EKWB is about to launch waterblocks for both the Nvidia RTX 3070 Founders Edition and Asus ROG Strix RTX 3070 graphics cards. These two waterblock models are part of EK’s Quantum Vector line of water cooling components and will be available with plexi and acetal editions.
Both waterblocks cool the GPU, VRAM, MOSFETs, chokes, and VRMs as the coolant passes through to minimise coil whine. The flow paths were designed to prevent hydrodynamic instabilities and vortexing inside the block, while also optimising the routing for efficient cooling. Additionally, these blocks also use EK’s Open Split-Flow cooling engine design to offer low hydraulic restriction and a balanced flow distribution regardless of the coolant flow orientation. EKWB recommends the use of these waterblocks alongside a retention backplate to improve aesthetics and the passive cooling capabilities of the graphics card components.
The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3070 waterblock features a thick copper base offering enough clearance for the tallest components of the card. Additionally, when mounting the waterblock, the acrylic terminal is directly attached to the copper cold plate, strengthening the waterblock and reducing the chance of damaging it.
Both water blocks feature D-RGB LED strips (except the acetal waterblock for the FE) that can be synchronised using the RGB technologies from most motherboard manufacturers.
The EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3070 D-RGB waterblocks are expected to release in late January 2021, priced at €169.90 for the acetal model and €174.90 for the plexi model. The black and nickel backplates for the EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3070/3080/3090 are available now and priced at €42.90 and €49.90, respectively.
The EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3070 with acetal finishing will be priced at €139.90, and the EK-Quantum Vector FE RTX 3070 D-RGB in plexi glass will be priced at €144.90. The black and nickel backplates for the FE cards will cost €34.90 and €39.90, respectively. Both waterblocks and backplates will release in late January 2021.
KitGuru says: Do you own an RTX 3070 Founders Edition or a ROG Strix RTX 3070 card? Do you plan to use it in a custom loop? Will you consider one of these EK waterblocks for that?