Spectre 3.0 Ardus 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. The PSU Side and Front Shrouds both have a different design with far more detail and the PSU Front Shroud has an integrated ARGB LED strip
Note: D5 Pump not included.
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Integrated Liquid Cooling Features:
Reservoir, D5 Pump Top, D5 Pump Cover, Fill Port, Drain Port, parts of the cooling loop.
Integrated Cable Management Features:
Cable management channels with cable combs. 3x 8pin EPS on the left side of motherboard and up to two above the 24pin. 24pin Cable. SATA Data x2.
6x PCIE go through the PSU Top Shroud.
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.
Integration & Optimization:
With the integration we did not just develop a case, we also developed 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 to fit the largest GPUs and PSUs. 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 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.
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.
Ports: x6 G1/4” BSPP. 1x Fill Port. 1x Drain Port.
Pump: (Not included): Compatible with all D5 pumps.
LED Strips: 5 integrated ARGB LED Strips, 1 in the distribution plate, 1 in the PSU shroud and 3 in the case panels.
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 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: x5.
- 6mm Clear Cast Acrylic Side Panel Window: x1.
- Vertical GPU Mount: x1.
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Questions and answers of the customers
I really love the design of these cases, but as far as i can see, they are all made for 120mm Fans/Radiators. Since the front- and top-panel are replaceable, is there any plan to release a version of these cases that support 140mm Fans/Radiators or at least optional panels for that?
Q I really love the design of these cases, but as far as i can see, they are all made for 120mm Fan...... Read more answer nowAsked by Sven Moelter on January 7, 2022 6:12 amAnswered by the admin
We wanted to increase to 420mm radiators when we introduced Spectre 3.0 but it required the case to be substantially larger. 420mm radiators will not fit onto the front and top panels at least not without alignment issues to the component and distribution plates and they would be very cramped. There are no issues with cooling capacity for Spectre 3.0 though, there are a lot of systems being built with dual 3090s, Threadrippers etc and we have built many ourselves. If you are concerned about cooling capacity we suggest the best radiators which are currently the Hardwarelabs Black Ice GTR.