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EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB - 1700 Limited Edition

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The non-limited version of this direct die CPU water block can be found on THIS link.

A direct die CPU water block upgrade kit for Velocity² LGA1700 can be found on THIS link.

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB - 1700 Limited Edition is an entire kit that will set you up for direct die cooling of your LGA 1700 socket-based Intel® Core™ CPU of 12th or 13th generation. This series of EK direct die products has been developed with Der8auer, the famous German overclocker and one of the pioneers of extreme CPU cooling. This set is limited to 100 pieces, with each water block having its unique number engraved. 

Limited edition direct die water block LGA 1700 Intel

This package contains:

  • EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Limited Edition CPU water block

  • Delidding tool (manual can be found here)
  • EK-Exact Mount ILM replacement die guard for direct die cooling
  • Modified EK-Exact Mount mounting mechanism
  • Liquid metal – Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
  • Two foams to prevent liquid metal spillage

Limited edition direct die water block LGA 1700 Intel

It features a direct-die-exclusive cooling engine that is LGA 1700 socket-specific and requires the removal of the IHS, popularly called Delidding. This CPU water block is EK-Matrix7 compliant and is mounted via a reinforced EK-Exact Mount system. 

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die

Direct Die Cooling Engine

This water block carries significant differences when compared to the regular EK-Quantum Velocity² and is thus exclusive for direct die cooling. It will not work on CPUs that still have their IHS due to differences in Z-axis. The microfin stack is reduced in surface and focused toward the center where the CPU die is located. 

Limited edition direct die water block LGA 1700 Intel

There is no Integrated Heat Spreader, so heat density will be significantly higher in this location. The base is thicker to further improve cooling and the ability to absorb heat and transfer it to the coolant. 

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die

The microfins also go deeper into the coldplate, reaching even closer to the core. The jetplate has a geometry designed to focus on the center of the fin stack with a very high flow rate and even lower restriction than a regular jetplate. A highly compressible foam frame is also added to ensure your liquid metal application doesn't spread over to surface-mounted components on the CPU and cause a short. A secondary purpose is that it also protects the ILM replacement frame made of anodized aluminum. The ILM frame is insulated toward the motherboard to prevent any shorts. The Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut is included in the package. 

Foam insert for direct die liquid metal

The Velocity² series water blocks cover the entirety of the socket while conforming to Intel guidelines about safe zones. 

Limited Edition Water Block Material and Manufacturing

The coldplate is manufactured out of the highest grade 99.99%-pure electrolytic copper, machined with precision for the best possible contact and heat transfer which is further nickel-plated.  

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die

This water block has a unique brass top that gets nickel- and subsequently gold-plated. The top of each water block features a specific pattern to distinguish it as a genuine limited-edition product. Only a hundred pieces are made, each featuring a unique ordinal number from 1 to 100. 

Limited edition direct die water block LGA 1700 Intel


The EK-Quantum Velocity² is an EK-Matrix7 compatible product. The EK-Matrix7 is a product raster bound to set a new standard. EK is adding a new dimension to PC liquid cooling, where increments of 7mm manage the height of products and the distance between ports. This improves product alignment and reduces the time spent planning the loop and bending tubes. Through the meticulous planning of our products, building a liquid-cooled PC becomes easy and fun, just like toy bricks.

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die Mounting

This water block uses a reinforced EK-Exact Mount to account for the ILM replacement frame. This modified version is twice as thick as the regular one. The backplate is insulated via both anodization and a polycarbonate sheet from the motherboard components. 

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die

It's screwed in from the back, allowing for seamless and clean front aesthetics without any screws disrupting the harmony of shape. The system uses pre-tensioned springs concealed in the water block top, so the installation is finished and the exact mounting pressure is achieved with only a few turns of the thumb nuts. 

EK-Quantum Velocity² ILM Replacement - 1700

This contact frame replaces the motherboard's integrated loading mechanism (ILM) with a frame that bolsters the structural rigidity of the socket, motherboard, and even the CPU. It prevents warping or bending of the CPU and the surrounding area, improving cooling efficiency due to more even pressure applied on the CPU. This ILM replacement also acts as a die guard, not allowing too much pressure to crush the CPU die. To prevent any unwanted electrical conductivity, it is insulated from the motherboard. 

EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die

EK-Quantum Velocity² IHS Removal Tool - 1700

This is a delidding or IHS removal tool. It allows users to remove the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) from their CPUs and directly cool the CPU die. It is a safe, easy, quick, and ultimately practical way of removing the IHS. The manual for IHS Removal Tool can be found HERE.

delidding tool IHS removal tool

Winning Prestigious Awards at Great Velocity

We shouldn’t forget to mention that our Velocity² products have taken home five prestigious awards so far. Their performance, innovative design, and bold approach to creating water-cooling solutions ensured this product line gets the recognition it deserves. The awards given to Velocity² products include iF Design, European Hardware Awards, CES 22, and others.

Technical specifications:
- D-RGB cable length: 50cm
- D-RGB connector 3-pin 5V digital LED header (Pinout: +5V | Digital | Blocked | Ground)

CPU socket compatibility:
- Intel LGA 1700 with a delidded CPU


- EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die 1700 - Limited Edition CPU water block
- Exact Mount Direct Die CPU mounting mechanism with ILM replacement
- Backplate
- Foam inserts
- Jetplate for LGA 1700 Direct Die
- Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid metal
- Delidding tool

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  • It is mandatory to follow the user manual step-by-step. Not doing so can result in fatal damage to your processor.

  • Delidding the CPU voids its Intel warranty.

  • Delidding entails a very risky modification of the CPU and may, even when adequately performed, result in damage to the processing unit.

  • EKWB will not assume any responsibility or liability for damages to the CPU inflicted during or as a consequence of delidding. All liability for damages to the CPU is disclaimed. You do it at your own risk.


  • This product should NOT be installed with any aluminum EK Fluid Gaming parts!
  • The use of specifically engineered coolants that contain corrosion, scale, and biological inhibitors is mandatory to prevent damage to your nickel plated water block! EK is offering a selection of such products in the coolants section.
  • The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB(A-RGB) header.

Additional Info

Material / Design / Color option Gold
Threads G1/4
Sockets LGA 1700

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