Thursday, January 28th 2021

EK Water Blocks D5-Powered Ek-Quantum Reflection O11D Distribution Plate Goes Mini

EK, the premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is expanding the Reflection distro plate series with a product specifically designed for the Lian Li O11D Mini case. The EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11D Mini D5 PWM D-RGB is a custom water cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution that seamlessly fits into the front of the case and includes the enthusiast-favorite D5 pump.

Designed to offer unique aesthetics and ease of use, this advanced all-in-one waterway solution comes with a pump, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry-standard G1/4" threaded inlets and outlets. The placement of these inlets and outlets is aligned to fit with other EK-Quantum products to minimize the number of tube bends when you're creating the loop. It was engineered to support a maximum of five components.
Installing this distro plate in the front of the case allows two radiator configurations based on your motherboard form factor.

ATX
  • Bottom: EK-CoolStream SE360 Radiator
  • Top: None
  • Side: EK-CoolStream SE240 Radiator
Mini-ITX/m-ATX
  • Bottom: EK-CoolStream SE360 Radiator
  • Top: EK-CoolStream SE360 Radiator
  • Side: EK-CoolStream SE240 Radiator
Engineered to be mounted on the front window of the case, the EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11D Mini D5 PWM D-RGB will elegantly fit the Lian Li O11D Mini chassis.

The addressable D-RGB LED strip runs down the unit's entire length while an anodized black aluminium cover hides the unwanted LED hotspots. The built-in addressable LED strip contains 13 digital LEDs and connects to the motherboard's 5 V headers. 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 that offers great reliability and outstanding performance with multiple blocks and radiators while keeping the noise down to a minimum.

Reservoir
  • Dimensions with the attached pump (WxDxH): 332x 77.5x 206 mm
  • D-RGB LED count: 13
  • D-RGB cable length: 500 mm
  • D-RGB connector: Standard 3-pin (+5V, Data, Blocked, Ground)
Pump Motor Technical Specifications
  • Motor: Electronically commuted spherical motor
  • Rated voltage: 12 V DC
  • Power consumption: 23 W
  • Maximum pressure head: 3.9 m
  • Maximum flow: 1500L/h
  • Maximum system temperature: 60°C
  • Materials: Stainless Steel, PPS-GF40, EPDM O-rings, aluminium Oxide, Hard Coal
  • Power connector: 4-pin Molex and 4-pin PWM FAN connector
Operational Regime
  • PWM duty cycle: ~ 20-100%
  • Default behavior: Runs at 100% duty cycle when no PWM feedback signal is present
Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11D Mini D5 PWM D-RGB distribution plate is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and partner reseller network. This product is estimated to ship out in early March 2021. In the table below, you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.

MSRP: 319.90€ including VAT.
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27 Comments on EK Water Blocks D5-Powered Ek-Quantum Reflection O11D Distribution Plate Goes Mini

#1
Tom Sunday
When will this regurgitation of AIO marketing and cooling tech-push all going to end? I have had enough from all that talk about unique aesthetics, RGB circuses, temp readings, pretty hoses, pump logo artwork and more...all having nothing to do with cooling. Besides there hasn't been anything "revolutionary" new with AIO's for the past 4-5 years or more.

Like with NVIDIA, AMD or INTELl I would expect something new or fresh every year. Since water and motherboards do not mix, I would also like to see 10-year warranties for all AIO offerings and manufacturers should spend their time on those longer lasting quality assurances than just keeping on offering blink. But I guess good and honest research is far more expensive then just adding a few lights.

My Noctua "NH-D14" has been on duty now since February 2012 without fail. And overclocking works like a champ. No downtime ever. The colors of my fans may not be perfect by today's expectations, but I doubt that any AIO out there can beat 10-years so far of sterling and silent service. Of course on the flip-side I am very happy with my Seasonic PSU and its 10-year warranty. The EK D5 here costs USD$390 and that like everything else takes my breath and common sense away. Enough said.
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#2
Caring1
Why hasn't the price downsized too?
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#3
hyp36rmax
Tom SundayWhen will this regurgitation of AIO marketing and cooling tech-push all going to end? I have had enough from all that talk about unique aesthetics, RGB circuses, temp readings, pretty hoses, pump logo artwork and more...all having nothing to do with cooling. Besides there hasn't been anything "revolutionary" new with AIO's for the past 4-5 years or more.

Like with NVIDIA, AMD or INTELl I would expect something new or fresh every year. Since water and motherboards do not mix, I would also like to see 10-year warranties for all AIO offerings and manufacturers should spend their time on those longer lasting quality assurances than just keeping on offering blink. But I guess good and honest research is far more expensive then just adding a few lights.

My Noctua "NH-D14" has been on duty now since February 2012 without fail. And overclocking works like a champ. No downtime ever. The colors of my fans may not be perfect by today's expectations, but I doubt that any AIO out there can beat 10-years so far of sterling and silent service. Of course on the flip-side I am very happy with my Seasonic PSU and its 10-year warranty. The EK D5 here costs USD$390 and that like everything else takes my breath and common sense away. Enough said.
I get it. You realize your ranting on a post discussing custom parts of a loop and not an AIO (All-In-One) right?
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#4
Tom Sunday
hyp36rmax...ranting on a post discussing custom parts of a loop and not an AIO (All-In-One) right?
Yes I do...but its all the same to me, the same subject matter, same overall hardware and seeking for the manufactures in stepping up to the bar for the wary consumers. Still reeling with the prices of the new Z590 mobos and CPU's. And now this for a US$390 distro part! Perhaps when "working from home" in a tight makeshift office corner, the lights are not always bright in my mind or immediately around me. Now if only I had more cash...well you know that drill.
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#5
Totally
Tom SundayYes I do...but its all the same to me, the same subject matter, same overall hardware and seeking for the manufactures in stepping up to the bar for the wary consumers. Still reeling with the prices of the new Z590 mobos and CPU's. And now this for a US$390 part! Perhaps when "working from home" in a tight makeshift office corner, the lights are not always bright in my mind or immediately around me. Now if I had more cash...well you know that drill.
Yikes $390, you sure about that have to login to see actual US pricing. I paid $199 before any discount for my full size for my distro plate. I can't imagine that being right and they're now double the price.
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#6
Tom Sunday
Sorry about ranting and raving here before. Yes...the pricing for the "Dlstro" is listed here under Availability and Pricing. This product is estimated to ship out in early March 2021. The manufacturer suggested retail price MSRP: 319.90 EUROS. Looks like I will not be preordering at least for now. Sticker shock has set in and must wear-off.
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#7
ThrashZone
Hi,
Looks like you pay by the hole reminds me of Swiss cheese lol
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#8
MDWiley
Gorgeous. I've been considering the O11D Mini (even if it's huge for ITX) and this would be a great addition.
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#9
ThrashZone
Hi,
16 holes in that gorgeous item :confused:
Guess plugs are now better looking if so make sure ek is making them out of brass now lol
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#10
hyp36rmax
Tom SundayYes I do...but its all the same to me, the same subject matter, same overall hardware and seeking for the manufactures in stepping up to the bar for the wary consumers. Still reeling with the prices of the new Z590 mobos and CPU's. And now this for a US$390 distro part! Perhaps when "working from home" in a tight makeshift office corner, the lights are not always bright in my mind or immediately around me. Now if only I had more cash...well you know that drill.
I understand. Most people building watercooled setups today are doing it for aesthetics, probably the reason brands are catering to their desires. I know that WFH feeling. In the same boat myself, fortunately transitioned easily with my current setup, can't say the same for my peers who needed to make due with what they had. Truly a struggle and hope we all pull through this. I agree price increases at a time like this is nuts.
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#11
Tom Sunday
Big thanks. Many WFH friends where just recently converted by HR (or Human Capital) to a permanent new 'Casual Employee' status. You can imagine what will come next. For now many are just hanging in there.
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#12
Tartaros
Caring1Why hasn't the price downsized too?
Until a similar ubiquitous company doing the same kind of product with similar quality but with lower prizes doesn't appear, that won't happen. You can find EK watercooling products everywhere readily available compared to the competition, I see their products in every hardware shop I visit. They are also still living off their past earned trust.

And they do good looking stuff too, let's be honest.
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#13
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
Tom SundayWhen will this regurgitation of AIO marketing and cooling tech-push all going to end? I have had enough from all that talk about unique aesthetics, RGB circuses, temp readings, pretty hoses, pump logo artwork and more...all having nothing to do with cooling. Besides there hasn't been anything "revolutionary" new with AIO's for the past 4-5 years or more.

Like with NVIDIA, AMD or INTELl I would expect something new or fresh every year. Since water and motherboards do not mix, I would also like to see 10-year warranties for all AIO offerings and manufacturers should spend their time on those longer lasting quality assurances than just keeping on offering blink. But I guess good and honest research is far more expensive then just adding a few lights.

My Noctua "NH-D14" has been on duty now since February 2012 without fail. And overclocking works like a champ. No downtime ever. The colors of my fans may not be perfect by today's expectations, but I doubt that any AIO out there can beat 10-years so far of sterling and silent service. Of course on the flip-side I am very happy with my Seasonic PSU and its 10-year warranty. The EK D5 here costs USD$390 and that like everything else takes my breath and common sense away. Enough said.
Custom loops are mostly done for aesthetics, personalization, and noise levels. Also AIO and custom loops are not the same. Cooling performance just comes with either one naturally.

Also this isn't just a pump either. The pump alone only costs ~$80. Distros are more expensive due to the machining required to make them and the time put in to make sure all the inlets and outlets are correct for majority of builds they will be used for.
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#14
Tom Sunday
MxPhenom 216Distros are more expensive due to the machining required...
I appreciate your comments and clarifications. Thank you. But for today and now my music unfortunately plays another tune. The tune of WFH and my kitchen table having replaced my former 4x4 cubicle at the office. So in effect and for me right now it's all about the money. Sorry about my 'whining' here but reading about Distros and with my last stimulus check having to go for food, makes me a bit scratchy to say the least.
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MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
TartarosUntil a similar ubiquitous company doing the same kind of product with similar quality but with lower prizes doesn't appear, that won't happen. You can find EK watercooling products everywhere readily available compared to the competition, I see their products in every hardware shop I visit. They are also still living off their past earned trust.

And they do good looking stuff too, let's be honest.
I think EKs only real competition is Singularity Computers when it comes to reservoirs, etc.. SC also seems to be one of the very few trying different things beyond just a typical tube res or massive case dependent distro. SC makes these generic distros (Resonance product lines) that have similar function to distro, but work in more situations and builds don't all end up looking the same.
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#16
kapone32
MxPhenom 216I think EKs only real competition is Singularity Computers when it comes to reservoirs, etc.. SC also seems to be one of the very few trying different things beyond just a typical tube res or massive case dependent distro. SC makes these generic distros (Resonance product lines) that have similar function to distro, but work in more situations and builds don't all end up looking the same.
Alphacool
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#17
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
kapone32Alphacool
Maybe for everything that's not a reservoir product.
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#18
kapone32
MxPhenom 216Maybe for everything that's not a reservoir product.
Alphacool has some cool reservoirs and some rather unique ones as well.

www.amazon.ca/Alphacool-Eisbaer-Solo-2600rpm-Black/dp/B01HQ8K1IY/ref=pd_day0_6?pd_rd_w=Azz1K&pf_rd_p=a0f07c06-3bfe-427e-9527-5be8cea27b66&pf_rd_r=BCMHDCZPMJC75R906J07&pd_rd_r=ef2384de-d54b-4795-8082-b440c0a7c085&pd_rd_wg=AJzdv&pd_rd_i=B01HQ8K1IY&psc=1

www.amazon.ca/Alphacool-Eisstation-VPP-Solo-reservoir/dp/B01HQ8KTCW/ref=pd_day0_1?pd_rd_w=Azz1K&pf_rd_p=a0f07c06-3bfe-427e-9527-5be8cea27b66&pf_rd_r=BCMHDCZPMJC75R906J07&pd_rd_r=ef2384de-d54b-4795-8082-b440c0a7c085&pd_rd_wg=AJzdv&pd_rd_i=B01HQ8KTCW&psc=1
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#20
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
ThrashZoneHi,
I've got one beats the crap out of ek's quality wise.
www.performance-pcs.com/water-cooling/reservoirs/alphacool-eisbecher-d5-150mm-plexi-ac-15232.html
How so? Singularity Computers beat everyone if we are going just on quality.

And its just a tube res. I made my comment centered around the fact that EK and especially SC are expanding reservior and pump combos way beyond the traditional tube res much better than anyone else. Bitspower might be up there too.
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#21
ThrashZone
MxPhenom 216How so? Singularity Computers beat everyone if we are going just on quality.

And its just a tube res. I made my comment centered around the fact that EK and especially SC are expanding reservior and pump combos way beyond the traditional tube res much better than anyone else. Bitspower might be up there too.
Hi,
I don't have anything against tube reservoirs, only that ek tube reservoir pump combos are toy crap of which I have two of them so I would know how crappy they are compared to just ocool's
I've never used/ seen a singularity product so I wouldn't comment on them one way or another.
Bitspower is just price gouge products only thing I might get from them is rotary fittings which I try like hell not to use.
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#22
chriszhxi
I'm not a fan of these waterway or distribution plates. If you do custom water loop, what you aim is the "custom", these borads make tubing looks dumb and boring.

If your aim is pure performance, soft tubing is better and you don't need these.
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#23
Tartaros
kapone32Alphacool
Alphacool has a serious problem of distribution like most companies in the watercooling market. Even they have only a guy who is in charge of the social part and nowadays is ill so they can't answer properly to questions, it is that small of a company.

The problem is there is no watercooling company that can compete with EK. You can make decent and cheap products but if you can't deliver in the same volume as your competitor it doesn't matter. You can wait to the decent cheap manufacturers to have available products or you go to the expensive manufacturer who has all the stock needed. I almost ended doing a EK loop but it was so expensive I decided to go the expandable Alphacool AIO way because I'm that lazy and I can use it right now. It will cost about 500€ when it's complete, still about 400€ cheaper than a similar EK loop. It's nuts.
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#24
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
chriszhxiI'm not a fan of these waterway or distribution plates. If you do custom water loop, what you aim is the "custom", these borads make tubing looks dumb and boring.

If your aim is pure performance, soft tubing is better and you don't need these.
Soft tubing is better for pure performance? Soft and hard tubing perform the same...
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#25
ThrashZone
Hi,
Soft tubing if done right is more flexible obviously but also in that you don't have to drian the system to change thermal paste unlike hard tubing.
I'd likely never use hard tubing except in a place where disconnecting wouldn't be needed to deal with cpu or gpu and maybe reservoir so you're left with rad to rad connections hard tubing maybe.
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