I’m so blown away by how cool gaming PC builds are wanting within the fashionable period. Some are RGB gentle exhibits with screens displaying animations inside, others are understated discrete little packing containers. Others are slightly of each and within the ever customisable world of PC Constructing, usually these decisions are fully as much as you.
EKWB have made a really neat flip mixing laser lightshow with small and discrete PCs by placing a monoblock cooler on an ITX motherboard. The AM4 socket becoming monoblock is dubbed the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Strix X570-I Gaming D-RGB and has been made particularly for the Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming ITX motherboard. If you happen to heard about pesky USB issues with AMD X570 mobos like the superb Gigabyte X570S Aorus Master or extra inexpensive ASRock X570S PG Riptide these have since been fixed too.
It’s even designed to work with Asus Aura Sync to customize each diode. Having the flat cooling system absolutely cowl the mobo whereas giving an RGB glow via the water is a really neat search for slightly system. It positively seems to be good and funky in there.
That being mentioned, monoblocks aren’t precisely a standard selection for coolers, as they’re constructed to cowl loads of the motherboard. That’s nice when it comes to how a lot cooling you will get, but it surely means as quickly as you’re up for a brand new motherboard you want a model new cooling system. Many don’t essentially discover this commerce off to be price it or simply want to stay to less complicated AIO or air coolers.
However with a small kind issue like an ITX motherboard, a bespoke cooler does appear to be a good suggestion. And would most likely make it simpler to slot in a teeny tiny cute case if you wanted moreso than different cooling strategies would possibly. And the truth that it’s goal constructed means it needs to be comparatively problem free to put in. EKWB says the water block can preserve an AM4 Ryzen CPU, VRM part, and the X570 chipset cool with none want for followers by flowing liquid over these crucial areas. That sounds good and all but it surely’s positively principally about how good this factor seems to be.
Being a really particular and goal constructed product means they’re not the most cost effective approach to preserve your tiny PC cool, however for this use case it appears to make loads of sense. Whereas not out but, they’re obtainable for preorder on the EKWB shop for $209.99 USD, €167.98 Euro or $320 AUD.