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Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Waterblock for Most AMD & Intel Motherboards 1/2IN &3/8IN Barbs

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   SKU:  
19768
   Shipping Weight:   0.2 lbs
   Part #: MCW30

Features    [ Edit | History ]
The MCW30 is a versatile chipset water-block compatible with numerous Intel® and AMD® platforms. It's low flow restriction characteristics and wide range of useable fittings make it ideal for integration with just about any liquid cooling system. It is particularly well suited for Intel® Core 2 motherboards and high front side bus overclocks.
  • High flow and thermal performance for all system configurations
  • The water-block ships with 1/2" and 3/8" barbs in the US, and an extra pair of 1/4" fittings for Europe, guaranteing compatibility with any liquid cooling circuit
  • The NPSM thread used in the MCW30 is BSPP and G 1/4 fittings compatible (*)
  • Completely unrestricted chamber to minimize pressure drop.


Multiple mounting systems for maximum installation versatility:

  • Wire-clip mount for motherboards using 4 loops (mostly Intel® )
  • Thru-motherboard installation (two-hole mount) with slotted brackets provide a range from 2.08" (53mm) to 2.36" (60mm) center to center distance between the mounting holes. The two-hole mount is offered in two "flavors":
          o A "hard-mount" mechanism which provides superior mechanical stability and thermal contact: the hard-mount is particularly recommended for 1/2" tubing users, as it completely prevents the block from rocking sideways -and lose thermal interface due to the lateral pressures caused by the tubing. The hard-mount is compatible with most recent bare die chipsets (nVidia , Intel® ).
          o A conventional spring mount which provides compatibility when a hard mount is not possible (chipsets protected by an integrated heat spreader for example).
  •   Optional hardware available to raise the mounting brackets above capacitors in the proximity of the water-block
  • Compatible with most recent SLI motherboards
LINK: Known Compatibility list for system integration

Important Notification to Users: due to the extreme variety existing among chipset retention mechanisms, as well as location of the chipset relative to the CPU and/or other components, Swiftech® simply cannot keep track of all motherboard configurations, and guarantee compatibility. Even when the MCW30 is listed as fully compatible with a particular motherboard, there may be interferences with certain components depending on the system configuration, motherboard revision and other factors which are beyond our control. As a result, Swiftech's customer service will respond to specific queries with respect to motherboard compatibility by referring users to this page. It is the responsibility of the user to determine compatibility based on the information provided herein.

Retention mechanisms 

MCW30-EVGA
Hardmount - EVGA 680i Northbridge

MCW30-EVGA-SB
Hardmount - EVGA 680i Southbridge

MCW30-AMD®
Spring mount

MCW30-Intel®
Wire-clip mount

Overall quality & attention to details

Exceptional quality and attention to details: the copper base is lapped to 0.0003" (3/10 of 1/1000"), and polished to near-mirror finish to promote optimum thermal conductivity. Users are advised that while flatness is strictly respected for providing the most significant benefit to thermal interface, surface polish is a cosmetic component and may vary slightly from one water-block to another. Re-lapping or polishing the copper base is never recommended.
MCW30-base

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
 Pressure drop  Curves
MCW30PD

General Specifications

 
 
Baseplate   
  • Copper C110
  • Lapped flat to 3/10 of 1/1000", and near mirror polished
Housing     
 
  • Injection moulded POM (Acetal Copolymer)
  • 1/4" NPSM thread
  • O-ring seal
Dimensions Length 1.75" (44mm) x Width 1.30" (33mm) x Height incl. fittings 2.1" (54mm)
Weight  
 
2.1 oz - 60 g

Range of the mounting holes


MCW30-mounting-range

MCW30-clip-spec
 

Fittings compatibility note:

G¼, or BSPP, fittings will fit, but may not seal; each must be checked prior to assuming that it will not leak just because they fit together.

Both NPSM and G¼ (BSPP) are parallel thread and nominally the same size, the principal difference being 18 threads per inch for NPSM and 19 threads per inch for G¼ (BSPP). Since most male end G¼ fittings have a short thread length they can generally be engaged in the NPSM threads without difficulty.

The joint seal is effected with an o-ring which for the NPSM barb is in a groove on the waterblock top and compressed by the flange nut barb.
G¼ fittings have the o-ring captured in a groove under the fitting nut.

G¼ fittings will seal so long as there is a straight portion under the nut flats sufficient to bring the G¼ fittings o-ring into contact with the bottom of the o-ring groove, a depth of 0.080.

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ross_w
01/22/13
Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
good swiftech quality
Cons
none
Summary
inexpensive universal waterblock. easy to install anywhere with lots of included mouning hardware. low restriction

Peter_T
01/20/11
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
It does what it's supposed to. Good for the price.
Cons
None at this time.
Summary
Purchased for use with an ITX geforce-9300 zotac board. Chipset idles at ~30 as opposed to mid 70s with the stock heatsink. I was using a lian li case so there wasn't enough room to add fans, water cooled kept everything nice and tidy. Cheapest chipest water block after PM.

Exist83
10/02/10
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
Works great, flexible.
Cons
Nothing
Summary
Was on a P5Q at first for the NB, but its now on a GTS450 and its a perfect fit. Its keeping the GTS450 at 40°c under full load.

dany_b
11/10/09
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
easy to clean & install. provided plastic barbs do operate as expected while giving you the options of swapping them for 3rd party units.
Cons
too many optional stuff comes with it? HA! none thus far.
Summary
VERY easy to clean & install. The provided multiple plastic barbs do operate as expected and will fit any possible standard configurations on the market, however do check prior to ordering, while giving you the options of swapping them for 3rd party units.

junny_l
01/14/09
Experience: 6 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
major trusted brand, cools well
Cons
n/a
Summary
this is great for my NB cooling. for my SB i am using ek NB/SB something. this NB cooler can cool as much as 24-28c. i would recommend to ppl to buy it now cuz it's on sale

Dean_M
11/28/08
Experience: 56 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice looking, works well. Mounts on just about any board/chipset
Cons
None noted
Summary
I bought this to cool my MCP before I went Tri-SLI, not it's on my test bench loop. It works awesome, and the mounting system is awesome, I have yet to find a chipset/mobo I can't hook this up to!

steven s wilson
10/04/08
Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Price, compatability
Cons
Isn't completely universal
Summary
Installed this on a DFI P965 Dark but it took a fair bit of work to get it installed. The Dark only has 2 hooks for the springs while this requires 4 for a good mount.

I finally ended up throwing together pieces from an active tower chipset cooler to get a good install.

I was surprised that the internal block is just flat as opposed to the fins that adorn the Apogee series blocks, but I suppose that the NB doesn't require quite as much cooling as a CPU.

There are only so many universal chipset blocks out there so I would purchase this again, but I'd suggest people do more research than I did to confirm compatability.

MOnKey_MO!!
08/12/08
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
good looking
bring temps down quite a bit
great value
Cons
didn't bring temps down enough
Summary
well i have the p35 t2rs mobo and mcw30 brought my temps down by about 7 degrees, but that's not that great but I'll take it.

scar69
07/05/08
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Price
Temps
Cons
none
Summary
I've got 2 of these installed on my DK X38-T2RS for the NB and SB. They work great and installed with no problems.

asdf_
07/04/08
Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
* Tiny, perfect for my P35
* Comes with 3 mounting options
* Better than stock performance, so its worth it
* Good price
Cons
None so far
Summary
I am happy with this product, especially given the price. It was easy to mount and had many mounting options (I actually ended up using the one intended for AMD chipsets to mount it on my P35). All in all a good product. Would buy again.

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Messages about Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Waterblock for Most AMD & Intel Motherboards 1/2IN &3/8IN Barbs

Does it fit Asus P6T? (Ben_H- Sep 29, 10, 0 Replies) Read this message
this fit Biostar Tpower I45 (jay51- Jan 29, 09, 0 Replies) Read this message
Whats this for? will it fit on my mobo? (jackin_JILL- Jan 22, 09, 8 Replies) Read this message
Works for x58? (Zuo-Guang- Jan 02, 09, 1 Replies) Read this message
does it fit (Kalvin_J- Dec 06, 08, 3 Replies) Read this message
Maximus Extreme (Brian_S- Dec 01, 08, 0 Replies) Read this message
does it include the hard mount kit ? (steve_h- Sep 24, 08, 2 Replies) Read this message
crap.. doesn't fit 750i ftw, and ideas?? (Deborah_E- Aug 19, 08, 9 Replies) Read this message
EVGA 750i FTW fit? (Thomas_J- Aug 19, 08, 8 Replies) Read this message
Does it fit? (You- May 02, 08, 3 Replies) Read this message
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