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Old 17-07-2010
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EK VGA Supreme

The water-cooling you want to buy but you change so often that the graphics card is the device you prefer to invest in a piece. For that you can buy waterblock which many times remain unthinkable. Turn your style to water block for graphics processor that has a much greater compatibility and it will gradually change as your equipment. EK-VGA Supreme is universal water block for most Nvidia GeForces and AMD Radeons has been designed for the hardest enthusiast user. The base plate is made of electrolytic copper lapped and polished to +/- 0,0007 mm flatness. The top is made of quality POM Acetal. The EK-VGA Supreme cooling engine uses fin design. The water accelerates through thin jet plate channels through 29 very thin channels, which gives extreme cooling surface. The copper base is also very thin, which gives very short distance for temperature to transfer from CPU to water.

EK Waterblock has released its new waterblock for the GPU, based on the model geometry Supreme CPU, with very thin fins ~ 0.3 mm wide and a water injection plant. With its base copper 50x50x5.5 mm and 170 grams, it takes care of single GPU and is therefore compatible with most ATI or Nvidia. As usual, the brand offers two covers with a different material, either acrylic boldest, Black or acetal resin (Delrin), both versions being the uniform tariff with fasteners and bits G1 / 4 .

The internal structure of the two products is very similar except for differences due to different arrangement of fittings and brackets. The structure has been a great success on the cpu will get similar feedback on the gpu. It will also behind the burden of high pressure drop. EK-Supreme HF (high flow) water block for all socket CPU's Has Been The Hardest designed for enthusiast users. After two successful years of EK-Supreme CPU Water Block, EK has released ITS successor.



EK Water Blocks EK Supreme HF has the acetal created a cooler, which is due to its high quality and performance of the top coolers. He thrusts the HEATKILLER for a nozzle change from the throne of the water cooler, so we do not hesitate to give him our efficiency award. The EK Supreme Acetal HF was produced qualitatively very high level and also equipped with many extras. Own research houses located next to a back plate, a thermal compound and several nozzle plates included, which can optimize the buyer's cooler individually.

The Supreme VGA is packaged in the box dedicated to the CPU version. On the back is applied a 'label which lists the main characteristics of the waterblock as well as the list of compatible video card which is compatible. The base plate is made of electrolytic copper lapped and polished to + / - 0.0007 mm flatness. The top is made of quality POMN Acetal material. Mounting plate is made of powder-coated stainless steel.

The HF EK-Supreme cooling engine uses fin design. The water accelerates through thin jet plate channels through 49 very thin channels, Which gives extreme cooling surface. Also the copper base is very thin, Which gives very short distance for temperature to transfer from CPU to water.

Specifications provided by manufacturer
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  • Universal Mounting Bracket
  • Electrolytic copper base
  • Fittings and mounting hardware included in the standard
  • The micro channels based on ensuring greater exchange surface
  • Top delrin or plexyglass high quality
  • Supported VGA Cards: Please check compatibility at CoolingConfigurator.
  • Basic dimensions : 50x50x5, 5mm
  • Top Size : 59x52x25mm
  • Weight : 170g
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Re: EK VGA Supreme Review

Some Relevant Products

EK Water Blocks EK Supreme Acetal LT + Nickel :

EK Water Blocks has made it his business to produce high-quality and relatively cheap cooler. The Supreme LT (Light) series is designed it to offer a sophisticated water-cooling enthusiast CPU cooler can that has an excellent price / performance, elegant design and high performance. The cooler is available in several versions that differ in terms of material selection. This is a cooler with nickel plated copper base and lid acetal. As usual, the clean soil milled and the additional engraved lid seem very high and noble.



Comparing Supreme and Supreme LT Cool, is an immediately that the Light version does not have a separate mounting plate for the socket 775 and 1366 more. The compatibility has been incorporated into the acetal cover. The seal between the cover and copper heat sink made of a durable, slim-fit, sealing ring. As with the Supreme normal variant has the LT-series 49 channels in the ultra-thin copper base. The heat transfer from the radiator to the coolant is thus very fast going on and that allows even in hot summers, a stable operation, high Overclocking-Potential and Low Noise in a blow.
A not unimportant new element should be mentioned here yet. While stipulated in the radiators of the Supreme inlet and outlet (Termination), you have shown here at the Supreme Light Cooler freedom of choice. Due to the symmetry of the structure, both ports are used both as an outlet or inlet. A considerable advantage in building a water cooling circuit in which not only the CPU is involved.

EK Water Blocks ALU - 4870 KIT V2 :


Different board layouts are mainly for cards a significant hurdle for the installation of alternative cooling solutions. If voltage transformers, capacitors or memory chips differently placed on the PCB to fit the normal cooler not necessarily cool no longer optimal, or may in the attempt to install incompatible cooler even be damaged beyond repair. The Waku specialist EK Water Blocks not only offers an extremely wide range of high quality water coolers, but also served with specific models different layouts.

This is a cooler for the voltage converter of the HD4870 from ATI Club 3D. This replaces the normally built heat sink for the back of the card. According to the basic heat sink is required by EK Water Blocks EK-FC 4870, with all versions (copper, nickel / / be Plexi / Acetal supported). A separate use of the heat sink without the liquid cooling support is not provided. The normally obstructed heat sink for the voltage converter is bolted. To replace him, according to just released the screws, set the new cultivation and screwed just as firmly.

The aluminum heat sink is from the heat absorbed through the connection to the base, where it is dissipated by the flowing water. Therefore, its cultivation requires no separate water supply and possible leaks at the connection cannot occur. Besides the necessary screws and thermal pads are included to ensure optimum heat transfer.

EK WATER BLOCKS EK-SUPREME LT - acetal

The new series of Supreme waterblock EK-LT is specifically designed to offer a line of products to ensure all the quality and extreme attention to detail, typical of the brand, but with a purchase price significantly cheaper. In this version the base is made of electrolytic copper lapped and polished to a virtually perfect flatness (+ / - 0.0007 mm). The top is instead in high quality Acetal.

The internal structure is composed of 46 fins that maximize surface contact with the fluid, maximizing the power dissipation. EK-Supreme LT is compatible with Intel socket 775 and 1366. Warning: the waterblock is supplied without fittings to install it you need to buy separately. It 'compatible with all fittings that thread from 1 / 4 ".

EK Water Blocks EK-Supreme LT - Nickel

EK Water Blocks owes its success to the production of cooler high quality at relatively cheap. The Supreme series LT (light) is designed to offer enthusiasts the watercooling heatsink for a CPU with an excellent price / performance, stylish design and high performance.

The water block is available in different versions depending on the material used. This model consists of a nickel plated copper base with plexiglass cover. As always, the finish is painstakingly and looks very elegant. The transparent lid allows an insight into the toilet block and offers several possibilities for modding.

The comparison of the series "Supreme" and the series "Supreme LT" denotes clearly a basic difference between the two models, the light version does not form a separate mounting for the two sockets 775 and 1366. The compatibility is built into the plexiglass cover. This however does not create stability problems due to the high stiffness and strength of plexiglass. Base and lid are sealed by a thin rubber seal ring.


Compatibility with Graphic cards :




Graphic Card :-

1. ATI / AMD : 9200, 9600, 9700, 9800, X600, X800, X1800, X1900, X1950, X2600, HD2900 XT / Pro, HD3850, HD 3870, HD3870X2, HD4850, HD4870, HD4870X2

2. Nvidia : 6800, 7600, 7800, 7800GT/GTX, 7800GS PCI-E 7900GTX, 8600, 8800GTS/GTX/Ultra (G90), 8800GT/GTS (G92), 9600GT, 9800GTX, GTX260/280

Processor :-
  • Intel Socket 775
  • Intel socket 1366
  • Intel socket 1156
  • AMD Sockets: 939, 754, 940
  • AMD Socket: AM2, AM2 +, AM3

The Waterblock Consist of :
  • Base copper electrolytic
  • A speaker steel
  • A top delrin
  • A chrome steel bracket
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Re: EK VGA Supreme Review

Installation Tips :

Top of the top with four holes for the tightening of the waterblock. At the center are the engraving of the logo Ek. Bottom of the top, note the special process to channel the inflow over the entire surface of the speaker is very similar to that already seen on the CPU version. The mounting system uses four springs to better distribute the pressure on the gpu.

The special steel speaker whose mission is to accelerate the flow channel and the micro-channels in the base. To perform the test flow, we used a digital differential pressure gauge PCE P30 (above) and a Key Instrument flow meter. We found, through the gauge, the value of pressure drop versus flow so as to extrapolate the graph that relates the two quantities.



The gauge has a range of 0-2 bar with a resolution of 0.002 bars while the flow meter has a range from 0.5 to 5 GPM (gallons per minute) with a resolution of 0.1 gpm. To perform the test flow, we used a digital differential pressure gauge PCE P30 (above) and a Key Instrument flowmeter. We found, through the gauge, the value of pressure drop versus flow so as to extrapolate the graph that relates the two quantities. The gauge has a range of 0-2 bar with a resolution of 0.002 bar while the flowmeter has a range from 0.5 to 5 GPM (gallons per minute) with a resolution of 0.1 gpm.
To carry out performance tests under stress we put the video card via the utility Furmark for a period of 5 minutes. Using the software ATITool we found the temperature of the core. We compared with the D-Tek Supreme MP01 and the stock heatsink (with fan at 50% and the maximum speed).

Conclusion :

The evidence was clear as the VGA Supreme has inherited the peculiar characteristics of his older brother dedicated to the CPU. The product has in fact recorded strong performances accompanied by a pressure drop certainly not irrelevant. The data recorded in the test flow are very similar to those of the D-Tek Fuzion GFX, who is not a little restrictive. In our view this is a sin not just with regard to a dedicated vga waterblock.

Performance, as the product of Supreme series dedicated to CPU, are first rate, even as a great waterblock D-Tek MP01 comes soundly defeated by the product home EK. Really extended the compatibility of the product through the use of elongated slots on the bracket can be installed on a large number of video cards. Excellent as always the strength of the finished product as the base. The price is extremely competitive with other high-end products although the bundle is very bare-bones. The EK-Supreme cooling engine uses fin design

Positive Points:
  • Compatible with a wide range of video cards
  • Extremely strong
  • Available with top or delrin plexyglass
  • Excellent finish base
  • Affordable
  • Better flow up to 50% or higher flow Compared EK-Supreme
  • Better cooling performance

Negative Points:

  • Bundle a bit thin
  • High flow resistance
  • Package Content:
  • HF EK-Supreme water block
  • 4 different jet plates + 1 blank
  • Universal mounting plates supported
  • Universal CPU retention backplate
  • Thermal Grease Arctic Cooling MX-2 (2g)
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