EK Water Blocks PC Case!


EK Water Blockâ??s New ITX Case

EK Water Blocks PC Case!


I was very excited when I first saw that EK Waterblocks was working on a PC case, which surprisingly enough isn't a giant watercooling monster but a ITX design.  This is a prototype model called the Vulture and the guys at xtremerigs.net were able to bring us photos of this sexy little case. 


                    EK Water Blocks PC Case!  EK Water Blocks PC Case!


The case is a Mini ITX design, suitable to motherboards such as the z97 ROG Maximus VII Impact and is able to accommodate GPUs up to 12 inches long, but could be lower depending on your fan or radiator setup on the front of the case. By the looks of it you will be able to fit a 3x 120mm radiator in the front.


                    EK Water Blocks PC Case!  EK Water Blocks PC Case! 


The front IO is pretty standard, with a power button, front audio ports and 2x USB 3.0 ports, there is also space for a slot loaded slim DVD or Blu Ray drive. In terms of storage there is 2x 3.5" drive bays and 2x 2.5" drive mounts (which can be seen in the picture below). 


                   EK Water Blocks PC Case!          EK Water Blocks PC Case!  

The dimensions of the case are as follows; 17.25″x7.75″x18.5″ (LxWxH). it is a very compact yet well layout design overall, I hope a similar design will eventually make it to market. 

Price and availability unknown, currently EK has stated that this prototype is for design purposes only, so sadly we may never be able to buy a case of this or similar design.


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Most Recent Comments

13-11-2014, 10:32:59

I looked at the picture before I read the article and all I thought was "Well, I'll be damned that is a 360 in the front!"
Tom better have started bothering EKWaterbloks about beeing sent a review sample! Quote

13-11-2014, 10:33:14

Oooh, I totally would go for that. Like, sell my inwin case 'go for that'.Quote

13-11-2014, 10:38:44

Looks decent. Need to space out the USB ports a bit more as higher end sticks tend to be thicker, so you'd only be able to plug in one at a time.

Some nice all black (braided) cables, rubber grommets, etc. I can see this work out. I do think the HDD cage placement is a bit... odd.Quote

13-11-2014, 10:42:19

I like it. The rounded edge on the window is a really nice feature.

Price and availability unknown, currently EK has stated that this prototype is for design purposes only, so sadly we may never be able to buy a case of this or similar design.
That sucks though Quote

13-11-2014, 10:55:55

I like it, Looks like you could have a very nice itx rig. The inverted MB design is going to be nice with a graphics card fitted with a waterblock. You will be able to see the business end of the card. I hope you have a backplate though as the card will be right at the top of the case and very visible through the window.

For an air-cooled card its a bit of an issue as that is where the hot air in the case will be due to convection. I would really like to see how it looks with a 360 Rad in the front and how much room you have for the plumbing.

I would definitely consider moving my mITX hackintosh to this case from a 250D when I go to version 2 - fully water cooled.


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