EK Expands Its Classic Line With a Strix RTX 3080, 3090 GPU Water Block
EK®, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is ready to offer its Classic design GPU water block for ASUS® ROG® Strix edition of NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 30 Series graphics cards. Minimalistic design with fewer details makes this EK-Classic Line water block more affordable while still offering all the qualities of an EK product, such as high performance, excellent customer support, and a comprehensive installation manual.
An EK Water Block for ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 Graphics Cards
The EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB has a big purpose-designed 126mm wide and 237mm long copper base to cover and cool all key components on the GPU printed circuit board. This gives it an advantage on the market of having a clean design, showing off all the cooling liquid, and cooling all the necessary components.
It actively cools the GPU, top-facing VRAM, MOSFETs in the VRM section, PWM controller, and all the chokes, including those in the input power rail. Using a design that is in contact with every single inductor on the PCB minimizes the chances of any potential coil whine.
These newly developed water blocks feature optimized flow paths that reduce hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing (dead spots) inside of them. Fin array is populated by 28 micro fins with 0.6mm wide microchannels that provide optimal cooling performance without unnecessary flow restrictions or clogging hazards.
The base of the water block is CNC-machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast Acrylic. The watertight sealing is ensured by high-quality EPDM O-rings, while brass standoffs are already pre-installed and allow for a safe and easy installation procedure.
Current Compatibility List for EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB
|ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 24G Gaming|
|ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 10G Gaming|
|ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 10G Gaming OC|
|ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3090 24G Gaming OC|
EK recommends you refer to their Cooling Configurator for a precise compatibility match. Compatible graphics cards are being added to the database daily.
D-RGB Lighting on the EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB
This water block is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header.
Backplate for EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate, which improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards, and also provides additional passive cooling for the GPU core, VRAM on the 3090 cards, and backside of the printed circuit board VRM section.
Availability and Pricing
EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB and its backplate are designed in Slovenia, Europe and are available for order through the EK Webstore and dedicated reseller network. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).
|EK-Classic GPU Water Block Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB||139.90€||Order Now!|
|EK-Classic GPU Backplate RTX 3080/3090 – Black||37.90€||Order Now!|