Testimonial Box
"Keep up the good work! Your staff is doing an excellent job, including the shipping department. The very few..."
— Mark
Read More
Write Review

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

Final sale. This product cannot be exchanged. No returns or refunds. RMA ONLY.
Water Cooling items may add an additional 1-3 days processing time to your order.
Please read our Terms & Conditions of sale on Water cooling equipment.
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Waterblock for Most AMD & Intel Motherboards 1/2IN &3/8IN Barbs - 1
Actual product may not be exactly as shown.
Swiftech MCW30 Chipset Waterblock for Most AMD & Intel Motherboards 1/2IN &3/8IN Barbs - 19768_l.jpg Customer Photos (0)
Reg. Price: $30.98  CAD
This Product is Not Available

This item is no longer available. Notify me if this product is available again.
Service Plan:
NCIX Express Exchange
If your product is diagnosed as defective, we will replace it with a brand new one! Learn More
None, I do not want NCIX Express Exchange
NCIX.com 1 Year Component Express Exchange Plan - Only $3.99
NCIX.com 2 Year Component Express Exchange Plan - Only $8.99
NCIX.com 3 Year Component Express Exchange Plan - Only $14.99

Average Rating:

Share this:

This product is not available.

Add to your wish list
E-Mail to a friend
More from Swiftech

More Swiftech Water Cooling

Similar products
Print this item
Notify me

Part #: MCW30

SKU: 19768
Shipping Weight: 0.2 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
*Via NCIX selected courier.

Customer Reviews of Swiftech MCW30

Product reviews on NCIX.com are screened for relevance and inappropriate content. Reviews may contain inaccurate information about the product. If there is a discrepancy, please use the Flag this Review link located beside each review. Reviews are not an endorsement expressed by NCIX.com, but opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make purchasing decisions based on facts or opinions expressed regarding Swiftech MCW30 reviews.
Experience: 30 Days


good swiftech quality
inexpensive universal waterblock. easy to install anywhere with lots of included mouning hardware. low restriction

Experience: 1 Days


It does what it's supposed to. Good for the price.
None at this time.
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.

Experience: 2 Years


Works great, flexible.
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.

Experience: 1 Months


easy to clean & install. provided plastic barbs do operate as expected while giving you the options of swapping them for 3rd party units.
too many optional stuff comes with it? HA! none thus far.
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.

Experience: 6 Days


major trusted brand, cools well
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

Experience: 56 Days


Nice looking, works well. Mounts on just about any board/chipset
None noted
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
Experience: 30 Days


Price, compatability
Isn't completely universal
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.

Experience: 2 Months


good looking
bring temps down quite a bit
great value
didn't bring temps down enough
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.

Experience: 7 Days


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.

Experience: 7 Days


* Tiny, perfect for my P35
* Comes with 3 mounting options
* Better than stock performance, so its worth it
* Good price
None so far
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.

Product Videos [ Edit ]

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 

Hardmount - EVGA 680i Northbridge

Hardmount - EVGA 680i Southbridge

Spring mount

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.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

 Pressure drop  Curves

General Specifications

  • Copper C110
  • Lapped flat to 3/10 of 1/1000", and near mirror polished
  • 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)
2.1 oz - 60 g

Range of the mounting holes



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.

NCIX Forum Messages

Post a New Message  |    Browse NCIX Forums  

Please note that NCIX.com Forums is not a sales or product support board. For sales or specific product related questions, please send message to receive the fastest response.

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)
this fit Biostar Tpower I45 (jay51- Jan 29, 09, 0 Replies)
Whats this for? will it fit on my mobo? (jackin_JILL- Jan 22, 09, 8 Replies)
Works for x58? (Zuo-Guang- Jan 02, 09, 1 Replies)
does it fit (Kalvin_J- Dec 06, 08, 3 Replies)
Maximus Extreme (Brian_S- Dec 01, 08, 0 Replies)
does it include the hard mount kit ? (steve_h- Sep 24, 08, 2 Replies)
crap.. doesn't fit 750i ftw, and ideas?? (Deborah_E- Aug 19, 08, 9 Replies)
EVGA 750i FTW fit? (Thomas_J- Aug 19, 08, 8 Replies)
Does it fit? (You- May 02, 08, 3 Replies)
MCW30 Wire clip mount (Nickolai420- Apr 13, 08, 0 Replies)
sorry, another fitting question (werth- Apr 07, 08, 4 Replies)
ASUS P5N-E SLI & Metal Barbs (Nicolas_L- Nov 06, 07, 1 Replies)
P5N-E SLI & metal barbs (Nicolas_L- Oct 30, 07, 0 Replies)
P5N-E SLI & metal barbs (Nicolas_L- Oct 30, 07, 0 Replies)

Post a New Message  |    All Messages       Browse NCIX Forums

Forum messages are not reviewed and may not contain accurate information about a product. Message contents are opinions from customers based on their own experience with a product. We do not recommend you make puchasing decisions based on Forum messages.

Reviews from the Web

Submit a review link   |   Latest 30 reviews

Product Warranty

1 year limited warranty through NCIX.com.

Sales Policy

All pricing subject to change. For all prices, products and offers, NCIX.com reserves the right to make adjustments due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, manufacturer price changes, errors in advertisements and other extenuating circumstances. Promotional offers from NCIX.com are subject to availability and are available only while supplies last. No rain checks will be issued on promotional items and offers.

While NCIX.com uses all reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, NCIX.com makes no warranties or representations as to the Site's accuracy. NCIX.com assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site.

NCIX.com warrants product(s) to be in good working condition and free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year for OEM packages, and for thirty (30) days for RETAIL packages (excluding laptops and notebooks), from the original Invoice date unless otherwise restricted below or by the manufacturer's own warranty policy. Defective returns and warranty service will be replaced, exchanged or repaired at NCIX.com's sole discretion, and based on vendor's policy.

NON-DEFECTIVE merchandise returns may be accepted on some items ONLY within 15 days of the Invoice date, at NCIX.com's discretion. Laptops and Notebooks can be returned within SEVEN (7) days from original invoice date. Return will only be accepted with original packaging, accessories, cables, free gifts (if applicable), unopened software and manuals and is subject to inspection before warranty approval. Laptop and notebook with tampered serial numbers or UPC code will be denied returns.

GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS Laptop and Notebook purchases made with government or business POs can be returned typically within fourteen (14) days from original invoice date. Return will only be accepted with original packaging, accessories, cables, free gifts (if applicable), unopened software and manuals and is subject to inspection before warranty approval. Laptop and notebook with tampered serial numbers or UPC code will be denied returns. Please check with your B2B sales representative for specific terms and details.

All NON-DEFECTIVE returns are subject to a 15% restocking fee. No refunds will be issued for blank media, digital camera (and accessories), opened software, printers, printer supplies, paper, projectors (and accessories), appliances, handhelds, PDAs, notebook computers, special order computers and special order items.

Defective software, video games or DVDs will be replaced by the SAME title and format ONLY (and subject to current availability) within 30 days of the Invoice date. Software, Drones, video games and DVDs may be returned within 30 days only if the item is UNOPENED (with shrink wrap still intact) at the sole discretion of NCIX.com.

NCIX.com does NOT apply a surcharge to credit card orders. Please read our RMA & warranty policy and terms & conditions for more information. If you have any questions regarding our sales and warranty policies, please send us a message -- we'll be glad to answer any of your questions.

Connect: NCIX Youtube icon NCIX Facebook icon NCIX Instagram icon
Latest eblast
Get Deal Alerts in your Inbox!
Don't miss out on the latest coupons and rewards.

Please read our
privacy policy for details.
NCIX Sale banner
Contentname:biz_Home_Vertical_StoreWeekly Contentname:NCIX-featured-rotational
International Sites:  Canada
Copyright© 2018 NCIX.com/Netlink Computer Inc. All rights reserved. / Server ID: 21  656 ms
Page last updated: 07/15/2018 19:54:15
Back To Top