EK Water Blocks is no stranger to cooling water components. The 10-year-old water cooling company has slowly established itself as a leader in the water cooling business with products covering the entire range of the market. The company sells all manner of CPU, GPU, and motherboard blocks; pumps, reservoirs, radiators, and fittings; and almost every accessory that you can imagine.
But even though it has a solution for almost every water cooling problem you can think of, the company’s latest innovation has us scratching our heads wondering what else we’ve missed over the years. EKWB released GPU terminal block with a pair of 90-degree rotaries attached to it.
A GPU terminal is the black acetal or clear acrylic block you’ll find attached to the top of an EKWB GPU water block, which allows you to attach standard G1/4 fittings to the block. The GPU terminals include pass-through holes that you must plug before filling the loop. This means that even if you only have one graphics card, you must use four fittings--an inlet, an outlet, and at least two stop plugs--to seal it up.
The EK-FC Terminal Rotary 90° is a somewhat simpler, if slightly less elegant, solution. The terminal upgrade replaces the standard terminal block and features two 90-degree rotaries with G1/4 threads. With the rotary terminal, you need only two fittings to complete the loop.
The EK-FC Terminal Rotary 90° is available now from EKWB’s reseller partners and the EK Webshop for $25. EKWB currently offers the rotary terminal in black; it didn’t say if a nickel-plated version is in the works.