Thursday, January 31st 2019

Swiftech Introduces New Boreas Liquid Cooling Kits

Swiftech is looking to make it easier for users to build their own custom-loop water cooling solutions via the introduction of its Boreas kits. The Boreas kits take a gander at using predetermined hardware parts sold in a kit, which allow users to build their own custom loops without having to worry about part compatibility or any manual fabrication of their own. It also promises a straight upgrade part within Swiftech's ecosystem, with many of the parts being separately available.

As with everything, the Boreas line of products includes addressable RGB options, controlled by Swiftech's IRIS (you think game launchers are bad? Just look at how many RGB controller solutions are on the market these days). The kit comes with everything you might need for a custom cooling loop, and is available from Swiftech starting at $259.95.
  • Apogee SKF-LT universal CPU waterblock featuring 125 micron-thin Skived Copper Fins
  • Maelstrom D5 V2 integrated pump/reservoir combo available in 4 sizes, 6 accent colors, and featuring tempered glass tubing coupled to the iconic Xylem/Laing D5/MCP65X PWM controlled pump,
  • Hydrae GT a completely new series of radiators, combining elegance to perfectly balanced performance in a thin and compact form factor,
  • Helix 120 IRIS a new series of high pressure/low noise RGB fans,
  • IRIS Eco V2 fan and lighting controller featuring new lighting effects,
  • Hydrx NF, a new Swiftech Nanofluid based coolant formulated by Mayhems,
  • IRIS MB Link (optional in the kit), a new adapter allowing up to 3 IRIS compatible products to be controlled by motherboards supporting Addressable RGB LED.
Sources: Swiftech, via ETEknix
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20 Comments on Swiftech Introduces New Boreas Liquid Cooling Kits

#1
E-curbi
If you buy high-binned CPUs you don't need liquid cooling. Like Duh! :eek:

When is anyone at TPU ever going to figure this simple shit out? :eek:
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#2
GlacierNine
Wow, that's weird. I actually got the jump on TPU today by finding this on the Swiftech site, I didn't realise it was a new product!

Unfortunately, I've also had to fire off an email to Swiftech today to ask how the hell someone in the UK buys their stuff - Their webshop won't ship here and it seems as though their distribution here has gone bang.
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#3
E-curbi
GlacierNine said:
Wow, that's weird. I actually got the jump on TPU today by finding this on the Swiftech site, I didn't realise it was a new product!

Unfortunately, I've also had to fire off an email to Swiftech today to ask how the hell someone in the UK buys their stuff - Their webshop won't ship here and it seems as though their distribution here has gone bang.
Issues with AIO's? WOW, that almost never happens. :roll:
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#4
GlacierNine
E-curbi said:
Issues with AIO's? WOW, that almost never happens. :roll:
...what? Are you even responding to the same thread? Your first post also had nothing to do with anything.

I'm presuming you're just a troll, but for the sake of pointing this out:

1 - The thread isn't about an AIO, it's about a DIY open loop kit.
2 - I wasn't looking at buying an AIO from them, I was looking at open loop components (Maelstrom Pump/Res, 2x Hydrae rads, Apogee SKF block, tubing, fittings)
3 - Even if I was looking at buying an AIO from them, their AIO is called the Drive X3 and they manufacture it in-house - it's not a rebadged Asetek or CoolIT design like everything else is, so your criticism of AIOs in general, doesn't necessarily apply because it's a completely independent product.

Now can you maybe say something that makes... any kind of sense?
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#5
E-curbi
GlacierNine said:
...what? Are you even responding to the same thread? Your first post also had nothing to do with anything.

I'm presuming you're just a troll, but for the sake of pointing this out:

1 - The thread isn't about an AIO, it's about a DIY open loop kit.
2 - I wasn't looking at buying an AIO from them, I was looking at open loop components (Maelstrom Pump/Res, 2x Hydrae rads, Apogee SKF block, tubing, fittings)
3 - Even if I was looking at buying an AIO from them, their AIO is called the Drive X3 and they manufacture it in-house - it's not a rebadged Asetek or CoolIT design like everything else is, so your criticism of AIOs in general, doesn't necessarily apply because it's a completely independent product.

Now can you maybe say something that makes... any kind of sense?
Sorry about that, no disrespect meant at all, I'm in Overview Mode. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

My first post had everything to do with everything. Super-efficient CPUs 5.5Ghz do not need AIOs or water loops to achieve high clocks. Check my build log.

If you play the silicon lottery you will most likely LOSE.

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#6
GlacierNine
E-curbi said:
Sorry about that, no disrespect meant at all, I'm in Overview Mode. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

My first post had everything to do with everything. Super-efficient CPUs 5.5Ghz do not need AIOs or water loops to achieve high clocks. Check my build log.

If you play the silicon lottery you will most likely LOSE.
*sigh* It really didn't. The first post doesn't even *mention* overclocking, and a lot of people who get into watercooling are looking for silence or aesthetics, not overclocking numbers. The fact you tried to wedge that into the discussion so that you could brag and peacock about your own build instead of discussing anything about the actual topic, speaks volumes about you.

I honestly didn't realise until I took a look at your post history though, quite how all-encompassing this is for you. You post about almost nothing else. You even relayed a complaint from your (presumably canadian) girlfriend that you weren't receiving enough likes for your build log, and the only thing I can say to that is - Perhaps if you seemed like you were putting in the smallest amount of effort and consideration, your build log might be better received. "Everything is black" is perhaps the laziest theming decision I can possibly think of, you've done absolutely nothing else to try and tie the aesthetic into anything related to any version of Batman, and the only other noteworthy feature of your build is that you have purchased expensive parts and put them together exactly as the manufacturers intended. You even bought your way to an overclock!

If there were such a thing as a creativity and self-awareness black hole, your build log would be it. Now please for the love of god, let this thread be about Swiftech and not your desire for validation.
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#7
E-curbi
GlacierNine said:
*sigh* It really didn't. The first post doesn't even *mention* overclocking, and a lot of people who get into watercooling are looking for silence or aesthetics, not overclocking numbers. The fact you tried to wedge that into the discussion so that you could brag and peacock about your own build instead of discussing anything about the actual topic, speaks volumes about you.

I honestly didn't realise until I took a look at your post history though, quite how all-encompassing this is for you. You post about almost nothing else. You even relayed a complaint from your (presumably canadian) girlfriend that you weren't receiving enough likes for your build log, and the only thing I can say to that is - Perhaps if you seemed like you were putting in the smallest amount of effort and consideration, your build log might be better received. "Everything is black" is perhaps the laziest theming decision I can possibly think of, you've done absolutely nothing else to try and tie the aesthetic into anything related to any version of Batman, and the only other noteworthy feature of your build is that you have purchased expensive parts and put them together exactly as the manufacturers intended. You even bought your way to an overclock!

If there were such a thing as a creativity and self-awareness black hole, your build log would be it. Now please for the love of god, let this thread be about Swiftech and not your desire for validation.
Of course I bought the overclock, it's a WORK PC. There's a return on investment. :clap:

WOW. So much righteous anger. This is why normal healthy people don't post a all. :)

yea I just built a work pc, to benefit my work apps, that's all, is that wrong? And I love the hobby aspect of it all. :D

Canadian girlfriend? what the hell?

She’s Greek Italian Spanish and Irish and lovely. Dude you need help

You should seek like 12 dozen psychophysical therapists simultaneously to help you adjust to this world.
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#8
phanbuey
E-curbi said:
Of course I bought the overclock, it's a WORK PC. There's a return on investment. :clap:

WOW. So much righteous anger. This is why normal healthy people don't post a all. :)

yea I just built a work pc, to benefit my work apps, that's all, is that wrong? And I love the hobby aspect of it all. :D

You should seek like 12 dozen psychophysical therapists simultaneously to help you adjust to this world.
wat.
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#9
E-curbi
wat. :)

It's my last day here at TPU, so don't hurt me, I try so hard to bring you guys great build information.

and it's free and I don't get paid by anyone, I buy all my own work gear by myself.

I only try to help with good solid build experience I can share

I work as a writer for Netflix and Amazon, I'm not in this pc industry, I'm not trying to get a job or get discovered by anyone. I only want to share my build experiences with other people that love the hobby

...and my work build is kind of extreme, and I LOVE IT. :)
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#10
GlacierNine
phanbuey said:
wat.
So how bout that swiftech watercooling kit.
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Chloe Price
E-curbi said:
If you buy high-binned CPUs you don't need liquid cooling. Like Duh! :eek:

When is anyone at TPU ever going to figure this simple shit out? :eek:
Having a custom loop and playing around with it is a thing just like everything other PC upgrade. I'd never go back to air/AIO cooling.
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#12
GlacierNine
Chloe Price said:
Having a custom loop and playing around with it is a thing just like everything other PC upgrade. I'd never go back to air/AIO cooling.
That's pretty much why I'm interested in buying swiftech stuff. It's another fun aspect to things and unlike a lot of PC stuff, you can invest in it and move it across rigs for quite a long time without it becoming obsolete - after all, why throw out perfectly good rads or fittings? New block every few gens and you're golden, and you still get the nice aesthetics and satisfaction.
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#13
Chloe Price
GlacierNine said:
That's pretty much why I'm interested in buying swiftech stuff. It's another fun aspect to things and unlike a lot of PC stuff, you can invest in it and move it across rigs for quite a long time without it becoming obsolete - after all, why throw out perfectly good rads or fittings? New block every few gens and you're golden, and you still get the nice aesthetics and satisfaction.
Alphacool stuff here, though GPU block is from EK.
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#14
John Naylor
My loop musta had 8 or 9 vendors in my loop.

Swiftech - Dual Pump, Pump Heat Sink, and HS Fan
EK - Reservoir, Fill Tube, Water Blocks for CPU / GPUs, Rigid Tubing
Radiator - Alphacool
Fans - Phanteks (16)
Bitspower - Fittings, Rotary Firrings, Quick Disconnects, Plugs, Extensions, Temp probes, Flow meters, Adapters, Valves
Shin Etsu - CPU TIM
Gelid - GPU TIM
Indigo - Surface Cleaner
Tygon - Loop Drain Tubing

Not to mention about a half dozen tools

Not my thing personally, I have installed quite a few Swiftech AIOs ..... other than EK (both all copper), won't install anything else. But these one stop shopping kits are great for a 1st timer.
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#15
Tsukiyomi91
liquid cooling is more about longevity & reliability in the long run, not pushing your prized silicon to it's limits or over it. The fact that showing off after gambling a fortune for a "well-binned" i7 chip & saying it hits well over 5GHz on all cores without the need of water is just asking to get roasted by others who don't give 2 cents about those superficial things. Keep those stuff to yourself & if you ever want to show it, at least keep it in moderation. Back to topic; *ahem* I am really intrigued in investing in a custom loop system one day, preferably soft tubing first. With so many ready to assemble kits out there, I think upgrading to custom loop will be more widely available as an option other than getting AIOs unless the fear-mongering about leakage is what holding others back...
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#16
Manoa
you don't have to affraid the leaking, there are leak detection systems you can add, they beep verry loud when there is water.
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#17
Slizzo
Yup, my loop build is a collection of parts. Mainly because if you stick with one manufacturer you end up paying for it.

I've the following:

EK CPU block
EK Pump/res combo
Phanteks GPU block
XSPC radiators (360mm)
EK ACF fittings
Primochill tubing
XSPC premix

I used EK's and Phanteks' paste, I believe both had Thermal Grizzly paste, which is hard to beat.
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#18
GlacierNine
Slizzo said:
Yup, my loop build is a collection of parts. Mainly because if you stick with one manufacturer you end up paying for it.

I've the following:

EK CPU block
EK Pump/res combo
Phanteks GPU block
XSPC radiators (360mm)
EK ACF fittings
Primochill tubing
XSPC premix

I used EK's and Phanteks' paste, I believe both had Thermal Grizzly paste, which is hard to beat.
See, my logic for sticking with one manufacturer's parts, is that said manufacturer is less likely to have used a different grade of copper, or alloy of fittings or whatever, so you're less likely to encounter weird issues as a result of mixing metals or parts. Ditto for coolant - They'll have checked it out using their own stuff, not so much other people's.
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#19
Slizzo
GlacierNine said:
See, my logic for sticking with one manufacturer's parts, is that said manufacturer is less likely to have used a different grade of copper, or alloy of fittings or whatever, so you're less likely to encounter weird issues as a result of mixing metals or parts. Ditto for coolant - They'll have checked it out using their own stuff, not so much other people's.
I mean, if you're really overly concerned about it you can go that way. But everything is copper in my system, so there really isn't any need to worry. What I mean is, I think you're over-analyzing things. :)
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#20
GlacierNine
Slizzo said:
I mean, if you're really overly concerned about it you can go that way. But everything is copper in my system, so there really isn't any need to worry. What I mean is, I think you're over-analyzing things. :)
Everything was copper in one of JayzTwoCents recent builds as well - then he found a corroded radiator plug anyway. His other radiator plug was fine but was also from a different brand.
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