EKWB Reveals a Water Block for Asus' GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II

EKWB has announced the availability of a new water block – the EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII. This water block is built for Asus' GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II graphics card, but is also backwards compatible with the older GTX 780 DirectCU II graphics card.

The water block is built to cover all the critical components that put out a lot of heat, including the GPU, memory and the VRM circuitry. Over the GPU resides a microstructure fin array with a width of and between fins of 0.8 mm, which will allow for better heat transfer from the GPU to the water flowing through. The water block is also built with a design that doesn't restrict flow so much, so it should work just fine in loops with weaker pumps, or longer, more complex loops.

EKWB has three versions of the water block listed for purchase: a unit with a clear top, a unit with an Acetal top, and a unit with the original CSQ (circles) design. All of the units feature nickel-plated copper bases. Pricing sits at $143.18 for the clear top variant, with pricing set at $145.93 for the other two. A backplate is also available for $36.68.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Razorbak86
    CSQ = "Circle SQuare design"

  • WithoutWeakness
    CSQ = "Circle SQuare design"http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IMAGES/EK%20Catalogue%20-%20CSQ%20Design.pdf
    I'm pretty sure like 90%+ of the community hates the CSQ design. It doesn't look bad on small stuff like CPU blocks but on large surfaces like GPU blocks and backplates it looks terrible.