EK Water Blocks, the Slovenia-based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is further expanding its RGB portfolio by releasing the EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix RGB water block that is compatible with all the current ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti models on the market. A while back, the GPU manufacturer had slight changes to the GPU PCB and now this full cover water block is compatible with all the PCB versions that are on the market.
This water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under full load and high overclocks. EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix RGB water block features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.
The base of the block is CNC machined out of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is CNC machined out of high-quality acrylic material. The sealing is ensured by quality rubber O-rings. Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe, painless installation procedure.
The EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix RGB water block is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers since it features a classic 4-pin 12V RGB LED strip.
EK recommends the purchase of a retention backplate which improves the aesthetics of your graphics cards, but also provides additional passive cooling to the GPU core and circuit board VRM section. The EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix RGB water block is backward compatible with EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplates. For users that own the altered version of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PCB (GPUs with serial numbers: HBYVCM064817 – HBYVCM999999, HCYVCM000001 – HCYVCM059975), there will be a new EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate Rev 2.0 available soon.
Availability and pricing
The EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix RGB water block is made in Slovenia, Europe, and it is available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. MSRP (incl VAT): 149.95€.