The latest gears from EK is just a sad joke to be honest. They have cut cost on all items such as pump tops/res, blocks and radiators. Good bye all "EU" brands, you have milked the market enough for 10 years, time to change. Now you can invest all that money into useless RGB styling and aluminium rads and other AIO nonsense for "Steve the youtuber" and similar customers. EK only have one color on their new plasticizer free tubing, that is clear, how lazy isn't that to offer only one color, and they want 15 euros for 3m HAHA. EK fittings are also funny, you can't tightem them without a allen key and their hose barely fits on the fittings. The EK tubings fitts better on the alphacool fittings than on their own fittings haha. I don't know what to say, I just keep on getting more and more dissapointed.
What else the EK velocity block is a sad joke, I thought the chrome details was metall but it is plastic and the mounting mechanism is a pain, the thumb screws are so short so you can barely screw them in, in the pooly threaded backplate. Spent 30 minutes trying to prevent cross threading the thumb screws that barely reached the back plate. The mounting mechanism is far superior on the alphacool eisblock and xspc raystorm, I don't know what EK was thinking. Good thing I mounted the block with the motherboards alreaddy in the chassis, good luck otherwise trying to push down the thumb screws in the back plate. Worst experiance ever with an 80 dollar block. What else, well it only has one o-ring, no o-ring between the jet plate and the top. Don't buy EK products anymore is my suggestion.