MSI and EKWB collaborate to release the MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X

MSI has actually revealed that it’s collaborate with EK Water Blocks to release a brand-new Intel Z490 motherboard for Intel 10th generation Core processors. 

Called the MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X, the motherboard consists of an EKWB CPU mono block (with RGB LEDs, naturally). This isn’t the very first Z490-based motherboard to consist of a water block however it has 2 crucial things going all out – a much better rate at $400 and the truth that EK is a well appreciated name in water-cooling.

The EKWB customized mono block cools both the CPU and the 12+1 stage power shipment so it should assist significantly when cooling high-end 10th generation CPUs and likewise serves completely as a little bit of an entry level position for those simply entering into customized water cooling Along with that, the incorporated RGB LEDs can be managed with MSI’s Mystic Light software application since you require to flaunt, right?

The remainder of the motherboard is likewise rather decent as anticipated. There are 3 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, together with 2 M.2 slots, 6 SATA ports, Realtek 2.5 G Ethernet and Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6. 4 memory slots are readily available which can support approximately DDR4-4800 with an optimum capability of 128GB. You will not lack useful choices here. 

Connectors are a comparable handle one USB 3.2 G2 20Gbps Type-C, 4 USB 3.2 Type-A, and 2 USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel. There’s a Show Port 1.4 and HDMI video outputs if you wish to utilize the integrated graphics which appears not likely, and there’s even PS/2 assistance too. Internally, there’s likewise a single USB 3.2 G2 Type-C header, one USB 3.2 Type-A header with assistance for 2 ports, and 2 USB 2.0 headers that support approximately 4 ports. 

MSI and EKWB likewise include a leakage tester which makes sure to assist you out along the method, specifically if you’re brand-new to water cooling. 

As the name recommends, there’s a carbon inspired style with black carbon pattern throughout the rear panel and areas of the mono block, so all of it looks rather elegant, no matter what you do LED sensible. Eventually, it looks as costly and as elegant as you’d anticipate. 

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Remarkably then, it’s just $400 with pre-orders readily available at the EK webshop for €453. That’s significantly less than other Z490 motherboards that likewise consist of water blocks like ASRock’s offering – the Z490 Aqua – that costs an eye watering $1,100. Basically, MSI and EKWB’s partnership is an entry point for those eager to get associated with customized water cooling which desire an assisting hand. 

The motherboard ought to begin delivering from 22nd June. 


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