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EK-Quantum Vector² EVO Strix/TUF RTX 4090 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi

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Our price:  289,95  (239,63  excl tax)
Price in points: 1199 points
Reward points: 24 points

NOTE: Not compatible with the OG version of the ASUS RTX 4090 GPUs. EK-Quantum Vector² Strix/TUF RTX 3090 Ti D-RGB ABP Set and EK-Quantum Vector² Strix/TUF RTX 3090 Ti water block perfectly fit these OG edition GPUs.

Evolved GPU Cooling

The new Vector² EVO water blocks effortlessly solve the issue of excessive heat generation during high load on the GPU. These water blocks for the ROG® Strix and ASUS® TUF GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs cool the graphics compute die, voltage regulation module, voltage controllers, and VRAM.

The main upgrades of the EVO water blocks include:  

  • A new stand-out end-piece design to shorten the water block
  • A custom-made inner O-ring that prevents coolant from seeping between the channels and improves flow across the entire water block, focusing more coolant through the cooling fins
  • New, high-performance pre-cut thermal pads
  • A better-performing thermal paste

Backplate Included

The package contains the following:

  • A high-performance GPU Vector² EVO water block
  • Premium quality CNC-machined backplate
  • Mounting mechanism
  • EK-Loop Thermal Paste NGP
  • Thermal pads
  • GPU and PCI power cable release tool

A black, full-coverage backplate is included with the GPU water block. Its distinctive L-shaped profile encloses the entire GPU while, at the same time, increasing the cooling surface area. The backplate also comes with pre-installed captive backplate screws that simplify the installation. They ensure that the correct size screw is always used where needed.

Technical and Visual Master Piece

The look of the Vector² EVO water blocks is dominated by minimalistic straight lines and a modern aesthetic. A 10mm thick copper cold plate is used for all Vector² EVO GPU water blocks. D-RGB Lighting is deployed on the longest edge of the water block for improved fidelity and brightness from every viewing angle. The LED PCB is concealed inside a clean aluminum extrusion.

EK-Matrix7 Support - For Easier Loop Assembly and Straight Lines

Matrix7 standardizes the dimensions of the products, including the port position and spacing, making liquid cooling loop assembly more intuitive and easier. EK-Quantum Vector² GPU cooling enclosures follow the EK-Matrix7 standard, seamlessly integrating with EK-Quantum Reflection² distribution plates. This brings compatibility with the EK vertical GPU mount l perfect alignment of ports in both horizontal and vertical positions, meaning less time used for planning of the loop, bending tubes, and the end result will still be an epic build.

EK-Quantum Vector² EVO Strix/TUF RTX 4090 D-RGB - Ni + Plexi

EK-Quantum Vector² EVO Strix/TUF RTX 4090 D-RGB - Ni + Plexi water block + backplate set is compatible with:

  • ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs
  • ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4090 GPUs

We recommend you refer to the EK Cooling Configurator for a precise compatibility match of this water block.

Vector² EVO Cooling Engine - For Even Better Cooling of the GPU

The Vector² EVO water block actively cools the GCD, VRAM, power stages, inductors, voltage controllers, and MCDs. Passively, through the backplate, the PCB hotspots on the backside of the GPU core, VRAM, and the VRM (voltage regulation module). The Vector² EVO cooling engine features additional small tweaks to the cooling engine to further increase cooling power. 

The implemented Vector² EVO cooling engine uses a novel 3D machined acrylic insert to improve flow distribution and thermal performance. This new cooling engine is based on an Open Split-Flow design, but the asymmetric shape of the jet insert helps distribute an even flow between the first and last copper fins. The fin structure geometry has been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performances even when used in reversed water flow scenarios. It is also characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings and still achieve top performance.

Premium Materials and Clever Engineering for Longevity and Top Performance

All Vector² GPU water blocks use a thick 10mm copper coldplate with an acetal terminal attached directly to it to create a robust assembly. Tactile magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, which allows rotation of the branding when the GPU is inverted in the case.

The cold plate is CNC-machined out of high-quality, pure electrolytic copper which is then nickel-plated, while its top is CNC-machined out of glass-like cast acrylic. The black anodized backplate has a new L-shaped profile that touches the base of the water block and encloses the entire GPU while increasing the cooling surface leading to even better performance.

Included Backplate

Captive backplate screws are added to the backplate. They simplify installation, ensuring the correct length is always used where it is needed to avoid any user error or second-guessing.

The backplate improves the overall aesthetics of your graphics cards and also provides additional passive cooling for the backside of the printed circuit board VRM, core, and VRAM sections.

Rotatable Magnetic Covers

Sleek magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, which allows rotation of the branding when the GPU water block enclosures are inverted in the case or being used on a vertical GPU mount.

Addressable D-RGB Compatibility

Addressable D-RGB LED lighting is deployed on the longest edge of the water block for improved uniformity and brightness. The PCB and diodes are concealed inside a clean aluminum extrusion. The individually addressable RGB LED is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header (Pinout: +5V | Data | Blocked | Ground).

Vector² Water Blocks Won an iF Design Award

EK’s premium water blocks from the Quantum Vector² product line boasts an iF Design Awards for 2022. These prestigious awards signify top-tier design levels delivered by our products to both consumers and the design community. Not only do Vector² water blocks have aesthetically pleasing looks to deserve these awards, but they also bring patent-pending technologies and valuable features to the table.

Technical Specification:

- Dimensions (L x H x W): x x mm
- D-RGB LED count: 16
- D-RGB cable length: 50cm
D-RGB connector 3-pin 5V digital LED header (Pinout: +5V | Data | Blocked | Ground)

Made in Slovenia - Europe!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Not compatible with the OG version.
  • Due to an immense variety of fittings/barbs available on the market and no prescribed standards, we guarantee compatibility only for connectors bought from our website.
  • Factory backplates are not compatible with this water block!
  • This product should NOT be installed with any aluminum Fluid Gaming parts!
  • The use of specifically engineered coolants that contain corrosion, scale, and biological inhibitors is mandatory to prevent damage to your nickel-plated water block! EK is offering a selection of such products in the coolants section.
  • Only compatible with Active Backplate in a Nickel + Plexi finish due to D-RGB implementation.
  • This product is compatible with EK-Quantum Scalar² Terminals, but no longer Matrix7 Compatible if stock terminal is replaced.
  • To leak test the EK-Quantum Vector² water block, EK recommends 0.6 (+/-0.05) bars of pressure for 2 minutes.
Manufacturer:
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