EKWB Unveils Nickel Plated Monarch Ram Heatspreaders To Water Cool Your Memory

Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 30, 2016 - 09:40 PM |
Tagged: water cooling, overclocking, liquid cooling, EKWB

The guys over at the Tech Report spotted a rather shiny product coming out soon from EKWB. The company is adding a nickel plated memory heat-spreader kit can be used to replace your existing heatspreaders and hook into a RAM waterblock like EKWB's own Monarch X2 to allow you to liquid cool your memory and add it to your custom cooling loop.

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These new modules are similar to the existing black modules, but have a nickel plated finish that is particularly shiny (see the photo below). Each kit includes the parts to replace the heatspreaders on two memory modules. Thermal pads are used to facilitate heat transfer from the memory chips to the CNC'ed aluminum heatsinks.

Users can then screw a memory waterblock (EKWB specifies the Monarch X2 Acetel/Nickel) to the top of the replaced memory heat-spreaders. Heat is then transferred from the heatsinks to the block and finally to the water loop.

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The new Monarch modules are available now for $34.99. The Monarch X2 waterblock adapter is a further $38.99 if you want to water cool the DRAM. Note that the existing black anodized heatsinks are a bit cheaper at $29.99.

The heatsinks certainly look nice, and while I can see reasons to liquid cool them for aesthetics or to play around with extreme overclocking water cooling your memory using them will get expensive in short order considering you need to buy both kits for every two memory DIMMs (I hope you don't have X99 with all slots populated heh).

If you really want to cool all the things and add a bit of 'bling' to your system look no further!

Source: EKWB

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March 31, 2016 | 07:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Actually it is really needed in order to cool your memory off, as the device start to use more energy and in this way it start to work with less power. It would be like paying for hw.

March 31, 2016 | 07:28 AM - Posted by bigmike4231 (not verified)

Ugg, why did ek bother even releasing this. I dont understand people who watercool components that dont need it what so ever. next up theyll bring back hard drive water coolers

March 31, 2016 | 09:23 AM - Posted by Ophelos

That's a really bad Photoshop of a motherboard.

March 31, 2016 | 06:36 PM - Posted by extide

I thought so at first, but it's not, the memory is just so shiny it is reflecting the ram slots in front of it so it looks like they are all empty. View it in full size and you can see what I am talking about. It sure looks weird in the thumbnail, though.

March 31, 2016 | 10:42 AM - Posted by Old Ladies (not verified)

I remember the days of HDD cooling. This simply isn't needed. When you look at high end RAM for workstations they don't even have heat spreaders... They are mostly for looks.

March 31, 2016 | 11:52 AM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

One word: retarded. Typical EK.

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