Tuesday, February 13th 2007

Swiftech Thermoelectric (TEC) MCW6500-T CPU Waterblock


Swiftech today announced the release of the new MCW6500-T thermoelectric (TEC) CPU water-block designed to be integrated with high-end liquid cooling systems such as Swiftech's H20-220 Apex Ultra. Using 226 Watts Peltier module the unit can be connected directly to any high-end computer power supply or external power unit and cool the latest Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors. The MCW6500-775T retention mechanism is compatible with all Intel socket 775 processors. Further declinations of the product will be released in the coming weeks for compatibility with AMD processors. The MCW6500-T packege includes Intel socket 775 compatible assembly, including gaskets, installation hardware, 1/2" barb fittings, Arctic Céramique thermal compound, instructions. The unit is scheduled to start shipping to retailers March 1st, 2007. with suggested MSRP price of $159.95.Source: Swiftech
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18 Comments on Swiftech Thermoelectric (TEC) MCW6500-T CPU Waterblock

#1
D_o_S
Moderator
Finally, Tec returns...!!!
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#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Reading...reading...sounds interesting...reading....reading...sounds good...reading...$159.95!:eek:
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Actually, if it is an awesome of a cooler as TEC is known to be and with the quality of Swiftech, then 160 bucks isnt too ridiculous. I actually like this. I hope they get one for AMD. Then Ill just build me a swiftech kit with this :)
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#4
Frogger
YES!!!! let the fun begin :rockout:
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#5
mandelore
Hay guys, Im using its predecessor the MCW 5002-64 and I can sday that it rox, so this one I guess can only get better :D i get minus 12 to minus 7 C bootup, and 13C under load on my overclocked AMD64 Sandy :)
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#6
ktr
Very nice! 160 is a tad high...and 226watts! talk about 1kw+ psu...
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#7
mandelore
by: ktr
Very nice! 160 is a tad high...and 226watts! talk about 1kw+ psu...
If its the same as my peltier waterblock It will use a dedicated power supply. I run mine from a seperate meanwell peltier specialised powersupply. I have a relay switch built into the back of my pc with a connector for the power cable used on normal pc PSU's. So everytime i turn on my pc the meanwell powers up, and shuts down when i power off my pc.

Relay kits ARE ESSENTIAL, since i had an accident once on a pelt block i designed that was simply activated via a switch on the front of my pc.. i powerd off my computer but stupidly 4got the peltier powersupply. Woke up the next day and half my case was melted lol.... pop went my old x800 card and processor. That water block got so hot the anodized coating vaporised off. :slap:
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#8
ktr
by: mandelore
If its the same as my peltier waterblock It will use a dedicated power supply. I run mine from a seperate meanwell peltier specialised powersupply. I have a relay switch built into the back of my pc with a connector for the power cable used on normal pc PSU's. So everytime i turn on my pc the meanwell powers up, and shuts down when i power off my pc.

Relay kits ARE ESSENTIAL, since i had an accident once on a pelt block i designed that was simply activated via a switch on the front of my pc.. i powerd off my computer but stupidly 4got the peltier powersupply. Woke up the next day and half my case was melted lol.... pop went my old x800 card and processor. That water block got so hot the anodized coating vaporised off. :slap:
http://www.swiftnets.com/products/S320-12KIT.asp

That another 150...so 400 to start, then a water cooling kit...another 200-250....adds up:cry:
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
It plugs directly into your PSU, but I wouldn't exactly want to run it that way. Swiftech does sell a dedicated Mean Well power supply complete with relay switch for $145.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
You can get the plate that they use on this for around $35. If you already have a watercooling kit, it would be much cheaper to make this yourself.
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#11
mandelore
Agreed, i custom built my own setup based on their official "kit" and for that fact i got it much cheaper. I even got a discount on the meanwell power supply :) just look around, and look hard, and im sure you will find individual component bargains somewhere


Edit: oh, and I built my own relay switch, and slightly modified my mean well powersupply to deliver a higher max Voltage, since the pelt could take more than was offered by the supply
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Wile E
Power User
by: mandelore
Agreed, i custom built my own setup based on their official "kit" and for that fact i got it much cheaper. I even got a discount on the meanwell power supply :) just look around, and look hard, and im sure you will find individual component bargains somewhere


Edit: oh, and I built my own relay switch, and slightly modified my mean well powersupply to deliver a higher max Voltage, since the pelt could take more than was offered by the supply
Yeah, i think you're talking about the same plate as I am. Rated at 14.7v?
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#13
mandelore
by: Wile E
Yeah, i think you're talking about the same plate as I am. Rated at 14.7v?
Think thats a good possibility, works like a charm with the higher voltage, think it was a max of 15v so yeah i reccon its the same. Was gonna invest in the new swifttech graphics card pelt block, but decided against it since id have to run one from my psu and well thats already under load atm. I had pelt on my old x800, now that was nice :)
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#14
Wile E
Power User
I'm kicking the pelt idea around, myself. I just can't decide what to upgrade. Cooling, mobo, cpu, or ram.
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#15
mandelore
well, if you can get better cooling for your cpu, i guess its kinda 2 birds with 1 stone if it allows you to squeeze out more from ur current processor?
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Wile E
Power User
by: mandelore
well, if you can get better cooling for your cpu, i guess its kinda 2 birds with 1 stone if it allows you to squeeze out more from ur current processor?
I was thinking of upgrading my cooling more for future proofing. I'm at my board's limits.
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#17
mandelore
ahh, kk. I wished I had got a dual-core amd when i had the chance tbh, fair enuff this sandy has hauled ass when gently spanked, but I just cant upgrade knowing i still have a perfectly good precessor in my rig, which aint that old tbh.. grmble.. hindsight is a wonderful thing. Think im gonna try to take this board i have to within an inch of its life b4 i next upgrade.

Actually, u know how long the 939 socket is gonna be around for? in terms of new processors coming out..
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Wile E
Power User
by: mandelore
ahh, kk. I wished I had got a dual-core amd when i had the chance tbh, fair enuff this sandy has hauled ass when gently spanked, but I just cant upgrade knowing i still have a perfectly good precessor in my rig, which aint that old tbh.. grmble.. hindsight is a wonderful thing. Think im gonna try to take this board i have to within an inch of its life b4 i next upgrade.

Actually, u know how long the 939 socket is gonna be around for? in terms of new processors coming out..
They're already done making them. Now would be the time to find that dc if you want it.
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