Over the course of the last year, EK Water Blocks established several partnerships with top hardware manufacturers. Motherboard and graphics card designers are now willing to work with EKWB to ensure that its blocks are compatible with their hardware. Gigabyte’s GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming and GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra are the latest beneficiaries of the Gigabyte EKWB partnership. EKWB designed a monoblock that will fit on both boards.
The EK-FB G Z170X Ultra Monoblock features EKWB’s EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine, which offers direct contact to the CPU and power regulation (MOSFET) modules. Liquid flows directly over both heat-generating components as it passes through the block.
The two motherboards that the EK-FB G Z170X Ultra Monoblock is compatible with have similar layouts, including the location of the M.2 SSD connector, which you can find next to the CPU socket. EKWB took care to ensure that the monoblock does not impede the M.2 socket in any way.
The EK-FB G Z170X Ultra Monoblock is available now through the EK Webshop or the company’s reseller network. There are two versions available: You can get it with a clear acrylic top or with a black POM Acetal top, both of which feature a nickel-plated electrolytic copper base. EK Water Blocks is asking $136.99 for each version.