Historically, delidded CPUs have actually been the authority of die-hard lovers who tailored their rigs to the last bit. However with development of specially-designed delidding tools, getting rid of the incorporated heat spreader from a CPU has actually ended up being a great deal much easier, unlocking to delidding for a broader user base. To that end, EK is now using all-in-one liquid cooling systems customized particularly for delidded Intel LGA1700 processors.
The essential distinction with EKWB’s brand-new EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Direct Pass Away D-RGB– 1700 cooler remains in the cooling plate on the combined base pump block. While the remainder of the cooler is basically raised from the business’s premium 360-mm closed-loop all-in-one liquid cooling systems, the pump block has actually been geared up with a special cooling plate particularly established for mating with (and cooling) of delidded Intel’s LGA1700 CPUs.
On the other hand, because delidded CPUs lose the extra structural stability offered by the IHS, EK is likewise bundling a contact frame with the cooler that is meant to safeguard CPUs versus warping or flexing by keeping even pressure on the CPU. A protective foam piece is likewise offered to avoid liquid metal from spilling over onto electrical elements surrounding the CPU pass away.
According to the business, important elements of the brand-new AIO, such as its backplate and die-guard frame, were collaboratively established by EK and Roman ‘Der8auer’ Hartung, a popular German overclocker who has actually established numerous tools both for severe overclockers and lovers. In addition, EK packages Thermal Grizzly’s Conductonaut liquid metal thermal paste (likewise co-designed with Der8auer) with the cooling system.
And because this is a high-end, costly cooler, EKWB has actually likewise paid some attention to aesthetic appeals. The cooler includes 2 unique pump block covers: a basic cover includes a brushed aluminum skull, surrounded by a circle of LED lighting that develops a timeless yet vibrant visual, and an alternate, more minimalist cover without the skull.
Typically, cooling for delidded CPUs has actually been mostly dealt with by custom-made loop liquid cooling systems. So the EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Direct Pass Away D-RGB– 1700 sticks out because regard, using a self-contained and easier-to-install alternative for delidded CPUs. Particularly as delidding has actually been revealed to minimize temperature level of Intel’s Core i9-14900K CPU by approximately 12ÂºC, it’s no coincidence that EKWB is working to make delidding a more fascinating and available alternative, especially right as high-end desktop CPU TDPs are increasing.
Covering things up, EKWB has actually priced the direct die cooler at $ 170, about $20 more than the EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB cooler created for stock Intel processors. The business is taking pre-orders now, and the ended up coolers are anticipated to begin shipping in mid-March 2024.