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EK launches launches full cover liquid-cooling block for PS5 consoles

EK announced a one-of-a-kind cooling product for the PS5: a full-cover monoblock. The EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5 cools all of the key components of the PS5 while giving a unique look to your “console” with D-RGB lighting and a plexi cutout. It is attached using normal ATX motherboard stand-offs, making mATX enclosures ideal for a water-cooled PS5.

If you want to take the cooling of your PS5 to a new level, EK has the solution for you: the EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock. Water-cooling your PS5 will allow you to maintain stable temperatures with little fan speed variation. Because of the large surface area of a water-cooling radiator, lower fan speeds are sufficient to disperse heat, resulting in lower noise levels. Another advantage is that all electrical components will run at lower temperatures, increasing their lifespan.

The monoblock, like the standard cooling solution, cools every critical PS5 component, including the SoC chip, GDDR6 VRAM, different controllers, VRM, and the SSD NAND memory chips. The SoC transmits heat to the monoblock via thermal paste, whereas the other chips use thermal pads to transfer heat to the monoblock. To mount it on your console, you'll need to disassemble it, remove the PCB, and place it into the monoblock.

By encasing it in this monoblock, the console's footprint is reduced, allowing it to fit within mATX PC cases. The monoblock base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper and has a see-through glass window like many other water-cooling blocks. Additional aesthetic and assembly elements are constructed of stainless steel and aluminium and are not in contact with the coolant, preventing metal mixing. Moreover, the addressable D-RGB LED strip has 24 individually addressable LEDs that run along the Plexi window.

The EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5 only needs two G1/4″ connection fittings to function properly inside a liquid-cooling loop. It also requires a pump to move the coolant and a radiator with fans to disperse heat, just like any other regular monoblock for PC components. Furthermore, the PCB in this monoblock transforms the PS5's normal 2-pin DC power connection into two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

This monoblock is compatible with the PlayStation 5 revisions listed below (physical differences prevent older versions from being compatible):

  • CFI-1200A (Disc Edition, Japan)
  • CFI-1200B (Digital Edition, Japan)
  • CFI-1202A (Disc Edition, Australia)
  • CFI-1202B (Digital Edition, Australia)
  • CFI-1208A (Disc Edition) (Russia, Ukraine, India, and Central Asia)
  • CFI-1208B (Digital Edition, Russia, Ukraine, India, and Central Asia)
  • CFI-1215A (Disc Edition, North America)
  • CFI-1215B (Digital Edition, North America)
  • CFI-1216A (Disc Edition, Europe)
  • CFI-1216B (Digital Edition, Europe)
  • CFI-1218A (Disc Edition, Singapore)
  • CFI-1218B (Digital Edition, Singapore)

Pre-orders for the EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5 are now available for €449.90 and will release in late October 2023.

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