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Old January 24, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Hey guys;
Thinking of something like this to add to my main desktop:
Swiftech MCR220-DRIVE 2 x 120mm Radiator w/ Integrated Pump Housing ( WITH PUMP) Products Model: MCR220-DRIVE [MCR220-DRIVE] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

I have some questions:

1. Is this any good? Anyone have an experience with this product?

2. Would it need a res? I would mount vertically at the back of the case.

3. I currently have two GTX 285s and an i7 920 (D0) on one loop. If I picked up this product (or went with another loop and a double rad), would this rad do a decent job on the cpu, or should I put the GPUs on it? At full load folding, my i7 does low 70s, with occasional spikes to mid 70s (3.6GHZ). The GPUs are now hitting high 50s, low 60s max.

4. I would use the rad box to mount on the back of the case as shown here:


Anyone anticipate problems mounting the rad to the 120mm section of the rad in the other mounting area? (right above the hoses)

Thanks on any advice!

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Old January 24, 2010, 12:01 PM
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should be fine since it uses a MCP-355. Integrated res, no need for another one. It will be fine for the CPU for sure. But take a look at the price, that's what convinced me to build a loop from used parts...
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What blocks are you using right now?
I swapped my FuZions to Apogee XTs and my temps dropped about 10C - mostly because of the increased mounting pressure.
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What blocks are you using right now?
I swapped my FuZions to Apogee XTs and my temps dropped about 10C - mostly because of the increased mounting pressure.
That loop uses Alphacool Niagara.
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I would wait a bit before jumping on these. Swiftech had alot of issues with their last all in one attempt. I would like to see how long these stand up.
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I wonder if pump will resonate with rad making it a noisy combination...
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Wow this seems like a very good idea ! good pump also
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Why are there fan grills on that side of the rad...LOL
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Why are there fan grills on that side of the rad...LOL
Heh... good eye!!!

I never would have noticed as it's been a long time since I've had a rad in this household that didn't have push/pull.....

Purely looks I guess.
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I'm quite concerned over the inlet hole size on that rad pump combination. From the specifications I've seen it's rather small, and I'm not sure how big of an impact it will make...

Overall this is a great idea, and should be definitely a choice for someone that wants an all-in-one WC system.

Here are the mounting options



3. I wouldn't put all that on a MCR220. You should make a separate GPU loop

4. Mounting shouldn't be too much of a problem. Sometimes though, the rad does block some DVI-ports
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