EK Releases Monoblock for MSI Z270 Motherboards
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
MSI has released some great motherboards for the Kaby Lake generation, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved upon. EK Water Blocks now released their Monoblock cooler for the series and it looks quite stunning. The EK-FB MSI Z270 GAMING Monoblock RGB is also compatible with MSI Mystic Light Sync, thus offering a full lighting customization experience
The difference between just a CPU block and a monoblock is that the monoblock also cools the surrounding motherboard area which holds the MOSFETs. This is a great idea for multiple reasons: You stabilise the power supply to the CPU under load and heat and the area will typically be badly ventilated with liquid cooling setups.
The cooler has been designed in cooperation with MSI to make sure that it is a perfect fit for the boards and it is built upon the EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine. It is designed so water flows directly over all critical areas and the high-flow water block can be easily be used in systems using weaker water pumps.
The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality acrylic glass material. The nickel plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.
It comes equipped with a 4-pin RGB LED strip that connects to the motherboard’s 4-pin LED header where supported, or it can be connected to any other 4-pin LED controller. The LED strip cover can easily be removed for adjusting the cable orientation or replacing the LED strip with a custom solution.
The EK-FB MSI Z270 GAMING Monoblock RGB is readily available for purchase through EK’s Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. The MSRP is set to €119.95.
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