First, it was EK, and then EK again before we moved on to CORSAIR and a double doseof Alphacool. I am referring to the first five reviews as part of the 2021 TechPowerUp GPU blocks bonanza, and the final entry of the first set takes us back full circle to EK Water Blocks! Before you go on about favoritism, fret not as the next set involves Aqua Computer, Watercool, Bitspower, and Bykski coming up soon. So let's thank EK again for sending all the review samples to TechPowerUp!
I had previously mentioned how EKWB, now just referred to as EK, had two simultaneous lines before with CSQ and Clean CSQ design schemes, which turned into the flagship Supremacy EVO and budget-minded Supremacy Classic CPU block division. The company's aluminium-based Fluid Gaming line unfortunately has stopped being a DIY offering, now sticking to complete systems, but when Quantum came out as an updated product ID a couple of years ago, there was a ripe opportunity to have the previous flagship design be the new Classic. This is a simpler design that is more budget-friendly and has been expanded to an entire lineup including GPU blocks. Today, we take a look at the EK-Classic cooling solution for the NVIDIA RTX 3080 reference PCB, which is also compatible with the RTX 3090 reference, and pair it with the accompanying EK-Classic backplate.
EK-Classic RTX 3080/3090
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / 3090 with reference layout
Four, BSP G1/4" threaded
212 x 125 x 20.6 mm
Yes, ten D-RGB LEDs coupled with 50 cm long 3-pin cable