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Posted March 18, 2011 by Jake in Cooling

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EK-VGA Superme HF

First off, let’s take a close look at the EK-VGA Superme HF

Specifications:

  • Dimension: 49.5mm x 49.5mm x 55mm (1.95” x 1.95” x 2.17”)
  • Thread: G1/4”
  • Weight: 250g (lb)
  • Material: Acetal, Copper and nickel plated
  • Accessories: Retention hardware,
  • Compatibility: Most Nvidia GeForce and ATI/AMD Radeon series, please click HERE for full details listing.
  • Cost: $60 MSRP

The EK-VGA Supreme HF design is based on the extreme performance of Supreme HF CPU water block, so the styling should be familiar. Available in four different finishing options (Acetal/Copper, Acetal/Nickel, Acrylic/Copper and Acrylic/Nickel) to satisfy just about any preference, the prices range from about $57 to $60 based and the package includes spring-loaded mounting thumb screws and installation guide

For today’s review we are looking at the Acetal/Nickel version. The top housing is CNC-milled from high quality black Acetal and as is EK’s tradition, they give the housing a little detailing by engraving the EK logo and block name right on the housing.

The EK-VGA Supreme HF uses a jet injection plate to distribute the coolant to 2mm micro-channels, while the nickel-plated cold plate is fabricated from pure copper and machined to +/- 0,0007mm flatness for maximizing the contacting surface.

Two G1/4” threaded ports are bored into the Acetal top and spaced 9mm apart to accommodate oversized barbs, and are compatible with most compression fittings. An interesting design feature to note is the fittings are tilted about 2° upward after installed, and this will help the barbs and tubing from making contact with the nearby memory heatsinks.

Let’s move onto the next block.

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