A new monoblock from EKWB is coming in October. After moving the console PCB, the PlayStation 5 can be cooled with water. The monoblock follows the dimensions of the mATX standard and can theoretically cool the PlayStation 5 more quietly in a PC case with suitable radiators, fans and water pump.
Monoblock design for mATX cases
The PlayStation 5, in its white casing with the standard fans, is not exactly one depending on the operating state Quiet treader. Console owners with a penchant for tinkering fun and a correspondingly thick wallet now have a new option for quieter or inaudible gaming fun from the Slovenian manufacturer EK.
The EK-QuantumX CoolingStation Monoblock for the PlayStation 5 covers the entire PCB of the console and cools all important components on both sides, including the SoC, the VRAM, the controllers and voltage regulators as well as the SSD. The scope of delivery includes thermal paste for the SoC and thermal pads for all other components.
The monoblock can be mounted in any suitable PC case using mATX mounting points. It can be individually illuminated with 24 individual LEDs. To assemble, the PlayStation 5 must first be taken apart and the PCB must then be mounted in the monoblock. There is an approximately twelve-minute video to help you.
With the monoblock alone, the PlayStation 5 will not be cooled quietly as promised. As is usual in a custom water cooling circuit in a PC, at least hoses or pipes, fittings, a pump and radiators with suitable fans are mentioned and an mATX PC case and a power supply are required. The latter is adapted for the water pump and the PlayStation 5 with a PCB integrated in the monoblock.
The monoblock is made of nickel-plated copper with transparent polyacrylic windows. Stainless steel and aluminum parts are used for decorations. The monoblock uses standard G1/4″ internal threads for the two water connections and has an internal volume of 120 milliliters.