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2020/11/01 07:49:37 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/274070/ek-partners-up-with-asus-to-deliver-water-cooled-geforce-rtx-30-series-gpus
 
EK, the leading computer cooling solutions provider, is proud to announce its latest collaboration with ASUS, the leading graphics card and motherboard manufacturer. The result is three GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards with a pre-installed full-cover EK water block. A match made in heaven for enthusiasts, demanding content creators, and gamers. This strategic collaboration between ASUS and EK brings new GPUs that emphasize minimalistic, robust design, DIY convenience, and high performance.
 
Going the extra mile, the ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Series are built using Auto-Extreme technology to solder components to the PCB with extreme precision. All cards feature an aluminum backplate to prevent PCB flex and a single-slot mounting bracket made with 304 stainless steel for better corrosion resistance. Water block mounting is handled by ASUS during the manufacturing process, so each graphics card is ready right out-of-the-box to deliver high performance and reliability to customers.
 
ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Graphics Cards will be available worldwide in mid-November. ASUS EKWB GeForce RTX 3070 will be available worldwide at the end of November. For more information, feel free to contact your local ASUS representative or follow official ASUS social media channels.
 
I think both EK and ASUS will benefit from this project.  
 

 

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    Dabadger84
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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/01 08:32:03 (permalink)
    Bets on the 3090 version being north of 2 grand? lol
     
    Love the look of EK's liquid blocks but I won't be going full loop on a GPU anytime soon, too many scary thoughts.

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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/01 09:04:21 (permalink)
    pre-installed full-cover EK water block can be a good thing for those who would rather not install the block
     
    I like to test my cards on air before I make the loop
     
    I've been happy with my EK blocks

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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/01 12:39:46 (permalink)
    Finally someone makes single-slot 3000-series cards!

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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/01 19:26:49 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    pre-installed full-cover EK water block can be a good thing for those who would rather not install the block
     
    I like to test my cards on air before I make the loop

    Normally I would totally agree.  Normally, it's nice to verify that a card is not DOA before taking the time to install the block, find out it is dead, and then have to remove the block for RMA.  It's a bunch of extra work and wasted time.
     
    But in this instance, I disagree with you.  The card comes with the block installed.  You don't have to worry about the labor installing and then removing the block if it is DOA.  You just RMA it.
     
    Draining a loop is super easy to easy to make temporary adjustments to.  You make the loop, and then find out that the card is DOA?  Drain the loop, and stick a short piece of flexible tube between the existing two tubes.  Very simple.
     
     
    I think that offering the card with the block pre-installed is a very good move.  It lowers the cost, reduces the chances of user error, and makes these full custom water cooled options available to AIB partners who would otherwise normally void warranties when cards are disassembled.  Good move.
     
    AND SINGLE SLOT!?!?!?!  Finally one manufacturer gets it!  Why does EVGA so often not get this memo?
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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/28 16:20:32 (permalink)
    Single slot! Can fit more GPUS!
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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/29 23:27:17 (permalink)
    Now hopefully they’ll have more than ten
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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/30 02:38:33 (permalink)
     
    In the meantime the EK FTW3 blocks have not been started yet because EK are working on AMD blocks first... even though AMD cards are virtually non-existent.
     
     
     

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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/30 05:19:50 (permalink)
    Cant wait to see the milking price on these suckers😹😹.
    Ler the 6090xt to be released in a waterblock 😋😍

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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/30 07:44:03 (permalink)
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    pre-installed full-cover EK water block can be a good thing for those who would rather not install the block
     
    I like to test my cards on air before I make the loop

    Normally I would totally agree.  Normally, it's nice to verify that a card is not DOA before taking the time to install the block, find out it is dead, and then have to remove the block for RMA.  It's a bunch of extra work and wasted time.
     
    But in this instance, I disagree with you.  The card comes with the block installed.  You don't have to worry about the labor installing and then removing the block if it is DOA.  You just RMA it.
     
    Draining a loop is super easy to easy to make temporary adjustments to.  You make the loop, and then find out that the card is DOA?  Drain the loop, and stick a short piece of flexible tube between the existing two tubes.  Very simple.
     
     
    I think that offering the card with the block pre-installed is a very good move.  It lowers the cost, reduces the chances of user error, and makes these full custom water cooled options available to AIB partners who would otherwise normally void warranties when cards are disassembled.  Good move.
     
    AND SINGLE SLOT!?!?!?!  Finally one manufacturer gets it!  Why does EVGA so often not get this memo?




    Draining a loop is easy.  Made my loop for easy maintenance. 
     
    Waiting for the HC cards to come out, but will probably take any pre installed WB that's available at this point.


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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/30 08:07:57 (permalink)
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    Single slot! Can fit more GPUS!


    Imagine if EVGA realized sometime that people want single-slot water cooled cards?  Even this generation, EVGA messed it up and made it slightly too wide.  Why?  No idea.  They are dumb.  It's been 12 years, and EVGA still hasn't figured it out.
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    Re: EK Partners up With ASUS To Deliver Water-Cooled GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs 2020/11/30 16:06:14 (permalink)
    ty_ger07
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    Single slot! Can fit more GPUS!


    Imagine if EVGA realized sometime that people want single-slot water cooled cards?  Even this generation, EVGA messed it up and made it slightly too wide.  Why?  No idea.  They are dumb.  It's been 12 years, and EVGA still hasn't figured it out.


    Yeah Watercool had a 1 slot block for 2080 series but I don't have one of those lol.  Having all of these slots then still used up and not able to actually use them is stupid, I guess that's why boards don't come with any slots anymore (ahem asus 2x 16 and 1x 4).
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