Spectre 3.0 Ardus Limited-Edition has a unique distribution plate with 4 layers, a front clear layer, then a black layer, then a grey tinted layer and then a black frosted layer on the back. The original theme idea for Ardus was inspired by the spacecraft from the 2021 Dune film. It is also inspired by fighter aircraft such as the F22, F35 and others. The frosted black layer on the back of the distribution plate is divided into four separate pieces which can be removed to be modified. These sections can be laser etched, painted, and we will be releasing different colored sets. The case can be used without the black frosted rear layer, and then it becomes a unique dark version of Spectre 3.0. The distribution plate has twice the reservoir volume of the stock Spectre 3.0. There is a glowing logo on the back of the distribution plate with the limited-edition number. The PSU Side shroud has a new design with a glowing logo and more detailed machining. The PSU Front Shroud also has a more detailed design, and it glows from an integrated ARGB LED strip. The case has an updated motherboard tray with less detail and cutouts because this detail has been replaced by the PowerBoard which is a special version with aesthetics to match the case.
All the metal panels are custom painted in a special custom graphite (dark silver) metallic with a matte clear coat. The cases are painted personally by Daniel Cannon (Owner Director of Singularity Computers), using DNA Paints.
Spectre 3.0 Ardus PowerBoard Limited Edition comes included with a special version of the PowerBoard which has updated aesthetics to match the case. The PowerBoard is a PCB integrating 24pin, PCIE and EPS along with PWM and ARGB Hubs and LEDs. The LEDs are positioned around the perimeter of the PowerBoard 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 and cable management making cable management no longer necessary and the cables much cleaner.
Limited Edition: Limited to 30 cases.
Note: Spectre 3.0 Ardus is fully compatible with Spectre 3.0 Elite.
ETA: 2 Weeks
Integrated Liquid Cooling Features:
Reservoir, D5 Pump Top, D5 Pump Cover, Fill Port, Drain Port, roughly half of the cooling loop.
The PowerBoard is a PCB integrating 24pin, PCIE and EPS along with PWM and ARGB Hubs and LEDs. The LEDs are positioned around the perimeter of the PowerBoard 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 and cable management making cable management no longer necessary and the cables much cleaner.
Reduced build time due to integration:
With the pump and reservoir combo and roughly half of the loop integrated there is less assembly to be done. Also, less fittings and tube are needed.
Cable management is also quicker, just clip your cables into the integrated cable combs and they are all perfectly aligned.
Integration Cost Component:
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 and reservoir combo, less fittings, less tube, no cable combs, or cable management components.
Theoretically the more integration the less compatibility. For Spectres integration the position of each integrated port and cable routing hole was carefully chosen based on statistics and our experience.
Integration & Optimization:
With the integration we did not just develop a case, we also had to develop all the integrated components. This meant that we could focus more on optimization than would normally be possible. The integrated loop routes in Spectre allow for more flow than 16mm tubes.
The pump top was designed for the D5 pump, maximizing 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.
The cable channels and combs are designed for 4mm sleeved cables. They can be clipped in very quickly and there is far less work to do for clean cable management.
High End Components:
Spectre 3.0 fits XL-ATX motherboards and has 8 expansion slots. It is designed for fit up to two RTX 3090s. It can fit the largest PSUs up to 220mm. For the cooling system it can fit 2x 360mm radiators 60mm thick with a single set of fans or 2x 360mm radiators 40mm thick with two sets of fans, and the powerful D5 pump.
The radiator mounts have a large range of adjustment to help with port alignment to the distribution plate.
Spectre 3.0 has 6x 2.5” Drive positions. Two are on the top of the PSU shroud and there are four inside of the PSU shroud. The two on top of the PSU shroud cannot be used with vertically mounted GPUs.
Every component of Spectre is CNC machined from a solid block of material. With the level of transparency and being an open case, we wanted it to be a celebration of the raw materials. 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.
We are all experienced system builders at Singularity Computers having built 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 idea for Spectre came from our 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 very hands on, we are doing real world testing every day.
The aesthetics of Spectre originate from its function with one of the main aesthetic features (the lighting) being something only made possible by the integration. We wanted the case to look skeletal and almost transparent enough to (in a way) disappear around the components. The metal components have been designed to enhance this with an extreme focus on detailed and complex multi sided CNC machining.
Water-cooling Integration: Reservoir, Pump Top, Pump Cover, Fill Port, Drain Port, Part of cooling loop.
Ports: x6 G1/4” BSPP. 1x Fill Port. 1x Drain Port.
Pump: (Not included): Compatible with all D5 pumps.
Core Component Cable Connections: 24pin x1. PCIE 8pin x 4. 8pin EPS x4.
LEDs: x20 Integrated ARGB LEDs facing around the perimeter of the PowerBoard.
LED Strips: 6 integrated ARGB LED Strips, 1 in the distribution plate, 2 in the PSU shroud and 3 in the case panels.
PWM & D-RGB Hub: PWM Headers x6. ARGB Headers x3. 50cm Black PWM & ARGB extension cables included to run the hub from your motherboard.
Motherboard Form Factor: XL-ATX (Up to: 285mm Wide & 343.5mm High).
E-ATX, ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX.
Expansion Slots: x8.
Case Form Factor: Mid Tower.
Package Dimensions: L: 640mm W: 620mm H: 110mm (Case comes flat packed).
Package Weight: 19kg.
Case Dimensions: L: 545mm H: 595mm W: 254mm.
Case Weight: 16kg.
Storage: 6x 2.5”. 4 can be used at the same time. 2 are on top of the PSU shroud and cannot be used with vertically mounted GPUs. 4 are inside of the PSU Shroud.
Radiators: 360mm x 60mm with 1 set of standard 25mm fans or 360mm x 40mm with 2 sets of standard 25mm fans.
Maximum GPU Length: 500mm.
Maximum GPU Height: 170mm in standard orientation. Unlimited in vertical orientation.
Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 170mm.
Maximum PSU Length: 230mm (Space allowed for cables).
Front Panel I/O: No Front I/O. Vandal Switch 16mm. White LED.
Vertical GPU Mount: x1 included. (2nd Vertical GPU Available Separately). Vertical GPU Ribbon Cable 280mm: PCIE 3.0.
Vertical GPU Slot Spacing: x3 Slots (60mm).
Materials: 6061 Aluminum Anodized. Cast Acrylic. Stainless Steel.
Manufacturing Process: CNC Mill, CNC Router.
Assembly: Distribution Plate Assembled by Hand. Metal Components need to be assembled by the customer.
Testing: All Distribution Plates are factory pressure tested.
Spectre 3.0 Ardus Limited Edition Case: x1
- Integrated Components:
- Reservoir: x1.
- Pump Top: x1.
- Pump Cover: x1.
- Fill Port: x1.
- Drain Port: x1.
- Cable Combs: x1.
- Hex Keys:
- M3: x1
- M4: x1.
- M6: x1.
- Microfiber Cloth: x1.
- Stop Fittings: x2.
- 5v ARGB LED Strip: x6.
- 6mm Clear Cast Acrylic Side Panel Window: x1.
- Vertical GPU Mount: x1.
- PWM & ARGB Hub: x1.
- PWM Fan headers: 6x.
- PWM Fan Female to Female Extension Cable.
- ARGB Headers: 3x.
- ARGB Female to Female Extension Cable.
- Spectre 3.0 PowerBoard.
- Core Component Cable Connections:
- 24pin x1. PCIE 8pin x 4. 8pin EPS x4.
- PWM: x4.
- ARGB: x11.
- LEDs: x20 Integrated ARGB LEDs facing around the perimeter of the PowerBoard.
Download ManualsSpectre 3.0 Ardus Manual
|Dimensions||640 × 620 × 110 mm|
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Questions and answers of the customers
Q Will the Spectre 3.0 Ardus Power Board Limited Edition work specifically with EVGA's Z690 Classif... answer nowAsked by Travis on January 20, 2022 8:47 amAnswered by the admin
It is compatible but you will need our 24pin 90 degree adaptors which will be listed on our store within a few days. The Z690 Classified fits the aesthetics of Ardus very well it would be my first choice. Also the recessed 24pin connector will really help with cable routing.
Q is the Spectre 3.0 Elite kit compatible with Ardus? answer nowAsked by Majed on January 13, 2022 1:14 pmAnswered by the admin It is compatible with Ardus, Spectre, 3.0, Antumbra and Penumbra.