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Swiftech Microdrive 320 Revison 2 - B model (without pump)


Swiftech Microdrive 320 Revison 2 - B model (without pump)

Swiftech Microdrive 320 Revison 2 - B model (without pump)



Product Description & Info

Discontinued Product - Check out our other Radiators for your PC here.

Introduction

Following the initial introduction of the patent pending MCR Drive™ series of integrated radiator and pump heat exchangers, Revision 2 takes these revolutionary products to yet another level of functionality and performance with two major improvements:

  • While the radiators in the initial release were only fully functional in vertical orientation, they are now fully functional in both vertical and horizontal orientations thanks to a new reservoir design; this adds the much sought after top-of-the case installation to the range of configurations;
  • The inclusion of Swiftech's new PWM motherboard-controlled MCP35X pump, which can operate at variable speed from 1300rpm to 4500 rpm, compared to a fixed speed of 3500 rpm in the earlier version; this new functionality allows users to fully tune the product to their needs and/or preferences, from virtually silent operations at low speed, to ultra high flow at maximum speed for optimum performance with multiple water-blocks and/or radiators in the cooling loop.

The MCR Drive™ heat exchangers are available in two versions: dual 120mm, and triple 120mm, and in two configurations each, with or without the pump.

They are also available in complete kits: the H20 X20 Edge series of liquid cooling kits.

Summary of Features and Benefits

High performance Features

Benefits

• The dual or triple 120mm radiator form factors provide 2 to 3 times the heat dissipation capacity afforded by the single 120mm radiators found in entry level kits.

Superior performance headroom

Substantially reduced operating temperatures

Ability to daisy-chain multiple water-blocks in the loop with reduced impact on CPU cooling performance

Higher overclocks

• The high-pressure MCP35X pump now runs at up to 4500 rpm, and allows vastly superior system flow rates than comparably sized pumps found in entry level kits, allowing users to daisy-chain multiple water-blocks in the loop.

• Integration of the pump into the radiator reduces the overall system pressure drop compared to conventional setups.

Convenience and Versatility Features

Benefits

• The patent pending integrated pump and built-in reservoir of the MCR Drive™ heat exchanger combine 3 of the 4 typical elements found in conventional CPU liquid cooling systems.

Easier to integrate in any PC

Simplified installation

Safer, more reliable operations (less joints)

• The product is fully functional in both vertical and horizontal orientations Easier to integrate in any PC
• PWM controlled pump enables variable speed from 1300 to 4500 rpm From virtually silent operations at low speed to ultra-high flow rates in multiple waterblocks (CPU + VGA's) and/or radiator configurations

• Only the water-block(s) will need to be changed in case of platform upgrade.

Future-proof concept reduces the cost of ownership over the long term, and guarantees that the core cooling system can be migrated from one computer to another.

Performance

Performance curves of the radiators are similar to their respective non-integrated counterparts (MCRX20 QP series). However, overall system pressure drop is noticeably improved compared to a traditional setup comprising a separate pump and reservoir due to a substantial reduction in the length of the flow path, as well as in the number of fittings (2 fittings instead of 6).

For real-life performance data, you may also refer to a couple of related articles that we recently published entitled "Actual Influence of Flow Rate on system Temperatures" and "Dual Loop versus Single, the Facts". These articles contain comprehensive information with respect to the thermal performance that can be expected from these heat exchangers when coupled with other Swiftech components such as the Apogee XT.

Here is a summarized table of results; these tests were performed with Ci7 920 overclocked to 4.1Ghz and running at 1.39v; please also refer to the articles linked above for full configuration details, results and explanations.

Configuration

ÄT CPU Air
°C

H20-220 Edge to CPU alone
44.9
H20-220 Edge with (1) VGA
45.9
H20-220 Edge with (2) VGA in SLI
46.7
H20-320 Edge to CPU alone
43.4
H20-320 Edge with (1) VGA
44.3
H20-320 Edge with (2) VGA in SLI
44.9

Links to individual performance curves and specifications:

MCP35X PWM response:

pwm response

The PWM response curve exhibits the following characteristics:

  • From 0 to 12%, the pump will run at ~1300 rpm (+/- 100)
  • From 13% to 69%, the rpm will climb progressively
  • From 70 to 100% the pump will run at full speed ~4500 rpm (+/- 100)
  • If not connected to the motherboard, the pump will run at maximum speed by default.

Installation (orientation) guidelines

Case Compatibility Link

Here are some examples of typical installation (click on the picture to enlarge)

Some examples of internal installations
MCR220 FRONT INSTALL
MCR320 TOP INSTALL
H20-220 Edge Front installation
H20-320 Edge Top Installation, SLI
MCR220 Front with MCR320QP
MCR320 DRIVE + MCR220 DRIVE
H20-220 Edge with additional MCR320 QP radiator, SLI
H20-320 Edge + H20-220 Edge for full redundancy
Some examples of external installations
mcr220 drive + radbox
mcr320 Drive + radbox
H20-220 Edge + Radbox, 1/2" tubing thru pre-existing holes
H20-320 Edge + Radbox, 3/8" tubing thru PCI slot

Rev orientations
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INSTALLATION TO PANEL

Case compatibility for internal installation

We scouted the web and various forums to identify cases that are compatible for preferably "bolt-on" internal installation, or with very minor modifications; we also contacted various case manufacturers and enquired which of their models would be compatible. Here is a compilation of what we found at the time of this publication; please note that the (*) next to the listed models indicates that they were either validated by us, or listed as compatible by their respective manufacturers. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the provided information for models that we have not validated in house.

Make

Model

H20-220
Edge

H20-320
Edge

Antec

DF85, 1200

Yes

No

Cooler Master

HAF932 (*)

Yes

Yes

Cooler Master

Cosmos S (*)

Yes

Yes

Cooler Master

ATCS 840

Yes

Yes

Cooler Master

CM 690 II

Yes

No

Cooler Master

Stacker 810

Yes

No

Corsair

CC800DW

Yes

Yes

Corsair

CC700DW

Yes

Yes

Lian Li

PC-P80

Yes

No

Lian Li

PC-A77F

Yes

Yes

Mountainmods

Most Models (*)

Yes

Yes

NZXT

Tempest (*)

Yes

No

NZXT

Phantom (*)

Yes

No

Silverstone

Raven RV01, RV02 (*)

Yes

No

Silverstone

TJ09 , TJ010 (*)

Yes

No

Thermaltake

Armor LCS

Yes

No


Specifications

DIMENSIONS including pump
(Click to zoom in)

MCR 220 DRIVE R2 DIMENSIONS

MCR 320 DRIVE R2 DIMENSIONS

MCR220 Drive™

MCR320 Drive™

Overall Dimensions, Including pump
MCR220 Drive™
MCR320 Drive™
Width
5.0"(128mm)
Height
12.1"(309mm)
16.9"(429mm)
Thickness
2.9"(74mm)
Weight
36.5oz(1079g)
42oz(1242g)

Performance curves:

• MCR220-QP radiator see complete specifications HERE
• MCR320-QP radiator see complete specifications HERE
• MCP35X pump, also see complete specifications HERE

Radiator general construction

  • 2-pass, single row construction
  • Brass body and tubes, louvered copper fins
  • Brass pump housing
  • Optimized fin-density for maximum heat dissipation at low
    noise
  • Patent-pending integrated pump housing
  • M3.5 threaded fan and case-mounting holes
  • Slim form factor 11.2 x 5 x 1.3" (284 x 128 x 34mm)
  • G1/4 threaded ports
  • High-durability acrylic paint finish
  • ROHS compliant

MCP35X Pump specifications summary

Motor type
Electronically commutated, brushless DC, spherical motor

Nominal voltage

12 V DC

Operating voltage range
9 to 13.4 VDC

Max. nominal power (@12 V)

18 W

Max. nominal current (@12 V)
1.5 A

Max. nominal head (@12 V)

14.7 ft (4.4m)

Max nominal discharge (@12 V)

~ 4.75 GPM (17.5 LPM)

Maximum pressure
22 PSI (1.5 BAR)
Temperature range
Up to 140°F (60°C)

Electrical power connector

Molex 4 pin

PWM + RPM Signals
4-pin connector
RoHS
Compliant

Port thread standard

G1/4

MTBF
50,000 Hours

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