EK Releases Matrix 7-ready Distro Plate for Lian Li O11D XL Case

EK, the premium water-cooling gear manufacturer, is launching a new distro plate for the LIAN LI O11D XL chassis. It is designed to provide advanced water cooling with the latest 3rd generation SATA-powered D5 pump, reducing the need for additional 4-pin Molex cables. The Reflection² series distribution plates are EK-Matrix7 compliant.

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The EK-Quantum Reflection² PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB is a custom water cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution that seamlessly fits into the front of the case. This waterway is also equipped with 6 innovative push-in ports that come with female G1/4″ threaded adapters. The idea is that a user can assemble the whole radiator + fittings + tubing and use these push-in adapters to simply slide it into the distro plate. A special metal bracket is included that is used to mount the bottom radiator.

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Designed to offer unique aesthetics and ease of use, this advanced all-in-one waterway solution also includes 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 products to minimize the number of bends the user has to make when creating the loop. It was engineered to support the following five components – one CPU water block, one GPU water block, and three radiators.

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With the installed distro plate, the maximum radiator size is the following:

  • Top: EK-Quantum Surface P360
  • Bottom: EK-Quantum Surface X360
  • Side: EK-Quantum Surface P360

Engineered to be mounted on the front window of the O11D XL case, the EK-Quantum Reflection² PC-O11D XL D5 PWM D-RGB fits elegantly within the LIAN LI O11D XL chassis. The front no longer has a stainless steel plate covering the pump; instead, it is now a single piece of see-through acrylic.

The addressable D-RGB LED strip runs down the entire length of the unit, while an anodized black aluminum cover hides the unwanted LED hotspots. The built-in addressable LED strip connects to the motherboard’s 5 V 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.

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his 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 replaced with the latest G3 (Generation 3) variant. It comes with a SATA power connector, following the latest PC industry trend of a decreased use of 4-pin Molex cables.

EK-Matrix7 Support
Matrix7 standardizes the products’ dimensions, including the port position and spacing, making liquid cooling loop assembly more intuitive and easier than ever. EK-Quantum Reflection² distro-plates follow the EK-Matrix7 standard, enabling them to seamlessly integrate with the Vector² GPU water blocks and active backplates and Quantum Surface radiators. This means you’ll spend less time planning the loop and bending tubes, while the end result will still be an epic build.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions with the attached pump (W x D x H): 215 x 68 x 472mm
  • Reservoir volume: ~787ml
  • D-RGB LED count: 27
  • D-RGB cable length: 800mm
  • D-RGB connector standard 3-pin (+5V, Data, Blocked, Ground)
  • Pump Motor Technical Specifications:

Motor: electronically commuted spherical motor

  • Rated voltage: 12V DC
  • Power consumption: 23W
  • Maximum pressure head: 3.9m
  • Maximum flow: 1500L/h
  • Maximum system temperature: 60°C
  • Materials: Stainless Steel, PPS-GF40, EPDM O-rings, Aluminum Oxide, Hard Coal
  • Power connector: SATA 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

This is a male push-in adapter fitting with a standard G1/4 male thread with an o-ring at one end, a knurled midsection, and a male push-in part with two o-rings at the other end that pushes directly into the distro plate without screwing.

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