EK launches a 4-in-1 AM5 Socket Delicacy for the SFF community

EK, the premium liquid cooling manufacturer, releases another unique combination of pump, reservoir and waterblock. This time for AMD AM5 Socket, Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and AM5 socket based motherboards. It features the latest socket-specific EK-Quantum Velocity² cooling engine, while the CPU waterblock has an integrated DDC 4.2 PWM pump that is cooled by the metal part of the waterblock acting as a heat sink. The combo is the perfect companion for ITX (SFF) builds where space for a dedicated pump and reservoir is an issue. This product effectively combines four different products in a single small housing for the ultimate space saving.

The product combines a Velocity² CPU waterblock, a true DDC 4.2 PWM pump with a reservoir and a DDC heatsink. All this is contained in an assembly that is considerably smaller than the sum of its parts. A total of four products in a sizeable CPU waterblock footprint that fits perfectly. EK-Quantum Velocity² series CPU waterblocks contain the next generation cooling engine. They use a specific combination of mounting pressure and cold plate geometry that is tailored to the IHS and chiplet layout of AMD AM5 socket processors. The low hydraulic flow limitation allows these products to be used in setups with weaker water pumps or lower pump speeds for extra quiet operation while still delivering peak performance with ease. The lathe turned cold plate is precision machined to effectively cover the IHS and apply pressure to the die area.

The use of a special reservoir is not necessary with this waterblock, as it contains a small reservoir to facilitate the filling process and to ensure that the water-lubricated DDC pump always has sufficient coolant so that it does not run dry. It has two G1/4″ fill ports for both vertical and horizontal motherboard mounting and two sets of inputs and outputs.

The cold plate is machined from the highest quality, 99.99% pure electrolytic copper, precision machined for the best possible contact and heat transfer, and then nickel plated. The center section is made of glassy CNC machined cast acrylic. It features the DDC pump with the block cover made of CNC-machined nickel-plated brass.

Because DDC pumps benefit from additional cooling to ensure longer life and fewer problems, the nickel-plated brass top is used as a heat sink for the pump housing, with heat dissipated from the pump via thermal pads. The brass top features two fill ports, while the two sets of G1/4″ inlets and outlets are located on the side of the block, made from durable black acetal.

EK-Quantum Velocity² Patent pending assembly
Due to the integrated rigid backplate that comes with AM5 motherboards, the patent-pending EK-ExactMount mounting system has been redesigned for an even easier installation process. The end result is an even more user-friendly and “invisible” mounting mechanism, as the entire mounting system is inside the waterblock, and now it’s a true one-piece product. The backplate is mounted to the motherboard at the factory and the spring-loaded Torx screws are integrated into the waterblock and screw counterclockwise into the standard motherboard backplate.

The integrated mounting screws are designed with a hard-stop design, so once the screws reach the end of the thread, the block is perfectly mounted and tensioned. This removes the risk of over-tightening the waterblock and possibly damaging your motherboard and/or CPU.

Compatibility
New EK-Quantum Velocity² AM5 CPU waterblocks are socket specific, only compatible with AMD AM5 sockets and Ryzen 7000 series CPUs.

D-RGB compatibility
This product is compatible with all popular addressable RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow mark on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector must be aligned with the +5V mark on the D-RGB header. The center section of the block is made of glassy acrylic and illuminated with 14 addressable LEDs.

EK-Quantum Velocity² DDC 4.2 PWM D-RGB – AM5 Nickel + Plexi € 339.90 (recommended price).

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