EKWB Launches EK-MLC Phoenix AIO Cooler
Ron Perillo / 3 years ago
Slovenian cooling manufacturer EKWB is announcing the launch of their new EK-MLC Pheonix. MLC stands for “modular liquid cooling”, since these products make use of quick-disconnect connectors more modularity. Unlike most units which combine the pump with the block, EK puts the pump on the radiator. What this does is allow users to choose what kind of block they would like to use for their CPU.
EK-MLC Phoenix Family
The EK-MLC Phoenix family actually consists of three core modular units: radiator pump combo, full cover GPU water blocks and CPU water blocks. Users can mix and match, optimize their loop, either with only GPU cooling, only CPU cooling, or both at the same time; GPU and CPU in a single loop. Each part of the module is pre-filled and just requires attachment. EKWB even offers an alternative AMD Threadripper TR4 socket-only CPU block. The EK-MLC CPU block however supports the latest Intel and AMD AM4 socket standard.
As for the pump-block radiator, it is available starting at 120mm and 140mm, and can go as big as 360mm. All include EK-Vardar EVO fans, perfect for the high-fin density EK-CoolStream radiator. Users also have a wide range of GPU block options for both NVIDIA and AMD video cards, already with the hose and pre-filled, ready to be connected via quick-disconnect connectors to the pump-block radiator.
Pricing and Availability
As usual, the EK-MLC Phoenix family is available for purchase through the EK Webstore and their partner resellers. There is a convenient configurator on their website to facilitate an easy selection. The CPU cooling modules are available for 66.90 EUR, but the TR4-specific only module costs less at 59.90 EUR. The radiator core options start at 139.90 EUR for the 120mm model, all the way to 189.90 EUR for the 360mm rad. All prices include VAT.