EK Launches Momentum² Monoblock for the ROG Z690-I Strix ITX Gaming Motherboard
EK®, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing the EK-Quantum Momentum² Strix Z690-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi, a new Intel® LGA1700 socket-based monoblock belonging to the Quantum Line of products. This monoblock is engineered specifically for the ROG STRIX Z690-I GAMING motherboard from ASUS®. The addressable D-RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control and offers a full lighting customization experience for every single diode at any given time. This Momentum² monoblock is EK-Matrix7 compatible.
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi
This is a complete, all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel® 12th gen Core series processors and is compatible with the LGA 1700 socketed ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming ITX motherboard.
The monoblock uses the latest generation of EK Velocity² cooling engine to ensure the best possible CPU cooling without reducing the flow to other components. This water block directly cools the Alder Lake CPU and the VRM section. A special M.2 heatsink has been added to cool the front-mounted m.2 SSD drive. EK also added an additional I/O piece that carries the stock I/O cover, so the original look of this ROG Strix motherboard is preserved.
Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing the enthusiasts with a great cooling solution for high and stable overclocks. Like all other EK monoblocks, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming features a high-flow design and can be easily used with systems that use weaker water pumps or operate at lower pump speed settings. The Quantum Momentum² monoblock also comes with sophisticated D-RGB (addressable) lighting with a total of 14 LEDs. They connect to this ROG Strix motherboard’s standard 3-pin 5V D-RGB addressable header called the “Aura Gen2 header.”
The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while the top is made of quality cast acrylic material. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.
The monoblock comes with a preinstalled digital (addressable) 3-pin 5V D-RGB LED strip that connects to the motherboard’s 3-pin LED header, while it can be connected to any other supported 5V 3-pin LED controller. This product is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control software. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector should be aligned with the +5V marking on the AURA Addressable Gen2 header.
You can always check for compatible water blocks by using the EK Cooling Configurator database, where compatible graphics cards and motherboards are being added to the list on a daily basis:
Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is readily available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This Quantum Line monoblock will start shipping in late July 2022. The table below shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
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|EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi||239.90€||Pre-order now!|