EK has announced a new range of liquid cooling solutions. This time branded as an all-in-one (AIO) package. Previously EK has been known for it’s efforts in overclocking systems, however this new range seems to be an upgrade from a previous range, the Phoenix series, which was also branded as an AIO design.
The new all-in-one design is compact and comes fully assembled allowing the user to easily implement it into their own rig, with a custom monoblock design. EK calls it “plug-and-play liquid cooling solution” as the CPU block has a tool-less block design, offers universal CPU compatibility and comes pre-filled with coolant. Alongside the CPU block are the powerful Vardar S fans which ensures high airflow through your rig.
It even looks pretty good as well: with a very sleek design and fully customisable D-RGB lighting effects. The acrylic monoblock cover acts as a diffuser for the 9 integrated LEDs allowing for smooth lighting transitions along with a diamond cut and aluminium rotary fittings for the CPU block with the signature EK plaque premium finish. It’s fully compatible with third-party software and motherboard controllers, allowing the lighting setups and fan speeds to be adjusted on the fly. You can choose from a range of D-RGB (Digital RGB) lighting effects as well as fan speed optimisation for either performance or silent running.
The rubber tubes come pre-installed and highly durable, with a reinforced sleeve acting as protection from wear and tear. They are connected to the CPU block via diamond cut aluminium rotary tube connections which allows for easy mounting and a full range of movement for easy tube adjustment. The high-static pressure fans are industrial grade EK-Vardar, built specifically for liquid cooling systems on high-performing computers. The 7-fin fan blade design is optimised for maintaining minimal noise.
Currently you can purchase the system in 3 sizes:
1 fan: $80.99
2 fans: $107.99
3 fans: $139.49
It’s a high price for liquid cooling, but EK has maintained a good reputation for reliable, high-performing systems. Although the all-in-one design is pretty handy for those who don’t have the necessary technical know-how or don’t want to spend much time tinkering away at their rig, preferring a cleaner and simpler solution.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of an all-in-one design? Or do you prefer to get specific when upgrading and modifying your rig?