EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing a new Intel LGA 1700 socket-based monoblock, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Hero D-RGB – Plexi. This monoblock is engineered specifically for the ROG MAXIMUS Z790 HERO motherboard from ASUS with the included I/O cover making the Polymo Lighting Display integration a breeze. The addressable D-RGB LEDs on the monoblock are compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control and offer a full lighting customization experience for every single diode at any given time. This Quantum monoblock is also EK-Matrix7 compliant.
This is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel’s 13th Generation Raptor Lake processors. It is compatible with the LGA 1700 socket on the ROG Maximus Z790 Hero motherboard. The monoblock is also fully compatible with the previous generation of Intel Core processors (12th Generation Alder Lake) as well as ROG Maximus Z690 Hero motherboard. This monoblock uses the latest generation Velocity² cooling engine to ensure the best possible CPU cooling without reducing flow to other components. It directly cools the Intel Raptor Lake CPU, VRM section, and LAN controller.
The cooling liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing enthusiasts with an excellent solution for high and stable overclocks. Like other EK monoblocks, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Hero D-RGB features a high-flow design, and it can be easily used within systems with weaker water pumps or lower pump speed settings. This Quantum Momentum² monoblock also comes with sophisticated D-RGB (addressable) lighting with 8 LEDs. They connect to a standard 3-pin 5 V D-RGB addressable header named Aura Gen2 on this ROG motherboard.
The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while its top is made of quality cast acrylic material. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.
The monoblock has a 3-pin 5V D-RGB (addressable) LED strip that connects to the motherboard’s 3-pin LED header or can be connected to any other supported 5V 3-pin LED controller. This product is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control software. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the AURA Addressable Gen2 header.
You can always search EK’s Custom Loop Configurator database for compatible water blocks. New graphics cards and motherboards are being added to the list daily.
Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z790 Hero D-RGB – Plexi monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is now available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This Quantum Line monoblock will start shipping in late December 2022. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer-suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.
MSRP: 239.90€. For more information, visit this page.