EKWB's EK-Ascendacy is the ultimate controller for your cooling and hardware monitoring system.
EKWB has decided to tease us with a sneak-peak of its upcoming EK-Ascendacy, which is a water cooling controller. Now some of you might be wondering what the point is, but there are many among us who love to tweak our hardware and get as close as possible to running the perfect cooling system. That is who the EK-Ascendacy is for – those who want absolute control and monitoring power.
As such, the EK-Ascendacy will allow you to connect a mountain of monitoring hardware and cooling equipment. It'll operate as the central hub for your cooling system. So what can you connect? Up to eight 4-pin PWM fans, each up to 15 W; a single 4-pin PWM or 3-pin pump (up to 40 W); as well as pretty much any flow meter along with as many as 10 thermal probes.
To power the unit, EKWB has fitted it with a single 6-pin PCIe connector, though its VRM (yes, the board has its own VRM circuit) is capable of sustaining up to 150 W.
To top everything off, EKWB has built a software application to monitor and control everything in Windows, which uses the CPUID monitoring library.
Two versions will come to the market: one with, and another lighter model without the LCD display for the 5.25" drive bay.
Want one? Well, you're going to have to wait. EKWB has announced that it will be available sometime in March 2014. There is no word yet on pricing.