Hi and welcome to our first water block review here at Rigmods. Today we will have a look at the EK Supreme LTX water block and give you our thoughts on it and conduct a little test to see how it fairs against the top dog of air cooling, the Noctua NH-D14. When we get more water blocks in for review we will switch to water block only comparisons.
First up we will give you a brief history of EK and what they do.
EK Water Blocks
The whole EK water blocks idea came about from a guy called Edvard König in 1999 when he bought his first computer. Edvard experimented with Overclocking and quickly found that air coolers weren’t up to the task of cooling his highly overclocked system. He found out a little about water cooling and from then he aspired to build his first water block.
Edvard had a friend called Dave and Dave was highly into overclocking also. Edvard and Dave built a pressure testing device and set to work on their first prototypes.
After many sleepless nights, drawing and sketching ideas Edvard and Dave brought to surface their first prototypes, the EK-1, EK-2 and EK-3 waterblocks and soon after finally brought out their first production water block, the EK 4 pictured here
After that came the EK-6 and in 2004 the EKWW (wave water)and soon after their first gpu full cover block. From there the company started working full force into the design and development of water cooling and now they have built up a production facility of 10 cnc machines and design their blocks with high tech CAD-CAM technology and go through a very nifty solidworks flow programme. Then after a vigorous process testing the waterblocks product’s sealing to 2 bar (30psi) pressure they get shipped out. Here’s a picture of their facility
Right hope you enjoyed our brief little history lesson, now to show you the EK supreme LTX block!
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