Warp Speed for the Quantum Line
EK®, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is happy to announce that the rest of the year will be very exciting for custom loop cooling enthusiasts and fans of the EK Quantum Line! In the following weeks and months, several crucial EK product categories will be fully refreshed, and most importantly, the Quantum family will become whole. Quantum Line has left a substantial impact on the market, from more than two years ago when it was first presented, and up to this day. With the Kinetic flat style combo units, the unique look of Torque fittings, and the refined engineering of Reflection distro plates, the foundations for premium PC liquid cooling products have been set. We are now ready for the next chapter.
We have taken on the task of designing and engineering more than 50 new radiators. Among them are multiport and crossflow models as well. These new additions will provide users even more versatility when building their liquid-cooled PC, and at the same time, support our EK Quantum ideology: high performance and unrivaled aesthetic uniformity. In addition to the various types, the radiators are also split into performance categories to suit different needs and builds. The S, or Slim category, features 30mm thick radiators, a great choice for small PC cases or mini ITX builds. The P – Performance – category is 44mm thick and offers the best performance relative to thickness. The X, or Extreme class, features 58mm radiators and serves the needs of those who seek our best-performing cooling solution. The multiport models will offer the versatility needed for tube routing and make it easy to add the very crucial drain valve to the loop.
Another important addition to the new radiator lineup are crossflow radiators, as they are an excellent option to simplify the tube routing, with minimal sacrifices to performance. With a total of eight ports, crossflow models allow the user to pick any of the four ports on one side of the radiator to achieve the perfect tube routing. As such, they can replace unnecessary tubing with an efficient radiator that allows the user to choose the exit point for the coolant on any of the four ports on the other side of the radiator.
Last but not least when it comes to new Quantum radiators, the icing on the cake, is the white radiator lineup. Each and every new radiator will get its white version so that no one will miss out on building their white-themed dream PC, regardless of the size or type of radiator they intend to use.
EK-Quantum Phase and Impulse
Since the two main characteristics that guide the liquid cooling fan future are performance and RGB lighting, we decided to bring new fans to the market that cover both. It’s common knowledge that heavy RGB implementation in the fan frame forces impeller blades to be smaller, which results in lower performance. This is why the EK-Quantum Phase is designed specifically for high-performance radiator cooling, maximizing the surface of the impeller. And, on the other side, to cater to those in need of brighter visual performance, the EK-Quantum Impulse fan is equipped with a fully lit RGB frame. Make no mistake – both fans focus on maximum possible performance by using the traditional EK full-frame fan design that seals off any excess air leakage, and the MagLev motor technology that guarantees lower noise emissions coupled with a longer lifespan. EK-Quantum Phase fans will carry the option of interchangeable, corner-mounted, vibration-dampening pieces in all of the standard colors that are available among Quantum Line accessories.
EK-Quantum Velocity² and Vector²
We are also very proud to present the latest evolution of the Quantum line with the goal to push performance boundaries even further while also maintaining the aesthetic uniformity of the line. The goal is to revamp the cooling engine of both CPU and GPU water blocks and, at the same time, bring a new look to the market. But Velocity² and Vector² water blocks will keep the signature design-language uniformity that seamlessly integrates with all other EK Quantum Line products.
Intel-specific model on the left, AMD-specific model on the right
Velocity² is a complete redesign of our bestselling CPU water block. And by a complete redesign, we mean that instead of using the same water block core for different CPUs, each water block will be tailored to the needs of a specific motherboard socket. This means that the cooling engine will be specifically tuned for each generation of processors. We are also implementing an innovative, patent-pending mounting mechanism that will make the water block installation quick and precise, without using any tools. The new ExactMount system uses pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top, so with just a few turns on the thumb-nuts, the installation is finished, and you get the exact mounting pressure that is needed. With this new mounting mechanism, we were able to hide it for an ultra-clean, minimalistic, Full Socket Coverage, Quantum look.
Vector² GPU water blocks will follow the same trend with placing a concealed LED strip on the long side of the GPU block accompanied by a new GPU backplate design. There is also a new, thicker terminal in plan for the Vector² GPU water blocks, which will help port spacing and easier integration with distribution plates.
Example of Nickel + Plexi water blocks on the left, and Nickel + Acetal on the right
But this is not where the Quantum universe stops expanding. Momentum monoblocks, Reflection distro plates, and RAM water blocks are also in line for the Quantum facelift.
EK-Quantum Matrix7, a New Standard in PC Liquid Cooling
Have you ever noticed how easily things come together when building liquid-cooled PCs with the EK Quantum lineup? It’s because the dimensions of the products, port spacings, and port placements are very carefully planned and laid out. Now that the restyling and improvement of our water blocks, distribution plates, and radiators are well underway, we can say that things are only going to get better in the future.
Meet the EK-Matrix7, a product raster that is bound to set a new standard in PC liquid cooling. Since PC liquid cooling became widely available, there was only one standard across the entire market: the G1/4 “thread. Now, we are able to add a new dimension, where the height of products and the distance between ports are managed by increments of 7mm. You might have noticed how our extender fittings are 7, 14, and 28mm in height. Or how the thickness of the new radiators is 30, 44, and 58mm.
To put it simply, if a user is set to use an X-class radiator that is 58mm thick, they will be dead on the height of the distribution plate ports when using a Torque 90° angled rotary fitting. The same setup can be achieved by using a 44mm thick P-series radiator and adding a 14mm extender, as the user will end up at the same height as the 58mm X radiator. The same goes for using an S radiator; by adding the 28mm extenders, we are again at 58mm of height. These are only a few basic examples of how the EK-Matrix7 will help you spend less time planning the loop and bending tubes, but in the end, the result will still be an epic build. Through the meticulous planning of our products, building a liquid-cooled PC becomes easy and fun, just like toy bricks.
EK will also collaborate with case manufacturers to implement the EK-Matrix7 certificate so that things like radiator rails are placed in specific locations.
EK-Quantum Torque Gold Edition
We also promised to strive to establish dominance as a supplier of premium fittings on the PC liquid cooling market, and with countless additions to the Torque fitting lineup, it was time to add gold fittings to the portfolio. Thirty-two fittings will be added to the Torque portfolio so that users will have every possible fitting and extender available in this new finish. Real gold plating is used for these fittings.