This is unique project. I never saw something similar.
One of best RIGs I ever saw.
Pure win. Manufacturers of waterblocks didn't had interest to build Monoblock for EVGA X299 Dark and I can bet EVGA sold very similar number of boards compare to Rampage VI Extreme. But that didn't stop him to build own block.
I can bet ASUS have influence on EKWB and they are priority. They know very well that one percent of enthusiasts will choose rather high end motherboard with available Monoblock then high end motherboard where only could be used CPU Block.
But CPU block is in advantage and better cool CPU. VRM could resist 85C years without problems.
Only if you want to drain last percent of power from CPU and use last stable clock active VRM cooling is better.
People who want normal overclock no need to use VRM block.
OK X299 is little different, heat is higher then average but and EVGA X299 VRM Heatsink is not normal.
In my case EKWB done so bad decision with Monoblock and connected PCH part to CPU and VRM but didn't made water channels.
And now heat from PCH influence on CPU and VRM temps spread on block but liquid not reach PCH.
How they done such stupid idea after they build previous Monoblock with active cooling on PCH I don't know.
Only I could understand that they want to fool people who used on previous Monoblock and didn't see inside RGB version.
In future only CPU Block, except if someone build some nice block like this for my motherboard or Watercool build in Germany Monoblock. Lucky for me Monoblock costed me 1/3 of original price. I would be very angry to pay real price, higher for Monoblocks with 2 active cooling spots then previous Monoblock for same board with 3 active cooling spots. At least on new motherboard PCH part is not connected to upper and heat can't spread... Because of that I expect at least 7-8C temps drop if I switch to Heatkiller IV PRO Black Copper and universal VRM block.
But they don't do that. They need a lot of time for testing, and launch parts when they checked everything and when they are sure that customers will be satisfied.
post edited by Vlada011 - 2019/09/11 01:53:45