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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 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 Water Blocks for ROG Strix NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Now Available

EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its premium high-performance GPU water block for ASUS ROG Strix edition NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. This huge new water block is named EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB, and it is very important to keep in mind that it's meant only for the ROG Strix graphics cards.

"For years now, each generation of ROG Strix edition full-cover water blocks was utilizing bridge covers to channel coolant over the tall capacitors in the VRM zone. This time around, the layout of the PCB allowed us to make a water block without a stainless-steel bridge cover, making the entire coolant flow path visible. Our engineering team also went the distance on the copper cold plate design that now extends over almost the full length of the PCB," said Edvard König, the founder of EK.

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 Expands Flow Indicator Portfolio With Nickel Variants

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Europe, is releasing another series of flow indicators that belong to the Quantum Line. These Quantum flow indicators visually display the coolant flow rate, which is often hard to see with the naked eye. This allows you to instantly see if your loop operation is nominal or there's trouble with the pump or flow in some other area. It also makes the loop look even cooler! It features addressable RGB illumination where the LEDs are covered with a stylish nickel-plated aluminium piece that hides hotspots. Aside from the standalone version, there are two more that mount directly on the EK-Quantum Vector GPU water blocks. All three come with nickel-plated aluminium cover.

This standalone nickel-plated flow indicator features three female G1/4" ports. It can be mounted in the middle of a tube-run with two fittings or fastened to any G1/4" port on a radiator, pump, or even a block by using a dual male-threaded extender. Any of the ports can be used as either inlet or outlet. It can be installed in a straight flow-through setup, or it can replace a 90° angled fitting or a 90° bend in your loop.

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 High-Performance White Vardar D-RGB Fans

EK Water Blocks, the premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing the white version of its 120 mm addressable D-RGB Vardar fans. The frame is made in a matte white, with milky white fan blades that diffuse the light. Another added benefit is the ability to daisy-chain the RGB of these Vardar fans. As their black counterparts, they also incorporate the Extended Range (ER) of the PWM operation feature and the special Start-Stop function which allows for a true 0 dB experience and truly silent environment. With this feature, not only will you be able to enjoy a totally silent PC, but it also proves to be very useful in preventing radiator dust buildup if your PC is idling for prolonged periods. All of this expands the lifespan of the fan.

These fans have a dual ball bearing, most commonly used in industrial fan applications. The operational range starts at 500rpm and goes all the way to 2200rpm. This extended range allows for a wide range of scenarios, covering the requirement of either silence or high performance in a single fan. Aside from the low rpm operation, the fan features a Start-Stop function that will provide the user with a true 0 dB noise environment. When a fan curve is set with the minimum threshold point below 25-30% PWM duty cycle (depending on the motherboard model), the motor and electronics will turn off and the fan will simply stop spinning. EK-Vardar EVO 120ER D-RGB - White restarts operation automatically as fan control ramps up its operational duty cycle past threshold start-stop point.

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 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 Expands Quantum Torque Fitting Line With a New Unique Finish

It has been over a year ago when EK introduced Torque fittings to the market, and since then, their popularity has only been growing. These fittings became the go-to solution for many high profile modders and enthusiasts. EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, has promised to continue evolving and expanding its fitting lineup with new models and finishes. The latest addition to the Quantum Line fittings, aptly named Satin Titanium, was just introduced. EK has expanded its fitting portfolio with eighteen new products, and more is yet to come since every single extender and new fitting will become available in the Satin Titanium finish.

With a non-intrusive yet striking look, and with NO added branding at all, EK-Quantum Torque Satin Titanium fittings can be complemented by the interchangeable 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 Water Blocks Announces the EK Quantum Flow Indicators

EK, the European premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a series of unique flow indicators that belong to the Quantum Line. These Quantum flow indicators visually represent the coolant flow rate, which is often hard to see with the naked eye. This can be very useful to instantly see if your loop operation is nominal or there's trouble with the pump or flow in some other area as well as looking cool! It also features addressable RGB illumination where the LEDs are covered by a stylish black anodized aluminium cover to hide the hotspots. Aside from the standalone option, there are two more that mount directly on the EK-Quantum Vector GPU water block.

This standalone flow indicator features three G1/4" ports, all of which are female. It can be mounted mid tube run with two fittings or fastened to any G1/4" port on a radiator, pump, or even a block via the use of a dual male-threaded extender. Any of the threads can be used as either inlet or outlet. It can be used in a straight flow-through setup, or it can replace a 90° angled fitting, or a 90° bend in your loop.

EK Water Blocks Announces EK-Quantum Inertia D5 Body D-RGB Pump-Tops

EK, the European premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is launching EK-Quantum Inertia Body standalone pump-tops that are designed for D5 pumps. These standalone tops offer increased hydraulic performance (up to 15%) compared to the original factory top and feature sophisticated D-RGB LED lighting and a design that seamlessly blends with the rest of the EK Quantum Line.

Inertia standalone tops come in two different models, with either a CNC-machined black POM acetal or CNC-machined cast-acrylic. Proper LED illumination without unwanted LED hotspots is achieved with a black cover on the Plexi model and diffused by a milky-white piece on the acetal model. These products are compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (aRGB) header.

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 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.

MSI Announces MPG Z490 Carbon EK X Motherboard

MSI, the world-leading gaming components manufacturer, proudly announces its partnership with premium liquid cooling system company EK. Together, they will co-operate the new selection for the latest Intel Z490 motherboard for socket 1200 - MSI MPG Z490 CARBON EK X. "MSI and EK have worked closely for four years now. Always trying to push the limits, to set the bar higher… Our first collaboration was a liquid-cooled GPU, Sea Hawk EK X. This time around, we have partnered up to bring a liquid-cooled gaming motherboard to the mainstream market and truly change the game,"" said Edvard König, Founder of EK.

"It's a great and exciting moment for gamers seeking for the extreme performance with elegant and exquisite design," said Ted Hung, Vice President of MSI's CND Department. "We couldn't ask for a better opportunity than to partner with EK to co-launch the great combo product for gamers.
Update Jun 4th: The MPG Z490 Carbon EK X is priced at 449€ including VAT, a 170€ premium over the original MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon.

EK Releases Limited Edition Memorial Day Star-Spangled Velocity Water Block

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, has decided to do something special for its American fans this Memorial Day Weekend. Apart from being the unofficial beginning of summer, the last Monday of May has a lot of meaning for many Americans. Memorial Day is the reason why EK has created a special red, white, and blue limited edition Velocity CPU water block with a genuinely noble cause.

The brand new limited version of the water block carries the name EK-Quantum Velocity Honor. It is "decorated" with the US flag and will be sold at the price of $249.99. For each water block sold, EK will donate $100 to a charitable organization. "Being a globally successful company also means that we have the ability and responsibility to make a difference and give something back to the community. We have decided to jump on a project that will make our most loyal fans happy, and at the same time, help those who are in need," said Edvard König, founder of EK.

EK Expands on Quantum Kinetic TBE Series Products With DDC-Powered Variants

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, EU, is adding more options to its Quantum Line Kinetic TBE products with DDC pump-based combo units. These new DDC-powered combos offer very high head pressure and good flow rates in a small footprint. This makes them very convenient for smaller cases that house powerful hardware with multiple water blocks. 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-Loop 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 hotspots.

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 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.

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 Water Blocks Announces EK VRM Bridge for Maximus XII

EK, the leading liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is ready to support the newly-released ROG Maximus XII Formula motherboard with a unique, patent-pending liquid distribution VRM Bridge. The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus XII 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 Maximus XII 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 Maximus XII Formula, and upgrading from any previous motherboard will be easy since you'll be able to reuse any of the existing Intel-socket-compatible EK-Quantum Velocity CPU water blocks.
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