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EK Water Blocks

EK Water Blocks
EK Vector RTX RE RGB - Nickel + Acrylic

  • Nickel-plated full-block water cooler from EK Water Blocks
  • Transparent acrylic cover & RGB lighting for several NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 reference design graphics cards


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Item number: WAEK-1661

EAN: 3831109815885

MPN: 3831109815885

Manufacturer: EK Water Blocks


Product information - EK Vector RTX RE RGB - Nickel + Acrylic

The EK Vector RTX RE RGB - Nickel + Acrylic from EK Water Blocks is a premium and high-performance block for custom water cooling that fits several reference design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards. Thanks to the optimised channel structure and the use of an electrolytic copper block, efficient cooling of the GPU, memory and VRM is a given. The block includes a transparent acrylic glass cover with integrated RGB lighting for unique looks as the liquid coolant can be seen flowing through it.

The EKWB EK Vector RTX RE RGB Waterblock at a Glance:

  • Custom fit for reference design NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • Effective cooling thanks to nickel-plated electrolytic copper
  • Impressive aesthetics with transparent acrylic glass cover
  • Integrated RGB lighting
  • Four G1/4" ports for integration into cooling loop

Why Cool My Graphics Card with Water?

Peak performance in the GPU segment typical comes with a caveat: excessive heat. This is due to the fact that getting the last drops of performance from the card's Compute Units requires all the dials to be turned to eleven, with the decisive advantage over competing products coming down to who has the superior cooling. Smaller nodes and more efficient layouts certainly help contain this problem, although they don't completely resolve it. Moreover, each generation pushes things to the max - and when this happens, there's really only one alternative: water!

This problem is made worse when factoring in the role of overclocking, critical temperatures can quickly be breached while pushing silicon to its limits. In short: If you want the highest possible clock frequencies with the lowest noise, watercooling is the solution for you. Aside from the usual components (radiator, pump, reservoir) a compatible cooler for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 - like this model from the specialists at EK Water Blocks.

Aesthetics and Ports of the EK Water Blocks EK-Vector RTX RE RGB

This pertains to a full-block design which covers all the relevant heat sources on the graphics card, offering effective cooling for the GPU, the memory and the VRM. The cooling is improved yet further with the use of electrolytic copper and an optimised channel structure to maximise thermal conductivity and dissipation.

The cover consists of transparent acrylic glass. The case is illuminated with the help of several RGB-LEDs. The LED strip can be connected to a compatible motherboard (ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, ASRock Polychrome Sync) via a 4-pin 12VGRB connector. The connecting terminal includes four holes (G1/4 thread). The flat design of the cooler also makes connecting multiple graphics cards e.g with NVIDIA's NVLink a breeze.

Note 1: Integration into a custom loop will require fittings not included within the scope of the included parts. Thermal paste and pads are included to maximise contact between the cooler and the graphics card. Users should bear in mind that the cooler is exclusively for use with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 reference design graphics cards! The original cooler must be removed prior to installation, which will invalidate the manufacturer's guarantee.

Note 2: This block is not compatible with the factory default backplate of the GeForce RTX 2080. The original NVIDIA NVLink bridges can however still be used.

Technical Details:
  • Material: Nickel-plated electrolytic copper (base), acrylic (cover)
  • Threads: 4x G1/4
  • LED: 4-Pin RGB 12VGRB
  • Compatibility:
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (TU104, 8.192 MB, reference)

Attention: Please note that some coolers come with a protective foil applied to the underside, this must be removed prior to installation and use. We accept no liability for damages arising from incorrect mounting or use.

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Technical Details

GPU Series NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Individual Selection Graphics Card Referenzdesign
No. of water cooling fittings 4x G1/4"
Colour black, silver, transparent
Cooler Material acrylic, copper (nickelplated)
Illumination yes
Illumination colour RGB (selectable)
LED Anschlüsse RGB (4-Pin 5050 12VGRB)
LED Kompatibilität ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASRock Polychrome Sync

Customer review "EK Water Blocks EK Vector RTX RE RGB - Nickel + Acrylic"

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Einfache Installation, hervorragende Kühlleistung. RGB-Kabel ist absolut ausreichend...
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Einfache Installation, hervorragende Kühlleistung.
RGB-Kabel ist absolut ausreichend bemessen.
Die RTX 2080 läuft damit, auch an heißen Tagen wie heute mit maximal 50°C. (360er Radiator und CPU-Block im Loop)

Beim Auftragen der Wärmeleitpaste ist etwas vorsicht geboten. Meine erste Applikation verursachte Temperaturen jenseits der 80°C. Dank der einfache (De-)Montage war das aber kein Problem.

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