Friday, March 27th 2020

EK Waterblocks Launches EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB Distro Plate

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching the EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB, a reservoir, routing, and pump solution specifically engineered for Corsair Obsidian 1000D case. This distro plate is made to provide a unique water-cooling solution with dual D5 pumps for users who demand premium aesthetics, silence, and enough flow for multiple GPUs or even dual systems in one case.

This distribution plate is designed to bring the slim-lined EK Quantum aesthetics to the front of the 1000D case and to offer high flow and silent operation thanks to two serially connected genuine D5 pumps. While it is slim, it's absolutely massive in surface and weighs in at a whopping 5.3 kilograms. EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 distribution plate will only fit the Corsair Obsidian 1000D Super-Tower.

The distro plate takes up both frontal radiator mounting positions, leaving room for two thick XE 480 mm radiators in the top. Three metal brackets come with this Reflection waterway - two are used to mount it to the front telescoping radiator tray. The third is used, if your loop is utilizing soft tubing, to connect the top and front radiator trays, allowing you to pull them out together.
This water distribution plate comes with a pair of powerful and silent, PWM-controlled genuine D5 pumps and built-in addressable D-RGB LED strip that runs down the entire length of the unit while anodized black aluminium cover hides the unwanted LED hotspots.
Availability and Pricing
EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB distribution plate is made in Slovenia, Europe and is available for order through EK Webshop or EK Partner Reseller Network for €699.99.
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6 Comments on EK Waterblocks Launches EK-Quantum Reflection Obsidian 1000D D5 PWM D-RGB Distro Plate

#1
Nephilim666
Press release for a distro plate suited to one specific case. No images mounted in said case.
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#2
midnightoil
Also, €700 for a lump of acrylic and 2 x D5s is seriously taking the piss ... and again, like some of the other ones that EK have recently announced, the layout of the distro plate is extremely eccentric, to put it mildly. Seems like virtually no thought or testing was put into it. It looks absolutely bizarre.
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#3
Jawz
Nephilim666
Press release for a distro plate suited to one specific case. No images mounted in said case.
Ridiculous right? Even the news section of their own website has no pictures of it in the case. Had to go to the actual store product page where there were only like 2 pictures of it in the case. It sits in the front where the grid of 8 fans go.
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#4
ypsylon
I understand the limited quantity, machining, project and work-hours required to make thing like this, but 700 Euro that's daylight robbery. Even at extreme retail prices: 150 for two D5s + 80 (acrylic) dual D5 top from AC (e.g.) and whatever res required you arrive at the value nowhere near this outrageous sum.

I don't even start about pointlessly convoluted fluid channels.

Oh and I would love to see people doing regular maintenance on this. That's whole day of unscrewing bolts, polishing and then putting it back together without o-rings flexing and cracking/stripping the acrylic threads... hold my beer, I'll get the popcorn too. :D
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#5
midnightoil
ypsylon
I don't even start about pointlessly convoluted fluid channels.
All of these new distro plates that EK have announced are like this. It looks like they gave a child a bunch of pins to stick on a cork board. They're all over the place ... this is the worst as it's the largest.

Their older distro plates were not like this at all.

Literally the only thing these new distro plates have going for them is that they use D5s ... but that does not necessitate appalling design of the distro plates' channels and connections.
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#6
MrAndroidRobot
EK is taking away the WHOLE front radiator space which mind you holds dual 480mm Rads for this distro plate. They're literally saying screw cooling which means only a top radiator and rear exhaust (top supports a 420mm rad). I have the 1000D and it sucks even with dual frontal 480mm rads due to the way Corsair designed the interior. EK lost their way with this recent garbage to say the least
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