Friday, May 26th 2017

Swiftech Intros Apogee Drive 2 with AM4 Support

Swiftech today released the Apogee Drive 2 CPU water-block with integrated pump, which now comes with support for AMD socket AM4. A successor to the second-generation Apogee HD pump-block, the Apogee Drive 2 features increased surface area for heat dissipation to the coolant, and features a higher flow MCP35X integrated-pump, with hydraulic bearings. The G1/4 inlet and exhausts can turn within a 90° angle. The Swiftech logo ornament on top of the block features an RGB lighting element (simple 3-color). Besides AM4, the Apogee Drive 2 supports LGA2011(v3), LGA115x, LGA1366, and LGA775, besides other AMD sockets, such as AM3(+) and FM2(+). Available now, it is priced at US $138.95.
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4 Comments on Swiftech Intros Apogee Drive 2 with AM4 Support

#1
ZoneDymo
Hope it works well...because it certainly does not look good
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#3
Steevo
Diverge said:
I'll never buy another Swiftech product after having issues with leaking elbows on their original H220 all-in-one system... and them telling me it was because it wasn't designed to be used in such a small enclosure as the ncase m1. If they didn't use crap plastic elbows they wouldn't have leaked...

http://forums.swiftech.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3102&sid=c2c5d04d744809f63f1ea3788234f3eb
Price point, and stress on plastic elbow parts will always cause leaks eventually.

What prevented you from cutting tubing and adding fittings?
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lemkeant
Diverge said:
I'll never buy another Swiftech product after having issues with leaking elbows on their original H220 all-in-one system... and them telling me it was because it wasn't designed to be used in such a small enclosure as the ncase m1. If they didn't use crap plastic elbows they wouldn't have leaked...

http://forums.swiftech.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3102&sid=c2c5d04d744809f63f1ea3788234f3eb
I have the same case and had the same problem. Although if I just slightly turned the barb, it stopped leaking. Moot point as the pump eventually died and I did get an Apogee Drive that has been very good to me. The RMA process with Swiftech was a little bumpy, but they made up for it without me even complaining.

Nice to see a 2nd version as some of us want WC, but dont have the room for extra pumps. Nor do we want an AIO.
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