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VTX-Powered Kinetic Combo Units Introduced by EK

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EK®, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, EU, is releasing new Quantum Line VTX pump-based combo units. These new VTX pumps feature a DDC-compatible mount, very high head pressure, and good flow rates in a small footprint that is ideal for smaller cases.

EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE VTX

The most popular small form factor cylindrical pump-res combo on the market is redesigned, upgraded, and better in every way. The top is now featuring three G1/4″ ports. One of the ports can be used with the included nickel-plated brass internal tube, which helps prevent the splashing of the coolant inside the reservoir if the top is to be used as an inlet. This reduces the chances of air being sucked in by the pump and foaming of the coolant as well. 

Another three industry-standard G1/4″ ports are available in the bottom combo housing. Aside from the main front-placed In and Out ports, it features a backside port usable as either an optional inlet or a drain port. The addressable LEDs are placed in a ring directed toward the coolant. Any unwanted hotspot of the D-RGB LED of the combo unit is covered by a CNC-machined aluminum piece.

For its small footprint, the VTX pump offers great hydraulic characteristics with flow rates of up to 1100L/h with a maximum head pressure of 5.3m. The VTX is not equipped with a heatsink since its efficient pump motor doesn’t require additional external cooling.

The EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE VTX tubular pump and reservoir combo units are available in four versions – two height variants marked with 120 and 160 (representing the total height of the unit in millimeters) and two material choices for each of the size variants.

Availability and Pricing

EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE pump-reservoir combos are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for purchase through the EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP).

EK predicted MSRP prices including VAT:


EAN Code Name End-user Price in EUR 
3831109825303 EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 VTX PWM D-RGB - Plexi 169,90
3831109825310 EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 VTX PWM D-RGB - Acetal 169,90
3831109825327 EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 VTX PWM D-RGB - Plexi 179,90
3831109825334 EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 VTX PWM D-RGB - Acetal 179,90