EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Blocks Introduced

EKWB has introduced new water blocks for the ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Blocks

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Press Release – EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the full-cover water cooling solution for the ASUS engineered DirectCU II series AMD® Radeon R9 290- and 290X graphics card.

EK-FC R9-290X DCII water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

Base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper – depending on the variant) while the top is made of quality cast acrylic material or POM Acetal (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure. The cooling engine uses refined, 0.6mm wide microchannel structure to even further improve the heat transfer while not sacrificing the famous low hydraulic restriction design.

Up to four EK-FC R9-290X DCII series water blocks can be interconnected using various methods (EK-FC TerminalEK-HD Tube & Adapter System or EK-FC Bridge CSQ – depending on the water block variant) which allows for hassle-free piping job. The product is available in a three variants, an aesthetic retention backplate is also available:

ASUS R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block Types

Model Interconnectivity Method MSRP
EK-FC R9-290X DCII – Nickel FC Terminal / HD Tube 102,95€
EK-FC R9-290X DCII – Acetal+Nickel FC Terminal / HD Tube 104,95€
EK-FC R9-290X DCII – Nickel (Original CSQ) FC Bridge CSQ 104,95€
EK-FC R9-290X DCII – Backplate – Black 26,38€
EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block

EKWB ASUS Radeon R9 290(X) DirectCU II Water Block