Choosing the right fittings and tubing is almost equally important as choosing any other component in a liquid cooling loop and usually very confusing to beginners.
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The launch of new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards has caused some confusion on the market regarding the compatibility and we are here to help set the record straight. This is the first generation of graphics cards that very clearly separates the term “Founders Edition” from the so-called “reference” PCB design.
With the launch of new AMD Radeon Vega GPUs, there was some fresh life pumped into the graphics card market. Things got exciting once again, we had new GPUs to talk about, and this seems like a perfect opportunity to revisit a fairly common question. Will liquid cooling improve your GPU performance?
There is a simple fix to the issue, the only thing that needs to be done is to remove the four closest stand-off mounts around the GPU die. With simple flat nose pliers, the stand-offs can be easily unscrewed turning them counter clockwise.
RGB stands for Red-Green-Blue, the three light emitting diodes (LEDs) that exist on a single spot. By mixing those 3 colors you can get any of the 16.7million variations in the RGB spectrum.
What is that steel plate that covers parts of certain EK GPU water blocks and why is it there? For custom PCB layout full-cover GPU water blocks like for high-end Strix, MSI and some others GPUs as well, the steel plate is applied just above the main VRM section, but it is not there for the aesthetics.
When you hear cricket like high pitched irritating noises coming from your graphics card (GPU), less often from power regulation modules (VRM) of motherboards and power supplies (PSUs), that is coil whine. This happens in almost all electrical devices, usually at a frequency and volume that’s inaudible to humans, especially inside a case. In some cases, you can hear the pitch of the coil whine change as the GPU draws more or less power, especially often at very high framerate situations.
With the introduction of the new EK-Vardar EVO cooling fan lineup also came a new feature. EK-Vardar EVO 120ER and EK-Vardar EVO 140ER fan (both white and black) models feature the so called “Start-Stop” function which can benefit you in several ways.
We have created a Discord server, for people that want to get involved with the water cooling community and EK employees. In this blog, we explain how to join our Discord server.
“Just an ordinary day at the office” says Rok Spenko one of the EK R&D team members. Coming up with new stuff is not an easy task, and just like every “creative lab”, not all ideas get realized. Some get discarded, some are just too complex, but eventually, some ideas get to see the light of the day. The liquid cooling loop built in this Corsair Carbide AIR 540 case is nothing special. It is a simple one CPU, one GPU, one radiator, one pump loop. But… it has some special parts in it, and you will surely recognize them.