EKWB Releases Monoblock for Mini-ITX ASUS ROG Strix Z270I
Ron Perillo / 4 weeks ago
When EKWB released a monoblock that fits ASUS ROG Strix Z270 motherboards previously, they left out the tiny but mighty Mini-ITX ASUS ROG Strix Z270I since its clearance requirements were stricter than that of other ASUS Z270 mainboards. EKWB could not make a monoblock that would fit its larger siblings as it would on the miniature ITX motherboard, but now EKWB has finally released a specially fitted water-block for the tiny board so users can connect it to a custom loop.
Like with the regular ASUS Strix Z270 monoblock, the Strix Z270I gaming motherboard monoblock lights up with an RGB LED wired on the side which really compliments the glass acrylic top. Users can see the fluid inside flowing through the EK Supremacy EVO cooling engine with its nickel plated copper block whenever the LED is turned on. This LED connector is also compatible with ASUS AURA Sync feature which allows for control on the UEFI or via a desktop software so that it can be kept in sync with how the other RGB LEDs connected to the motherboard behaves.
For easier installation, the nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed so that the user simply needs to remove the surface cover sticker, attach thermal interface material to the VRM MOSFETs as well as the CPU and then screw the monoblock in place to install it. It will be available from EKWB’s Webshop although it is not shipping out immediately yet. Pre-orders will actually begin on May 12, 2017 for the same price as the other Z270 monoblocks at 119.95€ with VAT included.