“EK introduces Z790 Dark Hero EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock, a Innovation”


December 4, 2023 by our News Team

EK introduces its latest creation, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero D-RGB - Plexi, an all-in-one liquid cooling solution for Intel's 12th, 13th, and 14th-gen processors with unparalleled thermal efficiency and custom aesthetics.

  • Compatible with ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO motherboard
  • Polymo Lighting Display integration for unparalleled customization
  • High-flow design for optimal cooling performance


EK, the leader in premium Liquid Cooling solutions, is set to unveil its latest creation, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero D-RGB – Plexi. This monoblock is exclusively designed for the Intel LGA 1700 socket, offering a seamless integration with the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 DARK HERO motherboard.

One of the standout features of this monoblock is its I/O cover, which effortlessly facilitates Polymo Lighting Display integration. This allows for unparalleled customization with the addressable D-RGB LEDs, perfectly harmonizing with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control. The result is a spectrum of lighting possibilities that provide dynamic and custom aesthetics, truly elevating your liquid cooling setup.

The EK-Quantum Momentum² adheres to EK-Matrix7 standards, making it a complete All-in-One liquid cooling solution for Intel’s 12th, 13th, and 14th-gen processors. It is specifically compatible with the LGA-1700 socket on the ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero motherboard, but please note that it is not compatible with the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero. This monoblock is exclusively made for the Dark Hero model.

When it comes to cooling performance, the EK-Quantum Momentum² does not disappoint. It utilizes the latest-generation Velocity² cooling engine to ensure optimal CPU cooling without compromising flow to other components. It effectively cools the Intel Raptor Lake CPU, VRM section, and LAN controller, providing exceptional thermal management.

Designed with overclocking enthusiasts in mind, this monoblock channels the cooling liquid directly over critical components, guaranteeing unparalleled thermal efficiency. Its high-flow design makes it an ideal solution for systems with less robust water pumps or lower pump speed settings. With the EK-Quantum Momentum² seamlessly integrating into the ROG motherboard ecosystem, its LEDs connect to the Aura Gen2, a standard 3-pin 5 V D-RGB addressable header.

Not only does this monoblock excel in thermal management, but it also adds a touch of sophistication to your system’s aesthetics. Crafted with meticulous precision, the monoblock’s base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is composed of high-quality cast acrylic material. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed, ensuring easy installation.

The EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero D-RGB is priced at 249.90 EUR, and for more detailed information, please visit the product page. EK continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and performance through this monoblock, offering the pinnacle of cooling performance for discerning enthusiasts.

“EK introduces Z790 Dark Hero EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock, a Innovation”

“EK introduces Z790 Dark Hero EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock, a Innovation”

“EK introduces Z790 Dark Hero EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock, a Innovation”

“EK introduces Z790 Dark Hero EK-Quantum Momentum² Monoblock, a Innovation”

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Background Information


About ASUS: ASUS, founded in 1989 by Ted Hsu, M.T. Liao, Wayne Hsieh, and T.H. Tung, has become a multinational tech giant known for its diverse hardware products. Spanning laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, and more, ASUS has gained recognition for its innovation and commitment to high-performance computing solutions. The company has a significant presence in gaming technology, producing popular products that cater to enthusiasts and professionals alike. With a focus on delivering and reliable technology, ASUS maintains its position as a important player in the industry.

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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 Intel: Intel Corporation, a global technology leader, is for its semiconductor innovations that power computing and communication devices worldwide. As a pioneer in microprocessor technology, Intel has left an indelible mark on the evolution of computing with its processors that drive everything from PCs to data centers and beyond. With a history of advancements, Intel's relentless pursuit of innovation continues to shape the digital landscape, offering solutions that empower businesses and individuals to achieve new levels of productivity and connectivity.

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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.


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.


Z790: The Z790 chipset is a motherboard platform from Intel that supports the 12th Gen Core, 13th Gen Core CPUs and 14th Gen Core CPUs. It offers more PCIe Gen 4 lanes and USB 3.2x2 ports than the previous Z690 chipset, which can enable faster storage and connectivity options.





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