Monday, October 27th 2008

Swiftech Updates its MCRES Micro Reservoir, Releases MCW60-4870 GPU Water Block

Recently water cooling guru Swiftech unveiled new revisions of two of its well known parts, the MCW60 GPU water block and the MCRES Micro reservoir. Let's start with MCW60-4870, a special revision made exclusively for AMD's ATI Radeon HD4870 video cards. This is Swiftech's first graphics water block to combine both heatpipe and liquid cooling in one package. Based on the award winning MCW60 water-block which employs Swiftech's proven Diamond Pin Matrix technology, the MCW60-4870 base plate is CNC machined from billet C110 copper, then electroless nickel and chrome plated. It cools the GPU, memory, and using a massive heatpipe extends the cooling area to the graphics card's mosfets. This product is compatible with AMD's HD4870 reference design graphics cards only. It is available now for $89.95.
Second comes the MCRES Micro Revision 2 reservoir. It shares all the good things that characterized the classic MCRES Micro in size, quality, and provided accessories, but it also includes additional enhancements and functionalities that have been requested by enthusiast users. The most noticeable feature is an additional port at the bottom of the unit, that can be used as an alternate outlet, to feed a second pump, to plug-in a temperature sensor or as a drain. Revision 2 also uses new 1/4" BSPP (G1/4) plugs made of high polish chrome plated brass, for both the fill-port and the alternate outlet port. A vent was also added to the anti-turbulence baffle to eliminate the formation of a small air bubble that occured in the previous model. The MCRES Micro Revision 2 is available now for a MSRP of $25.95.

Source: Swiftech
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14 Comments on Swiftech Updates its MCRES Micro Reservoir, Releases MCW60-4870 GPU Water Block

#1
_jM
I like that.. looks like a good block =D
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#2
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
metal plugs but still the plastic barbs? plastic is a bitch to get tubing off of.
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#3
KBD
i was hoping that waterblock will work with non-reference Radeons, oh well.

i havent seen rev 2 of the reservoir for sale yet, BTW
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#4
NastyHabits
by: fitseries3
metal plugs but still the plastic barbs? plastic is a bitch to get tubing off of.
Plastic barbs can be changed, but will it still crack like my current one is doing?
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#5
erocker
by: NastyHabits
Plastic barbs can be changed, but will it still crack like my current one is doing?
If it's cracking you are either tightening the barbs too much or you are using some sort of alcohol based cooling in your loop. A little bit of patroleum jelly helps get the tubing off of those plastic barbs.
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#6
Steevo
Hmmm. So many new pretties.....
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
Nice but i use a t-line.
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#9
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
that micro res is appealing. i could actually, usefully efficiently drain my loop
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#10
Whilhelm
I like the new version of the Mcres. It adds some little things that make it so much better. I like how they added the vent to the angled piece to stop the pocket of air from forming when the system is being bled. And the metal plugs and bottom outlet make it more versatile. No metal barbs is kind of a bummer but I guess it helps keep the cost down a bit and I have extras anyways.
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#11
NastyHabits
by: erocker
If it's cracking you are either tightening the barbs too much or you are using some sort of alcohol based cooling in your loop. A little bit of patroleum jelly helps get the tubing off of those plastic barbs.
Actually, it cracked where I mounted it to the case. I did probably tighten the mounting screws too much. Nonetheless, I like the microres, and will purchase the new one to replace it.

Also, I've never had any problems with the plastic barbs. Most likely due to the cheapo black tubing I got from home depot. It comes off plastic barbs easier than metal ones. Go figure.
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#12
REVHEAD
The res looks good, I keep threading the top fill plug with my screwdriver, the drain plug is a blessing..
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#14
Whilhelm
I am happy they used metal plugs this time because the stupid plastic one gets chewed to crap anytime it is unscrewed. And standard threads make the top port even better.
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