EKWB Announces R9 290X DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB, a manufacturer of water cooling hardware, has announced its water blocks for the Asus R9 290X DirectCU II graphics card – the EK-FC R9-290X DCII.

This water block is built to cool all the critical components of the graphics card, including the GPU, memory and VRM circuitry. The block features a 0.6 mm microchannel structure over the GPU area for added heat transfer; it is built with the high-flow design in mind, allowing the block to be used in loops with weaker pumps or longer, more complex loops.

The block will be available in three versions: one with a clear acrylic top, another with an Acetal POM top, and the last with the original CSQ (circles) design on top. All of the blocks are built with a nickel-plated copper base.

Pricing sits at $145.93, with an optional backplate available for $36.68.

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

  • rwinches
    I sure hope there is a quantity discount
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  • teknic111
    That is one expensive water block!
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  • wussupi83
    darn miners driving up waterblock prices ;)
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  • zuluprime
    Yeah, because everyone owns or can afford a 780/Ti. Good job Nvidia. How about the 750, 760, and 770?
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  • teknic111
    That is one expensive water block!
    Reply