EKWBthe popular manufacturer of liquid cooling systems for computer components, has created a product specifically for the PS5. The proposal, of course, allows you to completely change the layout of the consolesince it is necessary to remove the plate and assemble the block, tubes and fans in a different housing.
This is perhaps the best way to completely change the look of your PS5. But what really matters is that EKWB’s liquid cooling system can keep the PS5 at an optimal temperature for proper operation.
If you have some knowledge about gaming computers, you will know that liquid cooling is usually the most popular—and expensive—option when it comes to cooling components, especially the CPU and GPU. And the processing units, when they reach high temperatures, decrease their performance.
In fact, The PS5 already integrates its own liquid metal cooling system. It’s a somewhat “exotic” solution that, so far, has worked out quite well for Sony.
Thus, the EKWB liquid cooling block, named QuantumX, covers both sides of the PS5 plate. In this way, it manages to cool all the components, even the RAM memory units, which also get too hot.
These types of products, clearly aimed at high-end computer enthusiasts, are not usually cheap. With the QuantumX it was not going to be the exception. EKWB’s liquid cooling system for the PS5 is priced at $450 dollars in the United States. Yes, it costs practically the same as the console…
Now, from EKWB they clarify that their proposal only includes the block . The rest of the necessary products, such as the tubes, the pieces to join them, the power supply, the radiators and the special liquid itself, must be purchased separately. The same applies to the casing. In the end, You will have to spend an amount much higher than $500 dollars.
Another point to consider with liquid cooling systems from EKWB—and other manufacturers—is that you yourself must design the flow of the liquid and, therefore, the assembly of the tubes based on the case.
The company posted a video to show how they built their liquid-cooled PS5 using Raijintek’s Pan Slim case, which costs up to $200:
Certainly, EKWB’s QuantumX is not affordable for everyone. Even less if we take into account the additional expenses we must make to complete the liquid cooling system for the PS5. If you want to have a console with a significantly different design than what we are used to, and closer to that of a gaming computer, you will have to break your wallet.