New water cooling gear in the works (July 2014)
EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is working on a plethora of new water blocks, namely for the following graphics cards and motherboards:
|Flagship performance liquid cooling kit||KIT||EK-KIT X240 / X360||June 30th|
|ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 780 Ti||FC||EK-FC780 GTX Ti Matrix||July 1st|
|ASUS ROG Matrix R9 290X||FC||EK-FC R9-290X Matrix||July 1st|
|AMD FirePro W9100||FC||EK-FCW9100||July 21st|
|Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force||FB||EK-FB KIT GA Z97X-SOC Force||July 25th|
|MSI Z97I Gaming||FB||EK-FB MSI Z97I-Gaming||July 28th|
|ASUS ROG Maximus VII Gene / Hero / Ranger||MOSFET||EK-MOSFET ASUS M7G||July 30th|
|Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X||FC||EK-FC R9-290X VPX||H1 of August|
The upcoming water blocks are engineered and developed in cooperation with their respected partners, such as AMD®, ASUS®, GIGABYTE® and MSI®. Full Cover water coolers such as EK-FC R9-290X VPX as well as both Matrix variants will directly cool the GPU, RAM and VRM (voltage regulation module) as water will flow directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.
All four graphics card water blocks will feature side-attached Terminal port system – up to four water blocks could be used on a single ATX form factor motherboard by using EK-FC Terminal (DUAL, TRIPLE or QUAD type) system or other means of interconnectivity. Again, these blocks will also feature a high flow design allowing the products to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force and ASUS Maximus VII series (namely mATX Gene and ATX Ranger and -Hero) motherboard water cooling solutions are also in the making. All variants will feature nickel plated copper with either POM Acetal or plexi-glass top, depending on the variant. The MSI Z97I Gaming FB water block will be a Monoblock solution, cooling PCH, VRM as well as CPU – much like the EK-FB ASUS M6I.
Besides the new graphics card and motherboard water coolers EK will release two new, refreshed starter kits from the new X-series EK-KIT liquid cooling kits. These new and improved X-series EK-KITs are direct successors of world renown EK-KIT H3O HFX series kits and form the pinnacle of EK’s performance kits. Among other things, these new kits feature EK-DDC 3.25 PWM Elite Edition water cooling pump with Clean CSQ high performance volute X-TOP and EK-DDC Heatsink Housing to further improve the performance and overall impression of these units. Majority of components have been pre-assembled resulting in quick and painless installation procedure. These kits can also be upgraded with any additional standard water cooling components.
In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK is adding newly released graphics cards and motherboard from various manufacturers to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on daily basis: