EK Water Blocks has announced that it has released four new memory water blocks. The EK-RAM Monarch X2 blocks are designed to be a direct replacement for the passive heatsink installed on Corsair Dominator and Dominator GT memory modules.
EK-RAM Monarch X2 blocks are designed to cool two DIMMs at once, and they feature G1/4 threads, allowing them to be connected directly to a water cooling loop. These blocks mount directly to the top of the Dominator DIMMs using the same mounting points as the stock heatsinks. The company offers a heatsink for other memory types that allow for the EK-RAM Monarch blocks to be used with any brand.
EK has released four variants of the EK-RAM Monarch X2 blocks. They are available with clear acrylic tops or black POM Acetal, and each top can be paired with the option of an electrolytic copper base, or nickel-plated electrolytic copper base.
In addition to releasing four new blocks, EK Water Blocks has announced that six previous memory blocks have been discontinued, and the remaining lineup has undergone a name change.
The following products have been designated End Of Life. Once these are sold out, they will not be restocked.
|End Of Life Products|
|3831109856604||EK-RAM Monarch X4 CSQ|
|3831109856611||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Acetal CSQ|
|3831109856635||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Acetal+Nickel CSQ|
|3831109856642||EK-RAM Monarch X2|
|3831109856659||EK-RAM Monarch X2 - Acetal|
|3831109856673||EK-RAM Monarch X2 - Acetal + Nickel|
EKWB kept one older variant of the X2 blocks that are designed to cool two DIMMs. The company also renamed five versions of EK-RAM Monarch X4 block, which can handle up to four DIMMs with one set of fittings.
|Old Name||New Name|
|3831109856666||EK-RAM Monarch X2 - Nickel||EK-RAM Monarch X2 – Nickel (Original CSQ)|
|3831109856628||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Nickel CSQ||EK-RAM Monarch X4 – Nickel (Original CSQ)|
|3830046992321||EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ||EK-RAM Monarch X4|
|3830046992338||EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Acetal||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Acetal|
|3830046992345||EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Nickel||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Nickel|
|3830046992352||EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ - Ac+Ni||EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Acetal+Nickel|
EKWB said the new EK-RAM Monarch X2 blocks are readily available. The copper base blocks are priced at $34.99, and the nickel-plated versions are set at $38.99. They can be purchased now from the EK Webshop, and authorized partners.