EK-WaterBlocks Releases Reflection² Distribution Plate With Integrated Screen
Jakob Aylesbury / 9 months ago
EK is launching a new di for the Lian Li O11D XL chassis. The distro has a built-in EK-Quantum Lumen screen, a 7″ IPS monitor that can be seen from the front of the case. It is designed to provide advanced water cooling with the latest 3rd-generation SATA-powered D5 pump, removing the need for additional 4-pin Molex cables. The Reflection² series distribution plates are EK-Matrix7 compliant.
EK-Quantum Reflection² PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB – Screen Edition
The EK-Quantum Reflection² PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB – Screen Edition is a custom water-cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution that seamlessly fits into the front of the case showing off a beautiful 7″ IPS screen with an aluminium frame. This waterway is also equipped with six innovative push-in ports that come with female G1/4″ threaded adapters. The idea is that users can easily assemble the whole radiator + fittings + tubing combo and use these push-in adapters to simply slide it into the distribution plate. The bottom radiator is mounted via a special metal bracket.
Designed to offer unique aesthetics and ease of use, this advanced all-in-one waterway solution includes a pump, screen, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry-standard G1/4″ threaded inlets and outlets. The positioning of these inlets and outlets is aligned to match other EK products, minimizing the number of bends the user has to make when creating a water-cooling loop.
The distro plate supports the following five components – one CPU water block, one GPU water block, and three radiators. With the distribution plate installed, the maximum radiator sizes for each position are the following:
- Top: EK-Quantum Surface P360
- Bottom: EK-Quantum Surface X360
- Side: EK-Quantum Surface P360
The addressable D-RGB LED strip runs down the entire length of the unit, while an anodized black aluminium cover hides the unwanted LED hotspots. The built-in addressable LED strip connects to the motherboard’s 5V header or a dedicated D-RGB controller. It is also compatible with MSI Mystic Light SYNC, ASRock Polychrome SYNC, ASUS AURA SYNC, and GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2 software for a coordinated lighting effect.
This water distribution plate comes with a powerful yet silent PWM-controlled D5 pump. The goal was to make a product with enough power to offer excellent reliability and outstanding performance with multiple blocks and radiators while keeping the noise down to a minimum. The D5 pump has been updated with the latest G3 (Generation 3) variant and comes with a SATA power connector, following the latest PC industry trend to decrease the use of 4-pin Molex cables.
Where Can I Learn More?
The EK-Quantum Reflection² PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB – Screen edition distribution plate is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop at an MSRP of €599 It is expected to ship out in late March 2023.