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EK Supremacy EVO Clean CSQ CPU Water Block Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: EK Water Blocks

Installation and Finished Product

 

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To get the Supremacy EVO installed, we first needed to grab the LGA115X backplate, and the section of the rubber isolation pad that goes along with it. Of course, we have already performed the balancing act of setting the standoffs in the plate.

 

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Before we go too far, and this is no longer visible, we wanted to show the standoffs installed, along with the white washers that need to go on to protect the motherboard.

 

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To get where we are now, we added thermal paste, set the block over the standoffs, dropped the springs over them, and tightened down the four thumb nuts. Now there is only one thing left to do.

 

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Since we are already planning out the rest of the build, we grabbed a pair of the EK CSQ compression fittings and screwed them in hand tight, letting the o-rings do their job, and not burying the fittings with a wrench or pliers.

 

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We also grabbed the DDC 3.2 PWM X-Res 100, and got it ready for use. This means cutting and installing the mesh at the bottom, inserting the EK diverter plate inside of the reservoir, and lastly, adding more of the compression fittings to the pump.

 

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We also pulled the Cool Stream PE 240mm radiator out of the box, removed the plastic inserts, and replaced those with the last pair of CSQ fittings. We did not get fans with this shipment, but that will not be an issue, as we have many to use.

 

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After arranging all of the gear, since the loop was still bleeding off the air, we decided it was time to remove the blue film from all of the logos. We can see that the pastel white concentrate not only fills the tubes and reservoir, but it is also very visible in the Supremacy EVO as well.

 

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Since the block was so far away in our last image, we decided to get up close and personal for this image. Not only does the outside ring of already heated coolant show clearly, but in the center as the coolant enters the block, it is also very visible, and offers a very cool aesthetic that many will appreciate.

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