June 21, 2024
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Computer Hardware

EK Introduces New Direct Die Water Block for 14th Gen Intel Core CPUs with LGA 1700 Socket

EK, the leading provider of computer cooling solutions, is launching a new scratch-built water block for the LGA 1700 socket, designed explicitly for stripped-down Intel Core CPUs. It features improvements that benefit 14th Gen CPUs and shares almost no parts with the previously released Intel Direct Die water block. It includes a specially developed cold plate, cooling fin structure and mounting mechanism. It relies on spacers placed at the four corners of the water block to ensure optimal contact with the CPU, eliminating concerns about applying too much or too little pressure on the CPU water block, just like the AM5 Direct Die water block. . EK's latest water block features EK-Matrix7 compatibility, meaning product height and port distance are managed in 7mm increments for easier loop planning and accurate results.

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EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Core Edition
This new direct die LGA 1700 water block is built from the ground up and designed to squeeze the most performance out of 14th Gen Intel Core CPUs. The top is clear glass-like acrylic, with rich D-RGB lighting behind the window, which is riddled with aluminum bars over the top and two G1/4″ extenders that interrupt the flow of the anodized aluminum bars black. These G1/4″ extenders are standard twist micro extenders. They can be replaced by other products from the EK-Quantum Torque Micro series, whether they are extenders with different finishes, HDP or HDC fittings.

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The mounting mechanism of the Velocity² Direct Die – 1700 Core Edition water block differs from that of the Velocity² Direct Die 1700 water block as it relies on standoffs at all corners instead of the cold plate contacting the die guard. .

The protruding section of the cold plate is horizontally offset and designed to cover the CPU die area. The fin structure has been adjusted to direct most of the flow over the die and distribute it to both sides. This flow optimization was performed with a specialized jet plate and its offset slide, as well as a horizontally offset microfin array. This forces the coolant to flow over the hottest parts of the microfins, just above the CPU area.

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EK is offering a 15% discount on the latest Core Edition water block to users who have purchased the previous EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 water block. To redeem the code, you must contact EK Support to verify your previous purchase and get the 15% discount code for the new version of the water block.

EK-Matrix7 Compatibility
The EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Core Edition is an EK-Matrix7 certified product. The EK-Matrix7 system adds convenience and precision to PC liquid cooling, as product height and port distance are managed in 7mm increments. This improves product alignment and reduces time spent planning the loop and bending tubes. Through meticulous planning and careful design of EK products, building a liquid-cooled PC becomes easy and fun.

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CPU and socket compatibility
The new EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Core Edition CPU Water Block is socket-specific, compatible only with the Intel LGA 1700 socket and disassembled Intel Core Series desktop CPUs.

D-RGB Compatibility
EK-Quantum Velocity² D-RGB Direct Die – 1700 Core Edition CPU Water Blocks are compatible with popular addressable RGB sync technologies from leading motherboard manufacturers. The arrow mark on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector aligns with the +5V mark on the addressable RGB header.

Availability and prices
The EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Core Edition water block is manufactured in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK webstore and partner reseller network. It is expected to begin shipping in mid-July 2024. The EK-Quantum Velocity² Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 Core Edition will be priced at €226.81 (MSRP), excluding VAT.

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