EK Announces Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme Monoblock

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is releasing the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB – Plexi, a new Intel LGA1700 socket-based monoblock belonging to the Quantum Line of products. This monoblock is engineered specifically for the ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME motherboard from ASUS®. The addressable D-RGB LED in the monoblock is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control and offers a full lighting customization experience for every single diode at any given time. This Momentum² monoblock is EK-Matrix7 compatible.

EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB
This is a complete, all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel® 12th gen Core series processors and is compatible with the LGA 1700 socketed ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme motherboard. This monoblock uses the latest generation of EK Velocity² cooling engine to ensure the best possible CPU cooling without reducing the flow to other components. This water block directly cools the Alder Lake CPU and the VRM section. An additional I/O piece that carries the stock I/O LED cover is added, so the user does not lose the benefit of additional lighting and aesthetic of this Republic of Gamers motherboard.



Liquid flows directly over all critical areas, providing the enthusiasts with a great cooling solution for high and stable overclocks. Like all other EK monoblocks, the EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme features a high-flow design and can be easily used with systems that use weaker water pumps or lower pump speed settings as well. The Quantum Momentum² monoblock also comes with sophisticated D-RGB (addressable) lighting with a total of 20 LEDs. They connect to a standard 3-pin 5V D-RGB addressable header named “Aura Gen2 header” on this ROG motherboard. The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper, while the top is made of quality cast acrylic material. The nickel-plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.

A Digital (addressable) 3-pin 5V D-RGB LED strip is installed in the monoblock and connects to the motherboard’s 3-pin LED header, or it can be connected to any other supported 5V 3-pin LED controller. This product is compatible with ASUS Aura Sync RGB control software. The arrow marking on the 3-pin D-RGB LED connector should be aligned with the +5V marking on the AURA Addressable Gen2 header.

Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB – Plexi monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is readily available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This Quantum Line monoblock will start shipping in early July 2022. The table below shows the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.

Name MSRP (incl. VAT)
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB – Plexi 249.90€

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