very eager to get our hands on our first RTX 30 Series, and add it to our liquid cooling loops, EK is advising everyone to hold off their purchase until the compatibility list is fully confirmed.

EK is ready to release the 2nd generation of EK-Quantum Vector GPU water blocks, but since the official availability of these graphics cards is more than two weeks away, EK will hold off the pre-orders, for now, to prevent users from purchasing incompatible water blocks. Otherwise, it would cause stress and unnecessary loss of time and finances for the end-user.

EK Water Blocks Unveils Frosted Plexi Velocity CPU Block

EK Water Blocks, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching another version of the popular EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water block. The new Velocity is special for the frosted acrylic top piece, bringing unique aesthetics that aligns with the modern frosted tubing. As an added benefit, the frosted acrylic top allows for an even better diffusion of the 20 digitally addressable RGB LEDs.

The name of this water block - 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 cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed. These blocks come in two variants - AMD and Intel.

EK Launches One Plexi and One Acetal Monoblock for the GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS Master

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing its first of many Momentum Monoblocks for Intel Z490 chipset-based motherboards - the EK-Quantum Momentum Aorus Z490 Master. This monoblock is specifically engineered in Plexi and Acetal versions for the Aorus Z490 Master motherboard from Gigabyte. The addressable D-RGB LED in the Plexi monoblock is compatible with Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0 control and offers full lighting customization for every single diode at any given time. This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel Socket 1200 Series Processors. The monoblock is covering the entire VRM section of the Aorus Z490 Master motherboard.

This monoblock boasts the latest generation Velocity cooling engine, used on the EK Quantum Lineup, to ensure the best possible CPU cooling without reducing flow to other components. It cools the CPU, as well as the voltage regulation (MOSFET) module. Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing the enthusiasts with an excellent solution for high and stable overclocks. Like with every EK monoblock, the EK-Quantum Momentum Aorus Z490 Master D-RGB features high flow design and can be easily used in systems with weaker water pumps or lower pump speed settings. The Plexi version of this monoblock also comes with sophisticated addressable D-RGB lightning, which connects to a standard 3-pin 5 V D-RGB addressable header which is called D_LED (Addressable LED Strip Headers) on the Aorus Z490 Master.

EK Announces Micro Fittings and Torque Extenders

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is extending the Quantum Torque fitting lineup with Satin Titanium static extenders, rotary extenders in all finishes, and specialized push-in hardline fittings called Micro HDP. Expanding the Torque fitting series is one of EK's key objectives, in an effort to ease the loop-building process and create specialized products for every scenario builders may find themselves in.

This static extender series consists of 7 different models with varying lengths and types. They are all CNC-machined out of brass, featuring a satin silver finish with high-quality EPDM O-rings for sealing. They can be tightened down by hand, or a 9mm Allen Key. Available in three different length variations - 7, 14, and 28 mm - some are also available in Male-Male (MM), Male-Female (MF), and Female-Female (FF) G1/4" thread versions.

EK Releases Unique Distro Plate Solutions For LIAN LI Desk Cases

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching three new Quantum distro plates, designed explicitly for LIAN LI DK-05F and DK-04F desk cases. This new series of distro plates consists of two pumpless, front-mounted manifolds which are connected directly to the EK-Quantum Reflection Uni 140 D5 PWM D-RGB. These waterways bring rich D-RGB lighting implementation and a lot of connection ports to satisfy any tube routing configuration for your Lian Li desk PC.

The EK-Quantum Reflection distribution plates are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and partner reseller network. These products are estimated to ship out on August 20, 2020.

EK Quantum Torque Series Fittings Expanded With Static Extenders

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is extending the Quantum Line Torque fittings with static extenders. With these premium interconnects, it will become very easy to get the correct positioning of the fitting to lessen any work when tube routing or attach a component directly to another via an M-M static extender. Aesthetically they are a perfect match with the EK-Quantum Torque fittings.

EK Pumpless Quantum TBE DDC Pump-Reservoir Combos Hitting the Market

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer based in Europe, is releasing pumpless versions of the Quantum Line pump-reservoir combo units - the EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 DDC Body D-RGB. This means the customer can attach his already owned DDC pump allowing for a more affordable upgrade process from the previous generation of reservoirs. EK-Quantum products come with sophisticated 5V D-RGB addressable LEDs which can be controlled through your motherboard RGB control software.

EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE DDC Body D-RGB is the stand-alone pumpless version of the newly released tubular style Kinetic TBE combo units made for DDC pumps. This means the customer is able to upgrade his old DDC-based combo unit or to utilize any existing previously owned DDC pump. This combo unit is equipped with a total of six G1/4" ports so that users can choose the most optimal setup for their liquid cooling loops.

EK Expands Professional Portfolio with New Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a whole series of workstation/server grade water blocks for some of the most powerful Workstation GPUs on the market today based on both NVIDIA and AMD graphic chips. That includes several of the Quadro, Tesla, as well as the Radeon Pro WX. These Pro water blocks span across the entire length of the cards cooling all critical components.

This large launch is merely one of the first big steps toward the enterprise market. In the following months, you can expect many more workstation and enterprise cooling solutions from EK.

EK Waterblocks Releases Stand-Alone D5 Pump With Quantum Top

EK Water Blocks, the world-renowned premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is releasing EK-Quantum Inertia D5 PWM D-RGB standalone pump units. These standalone pumps are an evolution of the very popular and successful EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM pumps, now available with sophisticated D-RGB LED lighting and an updated design aligning with the EK Quantum Line. These units offer increased hydraulic performance (up to 15%) compared to the original factory top.

EK Water Blocks EK-Quantum Power Kits Roll Out

EK Water Blocks, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is launching the new EK-Quantum Power Kits that are based on EK's successful RGB kits, but this time with complete D-RGB support and all-Quantum Line products, with various added accessories. The Kits are aimed at enthusiasts who have powerful PC hardware and want a very high-end solution for cooling that hardware without having to pick custom loop parts themselves. These Quantum kits will make the loop building experience easier thanks to the extra accessories. Additional benefits also come from D-RGB (addressable RGB), dye pack for creating own coolant color, two 90 degree fittings, reservoir tube clamps for alternative mounting, and more. These kits come in two sizes - 240 and 360 which designate the size of the radiator.

EK Waterblocks Unveils New Quantum Series Products

EK has unveiled several new products for its high-end Quantum series at their recent EK Cooling Expo event. The EK-Quantum series targets the premium market with luxurious designs and customizable 5V D-RGB lighting. The new products include water blocks and monoblocks for AMD's Zen 2 Threadripper sTRX4 platform, Distribution Plates for the LIAN LI 011D & O11D XL, Quantum Flow Indicators with GPU block mounting support, standalone Quantum Inertia Reservoirs, and Quantum Power Kits including all the parts to create a high-end custom loop.

EK Water Blocks EK Classic Liquid Cooling Kits Transition to D-RGB

EK Water Blocks, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is updating the EK-Classic Kits by transitioning them all to the more customizable 5V D-RGB lighting and adding more tools in the package to help loop builders. That's not where the magic stops, as these new Classic kits are more affordable. This was done with various production optimizations that yielded a more affordable and better product for end-users.

EK-Classic CPU Water Block 115x/20xx/AM4 D-RGB - a high-end, nickel-plated copper CPU water block for modern Intel and AMD processors. It uses addressable RGB LEDs to light up your CPU area. It features a classic, market-proven design that will perfectly fit the needs of core enthusiasts and demanding users as well. The tool-less mounting system makes the installation process a breeze even for beginners. This block comes with a pre-installed Intel mounting system while the AMD AM4 mounting system is in the packaging and needs to be installed if needed.

EK Planning To Enter The Air Cooling Market

EK Waterblocks has unveiled a new air cooler design at their Computex 2020 replacement, EK Cooling Expo. The company released one image of a prototype cooler which appears to include 4 heat pipes and an EK branded fan. EK representatives confirmed to Overclock 3D that the EK heatsink has not been finalized and is still undergoing product design. EK didn't say if they are planning other models or announce pricing/availability of the heatsink. Will EK become a serious competitor in the air cooling market against established players such as Noctua?

Update 09:34 UTC: EK has confirmed that they will be introducing both single and dual-tower models in the EK-AIR series of products, which will feature modern D-RGB lighting, premium build quality, modern aesthetics, and great cooling.

EK Introduces L-Shaped Brackets for FLT Series Reservoirs and Combo Units

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer based in the EU, is introducing new L-shaped brackets for all current FLT series products. The EK-Loop Angled Bracket enables the user to mount the FLT style combo units or reservoirs perpendicular to any 120 mm fan mounting holes. This will allow more airflow to freely pass through the case, or just to offer new mounting options which are not supported by the case itself.

The new EK-Loop Angled Bracket - 120 mm can be mounted to any 120 mm (105 mm hole spacing) fan mounting holes. The bracket allows you to mount the FLT series products to your case, fans, or radiators in a perpendicular alignment. Additionally, you can use the long or the short side of your FLT product for additional mounting options.

EK Releases the Long-Awaited Reflection Distro Plate for Lian LI O11D XL

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching a distro plate specifically designed to provide advanced water cooling with the renowned D5 pump for the LIAN LI O11D XL chassis. The EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB is a custom water cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution that seamlessly fits into the front of the case. This waterway is also equipped with a physical flow indicator that gives a nice visual representation of the pump's speed.

Designed to offer unique aesthetics and ease of use, this advanced all-in-one waterway solution also includes a pump, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry-standard G1/4" threaded inlets and outlets. The placement of these inlets and outlets is aligned to fit with other EK products in order to minimize the number of bends the user has to make when creating the loop. It was engineered to support a maximum of five components - one CPU water block, two GPU water blocks, and two radiators. The maximum radiator size with the installed distro plate is 360 PE in the top, and a 360 XE in the bottom.

MSI Unveils MPG Z490 Gaming Pro Carbon EK X Motherboard

MSI unveiled a premium variant of its MPG Z490 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard with a factory-fitted monoblock, the MPG Z490 Gaming Pro Carbon EK X. As its name suggests, the monoblock is supplied by EK Water Blocks. It uses nickel-plated copper as its primary material, and has a clear acrylic top with some faux carbon-fiber embellishments. The block is studded with addressable RGB LEDs that plug into one of the motherboard's 3-pin ARGB headers.

The monoblock uses a micro fin lattice over the CPU socket, and has its main coolant channel pass through not just the CPU, but also the CPU VRM area. There's some prominent "Carbon EK X" branding over another strip of faux carbon-fiber at the PCH heatsink. The rest of the board's design and feature-set are identical to the original MPG Z490 Gaming Pro Carbon. The company didn't reveal pricing, although an EK Quantum series monoblock like the one featured here should add at least $140 to the original board's price.

EK Waterblocks Unveils VTX-Powered Kinetic Reservoir+Pump Combo Units

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, EU, is releasing new Quantum Line VTX pump-based combo units. These new VTX pumps feature a DDC-compatible mount, very high head pressure, and good flow rates in a small footprint that is ideal for smaller cases. EK-Quantum products come with sophisticated addressable D-RGB 5 V LEDs that can be controlled through your motherboard's RGB control software or EK-Connect controller unit. Besides the upgraded loop routing capabilities of the new small form factor combo units, EK is putting a lot of emphasis on the D-RGB implementation with no visible LED hot-spots.

The most popular small form factor cylindrical pump-res combo on the market is redesigned, upgraded, and better in every way. The top is now featuring three G1/4" ports. One of the ports can be used with the included nickel-plated brass internal tube, which helps prevent the splashing of the coolant inside the reservoir if the top is to be used as an inlet. This reduces the chances of air being sucked in by the pump and foaming of the coolant as well. Any of these ports can also be used for filling the system or adding additional upcoming accessories (thermal probes, LEDs, etc.) The internal tube can not be used in conjunction with the anti-Vortex insert on 120 models due to height restrictions.

EK Announces EK-Quantum Torque 6-Pack STC, HTC Fittings

EK Water Blocks, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is launching six-piece multipacks of the entire Torque series fittings due to their increasing popularity and demand as these are the only fittings on the market that feature replaceable aesthetic color rings. These six-pack fittings come in three different finishes - Nickel, Satin Black, and Black Nickel.

EK-Quantum Torque 6-Pack STC (Soft Tube Compression) fitting multipack is a soft-tube compression fitting pack designed for use with flexible soft tubing such as PVC, EPDM, Norprene, silicone, or any other type of compatible flexible tube. EK-Quantum Torque Fittings have a non-intrusive, yet striking look, and with NO added branding at all, they can be complemented by the interchangeable aesthetic color rings, which are purchased separately. These fittings are an ideal choice for anyone who wants to easily refresh the look of their liquid-cooled PC and are a perfect match for the EK-Quantum series products. These are secure variants of the tubing fitting connector as the locking ring prevents a flexible tube from being pulled out of the fitting by compressing the tubing wall underneath the ring. Such fitting does not require any hose clamp or a similar substitute.
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