EKWB Building New Water Blocks for Asus and MSI Cards

EKWB has announced that it is working on a total of five new water blocks, four of which are for very high-performance graphics cards.

The water blocks that EKWB is working on are built for Asus' GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II, both of the upcoming ROG Matrix graphics cards, as well as MSI's R9 290X Lightning. The blocks will be known as the EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII, EK-FC780 GTX Ti Matrix, EK-FC R9-290X Matrix, and the EK-FC R9-290X Lightning.

As always, these blocks will cover the graphics cards' GPU, memory, and VRM circuitry. They will also feature the high-flow design, allowing them to be used in longer, more complex loops or in loops with weaker pumps.

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Graphics CardWater BlockMSRP (incl. VAT)Availability
ASUS GTX780TI-DC2 DirectCU IIEK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII104,95€March 17
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 780 TiEK-FC780 GTX Ti MatrixTBAEarly May
ASUS ROG Matrix R9 290XEK-FC R9-290X MatrixTBAEarly May
MSI R9 290X LightningEK-FC R9-290X LightningTBAFirst Half of April

In addition to these, the company also announced that it is building a water cooling kit that will work on almost all GTX 750 (Ti) graphics cards. Due to the massive variation in the custom PCB designs, EKWB has opted to stick to a kit with a water block for only the GPU and memory, with the intention of increasing compatibility. The block will be known as the EK-FC750 GTX, with pricing yet to be announced.

Niels Broekhuijsen

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

  • Nada190
    Need DC2 block now!!!
  • KosherGrimace
    Came here thinking these were surely five desperate attempts to cool the 295X2.
  • Au_equus
    never understood the concept of water cooling anything below anything below high end hardware. not only the cost block but the entire cost of a custom loop can boost the price of, in this example, a 750 ti in the territory of a gtx 770 with a third party cooler/OC. I'll take the latter over the trouble of setting up a custom loop.