After a lengthy silence, Swiftech announced several new products, including the Apogee XL CPU water block back in April, and a patent-troll proof H220-X liquid CPU cooler just last week. Even more recently, the company announced the Maelstrom V2, a new dual-bay reservoir, and the MCP50X, a high-power water pump.
The MCP50X pump is designed to pack some power into its small format, pushing up to 14.3 LPM (Liters Per Minute) while maintaining a pressure of 4.8 m of water (yes, that single "m" is intentional.) To accomplish this, the pump can spin at speeds of up to 4500 RPM for power, and as low as 1200 RPM for silence. Power consumption can rise to a hefty 25.8 W. Swiftech has rated the pump with an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of 50,000 hours, and claims that it is durable enough to also be suited for use in many "other industrial applications."
"The pump is the heart of any liquid cooling system, and with the release of these new products we are now offering more powerful, reliable and economical solutions to our enthusiast system builders," said Gabriel Rouchon, CEO and founder of Swiftech.
The Maelstrom V2 reservoir is a fairly straightforward reservoir that sits in two optical drive bays. It include the MCP50X pump. The reservoir can hold up to 355 ml of coolant, has an acrylic window and LED lighting.
Pricing for the pump is set at $69.95, while the reservoir and reservoir combo will set you back $139.95. It is available immediately if purchased directly from Swiftech, with channel partner availability soon.
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If I ever decide to purchase a custom loop then why notReply
Bloddy crap, the pump is much more cheaper than the MCP35x and is also robust. Worth looking into when I build another loop.Reply
Clean looking pump.Reply
Sexy pump, almost makes me wish I hadn't just bought my PWM pump, especially with how dang cheap that thing is!Reply
If it ends up being a quiet pump, I might just go with it anyways.
I have a pretty slow pump and might be adding graphics cards to my loop, my overclocks are getting my MOSFETs toasty too so I will be adding more blocks and I can just keep this pump in line rather than replace my current pump/res combo. Form factor isn't too bad either, nice and smallReply
I get a feeling that pumps could improve significantly becoming stronger while running more silently and cooler. Everything else seems to improve, but the pump performance/noise is still a trade off.Reply
Id like to know how many db this thing is... love the low profile thoughReply