The EK-Quantum Vector 2 FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti ABP Set D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi GPU water block enclosure is compatible with EVGA FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti graphics cards. The Vector 2 water block actively cools the GPU, VRAM (on the front), power stages, and chokes in the VRM (voltage regulation module), the PCB hotspots that are found on the backside of the GPU core, and the VRM (voltage regulation module). Cooling liquid is channeled over all these critical areas.
The implemented 3rd-generation Vector cooling engine uses a novel 3D machined acrylic insert to improve flow distribution and thermal performance. This new cooling engine is based on an Open Split-Flow design, but the asymmetric shape of the jet insert helps distribute an even flow between the first and last copper fins. The fin structure geometry has been optimized to provide even flow distribution with minimal losses and optimal performances even when used in reversed water flow scenarios. It is also characterized by low hydraulic flow restriction, meaning it can be used with weaker water pumps or pumps running on low-speed settings, and still achieve top performance.
Great care was taken to achieve a symmetrical flow domain by utilizing an internal bridge to secondary components. This was done to ensure the cooling of secondary components without sacrificing flow distribution over the GPU core.
All Vector 2 GPU water blocks use a thick 11mm copper coldplate with an acetal terminal attached directly to it to create a robust assembly. A single o-ring design is used to create a seal between the cold plate and the water block top, reducing the number of failure points. This also means that you have seen the end of stainless steel bridge plates that were utilized on GPU water blocks before. This simple construction provides confidence during customization and maintenance.
These new Vector 2 GPU water block and active backplate sets feature a Direct Link flow solution - the first multiple block solution to implement a conventional 4-port terminal layout. That allows serial and parallel connections from adjacent or opposing sides of the block. It was made possible by the addition of a machined brass insert in the terminal itself that diagonally links the water block directly to the active backplate inside the acetal terminal. Direct Link proves invaluable when flexibility is required for the right setup, like in a case of a distribution plate or vertical GPU mount.
Sleek magnetic covers are used to conceal the terminal screws, which allows rotating the branding when the GPU water block and active backplate enclosure is inverted in the case, or being used on a vertical GPU mount.
Addressable D-RGB LED lighting is deployed in the light guide located at the end of the water block that goes around the entire assembly. The individually addressable RGB LED is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB (addressable) header (Pinout: +5V | Data | Blocked | Ground).
EK only guarantees compatibility with included EK-brand thermal pads. The installation process, cooling performance, and block contacts are tested exclusively with EK-brand thermal pads.
Listed thermal pad thicknesses apply only to EK thermal pads which are included in the package.
EK does not guarantee compatibility with aftermarket alternatives for thermal interface material.
- EK-Quantum Vector 2 FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti D-RGB water block
- EK-Quantum Vector 2 FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti ABP D-RGB active backplate
- EK-Quantum Vector 2 FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti ABP Side cover - Black
- Necessary mounting screws, nuts, and washers
- Thermal pad installation quick start guide
- 2x Nickel plated brass plug G1/4”
- EK-Loop Multi Allen Key (6mm, 8mm, 9mm)
- Thermal pads
- D-RGB cable length: 50cm
- D-RGB connector 3-pin 5V digital LED header (Pinout: +5V | Digital | Blocked | Ground)