EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel is the latest generation of cryo-cooling water block that is made in collaboration with Intel®. It is a unique cooling solution for enthusiasts who are seeking consistent system performance and ultimate overclocking on unlocked 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
List of currently supported CPUs:
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900K Processor (30M Cache, up to 5.20 GHz)
- Intel® Core™ i9-12900KF Processor (30M Cache, up to 5.20 GHz)
Improvements in Delta² TEC Technology
EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel brings numerous improvements to the design, 4 cutting-edge Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Ceramic TEC plates soldered to the coldplate. These AlN TEC plates offer significantly higher power efficiency over the previous Aluminum Oxide variants. The main water block is following the EK-Quantum design language with EK-Matrix7 compatibility. Insulation is also improved, ensuring an even higher level of safety. The water block uses built-in mounting screws already equipped with retention springs. It also has two additional thermal sensors - one on the hot and one on the cold side of the Peltier element - for precise monitoring and control of the TEC plates.
The controller unit also boasts EK-Quantum design language to fit perfectly with the rest of the loop. It is now independent of the main block and comes with an EK 120mm fan-mounting bracket, so you can position it inside your case so as to not impede the visual appearance of the main water block and receive additional cooling. The control unit can now connect and control the pump and fans of the loop used to cool the TEC plate, making it even more user-friendly.
EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel CPU water block has four built-in Peltier/Thermoelectric cooler plates. It is powered by?Intel®?Cryo?Cooling Technology,?a unique combination of hardware, software, and firmware designed to help unleash elite performance for gamers and overclockers. The water block itself features a robust all-metal design for extreme conditions with a rubber insulation shroud that isolates the water block cold plate from the environment, impeding condensation. A sensor in the controller unit also measures humidity to prevent reaching the dew point.
The cold plate is CNC-machined out of high-purity electrolytic copper, which enables high thermal performance. A large surface area, covered with cooling fins, transfers the heat away from the quad, purpose-made TEC plates.
Built upon a purpose-designed large surface flow-through cooling engine together with?Intel?Cryo?Cooling Technology, bridging aesthetic uniformity and?near-silent operations?with technological advancements in thermal solutions, the EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel is an exceptional application?of cooling the CPU with?sub-ambient temperatures by?utilizing?Thermoelectric?Cooler (TEC)?plates?while continuously?monitoring and adjusting temperatures dynamically, achieving?an ideal operating environment?for sustained gaming performance.?
How does this EK-Quantum Delta² TEC water block work?
Liquid coolers are unable to reach temperatures below ambient (room) temperature,?but?the EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel?is cutting-edge,?as?it?actively cools the?CPU to?sub-ambient temperatures?while extracting and dissipating?the heat?generated?from the four TEC plates through the traditional liquid cooling loop.? While the TEC plates cool the CPU, the TEC plates are cooled entirely by your custom liquid loop.
Doesn't sub-ambient cooling cause condensation?
The EK-Quantum?Delta² TEC series products utilize an innovative two-pronged approach to mitigate thermal condensation, a byproduct that has plagued previous attempts of sub-ambient cooling. The cooler features a new integrated rubber insulation shroud that isolates all exposed cold surfaces from the environmental conditions inside the PC, while the Intel Cryo Cooling Technology continuously monitors and adapts to those conditions to minimize condensation risk generated by the cooling process.
- Power connector: 8-pin PCI-E
- Connection with PC: internal USB 2.0
- Maximum power draw (unregulated mode): 210W
CPU socket compatibility:
- Intel LGA1700
- EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel with rubber hosing
- EK-Quantum Delta² TEC D-RGB - Full Nickel controller unit
- Mounting mechanism (screws, mounting plate, necessary washers, etc)
- Uni bracket 120mm for mounting PCB case on a 120mm fan mounting position inside the case
- EK-Cable 5-Pin Motherboard (F) to Micro-USB (M) 50cm (1pcs)