EK introduces liquid cooling kits for workstation-grade performance.

December 12, 2023

EK introduces the all-new EK-Pro QDC kits, designed for workstations with high-performance GPUs and CPUs, featuring robustness, durability, ease of use, and cooling capacity, and including extra accessories for simplified loop-building.

  • Designed for high-density computing systems with top thermal performance and unparalleled connectivity
  • Includes extra accessories for easier loop-building process
  • Features high-quality, industrial-grade components for durability and reliability

EK, a leading premium Liquid Cooling equipment manufacturer, is introducing the all-new EK-Pro QDC kits. These kits are designed for workstations with either Zotac RTX™ 4090 or nVidia RTX™ 6000 ADA GPUs and SP5 socket EPYC CPUs. The focus of these kits is on robustness, durability, ease of use, and cooling capacity.

The EK-Pro QDC kits come with extra accessories to simplify the loop-building process. These include Quick Disconnect Couplings (QDCs) for easier component maintenance or replacement, a filling bottle, and a leak tester. The kits are available in two variants, specifically designed for socket SP5 for 4th gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs. The only difference between the two kits is the GPU water blocks, one for the RTX 6000 ADA GPU and the other for the Zotac RTX 4090 GPU.

The CPU water block in the kits is the EK-Pro CPU WB SP5 Ni + Acetal. It features three standard G1/4″ threaded ports and is intended for workstations and taller server racks. The water block meets the demands of high-density computing systems with top thermal performance and unparalleled connectivity.

For the GPU water blocks, there are two options depending on the kit. The EK-Pro GPU WB RTX 6000 Ada is a high-performance full-cover water block for the NVIDIA RTX™ 6000 Ada Generation graphics card. It spans the entire card length, cooling all critical components. The EK-Pro GPU WB AMP/Trinity RTX 4090 Rack is specifically engineered to be as thin as possible, effectively taking up just one PCIe slot in width.

The pump, reservoir, and manifold in the kits are combined into one product, the EK-Pro Pump Reservoir Manifold X6 D5. It acts as a pump, reservoir, and manifold, with plenty of mounting options and 14 G1/4″ ports available.

The kits also include two EK-Quantum Surface P360M – Black Radiators, which are all-rounder radiators for low noise and high performance. They feature copper tubes for optimal coolant flow and high-grade non-louvered copper fins for optimal performance.

The cooling fans in the kits are the EK-Loop FPT 120 – Black Fans, designed for radiator cooling with a low noise profile and optimal cooling performance. They utilize Full Pressure Technology (FPT) to prevent air escape and enable easy single-cable daisy-chaining of fan and pump power.

The fittings and clamps in the kits are made from nickel-plated CNC-machined brass and are designed for use with flexible soft tubing. The kits also include tube clamps for secure connection.

The kits come with high-quality, industrial-grade reinforced EPDM rubber tubing in matte black. The tubing is durable and designed to withstand harsh conditions.

Quick Disconnect Couplings (QDCs) are included in the kits, made of ultra-durable PPSU and compatible with most industry-standard coolants and cooling loop materials. They provide smooth operation and a long, leak-free service life.

The coolant included in the kits is the EK-CryoFuel Clear, a pure, non-toxic coolant that prevents the creation of sediments in the liquid cooling loop. It is to be mixed with distilled water to form ready-to-use coolant.

Additional accessories in the kits include a Y-Splitter for connecting three fans to a single motherboard connector, a foldable filling bottle for convenient mixing of coolant, and a leak tester for fast and safe testing of possible leaks in the liquid cooling loop.

The EK-Pro QDC kits are available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. They are expected to ship out in late December 2023. The MSRP for the kits is 1989.90€, including VAT.


Background Information

About AMD: AMD, a large player in the semiconductor industry is known for its powerful processors and graphic solutions, AMD has consistently pushed the boundaries of performance, efficiency, and user experience. With a customer-centric approach, the company has cultivated a reputation for delivering high-performance solutions that cater to the needs of gamers, professionals, and general users. AMD's Ryzen series of processors have redefined the landscape of desktop and laptop computing, offering impressive multi-core performance and competitive pricing that has challenged the dominance of its competitors. Complementing its processor expertise, AMD's Radeon graphics cards have also earned accolades for their efficiency and exceptional graphical capabilities, making them a favored choice among gamers and content creators. The company's commitment to innovation and technology continues to shape the client computing landscape, providing users with powerful tools to fuel their digital endeavors.

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About EK: EKWB, or EK Water Blocks, is a Slovenian company specializing in liquid cooling solutions for computers. They are well-regarded for their high-quality water cooling components, including CPU and GPU water blocks, radiators, pumps, and tubing. EKWB is a trusted brand among PC enthusiasts and overclockers, offering efficient and customizable cooling solutions to help maintain optimal operating temperatures for high-performance computers.

About nVidia: NVIDIA has firmly established itself as a leader in the realm of client computing, continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation in graphics and AI technologies. With a deep commitment to enhancing user experiences, NVIDIA's client computing business focuses on delivering solutions that power everything from gaming and creative workloads to enterprise applications. for its GeForce graphics cards, the company has redefined high-performance gaming, setting industry standards for realistic visuals, fluid frame rates, and immersive experiences. Complementing its gaming expertise, NVIDIA's Quadro and NVIDIA RTX graphics cards cater to professionals in design, content creation, and scientific fields, enabling real-time ray tracing and AI-driven workflows that elevate productivity and creativity to unprecedented heights. By seamlessly integrating graphics, AI, and software, NVIDIA continues to shape the landscape of client computing, fostering innovation and immersive interactions in a rapidly evolving digital world.

nVidia website  nVidia LinkedIn

About Zotac: ZOTAC is a global manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, mini-PCs, and other computer hardware components and accessories. The company was founded in 2006, and its headquarters are located in Hong Kong. ZOTAC is known for producing a wide range of gaming and multimedia solutions, with a focus on compact and high-performance devices, making them popular among PC enthusiasts and gamers.

Technology Explained

CPU: The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of a computer, responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It is the most important component of a computer system, as it is responsible for controlling all other components. CPUs are used in a wide range of applications, from desktop computers to mobile devices, gaming consoles, and even supercomputers. CPUs are used to process data, execute instructions, and control the flow of information within a computer system. They are also used to control the input and output of data, as well as to store and retrieve data from memory. CPUs are essential for the functioning of any computer system, and their applications in the computer industry are vast.

EPYC: EPYC is a technology designed by computer chip manufacturer AMD for use in the server and data center industry. It was introduced in June 2017 and features an innovative design to improve performance and power efficiency. EPYC processor technology is based on an innovative 14nm processor architecture, allowing up to 32 high-performance cores in a single socket. This allows for more efficient processing power, increased memory bandwidth, and greater compute density. EPYC is now widely used in the data center and cloud computing industry and provides benefits such as greater scalability, increased resource efficiency, and advanced virtualization capabilities. Additionally, EPYC technology is used in data intensive servers like server farms, gaming, and virtualization platforms. EPYC ensures that even with large deployments in multi-processor environments, power consumption and performance levels are optimized to ensure maximum efficiency.

GPU: GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit and is a specialized type of processor designed to handle graphics-intensive tasks. It is used in the computer industry to render images, videos, and 3D graphics. GPUs are used in gaming consoles, PCs, and mobile devices to provide a smooth and immersive gaming experience. They are also used in the medical field to create 3D models of organs and tissues, and in the automotive industry to create virtual prototypes of cars. GPUs are also used in the field of artificial intelligence to process large amounts of data and create complex models. GPUs are becoming increasingly important in the computer industry as they are able to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

Liquid Cooling: Liquid cooling is a technology used to cool down computer components, such as processors, graphics cards, and other components that generate a lot of heat. It works by circulating a liquid coolant, such as water or a special coolant, through a series of pipes and radiators. The liquid absorbs the heat from the components and then dissipates it into the air. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the computer industry due to its ability to provide more efficient cooling than traditional air cooling methods. Liquid cooling can also be used to overclock components, allowing them to run at higher speeds than their rated speeds. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the gaming industry, as it allows gamers to get the most out of their hardware.

PCIe: PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for connecting components such as graphics cards, sound cards, and network cards to a motherboard. It is the most widely used interface in the computer industry today, and is used in both desktop and laptop computers. PCIe is capable of providing up to 16 times the bandwidth of the older PCI standard, allowing for faster data transfer speeds and improved performance. It is also used in a variety of other applications, such as storage, networking, and communications. PCIe is an essential component of modern computing, and its applications are only expected to grow in the future.

SP5: Socket SP5 (LGA 6096) is a zero insertion force land grid array CPU socket designed by AMD supporting its Zen 4-based Epyc server processors that launched on November 10, 2022.

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