Well-known manufacturer of water cooling parts EK Water Blocks has announced a full-cover water block for the Asus Maximus VI Extreme high-end Z87 motherboard. The new part is made of a copper base and Acetal top.
The new EK-FB ASUS M6E series is a water block designed especially for Asus top-end Maximus VI Extreme motherboard for 4th generation Core processors on socket 1150. It is designed to contact all hot spots on the motherboard, including the Z87 Express chip, the PLX PEX 8474 PCIe lane splitter as well as the whole power regulation section to ensure lower temperatures all over. EK used a high-flow design to allow for use with less powerful pumps or to add little restriction to multi-block loops. The EK-FB ASUS M6E is made of a nickel-plated copper base and precision-machined Acetal top, and comes in a variety of visual flavors. The company specifies the base and top and joined using quality rubber. Retail packaging includes all mounting hardware and thermal pads.
The block is available from EK website for $US 171.02 plus shipping.