How long does it take EK to release monoblocks?

VanGoghComplex

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I'm looking forward to an R7-3700X and an AsRock X570 Taichi as the upgrade from my 7700k.

How long after a mobo launch does EK usually launch their monoblock offerings?
 

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I don't have time to look it up right now, but the way I would go about finding out is to browse through their list of announcements in their news section and compare their launch notices with the launch dates of the products they are launched for.

That said, are you sure you want to go monoblock? Everything I have read suggests they are more for show, and actually produce worse cooling and overclocking performance compared to regular CPU blocks due to the tolerance differences between the different components they cover meaning that they never get as good of a mount.

Personally when I upgrade to X570, I'm going to wind up getting a Heatkiller IV I think. The heatpipe based heatsinks built into modern high end motherboards actually do a very admirable job of cooling the chipset and VRM's, so there isn't much to be gained from aftermarket cooling on those.

At this point, this likely won't happen this year for me though. Or at least not until the end of the year. Been looking forward to 7nm AMD for some time, but I was unexpectedly forced to spend thousands of dollars on travel this summer, which will delay any upgrades, which sucks.
 
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I don't have time to look it up right now, but the way I would go about finding out is to browse through their list of announcements in their news section and compare their launch notices with the launch dates of the products they are launched for.

That said, are you sure you want to go monoblock? Everything I have read suggests they are more for show, and actually produce worse cooling and overclocking performance compared to regular CPU blocks due to the tolerance differences between the different components they cover meaning that they never get as good of a mount.

Personally when I upgrade to X570, I'm going to wind up getting a Heatkiller IV I think. The heatpipe based heatsinks built into modern high end motherboards actually do a very admirable job of cooling the chipset and VRM's, so there isn't much to be gained from aftermarket cooling on those.

At this point, this likely won't happen this year for me though. Or at least not until the end of the year. Been looking forward to 7nm AMD for some time, but I was unexpectedly forced to spend thousands of dollars on travel this summer, which will delay any upgrades, which sucks.
Well, now that you mention it...

I originally went monoblock on my Core P5 because as it was an open chassis, there were no fans in that area of the system.

However, I've since installed an upper rad which probably does a fine job of pulling fresh air over the mobo heatsinks:

IMG_20190105_191004705.jpg

What do you think? Maybe I can skip the monoblock this time around?
 

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Well, now that you mention it...

I originally went monoblock on my Core P5 because as it was an open chassis, there were no fans in that area of the system.

However, I've since installed an upper rad which probably does a fine job of pulling fresh air over the mobo heatsinks:

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What do you think? Maybe I can skip the monoblock this time around?
I don't really have any personal experience with either monoblocks, or open cases. My comments above were based on my (quite extensive) reading on the subject from back when I built my first loop in 2016.

That said, I wonder how much you really need to worry about airflow in an open chassis. With a traditional case you worry about the hot air getting trapped inside, which is why airflow is so important, but with an open case this becomes much less of a concern.

I certainly wouldn't passively cool the CPU or GPU, but I suspect it is fine for the more minor sources of heat like chipset, VRM, m.2 disks, etc.
 

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Well, now that you mention it...

I originally went monoblock on my Core P5 because as it was an open chassis, there were no fans in that area of the system.

However, I've since installed an upper rad which probably does a fine job of pulling fresh air over the mobo heatsinks:

View attachment 158252

What do you think? Maybe I can skip the monoblock this time around?

You GOT to tell me what kind of fans are in this build :eek: I get that you attached Halos lux from Phanteks on them, but I really want fans to go with them to get this effect in my build :D
 

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You GOT to tell me what kind of fans are in this build :eek: I get that you attached Halos lux from Phanteks on them, but I really want fans to go with them to get this effect in my build :D
They're NB eLoops in black! Pricey, but very well built with a nice balance of noise and performance.
 

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Well, now that you mention it...

I originally went monoblock on my Core P5 because as it was an open chassis, there were no fans in that area of the system.

However, I've since installed an upper rad which probably does a fine job of pulling fresh air over the mobo heatsinks:

View attachment 158252

What do you think? Maybe I can skip the monoblock this time around?
Where did you find that top bracket to mount the radiator like that?

EDIT: IMO, don't skip the monoblock. The p3/p5 is the definition of a build for looks. Keep that sexy monoblock on there.
 
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Where did you find that top bracket to mount the radiator like that?

EDIT: IMO, don't skip the monoblock. The p3/p5 is the definition of a build for looks. Keep that sexy monoblock on there.
I designed it and had it fabricated by ModMyMods.

Unfortunately, I did wind up skipping the monoblock. There's none available for my new X570 mobo and I didn't want to wait any longer. I'm still waiting on some finishing touches before the new platform is photo-worthy, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the result. ;)
 

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I designed it and had it fabricated by ModMyMods.

Unfortunately, I did wind up skipping the monoblock. There's none available for my new X570 mobo and I didn't want to wait any longer. I'm still waiting on some finishing touches before the new platform is photo-worthy, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the result. ;)
Ahh very nice. In the process of a P3 build. May have to do something similar since I'm worried my 360mm rad will not be enough for 9900k and 2080ti.
 

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Ahh very nice. In the process of a P3 build. May have to do something similar since I'm worried my 360mm rad will not be enough for 9900k and 2080ti.
I've designed a handful of 3D-printable brackets designed to "bridge" a 45mm thick rad across the top of Thermaltake Core series cases! If you give me the particulars of what kind of rad you want to use, I might have a set already designed, and if not it wouldn't take me long to draft one up.
 

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I've designed a handful of 3D-printable brackets designed to "bridge" a 45mm thick rad across the top of Thermaltake Core series cases! If you give me the particulars of what kind of rad you want to use, I might have a set already designed, and if not it wouldn't take me long to draft one up.
Definitely will let you know! Hope to piece it together this weekend or next. So, i'll know soon enough where I stand temp wise.
 
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