Who ever dreamed that high performance water-cooling would one day become simple? We did.
When we designed the patent pending Apogee™ Drive, we invented a way of combining two of our existing components: the Apogee water-block and the MCP350 pump. But why stop there? It occurred to us that by also combining the radiator and reservoir, we could further simplify the traditional four-component loop into a revolutionary two-component, high performance Liquid Cooling System that would be incredibly easy to install. So we added a reservoir to the existing Quiet Power MCR120 radiator, and Voilà! Now we can proudly say:
"Watercooling has never been this easy!"
Features & benefits
High Cooling Power and Quiet Operations
High flow system: high power pump, reduced flow path, low pressure drop, 81 CFM fan (@12 volts).
Quiet pump, 12 to 7 volt fan adapter for low noise (26 dBA) operations.
Optimized radiator for high heat dissipation @ low noise.
Capable of handling the latest desktop processors from Intel® & AMD® .
Ample capacity for additional cooling of graphics cards and chipset.
Installs inside of most cases featuring a rear 120mm fan. Please check the radiator dimensions to ensure full compatibility with your particular case.
The Optional Universal Radiator Housing MCB-120 "Radbox" expands the kit compatibility for external radiator installation to almost any chassis and can also significantly improve CPU temperature.
The reduced number of components translates into superior value compared to anything currently available on the market: the bottom line is that you get more cooling power for less money!
..and did we forget to mention "Incredibly Easy to install"?
Overclocking and system configuration vs. Noise level
Make no mistake! the H20-120 Compact is not just any entry-level weakling barely capable of exceeding good air-cooling performance. In fact, we are presenting below two new tools to evaluate the kit capabilities:
the "O/C Meter", a chart summarizing the H20-120 Compact capabilities based on system configuration and intended usage, and
the CPU temperature calculator, a utility designed to predict CPU temperature under load depending on voltage and frequency.
Swiftech O/C Meter
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A typical installation. Can we say "simple" ?
This example shows a CPU & Graphics cooling configuration as well as how to use the "Radbox" for an external radiator installation when there is no means to attach it inside of the chassis.
When you add an element to your loop for graphics or chipset cooling for example, we recommend using our sleeved Norprene tubing.
If your case doesn't feature a rear 120mm fan to attach our radiator, it is still possible to use the kit. Simply procure the MCB-120 "Radbox" Universal radiator mount housing and install the radiator to the back of your case. It might even get you better temps!
You can easily add water-cooling for your graphics card(s), using either the Universal MCW60 VGA Waterblock ...
...or using the STEALTH for nVidia's GeForce 8800 series.
You can also cool the chipset by adding either another water-block such as the Universal MCW30...
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I Purchased This Water Cooling Set From NCIX After Buying Another Elsewhere That Leaked After It Was Tested For Days. Too Bad It Decided To Take My Motherboard And Cpu WIth It When It Went, So I Bought A New One Here And It Works Perfectly, As A Matter Of Fact It Works So Well I Bought A Swiftech H2o 220 as Well And Got A Silverstone TJ09 Case & Compbined Both Water Cooling Kits In To One. Can't wait for the Q6950 to get here so i can finish my build.
All in all, its a good "idea" but a leaky pump right on top of a cpu block can ruin things very easily. I tested the loop outside the case for ~1 hour and everything looked good. Then I tested it inside the case without mounting the rad, again for ~1hr and all was good. Then I mounted the rad and tested, (rad was mounted outside the case using the radbox) and the cpu block started leaking all over the place, even though it hadn't been touched since Test1. Next time, I think I'll just put in the extra effort and buy a real waterblock and pump.
This review was modfied by poster @ 06-17-08 07:09 AM
I have water cooled my computer for the last 2 or so years and this unit was just what I was looking for. Once you get a pump, dual 120 rad, resevior, cpu and gpu block, your case is stuffed. I own the v1000 lian li and I was having problems with fitting my old swiftech 1/2" system with out losing a couple of drive bays or having rather large radiators hagning off the back of the computer. Personally I love having everything self contained, so to a onlooker it looks like a regular old case. Save the window on the side. So that is a magor plus.
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