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Swiftech debuts internal water cooler

Combines radiator, fan and reservoir
Sat Jul 14 2007, 12:16
SWIFTECH IS GOING to launch a new line of water coolers later today, with a few more following in a month or so. These new parts combine the reservoir and the radiator to make an all internal two piece solution.

There are three main pieces that combine to form two kits. Both use the Apogee Drive 350 pump and water block, and match them with different intergrated radiator/reservoir/fan units. The kit that is coming out today combines the 350 with a MCR120 radiator to form the H2O-120 kit, and comes with both S775 and AMD mounting brackets. It looks like this.


This kit has a 120mm fan/radiator setup, and in about a month, the MCR220 will debut with two 120mm fans and a larger radiator. Along with a 350, it will become the H2O-220 kit.

The nice thing about these parts are they make an all internal water cooling kit, so there are no untidy things hanging out of your box. You can get a mild cooling setup with the 120 and a little more heat dissipation with the 220, but both are mounted in the same way. With large slow fans, Swiftech is claiming 40dBA with an overclocked quad core CPU and two 8800GTXs.

The Apogee Drive 350 and the H2O-120 kits should be out today for $99 and $159 respectively, and the MCR220 and the H2O-220 hit stores in about a month. The 220 kit will cost about $199, and the MCR220 is being priced by the marketing gods as we speak.

I like the idea of an internal water cooler, it has a lot of promise for a cooler and quieter system. Until now, both price and sheer unwieldiness of an external setup kept water cooling from picking up much market share. It looks like Swiftech might have solved both of those problems. µ


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