Coolant is a vital part of any liquid cooling system – just like oil is in your car’s internal combustion engine. And just like engine oil, the coolant needs to be changed regularly to keep your liquid-cooled PC in top shape. There are 5 crucial functions that the coolant performs in liquid cooling loops.
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In order to make navigating through our webshop and searching for products easier for customers, we’ve decided to remove all EOL (End Of Life) products from search results, as well as categories as these products cannot be purchased anymore.
This might be pretty straightforward, but to avoid issues we’ve decided to make a little article to explain the EK 6-way D-RGB splitter and how it should be used. This splitter cable is to be used exclusively with D-RGB (addressable RGB) fans using 5V 3-pin connectors. These standardized connectors are used by all motherboard manufacturers thus EK has chosen to follow the standards with our D-RGB products, as well as splitter cables.
Filling the loop with the Filling bottle is a really great help, especially if the reservoir is in a hard to reach position, surrounded by tubing or other components. But, did you know that you can also use it for draining the loop?
We’ve seen a number of people complain about black EK fittings not being painted on the inside. And contrary to popular belief, that is not the case of EK being cheap or manufacturing process being simpler.
Over the years we’ve seen many different CPUs in different sockets behaving differently to CPU water block orientation. This time we’ll take a glance at a few platforms and see what happens when you rotate a block.
In the water cooling world, there are two tides. One goes for pretty colored coolants, the other wants only cooling performance and doesn’t worry about looks. Some of the people in the other movement are promoting pure distilled water as the best choice for liquid cooling as it requires almost no maintenance. So today we’re gonna talk about all the coolants, and also explain why pure distilled water can be a bad idea.
EK has been known in the past to do discount periods for major holidays and occasional clearance sales. That part will stay, but there is now a permanent category within the EK webshop that is filled with great deals you don’t want to miss. It has all the items EK produces – fittings, water blocks, adapters, backplates, monoblocks, radiators, fans and more!
We’ve seen a lot of people say the warranty is void once the EK water blocks are opened. That is not true, at least not entirely. EK offers two warranties. One is a leak warranty – which guarantees the product was tested after assembly and does not leak. In case of defect and leakage, while the leak seal is intact, that is the block was not opened by the user, EK covers all damage to the liquid cooling equipment and any PC hardware ruined in the process.
In this article, we’ll look at two most ways you can configure your loop, or more accurately the GPU block. The most common and usually featured is a serial connection, which uses one inlet to the GPU block, and one outlet. The parallel connection utilizes all 4 ports on the GPU block, and in the rest of this blog you’ll find out how that works and what are benefits and drawbacks of both configurations.