Looking to overclock your CPU? You're going to want to install a water cooling solution to handle the additional heat output. Going with a custom setup allows you to tailor the cooling to your requirements and adapt it to your chosen PC case. A CPU block like the EKWB Velocity is what handles the transfer of heat between the CPU and water loop. Here are a few other fine examples.

Intel block: EKWB EK-Velocity CPU Block

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EKWB are experts when it comes to water cooling and the Velocity is an excellent CPU block for Intel processors. A CNC-machined POM acetal plastic topper is connected to a mirror finish copper base plate — ideal for overclocked CPUs. It's compatible with G1/4-inch threads.

$88 at Amazon

RGB cooling: Thermaltake Pacific W4

This CPU block from Thermaltake is specifically designed for custom PC builds that rely on RGB lighting. You've got seven LED options and a controller to switch the mode. It's not all looks, however, as the design allows for heat to be efficiently dissipated from the fins into the liquid. Overall, it's a great CPU block and will connect to G1/4-inch fittings.

$76 at Amazon

AMD block: EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO

For AMD fans, EKWB has the Supremacy EVO available, which can be hooked up to numerous AMD sockets. The company added high-performance coper for the base and high-quality nickel for the cover. This CPU block can be hooked up to G1/4-inch thread tubing.

$110 at Amazon

Cool the beast: EKWB EK-Supremacy sTR4

AMD Threadripper CPUs can produce a considerable amount of heat and require special coolers that are compatible with the larger socket type. EKWB has a variant of the Supremacy that fits over the Threadripper CPU and can keep it cooled even when under full load. Like other blocks in this collection, it's suitable for G1/4-inch fittings.

$99 at Amazon

Cooling your PC with a custom water loop is a great way to unlock its true potential and the EKWB Velocity CPU block is an excellent foundation to start designing your own layout and system.

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