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EK releases MSI® GeForce® GTX 1080 TF6 Full-Cover water block


EK Water Blocks, Slovenia based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specifically for MSI® Gaming X 8G series GeForce® GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards – the EK-FC1080 GTX TF6.



EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, intended to replace the original TwinFrozr VI cooler that comes with the graphics card out-of-the-box. The EK-FC1080 TF6 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.



EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Nickel (left) and EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Acetal+Nickel (right)

EK-FC1080 TF6 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.



EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Nickel (left) and EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Acetal+Nickel (right) on MSI® GeForce® GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G graphics card.


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.



Split flow cooling engine for the best possible cooling performance!

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 purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. An aesthetic retention backplates (Black and Nickel variant), which also cool the backside of the circuit board (namely around VRM area), will be available for purchase in the next two weeks. Below you can find MSR prices with VAT included.

  • EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Nickel 122.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 – Acetal+Nickel 122.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate – Black 29.95€
  • EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate – Nickel 37.95€
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Noo!! there the short design!! come on thought it would be like the seahawk version grr!! frown.gif All other blocks got the full cover treatment strix,G1 but how come the MSI gets the shorty?

Are there any plans for a full cover non shorty?
Edited by nyxagamemnon - 6/28/16 at 4:47pm
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Noo!! there the short design!! come on thought it would be like the seahawk version grr!! frown.gif All other blocks got the full cover treatment strix,G1 but how come the MSI gets the shorty?

Are there any plans for a full cover non shorty?

 

Meh, I'd rather have the shorty on my G1 tbh, but the long boy is all they have lol.

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Meh, I'd rather have the shorty on my G1 tbh, but the long boy is all they have lol.

Why so you can see the Ugly PCB? I'd rather have it covered and smooth. IMO looks cheap when it's just a shorty and PCB is exposed.




I mean This Vs



..... Like the Seahawk >>>>>>>>>>>>> I wish you guys just made that block instead of the shorty..
Edited by nyxagamemnon - 6/28/16 at 5:40pm
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You can still see it, its under that pointless plexi :P

 

All personal preference tho, not like I'll be staring into my case all day anyways.

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I agree, was kind of hoping to see a "full" size block where the entire PCB is covered, just like the previous generation was. The acetal version was just so drop dead gorgeous with it stealthily out the entire design.

Rather curious as to the reasonings behind why strix and g1 get the full size but the msi doesn't - even if I suspect it being due to the seahawk EK version.
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I agree, was kind of hoping to see a "full" size block where the entire PCB is covered, just like the previous generation was. The acetal version was just so drop dead gorgeous with it stealthily out the entire design.

Rather curious as to the reasonings behind why strix and g1 get the full size but the msi doesn't - even if I suspect it being due to the seahawk EK version.

 

I'm willing to bet the boards are the exact same layout, so the blocks are probably identical, sans the dragon and extra plexi

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I'm willing to bet the boards are the exact same layout, so the blocks are probably identical, sans the dragon and extra plexi

Therein lies the rub: if I'm getting a block to go for the stealthy look AND the previous generations had additional material to cover up PCB.... Why change what looked so good, especially after the rather epic looking Seahawk-EK version? This block is just so plain drab and boring by comparison.

Sure, the PCB isn't as boring this go-around, but it just loses that little bit of the extra finish one got with things. And it's effects are doubled because competitors are switching to predominately "full PCB coverage" stylings due to market demand.

Or, to put it more bluntly.... After seeing the Seahawk EK come out and having it look outright gorgeous getting the "short" blocks is rather disappointing.
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Fairly disappointed as well. Any word from EK about a possible revision?
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I don't know why EK does this stuff, smh. People have been crying for full cover blocks for a couple of years now, I really thought with this next gen there wouldn't be anything less. I bet BP, HK, and AC are all full cover once they get them released, probably even the off brand Chinese blocks too.

On the bright side 98% of builds won't matter because the back plate is all you'll see.

EDIT: Let me state that we are talking about FULL LENGTH blocks rather than full cover. This block is full cover but not full length. For the cost of water blocks there is no reason to have the PCB exposed, especially since it isn't exposed with the stock cooler!
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