EK®, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer from Slovenia, is adding more options to its Quantum Line Kinetic TBE products with DDC pump-based combo units. These new DDC-powered combos offer very high head pressure and good flow rates in a small footprint, making them very convenient for smaller cases that house powerful hardware with multiple water blocks.
EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE DDC
The most popular small form factor cylindrical pump-reservoir combo on the market is now redesigned, upgraded, and better in every way. The top is featuring three G1/4″ ports, one of which can be used with the included nickel-plated brass internal tube. This helps prevent the splashing of the coolant inside the reservoir if the top is to be used as an inlet, which means, it’s reducing the chances of air being sucked in by the pump and foaming of the coolant. Any of these ports can also be used for filling the system or adding additional upcoming accessories – thermal probes, LEDs, etc.
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 an optional inlet or a drain port. Mounting is done through four pillars on the bottom of the pump-reservoir combo unit. The addressable LEDs are placed in a ring directed toward the coolant. Any unwanted hotspot of the D-RGB LEDs of the combo unit is covered by a CNC-machined aluminum piece. For its small footprint, the DDC 3.2 pump offers great hydraulic characteristics with flow rates of up to 1000L/h with a maximum head pressure of 5.2m.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE pump-reservoir combos are assembled 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|
|3831109819647||EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 DDC PWM D-RGB - Plexi||169,90|
|3831109819630||EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 DDC PWM D-RGB - Acetal||169,90|
|3831109819623||EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 DDC PWM D-RGB - Plexi||179,90|
|3831109819616||EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 DDC PWM D-RGB - Acetal||179,90|