EKWB is a company known for its motherboard cooling systems, which are mainly used in high-end devices. Now, it’s the PlayStation 5’s turn to receive one of these systems, designed to make Sony’s consoles quieter and keep components at lower temperatures.
EK-Quantum can cover all components of the PlayStation 5, including the Ryzen system-on-a-chip and Radeon GPU, both made by AMD, the processor’s voltage regulation module (VRM), 16GB of GDDR6 memory, controllers and SSD. In addition to having to disassemble the console, the bad news doesn’t end there, because if you have an M.2 SSD in your PlayStation 5, it’s likely incompatible with EK-Quantum. To improve contact between components and the block, EKWB recommends using thermal paste on the SoC and thermal pads on other components.
EKWB did not provide information on how this cooling system will affect the operating temperatures of PlayStation 5 components in relation to the solution that Sony installs at the factory in the console.
The EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5 is very similar to the ones EKWB sells for PC. Contains two 4″ G1 connectors to allow integration into a liquid refrigerant circuit, and requires installation of a refrigerant circulating pump, radiator, exhaust fans and connection piping, all sold separately. In practice, what the user is building is a microATX PC with a PlayStation 5.
To keep things simple, the EKWB has a printed circuit board that converts the PlayStation’s 2-pin power plug into two 8-pin PCIe connectors. This means that it is also necessary to install an ATX power supply for everything to work.
All this is not very cheap. The EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for PS5 costs €465 and could be I ordered it nowThe first deliveries are scheduled to take place in November.
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