Pump and Radiator Integration Introduced by Swiftech
The lads over at Swiftech released their the MCR Drive, a fully integarted pump and radiator. The product allows higher system flow rates and even enables the easy installment of a dedicated VGA loop or of a second unit for extreme users.
"The implications of this new invention are fairly far reaching, because there finally is a truly high performance cooling solution that is safe, easy to integrate in a PC, and future proof," said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's chairman and CTA. "This solution solves many of the issues faced not only by consumers, but OEMs and system builders in search for a reliable and effective system-wide cooling system."
The radiator used by the MCR Drive may be either twice or three times the size of a normal 120mm radiator and is available with or without the MCP350 pump, which has a maximum noise output of 26dBA and 50,000 hours of mean time before failure (MTBF). This pump enables system flow rates higher than those found in entry-level kits and the loop can even combine multiple water blocks. The radiator features 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch fittings.
The product is capable of a maximum pressure of 22 PSI (1.5 BAR), and uses an electronically commutated, brushless DC, spherical motor which works on a nominal voltage of 12 V DC. The product is RoHS compliant and uses a Molex 4 pin electrical connector and 8.3 to 12 W of power.
The MCR Drive may cost between $134.95 and $209.95 depending on whether the double or triple radiator is selected and whether or not the option includes the pump. Full information may be found here. Check the thumbnail.