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EK reveals their EK-Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks

Newly designed water blocks for Nvidia's latest graphics architecture

EK reveals their EK-Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks

EK reveals their EK-Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks

EK has officially unveiled their Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks, moving away from the brand's EK-FC series name. According to EK, Full Cover (FC), is no longer an adequate name for their water block lineup, given the company's addition of new features such as RGB compatibility.   

EK's new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti water blocks are designed to cool graphics cards that make use of Nvidia's reference PCB design, cooling the GPU core, VRAM and VRM components by channelling water over these specific areas. 

In total, EK has revealed eight new RTX series water blocks, four for Nvidia's reference RTX 2080 PCB and four for Nvidia's reference RTX 2080 Ti PCB. These models include a Copper+Plexi model, a Copper + Acetal model, a Nickel-plated Plexi model with RGB compatibility and a Nickel-plated Acetal version with RGB compatibility. The image below showcases the RGB enabled block variants. 

EK's RGB water blocks are designed with 4-pin 12V RGB controllers in mind, supporting popular motherboard standards such as ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light and ASROCK Polychrome Sync.  

EK has also redesigned their core cooling engine to enable increased cooling performance, offering a larger footprint than previous generation block designs, offering more surface area for efficient heat transfer.  EK has further optimised their fin geometry to decrease hydraulic flow restrictions, allowing EK's latest water blocks to be used with weaker, lower RPM water pumps.  

EK reveals their EK-Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks  
EK's Vector 2080/2080 Ti water blocks are available to pre-order starting today from the EK webs shop and will start shipping on September 20th. EK-Vector RTX backplates are also available to order, though these parts are set to start shipping on October 5th. 

Below is EK's official price list for their new EK-Vector series of RTX (reference PCB) compatible products. 

EK reveals their EK-Vector series of RTX 2000 series water blocks  
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04-09-2018, 05:59:18

Warchild
As beautiful as it is.

Their pricing is getting out of hand.

I always bought reference blocks and when I look back at pricing

780Ti - €79
980TI - €99
1080ti - €129

And now...

2080ti - € 149

I always went with nickel. Am I really forced into the RGB just to get the same nickel plated coating? I see backplates have gone up €20 also...Quote

04-09-2018, 06:07:47

AlienALX
I am in no way sticking up for EK but I have a feeling the 1080Ti block could be very big. Well, need a big block of copper to make contact with it. People also demand RGB now, which adds massively to the cost. A few years ago RGB LEDs were £8 each or more. I know prices have dropped now but it all just adds cost.

99% of that cost though will be the price of copper dude. It's ludicrous right now.Quote

04-09-2018, 06:09:10

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
As beautiful as it is.

Their pricing is getting out of hand.

I always bought reference blocks and when I look back at pricing

780Ti - €79
980TI - €99
1080ti - €129

And now...

2080ti - € 149

I always went with nickel. Am I really forced into the RGB just to get the same nickel plated coating? I see backplates have gone up €20 also...
It sucks that things are getting so expensive... That being said, water cooling has always been a premium option. For €150 I'd want the block to ship with a backplate.Quote

04-09-2018, 06:17:06

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
It sucks that things are getting so expensive... That being said, water cooling has always been a premium option. For €150 I'd want the block to ship with a backplate.
Yeah so would I TBH. My back plate was expensive I feel (£25) but it does come with a VRM heat pipe that connects into the coolant flow which is badass. I got my block on the cheap for £90 and was happy with that.

Whilst I can excuse the price of copper, tanking of the pound and so on the back plate is just alu and alu isn't expensive.Quote

04-09-2018, 07:14:52

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I am in no way sticking up for EK but I have a feeling the 1080Ti block could be very big. Well, need a big block of copper to make contact with it. People also demand RGB now, which adds massively to the cost. A few years ago RGB LEDs were £8 each or more. I know prices have dropped now but it all just adds cost.

99% of that cost though will be the price of copper dude. It's ludicrous right now.
Based on the design, it looks marginally bigger than the 1080ti. I assume you meant 2080ti. There is nothing different in design really except the additional side light that surrounds the ports. Something you can pay extra and add to the 1080ti block anywayQuote
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