EK Launches EK-Pro Workstation-Grade Liquid Cooling Kits
EK®, the leading premium liquid cooling equipment manufacturer, is introducing all-new EK-Pro QDC kits. These kits come equipped with an extensive range of workstation-grade products that share the same robustness, durability, ease of use, and focus on cooling capacity. The new custom loop water-cooling kits are aimed at workstations with either Zotac® RTX™ 4090 or NVIDIA® RTX™ 6000 ADA GPUs and SP5 socket Epyc CPUs.
With the inclusion of extra accessories, these workstation kits simplify the loop-building process, making it a hassle-free experience. Some added benefits include QDCs (Quick Disconnect Coupling) for easier component maintenance or replacement, a filling bottle, and a leak tester.
The new kits are available in two variants, specifically designed to cater to socket SP5 for 4th gen AMD® EPYC™ CPUs. Both kits are nearly identical, with the only difference being in the GPU water blocks, one for the RTX 6000 ADA GPU and the other for the Zotac RTX 4090 GPU.
- EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5 2×6000 Ada
- EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5 2xRTX 4090
They allow for a user-friendly and confident custom loop-building process of liquid-cooling your workstation and ensure your work goes uninterrupted by problematic thermals or excessive noise from air coolers.
CPU Waterblock in EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5
The EK-Pro CPU WB SP5 Ni + Acetal water block features a total of 3 standard G1/4″ threaded ports located on the top of the water block and is intended for workstations and taller server racks.
This enterprise-grade cooling solution is built with performance, reliability, serviceability, and no compromises in mind. The water block meets these demands with top thermal performance and unparalleled connectivity, making it an ideal choice for liquid cooling high-density computing systems.
GPU Waterblocks in EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5
This is where the two kits differ.
This is a high-performance full-cover water block for the NVIDIA RTX™ 6000 Ada Generation graphics card. The water block is a liquid cooling solution that spans the entire card length, cooling all critical components.
This is a high-performance full-cover water block for Zotac AMP and Trinity Nvidia RTX™ 4090 graphics cards. It was specifically engineered to make the entire GPU and water block assembly as thin as possible, effectively taking up just one PCIe slot in width.
The water block is equipped with a rack-style terminal, considerably reducing the assembly height and increasing its chassis compatibility.
Pump, Reservoir, and Manifold
This is a 3-in-1 product that acts as a pump, reservoir, and manifold. The X6 in the name designates the number of components it can directly connect as a manifold, and D5 indicates a single D5 pump pushing the liquid around the loop.
This combo unit can be mounted to the case in many different ways. EK-Pro Pump Reservoir Manifold X6 D5 has M4 screw threads on the side opposite to ports and on the backside, allowing for plenty of mounting options, multiplied by the bracket with 120mm fan mounting hole spacing (105mm). A staggering 14 G1/4″ ports are available, of which two act as dedicated fill and drain ports.
2 x EK-Quantum Surface P360M – Black Radiator
With a thickness of 44mm, they are the ultimate all-rounder radiators for low noise and high performance. They are equipped with four G1/4“ threaded connection ports and an additional fifth G1/4“ port on the end-tank, which can be used for loop draining and bleeding the air.
The radiator features sixteen 2mm-wide copper tubes spanning its entire length, ensuring optimal coolant flow. High-grade non-louvered copper fins, boasting 18 FPI density, strike the perfect balance between thermal transfer and air resistance, guaranteeing optimal performance even at low fan speeds. In order to maximize cooling, the users can use the Push/Pull setup. Notably, the EK-Quantum Surface P Radiator won the “Highly Recommended” Award by TechPowerUp.
These 120mm addressable RGB high-static pressure computer cooling fans are specifically designed for radiator cooling and provide a low noise profile while delivering optimal cooling performance. The fluid dynamic bearings ensure a long lifespan and silent operation during low-power scenarios, while precise PWM allows for on-demand performance.
Full Pressure Technology (FPT) utilizes a full–frame design that completely seals the radiator, preventing air escape. Additionally, OmniLink enables easy single-cable daisy-chaining of fan and pump power.
Fittings and Clamps
The kits pack 14 soft-tube barb fittings designed for use with flexible soft tubing such as PVC, EPDM, Norprene, silicone, or any other type of compatible flexible tubes. This product is a high-flow barb fitting and is suggested to be used with hose clamps or similar substitutes for the safest operation.
It is made from nickel-plated CNC-machined brass with high-quality O-rings.
1 x EK-Pro Clamp 10/17 – 20 Pack
This is a set of twenty tube clamps used in conjunction with barb fittings and soft tubing of outer diameter (OD) between 15 and 17mm.
EK-Pro Clamps are manufactured from hot-rolled low-carbon steel sheets characterized by their excellent formability.
The kits feature 4 meters of high-quality, industrial–grade reinforced EPDM rubber tubing in matte black. This durable matte black tubing is designed to withstand harsh conditions for very long periods of time. It offers a truly exceptional lifespan as it can resist UV, ozone, and heat exposure for many years, while its thick rubber walls prevent coolant evaporation.
Quick Disconnect Couplings
6 x CPC Quick Disconnect Coupling – Male
6 x CPC Quick Disconnect Coupling – Female
CPC’s Dripless Quick Disconnect Couplings (QDCs) are made of ultra-durable PPSU and are compatible with most industry-standard coolants and cooling loop materials. Thanks to the quality lubrication of the valve mechanisms and stainless-steel springs, they support a wide range of operating temperatures and will provide smooth operation for up to 10,000 cycles. EPDM’s O-rings and seals ensure a long, leak-free service life.
EK-CryoFuel Clear is a pure, non-toxic coolant based on the patent-pending chemical formula that prevents the creation of any sediments in the liquid cooling loop. The 100 mL concentrate is to be mixed with distilled water in a ratio of 1:9 to form 1 L of ready-to-use coolant. To make mixing the concentrate with distilled easier, EK recommends using a filling bottle, which is included in the package.
1 x EK-Cable Y-Splitter 3-Fan PWM (10cm) – A simple, fully-sleeved adapter that connects three DC or PWM fans to a single motherboard 4-pin PWM or 3-pin DC FAN connector. Please note that RPM sensing will only work for one fan when using this cable.
1 x EK-Loop Foldable Filling Bottle – Highly convenient for mixing EK-CryoFuel concentrates with distilled water, the telescopic tube of the filling bottle can reach even the most remote and crammed fill ports.
1 x EK-Loop Leak Tester Flex – Enables fast and safe testing for possible leaks in your liquid cooling loop. While traditional leak testing works, it takes hours for very small leaks to be detected, and then things can become messy. The EK-Loop Leak Tester Flex does the job within minutes.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5 kits are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. These products are expected to ship out in late December 2023. The table below shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
|EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5 2×6000 Ada
|EK-Pro QDC Kit 2xP360 1xSP5 2xRTX 4090