EK Announces Quantum Reflection² Distribution Plate For Fractal Design XL Cases

EK, a premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is launching the EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB – a custom-designed water cooling reservoir, routing, and pump solution made to fit two Fractal Design cases. This distro plate is specifically designed to provide an advanced water cooling solution with a market-leading D5 pump and is meant for users who are looking to build custom loop liquid cooling in Fractal Design cases. This Reflection² distribution plate is EK-Matrix7 compatible and is also equipped with an innovative push-in port that comes with a female G1/4″ threaded adapter.

Supported Fractal Design cases:

  • Define 7 XL
  • Meshify 2 XL



EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB
It is designed to simplify the process for beginner-level PC builders who are entering the hard-tubing world of custom loop liquid cooling and to bring the slim-lined EK Quantum aesthetics to an already elegant case. The EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB offers an all-in-one solution that includes a D5 pump, reservoir, simple mounting mechanism, and multiple industry-standard G1/4″ threaded inlet and outlets. The placement of these inlets and outlets is perfectly aligned to match other EK cooling components, minimizing the number of bends the user has to make when creating the loop. The distro plate can support up to one CPU water block, two GPU blocks, and two radiators.

The radiator compatibility per case is as follows:

  • Front: Up to EK-Quantum Surface X360
  • Top: Up to EK-Quantum Surface P480

The short-run between the distro plate and the front-mounted EK-Quantum Surface radiator is meant to use the new push-in port for ease of assembly.

Engineered to be mounted next to the motherboard, the EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB fits elegantly within the supported Fractal Design cases. The built-in addressable D-RGB LED strip runs down the unit’s entire length, while the anodized black aluminum cover hides the unwanted LED hotspots. The installed addressable D-RGB LED strip connects to the motherboard 5V D-RGB (A-RGB) header via an industry-standard connector. It is compatible with all major motherboard vendor software for a coordinated lighting effect.

This water distribution plate comes with a genuine PWM-controlled D5 G3 pump that is both powerful and silent. Being a part of the EK Quantum Line, this premium product has enough power to give excellent performance with multiple blocks and radiators. The reservoir is made of CNC-machined cast acrylic material for the glass-like appearance and rigidity.

Reservoir Details:
– Dimensions with the attached pump (W x D x H): 183 x 77 x 490mm
– D-RGB LED count: 27
– D-RGB cable length: 600mm
– Reservoir volume: ~557ml
– 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, Aluminium 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

Availability and Pricing
The EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB distribution plate is available for pre-order through the EK Webshop and partner reseller network. This product is expected to ship out in early August 2022. The table below shows the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP), VAT included.

Name MSRP (incl. VAT)
EK-Quantum Reflection² Fractal XL D5 PWM D-RGB – Plexi 409.90€

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