EK blocks are well known for making very specialised and niche water cooling products, their latest water block is no exception. EK is introducing a full motherboard water block for ASRock’s premium Z77 motherboard the Extreme 11. The EK-FB ASR Z77 Extreme 11 water block is a complete cooling solution for the entire motherboard which includes the:
- Z77 SouthBridge PCH
- PLX PEX 8474 PCIe lane splitter
- LSI SAS2308 control hub
- Power Regulation (VRM and MOSFETs)
As with all EK products, they have opted for a high flow design that allows you to use lower powered or weak pumps. EK has again used high quality materials, the base is made of nickel plated electrolytic copper and the top is made of POM acetal material. Rubber gaskets are used to seal the water block nickel plated brass screw-in standoffs are already preinstalled and allow for easy and trouble-free installation.
While the attention to detail and high quality is excellent, don’t expect it to come at a low price. EK is selling the “EK-FB ASR Z77 Extreme11” to come with an MSRP of €120.95 including VAT, which isn’t terrible given how niche this product is, but it is still definitely a product aimed at the high end user who is really willing to pay the premium for performance and silence.
The item will start shipping on Tuesday, April 16th 2013 and will be available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network.
What do you think of EK’s new Water block? Do you have an ASRock Z77 Extreme 11? If so, does this interest you?