Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Swiftech Unveils MCP655-PWM DRIVE, Announces FrozenCPU.com Partnership

Swiftech unveiled today an OEM version of the award winning MCP655 pump motor, named the MCP655-PWM DRIVE; the motor differentiates itself from previous versions by featuring PWM speed control. The offering includes the pump motor, the impeller and a fastening collet, but does not include an impeller housing which is the part of a pump featuring the impeller cavity with inlet and outlet ports, and plays an important role in its performance characteristics; this product is in effect specifically intended for integration with after-market housings or reservoirs produced by third party manufacturers.

Concurrently to this release, the company announced that it had concluded an exclusive agreement for distribution of this product in the United States with leading reseller Frozen CPU.com. Under the agreement, FrozenCPU.com will assume retail and wholesale distribution, as well as warranty support for the product.


Frozen CPU has been asking us to make this solution available to them for the longest time. The MCP655 pump motor carries a well-deserved reputation for reliability, power, silence of operations, and the new PWM feature greatly enhances these capabilities by allowing fine-tuning and speed management via the computer bios and operating system; I am both impressed and excited by Frozen CPU plans for this new distribution endeavor, their commitment to providing warranty support, and I look forward to helping them in accomplishing their goals, said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman and CEO.

Please visit Frozencpu.com for product details.
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9 Comments on Swiftech Unveils MCP655-PWM DRIVE, Announces FrozenCPU.com Partnership

#1
HumanSmoke
You'd think that at least one of the D5 vendors would add some cable sheathing.

I'll think I'll stick with my D5T's in any case.
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Fourstaff
by: HumanSmoke
You'd think that at least one of the D5 vendors would add some cable sheathing.

I'll think I'll stick with my D5T's in any case.
Silly boy, you are supposed to do that yourself :p

I wonder how much "an average pump" costs, D5 variable speed weighs in at $80, making this at $110 not too much more expensive.
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HumanSmoke
by: Fourstaff
Silly boy, you are supposed to do that yourself :p
I think I have done for years. Not a big issue, but when a lot of WC rigs end up under lights and on show, you'd think that someone would make the effort. Bitspower make dress up kits for the pump itself- so if there's a market for those...
by: Fourstaff
I wonder how much "an average pump" costs, D5 variable speed weighs in at $80, making this at $110 not too much more expensive.
$80 sounds about right for a bare pump (D5 Vario or fixed speed). I get mine through a wholesaler rather than a mod shop ( ~$65 for the Laing branded D5T 12-24V with tach. Perf PC have the same pump branded Koolance PMP-450 Strong for $77).
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Animalpak
Sooner or later i wll get that pump, is expensive but one of the best.
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SonDa5
They should do the same but in the fixed speed variant.

I bought the Swiftech MCP655-B version and had it for over a year then just recently bought a Alphacool Plexi top kit for it and it works great and looks great.

If my pump broke today I would just order the Laing D5 fixed speed for less money and my alphacool plexi top will work with it as well.


Photos of the Alphacool plexi top with the Swiftech MCP655-B fixed speed that I just put in my loop.





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HumanSmoke
by: Delta6326
Nice. How does this compare to the smaller MCP35x?
The MCP35X ( Laing DDC3.25) is a pretty strong unit. Actual flow and pressure are going to depend on loop configuration (restriction). If you're really after a concise breakdown of the relative merits I'd suggest comparing these three reviews

Koolance PMP-450 ( rebranded Laing D5)
Koolance PMP-450S (rebranded Laing D5T)
Swiftech MCP-35x (rebranded Laing DDC3.25)
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MT Alex
by: HumanSmoke
The MCP35X ( Laing DDC3.25) is a pretty strong unit. Actual flow and pressure are going to depend on loop configuration (restriction). If you're really after a concise breakdown of the relative merits I'd suggest comparing these three reviews

Koolance PMP-450 ( rebranded Laing D5)
Koolance PMP-450S (rebranded Laing D5T)
Swiftech MCP-35x (rebranded Laing DDC3.25)
No, the 35X is not just a rebranded ddc3.25. Your link mentions that, as does Skinnee:
Building on the popularity of the Laing DDC3.2/MCP355 comes the Swiftech MCP35X (Laing DDC3.25). However, the MCP35X is not just a branded Laing DDC3.25; there are some major differences this time around. For one, the standard Laing 3/8″ ID (9.5mm) top has been replaced with a Swiftech engineered top with standard G1/4 barb pots, letting you choose your barbs and tube size without requiring purchase of an aftermarket top. The big difference is the PWM capability that the MCP35X brings to the table. The green and blue leads you see in the photos below are the PWM wires.
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