EK-FC8800 GTS Full Cover Waterblock
Published: 7th May 2007 | Source: SpecialTech | Price: |
EK Water Blocks really need no introduction. In fact, their reputation for stringent quality control and production of gorgeous looking, and equally well-performing waterblocks precedes them.
In 1999, Edvard König had a dream to produce functional watercooling blocks whilst retaining a goal that every series of waterblocks there-after were to be better than the previous - in cooling performance and quality. Now, in 2007 EK's vision for quality watercooling components is now stronger than ever. But enough from me, I'll let 'Eddie' tell it how it is:
|From the beginning Company’s most important role is to keep close contact with customers and listen to their needs and comments. To supply water cooling enthusiasts with products they want. Company’s main aim is to continuously develop extreme high performance and esthetic water blocks.|
Company is planning to set distribution channels into EU countries. Although company is getting a lot of enquiries, policy of company is to get resellers and distributors which can offer quality service to customers, which is company’s primary value.
I must say, it's quite a valuable set of ethics to have in this day and age of mass production. Ethics, which will no doubt hold EK Water Blocks in good stead for many years to come.
Anyway, without further delay let's have a look at our review specimen the EK-FC8800 GTS waterblock. The 'FC' in the naming scheme denotes that this is part of EK's 'Full Cover' range, and this can be seen from the image below.
I must say that the packaging chosen by EK Water Blocks is minimalist and un-assuming to say the least. A small rectangular cardboard box with an equally simplistic sticker is all that consumes the box's real-estate. The sticker states that this is in fact the EK-FC8800 GTS waterblock; that it is SLI ready and comes with an aluminium tail-piece for the mosfet's.
The following specifications for the EK-FC8800 GTS block have been taken directly from EK's website :
Let's head over the page and have a little closer inspection of the block itself.