Strictly Quantum: EK to Showcase Exciting New Custom Loop Liquid Cooling Products
With the scent of Computex 22 still in the air, EK® – the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer – has more treats in store for us in the form of the traditional “Strictly Quantum” show, where they delve deep into some of EK’s latest and upcoming custom loop liquid cooling products. The show goes live on June 9th at 19:00 CET, and it will be hosted by Joe Robey (EK’s Lead RND Designer) and Attila (Lead Product Marketing Manager).
With that in mind, we are excited to provide a sneak-peek into upcoming products that include various new fittings, while the main star of the show is the highly-anticipated combo unit containing a CPU water block, a pump, and a reservoir.
The EK-Quantum Velocity2 Kinetic DDC 4.2
The EK-Quantum Velocity2 Kinetic DDC 4.2 has a self-explanatory name as it integrates a DDC 4.2 pump into the water block. The pump uses black cables and a SATA power connector, with all of the wires from the pump and the RGB coming out from the water block’s bottom for clean aesthetics.
The water block combo will be available in a single material version, and comes with a nickel-plated brass top, an acrylic piece that carries the cooling engine components and handles all the coolant distribution inside the water block, and an acetal piece that has four connection ports.
The brass top cover has a single fill port and plays the role of a heatsink for the DDC and is also liquid-cooled to some extent since this part also makes up for half of the reservoir. The other half of the reservoir is in an acrylic piece, and it may be the most intricate acrylic piece EK has designed lately.
The acetal piece has top in-and-out ports, with additional side ports just above the height of standard RGB-lit RAM, like the G.Skill Trident Z, for example.
The sample you are seeing is for AM4 sockets and will be made AM5 compatible, while the LGA1700 socket version is coming soon as well. The expected availability of this CPU/Pump/Reservoir combo will be revealed in the “Strictly Quantum” live show on Thursday.
Double-Rotary Offset Fittings
The other exciting product announcement is the Double-Rotary offset fittings in 21- and 28-mm variants. Both will be available in all the currently available finishes, including Nickel, Black Nickel, Black, Satin Titanium, and Gold.
These rotaries play a key role in making the EK-Matrix7 function as promised so that the user can align ports on the GPU water block with the distro plate using a single fitting instead of combining angled rotary fittings and extenders.
The offset fittings can be installed with a 6mm Allen key. They also feature a rotatable second part, which is where the “double rotary” classification comes from. This piece can rotate 360° and has tactile and click feedback at every 45° angle. It really is an engineering marvel among the liquid cooling fittings available on the market.
As for the upcoming GPU water blocks and Active Backplate sets, EK has announced several 3090 Ti water blocks for the most popular AIB cards, including the Strix, TUF, Trio, FTW, and the Founders Edition graphics card as well.
The photo above shows the Active Backplate (ABP) set for the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 and a GPU water block with a backplate for the MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Trio/Suprim series GPUs. The FTW3 water block features a power cable opening located at the end of the water block.
For more exciting news on upcoming liquid cooling gear from EK, be sure to catch the live stream of their “Strictly Quantum” show on June 9th at 19:00 CET.