Integrated Reservoir, D5 Pump Top, D5 Pump Cover, Fill Port, Drain Port, parts of the cooling loop.
The PowerBoard is a PCB integrating 24pin, EPS, PCIE, 12VHPWR, PWM and ARGB Hubs, SATA and Power and Reset Buttons. The Spectre 3.0 Proxima PowerBoard also has an integrated touch sensing Power Button. The PowerBoard has x27 ARGB and x18 UV LEDs positioned around the external and internal perimeter to optimally light up the distribution plate. Essentially the PowerBoard is a distribution plate for cables also integrating other features and functions. It is a new method for cables allowing standardisation of cable lengths and making cable management no longer necessary. Spectre 3.0 Proxima comes included with a standard set of black sleeved linking cables including 24pin x1, 8pin EPS x2, 8pin PCIE x3 meaning that these cables don’t have to be purchased separately.
With the pump top, reservoir, fill and drain ports, half of the water-cooling loop, the core component cables, PWM and ARGB hubs all integrated there is less assembly to be done. Less fittings and tubes are needed and no cable management is needed for the core component cables.
A large portion of the case cost is due to the integration. These are components you do not have to purchase for your build. The pump top, reservoir, cables, hubs, less fittings, less tube, no cable combs, or cable management components.
Each port and connector were positioned based on an average of a vast range of components.
We didn’t just develop a case, we also developed all the integrated components. This meant that we could focus more on optimisation than would normally be possible. The integrated loop routes in Spectre 3.0 Proxima allow for more flow than 16mm tubes. The pump top was designed for D5 pumps maximising flow to and from the distribution plate. The reservoir was designed to remove air as quickly as possible making the loop easier to fill. The fill port is at the highest point on the back for the case and the drain point at the lowest point.
Spectre 3.0 Proxima fits up to XL-ATX motherboards and has 8 expansion slots. It is designed to fit the largest and most high-end GPUs horizontally or vertically mounted. For the water-cooling system it can fit x2 360mm radiators up to 60mm thick or push/pull fans with 40mm thick radiators. The PowerBoard has been designed for extremely high-power output and includes capacitors for power stability.
The radiator mounting panels have a large range of adjustment to help with port alignment to the distribution plate.
Spectre 3.0 Integra has 7x 2.5” Drive positions. Two are on the top of the PSU shroud, four inside of the PSU shroud and there is one integrated on the PowerBoard. The two on top of the PSU shroud cannot be used with vertically mounted GPUs.
Design & Engineering:
We have been building high end water-cooled systems for over 15 years. Our approach to product development begins with a need for our own builds and so the origin is always function. From there we start to build ideas around this function and the aesthetics and everything else follows. The original ideas for our products came from years of building highly customized, high end water-cooled systems and trying to reduce the exceptionally long build times and complexity. Our approach to development is hands on, we are using and testing our own products every day.
Manufacturing & Quality:
Almost all components of Spectre 3.0 Integra Proxima are CNC machined from a solid block of material. There is no hidden or back side, and this also goes for the components being installed. Due to this we selected the most high-end materials manufacturing process. The Distribution Plate is machined on a CNC router built from thick sheets of cast acrylic. It is hand assembled with silicone gaskets and stainless-steel fasteners, and pressure tested. The metal components are machined with extreme precision from solid blocks of 6061 aluminum on a CNC mill then sand blasted and anodized.