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Swiftech Quiet Power FS020-H2OC Barebones
Swiftech Quiet Power FS020-H2OC Barebones
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Abstract: Swiftech are the company we look to for top of the line heatsinks, exotic TEC and liquid coolers.

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Swiftech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Apr 09, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final temperatures and conclusions

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
Swiftech MCW462-U 8.8 15.8 18.1 29.4
Thermal Integration TI-V77N 16.7 17.7 32.1 35.8
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Swiftech MCXC370 16.9 22.0 32.1 44.3
Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
Swiftech MCX370 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
GlacialTech Igloo 2310 21.4 43.2 30.2 57.3
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
Zalman CNPS6000AlCu 23.4 31.4 47.3 61.1
JMC Products 400023 21.3 42.0 32.1 62.0
Sibak AT01515B 22.1 41.6 37.1 72.2
50W 50W 100W 100W

Well the numbers speak for themselves really. Liquid cooling Swiftech style is damn fine, and has produced some of the lowest rise above ambient temperatures yet. Of course it took nearly $400USD worth of equipment to get these thermal results but, boy are those temperature measurements low.

Conclusions

Swiftech's Quiet Power liquid cooled computer is an easy way to enter the liquid cooled computer world with a minimum of fuss and frustration. The components used in this special case are pretty much all top of the line for their class. While I would be tempted to source out a more exotic heat exchanger than the radiator Swiftech chose there really isn't anything else I would alter.

There are a few additions which I think would be good to add to a case such as this, but these are not necessities, and really ought to be things the end user does should he or she want to. A fluid tank would be one item I think Swiftech may want to consider adding to this case, but then again that may serve no real thermal benefit.

We've been playing around with this case and cooling system in the lab for a couple weeks and have a pretty good feel for it now, and where we will be taking it with some planned mods. The care and attention to detail you can see in this extreme overclocking solution are evident in the components chosen and the level of user the Quiet Power system is attempting to satisfy.

The illustrated instructions are obviously a must read for anyone with this system, but in all honesty there isn't too much to it. Swiftech have taken the difficult part sourcing, the a hours of construction time, and the pile of tools it would require to assemble this system and distilled it into a one-off solution with superb expandability.

The price for the Quiet Power system with everything you saw here is not within every ones grasp but it is fair considering the time and expense it would cost someone to produce this on their own. With the growing need for quieter running, better cooling computer solutions, the self contained liquid cooled computer we saw here is a very attractive solution for those who can afford it.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Swiftech Quiet Power FS020-H2OC Barebones
 2:  The pump and radiator
 3:  The copper water block
 4:  The Fluid and Electrical systems
 5:  One Very Large case
 6:  Test equipment and parameters
 7:  Thermal and Acoustic results
 8: — Final temperatures and conclusions

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