EK Waterblocks full cover block for the Asus Rampage III Extreme

Motherboards/Intel S1366 by leeghoofd @ 2011-02-27

Ever tried to keep your X58 motherboards IOH and ICH temps at a reasonable operating temperatures ? To be honest most of the stock heatsinks really need some help as they are underdimensioned and/or lack an active fan. Temperatures over 65°C are very comon. Many watercooling companies jumped on the wagon to manufacture a all in one cooling solution for all the hot parts of the mainboard. No seperate waterblocks for the IOH and ICH chipset or PWM area. One block that cools down the hottest parts of your favoruite motherboard. EK Waterblocks was so kind to send us their clear nickel plated version for the Asus Rampage 3 Extreme

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The block in all it's glory

About EK waterblocks :


Founded by Edvard König in 2005, EK Waterblocks has always been one of the trendsetters regarding high performance waterblocks. This Slovenian company thrives to create stunning looking blocks with brilliant performance.

Their blocks are are designed via Hi-Tech CAD-CAM technology. Skratch sketches of the waterblocks are therefore transferred directly into 3D models. Before the blocks are made, the 3D models are tested with the ultimate flow and heat simulation software, called Solid Flow Simulation.

When the prototype shows enough reason to be produced, a few slightly different prototype samples are made. These are tested on a real time CPU simulator, where all the characteristics are recorded into our database on a computer. These tests usually result in slight modifications till the final product will be ready for mass production. The EK waterblocks CNC facility consists of 10 CNC machines.

EK Quality control brings you top level products, Since July 2009 all of their products' sealing are tested up to 2 Bar ( 30 PSI) pressure.

EK Waterblocks goal is to exel in an iche market of performance upgrades for computers. With continous research and development, they ahve established a portfolio of watercooling products. Quality and breathtaking design on the technological edge is EK's philosophy.


On to the block now :

EK stepped away from the dull, but efficient brown carton boxes. A new flashy design , gives their products that little extra bling bling on the shelves.

We got the nickel plated version, there is also is an acetal black version listed in the EK product line. For those that use colored fluid, the clear acryl version will be a real show stopper.

Pictures of the innards :





Time to mount this beauty on the Rampage 3 Extreme.


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