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EK releases GIGABYTE® GTX 1080 G1 Full-Cover water block


EK Water Blocks, Slovenia based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to release a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specifically for GIGABYTE® Gaming G1 series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics cards – the EK-FC1080 GTX G1.



EK-FC1080 GTX G1 is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, designed for GIGABYTE® GeForce® GTX 1080 G1 graphics cards. The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. Water block aesthetically covers the entire PCB and with the corresponding retention backplate (will be available as Black and Nickel variant), users get visually stunning GPU in their system.



EK-FC1080 GTX G1 – Nickel (left) and EK-FC1080 GTX G1 – Acetal+Nickel (right)

EK-FC1080 GTX G1 water block features EK unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic performance, allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.



The base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for a safe installation procedure.


In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK is adding newly released graphics cards and motherboards from various manufacturers to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on a daily basis:



These water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe and are available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. The water blocks will ship on Tuesday, 28th of June, 2016! An aesthetic retention backplates, which also cool the memory IC on the backside of the circuit board, will also be available for purchase at a later date. Below you can find MSR prices with VAT included.

  • EK-FC1080 GTX G1 – Nickel 114.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX G1 – Acetal+Nickel 114.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX G1 Backplate – Black 29.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX G1 Backplate – Nickel 37.95€
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Looking good!
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The water block is also compatible with GTX 1070 G1! thumb.gif
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I am planing to water cool my PC for the first time, and I need one of these blocks for my gpu. I was just wondering how easy is it to install and is there anything I need to know before and will I need any special tools. Thanks
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I am planing to water cool my PC for the first time, and I need one of these blocks for my gpu. I was just wondering how easy is it to install and is there anything I need to know before and will I need any special tools. Thanks

All you need is a phillips screwdriver and a pair of scissors. thumb.gif

Here's the instructions : https://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109831380.pdf
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Will you guys release a block for the Extreme Gaming model ?
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Will you guys release a block for the Extreme Gaming model ?

We're still juggling with the decision for now. Initially we didn't intended to but the decision might be overturned in a near future. I'll let everyone know if we decide to make one. thumb.gif
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do it, do it now smile.gif
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This new style is HAWT! Ok ok... cold maybe? It looks great, that extra acrylic on top of non-cooled components looks fantastic! Congrats!
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