EK Announces Quantum CPU Water Blocks with Walnut Wood Tops

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    mackintosh Master Guru

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    So, they've decided to double down on stupid. Well, good luck with that, I guess.
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Probably better just to use a laminate or sticker on top of a regular block....
     
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    Wood is still way better looking than RGB :)
     
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    It depend on what they do to wood in the process, it can be really waterproof and similar to what they actual use if well done.
    At least it is classy looking.
     
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    I feel this would pair quite nicely with Noctua fans... There's an idea for then, wooden fan blades :D
     
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    Very good looking blocks! but, where is my tasteless RGB?
     
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    I don't get it. Unless you're going for a full wood build or something but who would do that?
     
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    LGR approved.
     
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    this kills me... it's a great way to create a greater profit margin for sure - buy up furniture remnants from a factory for cheaper than the cost of creating a new mold... and charge extra for the privilege
     

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    Me.

    I love the way this looks.
     
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    ^ I do too.... Just need a matching wood case to match ..... and hope the new GPUs do not start a fire.

    It does not seem to match very well in a cases without more wood accents built in.
     
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    Exactly, makes no sense just to install that block without having the rest matching.
    Bet it could look really nice in a well made wooden case with some copper tubing, nicotine white/brown cable sleeving and everything else that doesn't look cheap and modern.
    Maybe even something that simulates fire instead of regular LED's....

    I still say that a big copper block with a walnut laminate/veneer wrapped around it would be better, or just a thin top/sides, no need nor benefit to make so much of the block out of wood, at least that what it looks like on them pictures, could be that there is less wood than it seems.
     
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    Why would you want to have wood there to keep the heat inside? Some copper heatsink would be better?
     
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    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    dude...
    to match that rack hifi system from the 70's? :p

    seriously though this looks good but is a total scam as it costs way out of proportion...
    and you still can veneer your own block if you want to as it's dirt cheap. just buy a wood tile, sand and route it, finish it with tung oil, then glue it to your block.
    less than 1 hours work
     

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    Or to match anything steampunk, not my cup of tea but it's possible.
    And I fully agree with that it is a total scam, personally I prefer a block for how well it works, not the looks, hence why I have one of the ugliest blocks that you can find on the market atm.
    Planning to replace it with another that integrates with the GPU loop so that I can run it as one instead of two separate loops, that block is pretty ugly too, but the numbers are top, which I think is more important for silent water-cooling.
     
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    totally.

    my dream wooden enclosure would be birch (or bamboo) in a Danish modern style. but the way i am now, other than my workstation (where it's on the table) i hide or minimize so typically itx/laptop. my hifi has a (AMD) NUC on a VESA mount to the cabinet. the workstation has too much grunt for other than wood veneer highlights so i usually go lower high end on an ATX case that allows a good loop. currently on a Lian Li 011Dynamic EVO, but have usually gone Phanteks.

    btw... 011Dynamic EVO can have a left or right facing window and holds 3x 360mm, but it's not huge.
     
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    Funny, I switched from a PC-O11-Dynamic to a Phanteks Enthoo 719 to get more space for rads and airflow.
    Still got the O11, might find a reasonable priced motherboard and gpu in white at some point that matches it.
    For TV and Hi-Fi I use XBox One X and a new Apple TV, so nothing fancy looking there either.
     
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