Friday, August 30th 2019

Lian Li and EKWB Launch O11D Distro-Plate G1

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a world-leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, is proud to announce the launch of the O11D Distro-Plate G1, a custom water cooling reservoir, routing and pump solution designed in partnership with EKWB, a world-renown custom water cooling company. The unique result from this great collaboration is specifically designed to provide a comprehensive water cooling solution for the famous O11D and O11D XL chassis by LIAN LI.

Designed to simplify the custom water cooling build process for beginners PC builders who enter the hard tubing water cooling world, the O11D Distro-Plate G1 offers an all in one solution that includes pump, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry standards G1/4 threaded inlet and outlets. The placement of these inlets and outlets are perfectly aligned to fit inline with the PC components in order to minimize the number of bends the user has to make in order to create the loop. Able to support, 1 CPU, 2 GPU and up to 2 radiators, custom water cooling has never been so accessible.
Engineered to be mounted next to the motherboard, the O11D Distro-Plate G1 can fit elegantly within the LIAN LI O11 Dynamic and the recently launched LIAN LI O11D XL ROG certified chassis. The built-in LED strip contains 18 LEDs, connects to the motherboard 5 V header and is compatible with MSI's MYSTIC LIGHT SYNC, ASROCK'S Polychrome SYNC, ASUS'S AURA SYNC, and GIGABYTE's RGB FUSION software for a coordinated lighting effect.
The O11D Distro-Plate G1 is available starting today, August 30, 2019, at an MSRP of $199USD. For more information on the LIAN LI and EKWB O11D Distro-Plate G1, see the official product page.
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27 Comments on Lian Li and EKWB Launch O11D Distro-Plate G1

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
This is one of the worst things about capitalism, it coopts and assimilates everything.... Just a few years ago, cnc'ed manifolds were an impressive part of mod builds... Now, any idiot can buy the ones that Bykski and Barrow sell for $150 or less on aliexpress... Soon they'll be as ubiquitous as RGB and will steadily loose their impressive nature as usually, nothing bought off a shelf is impressive.

Of course EK is at least a year behind on these has Barrow and Bykski have been selling them for a while, but then again that seems normal in my opinion as EK is probably the most boring, run of the mill watercooling company out there, and for some reason 9 out of 10 watercooled builds use the same exact EK parts so they've also become cliche (while still being more expensive than most). If you're wondering, I think Watercool's Heatkiller line is the best looking (testing shows they perform better too).

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#2
nguyen
Lol had my Bitspower Sedna 011 since Jan, this EK looks exactly the same

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#3
Ferrum Master
AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 4107118, member: 168101"
This is one of the worst things about capitalism, it coopts and assimilates everything....
Slap Peltier modules and more heatsinks to the back and talk again. If you are into more personal tailored products.
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#4
Tars
How is capitalism have any bearing in this and the cause of your pain? It brings the manufacturing products to the masses at competitive prices. You benefit and don have to buy the EK if you dont like it.
Would a communistic and or socialism society solve your distribution plate beef with EK.,
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#5
SN2716057
Good, the more options the better. I personally remain with (old fashioned) separate tube res and pump but to each his own.
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#6
Totally
$200, no. It's just a gasket sandwiched between some o-rings, maybe $75-100 usd, at $200 it's almost twice as much as the case it is going into.

Edit: Ah didn't realize it came with a pump though I still feel it is at least $50-75 too much.

Edit #2: I guess it isn't overpriced by $50-75 since it comes with an EK logo AND a Lian Li one. In fact I reverse my opinion and feel like this product is under priced.
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#7
Dammeron
nguyen, post: 4107122, member: 168196"
Lol had my Bitspower Sedna 011 since Jan, this EK looks exactly the same


I'd never buy anything from Bitspower that's made of acrylic ever again. 2 of their connectors broke and I had my whole PC flooded. Took me 1 week to "resuscitate" the motherboard and luckily it works fine.
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#8
nguyen
Dammeron, post: 4107378, member: 150201"
I'd never buy anything from Bitspower that's made of acrylic ever again. 2 of their connectors broke and I had my whole PC flooded. Took me 1 week to "resuscitate" the motherboard and luckily it works fine.
are you sure you didn't over tighten the connectors ? Worked perfectly fine for me.
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#9
Mamya3084
I still am trying to work out why these exist. I have dual gpu, CPU setup, and I cannot see how this will benifit my config. Is it for asthetics? Looks like it would block precious airflow.
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#10
Totally
Mamya3084, post: 4107500, member: 186201"
I still am trying to work out why these exist. I have dual gpu, CPU setup, and I cannot see how this will benifit my config. Is it for asthetics? Looks like it would block precious airflow.
Looks and simplifies routing of water lines.

AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 4107118, member: 168101"
snip
FWIW, Only the first example comes with a pump and the others do not.
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#12
Totally
eidairaman1, post: 4107702, member: 40556"
Call it a manifold
Not a manifold by definition "many into one, or one into many"
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#13
svan71
AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 4107118, member: 168101"
This is one of the worst things about capitalism, it coopts and assimilates everything.... Just a few years ago, cnc'ed manifolds were an impressive part of mod builds... Now, any idiot can buy the ones that Bykski and Barrow sell for $150 or less on aliexpress... Soon they'll be as ubiquitous as RGB and will steadily loose their impressive nature as usually, nothing bought off a shelf is impressive.

Of course EK is at least a year behind on these has Barrow and Bykski have been selling them for a while, but then again that seems normal in my opinion as EK is probably the most boring, run of the mill watercooling company out there, and for some reason 9 out of 10 watercooled builds use the same exact EK parts so they've also become cliche (while still being more expensive than most). If you're wondering, I think Watercool's Heatkiller line is the best looking (testing shows they perform better too).


If only socialism or communism could produce anything I would be sure to criticize it.
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#14
Mamya3084
svan71, post: 4108356, member: 152013"
If only socialism or communism could produce anything I would be sure to criticize it.
A computer for the people. We choose for you ;)
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#15
Vlada011
This is nice case, but I would never change for mine original Lian Li PC-O11 WX/WXC (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C Front Panel)
In my case could fit even HPTX Form factor and it's smaller then XL version.

I'm proud because connection of panels, manufacture method, dust filters,
mechanism are same as most expensive Lian Li desktop as DK-05 worth 2000$ or other Lian Li cases worth 400$.
If Lian Li stop to produce such aluminum cases that will be one of worse impact on market of PC cases after Caselabs.
I hope they will from time to time present some premium aluminum cases in their famous manufacture process.

Lian Li real aluminum case could be find even for 200-210 euro.
Example small PC-Q37 is mine recommendation for Mini ITX build.
It's perfect case for everyone from office to gaming RIG and look amazing on table.
One MO-RA3 PRO Stainless Steel radiator and tubes to PC-Q37 are excellent choice. With quick disconnect couplings for easier cleaning of case.
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#16
Totally
Vlada011, post: 4108524, member: 110294"
This is nice case, but I would never change for mine original Lian Li PC-O11 WX/WXC (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C Front Panel)
In my case could fit even HPTX Form factor and it's smaller then XL version.

I'm proud because connection of panels, manufacture method, dust filters,
mechanism are same as most expensive Lian Li desktop as DK-05 worth 2000$ or other Lian Li cases worth 400$.
If Lian Li stop to produce such aluminum cases that will be one of worse impact on market of PC cases after Caselabs.
I hope they will from time to time present some premium aluminum cases in their famous manufacture process.

Lian Li real aluminum case could be find even for 200-210 euro.
Example small PC-Q37 is mine recommendation for Mini ITX build.
It's perfect case for everyone from office to gaming RIG and look amazing on table.
One MO-RA3 PRO Stainless Steel radiator and tubes to PC-Q37 are excellent choice. With quick disconnect couplings for easier cleaning of case.
What's so great about aluminum? It's adv over steel don't come into play in as a case material and even less in the where the steel has replaced the aluminum in this particular case, so I am wondering if there is any reasoning or logic behind that statement?
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#17
Vlada011
Go in one store with Lian Li cases but these models... PC-05, PC-06, PC-07, PC-O8, PC-O9, PC-O10, PC-O11 WX, PC-O12, PC-V3000, PC-Q37, DK-03, DK-04, DK-05, PC-D600 PC-D8000 and many many previous models but these models are last years and all of them are build in same method. Touch them, look carefull details, remove panels, look way of installation tempered glass, dust filters, HDD and SSD bays and check their weight.

PC-V3000 is half of weight of Obsidian 900D. Price is similar, size similar.
WHY planes are from aluminum, because it's strong enough but lighter.

Steel for PC cases is cheapest steel used in any situation when manufacturer of anything need cheapest metal and not care how much weight and how nice material will be on touch. 1/2 of weight of steel cases are enough to hold all hardware without deformation. 0.3mm aluminum panels is enough for all PC hardware and total weight of everything when you move case is half of weight of normal case. Case don't need to be 15kg to hold components and watercooling parts, some of big cases are 17-18kg.
800D is 20kg, For what... same size case from Lian Li is 11-12, strength I can bet it's better and harder to bend because 0.2mm steel is same weight as 0.5mm aluminum.

you must see in live to understand.
Titanium is lighter and stronger, but from some normal widely used materials in human life aluminum is far dominant material for PC cases.
Not only PC cases, expensive cabinets for medical facilities, for hospitals, surgery are aluminum. Easy to clean because dirty is not so persistent on aluminum, light and strong. Only brushed aluminum is heavier to clean if you left fingerprints. I mean you need to know how to clean, wet microfiber and then immediately completely dry.
But Lian Li cases inside where aluminum is not brush are easiest for maintenance.

On beginning much more PC cases were from aluminum, then manufacturers start to save cost and to use more steal and plastic.
I had and aluminum panels on Obsidian 650D... But that's not same as Lian Li because Lian Li have own specialized production and found best method how to work with aluminum panels.
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#18
Totally
Vlada011, post: 4109010, member: 110294"
Go in one store with Lian Li cases but these models... PC-05, PC-06, PC-07, PC-O8, PC-O9, PC-O10, PC-O11 WX, PC-O12, PC-V3000, PC-Q37, DK-03, DK-04, DK-05, PC-D600 PC-D8000
I am aware of the material qualities of Al.
I've owned several Lian cases and still have a PC X2000 in my closet.
WHY planes are from aluminum, because it's strong enough but lighter.
It's just lighter, it's novel and doesn't really offer any practicality. After I've built a system, the number of times I have needed to lift the case doesn't exceed the number of fingers on my hand. This was a benefit durning LAN party days but those times are long gone. So does weight even really matter? Answer: No.

As for the rest of your comment I have no idea what kind of sense you are trying to make. Funny you bring up a hospital, my wife works at a hospital and stainless steel is king there. Corrosion resistant and non-porous, something aluminum is not. They practically don't use Aluminum when have a choice. Though that is besides the point because what does usage in hospitals have to do with use as a case material?

Right now if my case, Phanteks Evolv, was 100% aluminum weight savings would be about .5kg (I feel that I am being generous) fully loaded the pc is 20kg. Aluminum isn't fantastic or wonderful as you are trying to make it out to be. As a case material it's weight is 40% of that of steel but not used in quantities that matter, nor offset the fact it costs more.

Also many Lian Li cases use steel already for already in their Lancool line and some cases at or sub $200. Thought I read, "It's Lian Li, it's supposed to be aluminum" So just throwing that out.
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#19
Vlada011
Stainless Steel is heavy. Everything in my kitchen is stainless steel but steel used for PC cases is bad compare to aluminum on real Lian Li cases.
Carbon steel is cheaper and less good choice for PC cases. Even stainless steel case would be 2 times heavier maybe even more and that's not necessary at all.
Talking that steel is same as aluminum for PC case is lie, because carbon steel is inferior to aluminum. Extremely limited number of situation is where carbon steel is better then aluminum for anything. Stainless steel inox SS316L is better but again weight of him is problem.
People like to find excuse to justify buying cheaper stuff, but that not change facts that aluminum PC case is more pleasant lighter and probably because characteristics of aluminum finish product look more precise and nicer. I doubt Lian Li intentionally decide to change production process. If steel is so good logically is to look almost same and to follow characteristics of aluminum and give almost same finished products. In theory weight could be compensate with little thinner steel then aluminum because some parts of Lian Li cases interior cages are not so thin and finish product would look same, but they not look same, because they can;t produce then on same way because steel is different and final product is inferior, or Caselabs would not use aluminum for their cases and probably they used aluminum for other purpose. If I remember Caselabs produced first completely different thing from aluminum and then after examination of market of PC cases flooded with cheap china carbon steel figure out that they could far better then that. Imagine Caselabs from steel, 60kg.
Talking that steel used for PC case is same as aluminum is lie.
People say that aluminum cases are much better and because heat, but that's not main reason why I like him more.
I didn't decide to buy aluminum Lian Li in future because I say them on pictures. First I had aluminum panels on Obsidian 650D with lockers and I notice that I like material much more then previous PC cases but when I tried Lian Li every time when and remove top or side panels to clean I'm more satisfied then with aluminum case.
I didn't had Caselabs because I couldn't afford their Europe price, American price from site I could afford, and always when I look video clips when guys connected them I enjoy in nice sound of aluminum when close panels and imagine in head how someone ever even think to use steel for PC cases and that reason is only lower price, nothing else.
And hi-fi equipment at least during 1970th and 1980th, 1990th when durability was better and more quality when Japan, USA, Netherland, Germany mostly produced them chassis where from aluminum in most cases. Silver or Black. Best premium custom PC chassis for Raspberry Pi and Mini PC are from aluminum as well.

Caselabs would never reach glory they had with steel cases, never.
And building such cases from carbon steel and aluminum is on market is absurd.
Lian Li only ask higher price then need, because Caselabs for 450$ had twice thicker and more aluminum used then Lian Li chassis.
From other side thin panels on Lian Li are exactly what I like.
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#20
Totally
I was pointing out besides being off topic, that Hospitals almost exclusively use stainless contrary to what you stated. They care about the sanitary/antimicrobial qualities of the material not the weight which is the only thing aluminum has to offer.

Getting back to computer cases, since we aren't going around carrying computer cases aluminum's only real benefit 60% less (also not as strong, costs more) really doesn't come into play. Then when factored into the total weight of a fully kitted pc the difference is negligible.
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#21
Vlada011
These DDC Pump with only fan header for power perform same as original Laing DDC with 4pin Molex and fan header.
If they perform same they are far better options because less cables.
There is a so many types of DDC Pumps...
I think EK call them MX DDC 3.1 PWM??? They had power connector as SPC Pump.
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#22
Totally
Vlada011, post: 4120939, member: 110294"
These DDC Pump with only fan header for power perform same as original Laing DDC with 4pin Molex and fan header.
If they perform same they are far better options because less cables.
There is a so many types of DDC Pumps...
I think EK call them MX DDC 3.1 PWM??? They had power connector as SPC Pump.
The impeller is different on the 3.1, and the SPC is a completely different pump can't interchange the DDC with SPC or vice versa. Honestly I think the SPC is a piece of crap.
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#23
kapone32
AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 4107118, member: 168101"
This is one of the worst things about capitalism, it coopts and assimilates everything.... Just a few years ago, cnc'ed manifolds were an impressive part of mod builds... Now, any idiot can buy the ones that Bykski and Barrow sell for $150 or less on aliexpress... Soon they'll be as ubiquitous as RGB and will steadily loose their impressive nature as usually, nothing bought off a shelf is impressive.

Of course EK is at least a year behind on these has Barrow and Bykski have been selling them for a while, but then again that seems normal in my opinion as EK is probably the most boring, run of the mill watercooling company out there, and for some reason 9 out of 10 watercooled builds use the same exact EK parts so they've also become cliche (while still being more expensive than most). If you're wondering, I think Watercool's Heatkiller line is the best looking (testing shows they perform better too).


I didn't even know Bkyski existed unitl I looked oin ALiexpress for a Water block for my Vega 64 it was an AIB version and only Bykski had it cost was $99 CAD.
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#24
Vlada011
Totally, post: 4121161, member: 90126"
The impeller is different on the 3.1, and the SPC is a completely different pump can't interchange the DDC with SPC or vice versa. Honestly I think the SPC is a piece of crap.
I believe SPC is crap. Only advantage of DDC is covered and smaller body. How you mean different impeller?
I know what is impeller but how that influence on performance, is it Original first Laing DDC with 4pin Molex better.
Some pumps have blue impeller, not black.
Only that pump had ugly parts to be mounted and new models arrive without that.

Visually advantage is obvious special if no 4pin Molex Power Connector as every D5 and some DDC have...
good thing is because with this Heatkiller you can swap easy from DDC to D5.



Only it's fact that on 50-60% D5 is silent and on full speed much silent then DDC.
And off course DDC Tops are nicer... special Germans.
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#25
Totally
Vlada011, post: 4121479, member: 110294"
I believe SPC is crap. Only advantage of DDC is covered and smaller body. How you mean different impeller?
I know what is impeller but how that influence on performance, is it Original first Laing DDC with 4pin Molex better.
Some pumps have blue impeller, not black.
Only that pump had ugly parts to be mounted and new models arrive without that.

Visually advantage is obvious special if no 4pin Molex Power Connector as every D5 and some DDC have...
good thing is because with this Heatkiller you can swap easy from DDC to D5.



Only it's fact that on 50-60% D5 is silent and on full speed much silent then DDC.
And off course DDC Tops are nicer... special Germans.
If you pull out the impeller out of the two and compare them side by side the SPC impeller will be shorter in order to be more compact with different fin geometry.
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