EK, the leading liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is ready to support the enthusiast-favorite ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA motherboard with a unique, patented liquid distribution VRM Bridge. The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula D-RGB is a purpose-engineered connection piece that bridges the integrated CrossChill EK III VRM cooling on the motherboard and the EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 CPU water block into a single entity.
The EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge for ROG Maximus Z690 Formula
The EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge is the only off-the-shelf solution that will bridge multiple liquid cooling components with a unique mounting mechanism. It is specially made for the ROG Maximus Z690 Formula, to which you attach any of the existing Intel® LGA 1700-socket-compatible EK-Quantum Velocity² CPU water blocks, after which this VRM bridge binds them together.
The voltage regulating module cooler of the Formula motherboard has two operating regimes – the CrossChill EK III lets you cool the VRM with either air or water. Water cooling will provide lower temperatures, and in doing so, improve stability during high overclock frequencies. Engineered with a nickel cooling channel that’s incredibly effective at removing heat.
The new EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge will replace the standard approach to connecting the integrated CrossChill EK III with the liquid cooling loop. Instead of using several angled and four tubing fittings, you only need EK’s VRM Bridge (plus two fittings that would be used on the CPU block anyway). The Bridge acts as a single entity, channeling coolant through the CPU water block and VRM cooling block with two connection points.
A unique mounting and locking solution have been developed exclusively for the EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge. Here at EK, we care about design, form, and functionality, which drove us to develop this patented mounting mechanism. The user-friendly locking system is operated in just a few simple steps. This allows for the CPU water block and the integrated ROG Maximus Z690 Formula VRM cooling block to be connected in a few minutes. There is no need to mount several angled fittings, cut tubes to size, and then connect all that together – the EK Bridge solution simplifies the whole process.
The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula D-RGB is CNC-milled out of a single piece of high-grade glass-like cast acrylic top cover. The entire VRM Bridge slides onto special nickel-plated barb push-in fittings, while the 2mm thick stainless steel base plate acts as the locking mechanism that latches to the barb fittings.
This product is compatible with ASUS Aura RGB control software. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the Aura_gen2 header. This monoblock bridge solution is only compatible with the ROG Maximus Z690 Formula motherboard and EK-Quantum Velocity² 1700 CPU water blocks.
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Momentum VRM Bridge ROG Maximus Z690 Formula is made in Slovenia, Europe, and is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. This product is expected to ship out in late May 2022. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.