EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 DDC Body D-RGB is the stand-alone pumpless version of the newly released tubular style Kinetic TBE combo units. This means the customer is able to upgrade his old DDC-based combo unit or to utilize any existing previously owned DDC pump. These combo units are equipped with a total of six G1/4“ ports so that users can choose the most optimal setup for their liquid cooling loops.
The CNC-machined black POM acetal top features three G1/4" ports. One of the ports can be used with the included nickel-plated brass internal tube, which helps prevent the splashing of the coolant inside the reservoir if the top is to be used as an inlet. This reduces the chances of air being sucked in by the pump and foaming of the coolant as well. This tube cannot be used with anti-vortex insert due to size constraints. Any of the three top ports can also use used for filling the system or adding additional accessories (thermal probes, LEDs, etc.)
Another three industry-standard G1/4" ports are available in the bottom combo housing which is also made of CNC machined black POM acetal. Aside from the in and out ports, it features a side port usable as either an optional inlet or a drain port. Mounting is done through 4 pillars on the bottom of the pump-reservoir combo unit. The addressable LEDs are placed in a ring directed toward the coolant. Any unwanted hot-spots of the D-RGB LED of the combo unit is covered by a CNC machined aluminum piece.
The 60mm diameter tube is made of high-quality acrylic material just like the reservoir bottom and top while the sealing is performed by a quality EPDM o-ring. Proper LED implementation is one of the main focus points of EK so that there are as few visible "LED hotspots" as possible.
The integrated addressable D-RGB is compatible with popular RGB sync technologies from all major motherboard manufacturers. The arrow marking on the 3-pin LED connector is to be aligned with the +5V marking on the D-RGB header.
This reservoir can be easily upgraded with longer acrylic tubes used by EK-RES X3 series reservoirs.
- Reservoir diameter 60mm
- Reservoir free volume: ~205mL
- Overall unit height: 160mm
- Mounting hole pattern: 50x50mm
- D-RGB connector standard 3-pin (+5V, Digital, Blocked, Ground)