View Full Version : Swiftech MCW6500-T CPU Block
11-16-07, 02:15 PM
Could anyone explain to me how this works? I'm planning on switching my CPU block once I change to intel, found this one, but it seems to be completly different than any other CPU block.
How does this work? I also got worried, in the info it says:
"Basically yes. In effect, even if the water temperature goes up because of the added heat load produced by the TEC, all our tests indicate that the temperature of the GPU(s) at full load will still remain considerably below that of stock coolers."
I have my ultra water cooled, it's at 44C Idle, 47-50C On load (50C on Crysis).
So how's this block? Is it safe? Will it work if I have a Video card on watercooling too? How does it work exactly?
11-16-07, 03:29 PM
TECs are not worth it, get a GTX or fuzion.
11-16-07, 03:34 PM
And why is the one above not worth it? Price or?
11-16-07, 03:42 PM
TECs generate too much heat and require alot of power, especially if you are going to be overclocking quad cores. You have to take condensation into consideration. This will raise the temp of the water passing thru your loop considerably, hope you have a good radiator like a Thermochill with good fans. You'd be better off setting up a second loop just for the TEC if that is the route you want to go.
They are just too much hassle and its not that big of a difference in temps from good watercooling for the price. Go phase :lol:
11-16-07, 03:44 PM
yea I currently have a Thermochill 120.3, but yea the whole condensation part on the site worried me. I guess its not worth it.
Which do you recommend, D-Tek FuZion or the Swiftech GTX?
11-16-07, 03:47 PM
either one is good, the new cpu block from EK has caught my interest tho :)
Supposedly performs better than the GTX and the Dtek Fuzion, a version with an acrylic top is in the works.
Its pretty nuts, check out the micro channels and how thin the base plate is :eek:
11-16-07, 03:48 PM
Oh wow its a beauty too, what's the price of it? I currently use EK Waterblock for my 8800 Ultra, does pretty well, not sure if its the top GPU cooler.
11-16-07, 04:04 PM
I think that one is pretty pricey, something like $80 or $90... I would probably go with the GTX :)
11-16-07, 04:06 PM
Where do tyou find it? I found site but its UK
11-16-07, 04:14 PM
have no clue :lol:
according to the currency conversion it should come out to like $74 plus shipping... not bad at all.
I would check out Petra's tech shop in a couple of weeks, they are already selilng the mounting hardware (http://www.petrastechshop.com/ekcpuwamoha.html) for this block so it shouldn't be too long.
11-16-07, 11:08 PM
I have a Thermochill 120.3 and 3 Yate Loon fans taking out the hot air from the case, would it give me better temps if I turned the fans around to blow air on the rad?
I picked Yate Loon cus they are pretty silent, cheap and good I think.
11-16-07, 11:18 PM
I would have em pulling cooler air from outside of the case in, I don't know how big of a difference that makes.
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