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Ever Wanted Seven Water-Cooled Graphics Cards In The Same Machine? EKWB Made It Possible

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EK Water Blocks released a set of five new EK-FC Terminal blocks. Two blocks are designed for single cards, and two blocks are for dual cards. EK also released a monster-sized terminal that bridges seven cards together.

Two Singles, Two Doubles

The two single slot terminal blocks are the EK-FC Terminal Direct and the EK-FC Terminal Angled. The direct terminal replaces the standard GPU block terminal that has threaded ports on the sides with a similar terminal that features threaded G1/4 ports on the top. The angled terminal features both ports installed on 45-degree recesses into the top of the terminal.

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EK Water Blocks also introduced a new configuration of dual card terminals. The EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 1-Slot is designed to attach two single slot graphics cards together, with no additional space in between them. EKWB launched two versions of the EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 1-Slot block. You can get it in solid black POM Acetal or as a clear version made of acrylic.

Seven? Seven

In addition to these four options, EK Water Blocks has released a monstrosity of a graphics card terminal. The EK-FC Terminal Hepta Semi Parallel couples seven single-slot graphics cards together. This sort of configuration isn’t really beneficial to many home users, but EKWB said that "customers running render farms or [who] use their systems for computational purposes are now able to liquid cool their system if they run seven graphics cards on a single motherboard."

NameMSRP
EK-FC Terminal Direct$13.99
EK-FC Terminal Angled$17.99
EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 1-Slot – Acetal$22.99
EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel 1-Slot – Plexi$29.49
EK-FC Terminal HEPTA Semi Parallel$55.99

The new EK-FC Terminal blocks are available today from the EK Webshop, and through the company’s various reseller partners.

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  • hellwig
    I think I saw this on some YouTube video where some guy ran 7 virtual machines on a single PC, creating a 7-gamer station with one computer. He had to use new (brand new at the time) AMD Nano GPUs but got some decent gaming results. I know he had to get a custom fab cooling system, I wonder if this is the same company that created his system for him.
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  • kcarbotte
    17518920 said:
    I think I saw this on some YouTube video where some guy ran 7 virtual machines on a single PC, creating a 7-gamer station with one computer. He had to use new (brand new at the time) AMD Nano GPUs but got some decent gaming results. I know he had to get a custom fab cooling system, I wonder if this is the same company that created his system for him.

    This is exactly the same block.
    EK provided images from that setup, but they were watermarked with Linus Tech Tips' logo so we did not publish them on our site.
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  • AlexKlouczek
    LinusTechTips

    7 Gamers, 1 CPU.
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  • CRITICALThinker
    @hellwig - Linus(the creator of the 7 gamers on a system) made a post on twitter that EKWB released the block, and If I am correct, it was custom made for that rig at the time.
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  • FUNANDJAM
    You'd think that Tom's would have mentioned Linus' video series about how their PC featured this very block and how it was featured at CES.
    Here is the video links:
    1. 7 Gamers, 1 CPU - Ultimate Virtualized Gaming Build Log
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXOaCkbt4lI
    2. 7 Gamers 1 CPU is back! But does it ACTUALLY work!?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opX-AsJ5Uy8
    3. Overclocking the $30,000 Computer! - 7 Gamers 1 CPU Part 3
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUCOm041UuQ
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  • dstarr3
    I'm generally not a fan of LinusTechTips, but I gotta admit, that monster 7-gamer rig was pretty awesome.
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  • norseman4
    I'm generally not a fan of LinusTechTips, but I gotta admit, that monster 7-gamer rig was pretty awesome.

    It's amazing what you can do with donated hardware. (Jelly, my name is jelly)
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  • mapesdhs
    Worth noting the top system on the Arion CUDA test site has seven Titans, though that was done with an external 4-way PCI Express splitter box, which in theory means one could connect up to 28 cards (but I doubt the drivers could handle that many).

    Side note: years ago SGI was planning on increasing its GPU scaling support to 256 pipes and beyond. Given most of SGI's gfx people moved to NVIDIA, I wonder how much of that scaling dev knowledge went with them...

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  • dstarr3
    17519790 said:
    I'm generally not a fan of LinusTechTips, but I gotta admit, that monster 7-gamer rig was pretty awesome.

    It's amazing what you can do with donated hardware. (Jelly, my name is jelly)

    Seriously. I paid good money for my 980 Ti whereas YouTubers have like, five in their closet because all of their other rigs are already equipped with four each.
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  • firefoxx04
    Too bad that guy is a clown. Hes like a spoiled kid with all this hardware and minimal knowledge. Constantly ruining things that their studio depends on.
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