Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Water Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 24, 2008, 09:04 PM
MpG's Avatar
MpG MpG is offline
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 3,144
Default MicroRes rev.2

Swiftech MicroRes revision 2

Not sure when it'll hit retail channels, but thing is seriously looks like the bomb. Anybody pricing out a WC system in the near-future may want to keep an eye out for this.
__________________
i7 2600K | ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z | 580GTX | Corsair DDR3-2133
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 24, 2008, 09:12 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,344
Default

Very nice.. now that bottom port is a very nice feature.. Also instead of using those plastic caps they now use proper stuff.. Now you can install a barb on the top and use it for filling liquid, use the bottom as a direct connection to pump or drain.. I am liking this..

Thanks for posting, and priced at $25.95, still pretty reasonable.. I am buying this, it is perfect for my setup..
__________________
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 24, 2008, 09:18 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,607
Default

1/4 BSP fittings all around.

Hope they fixed the cracking issues.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 24, 2008, 10:34 PM
Sniper's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Halifax NS
Posts: 700
Default

Damn I was going to post this here to but got side tracked with the guys playin BF2 lol. ha
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 24, 2008, 10:40 PM
Iamcanadian7's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Posts: 251
Default

Ohh, very nice I like the new fittings as well as the drain feature. Not bad for $25 bucks.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 25, 2008, 07:58 PM
biff's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Courtice, Ont.
Posts: 1,235
Default

- the plated barbs are listed as optional...
- Functionally more versitile than the original though it doesn't look nearly as clean.
- Not sure if you can 'fix' people over tightening barbs.

Overall some nice improvements that could be very useful depending on the build but I hope they don't phase out the original.
__________________
Q6600 @ 3.83GHz w/ D-Tek Fusion
Asus P5Q-PRO
2x 2GB PC8000 Mushkin Redlines @ 1020MHz w/5-5-5-12 timings
EVGA GTX 280 (SC?)
OCZ Gamer Xtreme 600W PSU
Cooler Master Cosmos on water
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 25, 2008, 08:30 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 3,344
Default

Cracking issue.. I dunno, I've never had any, and I've put barbs in and out many times on that res.. Just like biff said "Not sure if you can 'fix' people over tightening barbs.".. You are probably over tightening the barb way too much, I don't even suggest using a wrench to tighten the barb
__________________
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 25, 2008, 08:50 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,607
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miggs78 View Post
Cracking issue.. I dunno, I've never had any, and I've put barbs in and out many times on that res.. Just like biff said "Not sure if you can 'fix' people over tightening barbs.".. You are probably over tightening the barb way too much, I don't even suggest using a wrench to tighten the barb
Lots of people have reported their micro-res to crack and have done nothing but use their system like anyone else.

It seems that whatever happened in the process of making them caused hairline fractures which overtime cracks the res.

There is reports of this on [H] and XS
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 25, 2008, 09:20 PM
Supergrover's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Posts: 4,248

My System Specs

Default

Well I will pick one up just for the bottom fitting, I do believe reading something about the cracking issue but cant comment for sure.

IDC if the metal fittings are optional.

Going to have to remember to grab a top and temp plug from Gary the next time I order.
__________________
R.I.P.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
My knuckles are bleeding from fishing through walls a new CAT6 network cable... I found fresh, untapped electrical outlets...
"It's all in the Reflexes"-Jack Burton
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 26, 2008, 05:39 AM
Xilikon's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 447
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Lots of people have reported their micro-res to crack and have done nothing but use their system like anyone else.

It seems that whatever happened in the process of making them caused hairline fractures which overtime cracks the res.

There is reports of this on [H] and XS
Ys, I read lots of posts about that and even Gabe is a bit baffled about that. The most accepted hypothesis is that there are different grades of acrylic sheets and some of them is more prone to cracking due to temp stress (heating/cooling cycles around stress points). I guess they are fixing this right now.

I also love the new model, it's a great update which fix the v1 shortcomings. It's slighty more pricey but it's expected, especially if they bothered to pick a better quality acrylic sheet to build them.
__________________
Xilikon - Team 33

Proud to be [H]ard !
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes