EK, the premium PC liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is launching the EK-Quantum Momentum² Strix X670E-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi, the latest AMD AM5 socket-based monoblock. It is engineered specifically for the ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-I GAMING motherboard and features the latest EK Velocity² cooling engine for top-level CPU cooling. This Quantum line monoblock has addressable D-RGB LED compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control, offering complete lighting customization for every diode at any time. It is also EK-Matrix7 compatible and doesn’t require removing the factory-mounted heatsink before installation.
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi
This is a complete, all-in-one (CPU + motherboard) liquid cooling solution for AMD Ryzen 7000-series processors, compatible with AM5 socket ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming ITX motherboard. It directly cools the AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU and the heatsink of the power regulation (MOSFET) module. The product doesn’t replace the stock heatsink but complements it instead.
The monoblock connects with the preinstalled heatsink via thermal pads and cools the heatsink instead of directly cooling the VRM.
The main issue with mini-ITX boards’ VRM is usually the lack of space to fit a larger heatsink. Even with a high-quality VRM, small heatsinks have limited surfaces for thermal dissipation. During EK’s testing phase, this monoblock lowered the temperature of the VRM by more than 20°C on an open test bench. Inside a case, and especially in a small form factor (SFF) case where other components raise the ambient temperature, users can expect even more significant improvements in thermals when using this Momentum² monoblock.
The new monoblock uses the latest generation EK Velocity² cooling engine to ensure the best possible CPU cooling without reducing the flow to other components. This water block directly cools the Ryzen AM5 CPU, with the coolant passing over the sections of the monoblock that connect with the factory-mounted heatsink, dissipating heat away. Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing enthusiasts with an excellent cooling solution for high and stable overclocks.
Like all other EK monoblocks, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming features a high-flow design and can be easily used in systems with weaker water pumps or those that operate at lower pump speed settings. This latest Quantum Momentum² monoblock also comes with sophisticated D-RGB (addressable) lighting with a total of 18 LEDs that connect to the ROG Strix motherboard’s standard 3-pin 5V D-RGB addressable Aura Gen2 header. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector should be aligned with the +5V marking on the AURA Addressable Gen2 header. This monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control software.
The monoblock’s base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while the top part is made of quality cast acrylic material. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.
You can always check the EK Cooling Configurator database for compatible water blocks. New graphics cards and motherboards are added to the list daily.
Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming D-RGB – Plexi monoblock is made in Slovenia, EU, and is readily available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This Quantum line monoblock will start shipping in early March 2023. The table below shows the manufacturer-suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.