Can a water block really boost your GPU performance?

With the launch of new AMD Radeon Vega GPUs, there was some fresh life pumped into the graphics card market. Things got exciting once again, we had new GPUs to talk about, and this seems like a perfect opportunity to revisit a fairly common question. Will liquid cooling improve your GPU performance?

Red District by Rok Spenko

“Just an ordinary day at the office” says Rok Spenko one of the EK R&D team members. Coming up with new stuff is not an easy task, and just like every “creative lab”, not all ideas get realized. Some get discarded, some are just too complex, but eventually, some ideas get to see the light of the day. The liquid cooling loop built in this Corsair Carbide AIR 540 case is nothing special. It is a simple one CPU, one GPU, one radiator, one pump loop. But… it has some special parts in it, and you will surely recognize them.

iniMini by Simon Sikovec

What do EK employees do in their free time? Simple, create more awesome stuff! The build that you are looking at comes from EK R&D wizard Simon which is actually a boosted In Win H-Frame Mini. The thing is boosted in every aspect because it is raised on a radiator to conserve space. The other main feature of this mod is the custom flat reservoir that integrates the DDC pump as well!

How to swap the mounting bracket? Easy!

AMD is heating things up their new Zen microarchitecture and we came prepared to the party! With the release of the new Ryzen™ CPUs and A-series APUs codenamed Bristol Ridge, the AMD water cooling community will bloom again and that is why we prepared a short tutorial.

What to look for when buying a case for liquid cooling?

There is a TON of cases on the market! Dozens of brands with high-end and low-end models of cases are available. It’s hard to pick the right case if you are a demanding user, but especially if you are looking for a case that can fully support liquid cooling.

What is MOSFET and why you should keep it cool?

In this article, we explain what are MOSFETs, why are they important and why should you keep them cool.