EK Supreme CPU Water Block
Published: 14th December 2007 | Source: EK Water Blocks | Price: £34.99 |
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
So how well did the EK Supreme perform in todays review?
There's simply no denying that the EK Supreme is an absolutely gorgeous pice of kit, and something that we've come to expect from cooling hardware coming out of EK Water Blocks. The lower profile; engraved Delrin top and shiny chromed mounting plate all add up to a winner in my books. However, the motherboard compatibility of the EK Supreme slightly detracted from the experience. Although, in defense of EK with regards to the compatibility problems, many overclocking enthusiasts tend to do away with manufacturer solutions, and instead opt for their own custom cooling.
Performance-wise the EK Supreme is certainly very capable, as was demonstrated in our performance testing today. The EK Supreme clearly beats the stock D-TEK FuZion pound for pound. However, with the availability of jet nozzles for the FuZion this lead may be significantly reduced. In the near future I will be re-running the tests with a nozzled FuZion to see how things pan out.
The restrictive nature of the EK Supreme also warrants a mention here simply because you will need to have a considerably powerful pump if you're going to run with a loop setup above and beyond the typical. For example: CPU; GPU (x2), and NB blocks may bring your flow to a halt if running an underpowered pump.
The pricing of the EK Supreme is the absolute kicker here though. With the D-TEK FuZion coming in at around £37.99 Incl. VAT, the EK Supreme comes in considerably further below that at £34.99 Incl. VAT from our friends at WaterCooling UK