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News Swiftech announces Apogee Drive II

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 1 Jun 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Nice:) One APD2 is coming to me right now:D
    I'll be putting it in Nano Tower.
     
  3. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Looks awesome! The easier they make watercooling the better! That way more people can enjoy it.

    Any news on prices?
     
  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Just sent Swiftech's PR company an email about prices. Shall report back if I hear anything!
     
  5. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    I'll be interested in this. When I was trying to Watercool my Raven; the biggest issue was finding a secure mounting position for the pump inside the case. This removes that issue, and lets me simply hide the reservoir where i want.
     
  6. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    $144.95 for socket 1155/1366 version - that is how much I paid for it last night.
    AMD should be out in week or two.
    You can also get version without pump for $69.95.
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Wowza, that pump better be good, because a MCP350 + EK HF block of your choice will cost the same.

    Antony: I know I'm always requesting stuff, but a pump roundup would be spectacular.
     
  8. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Isn't the pump basically just the 12w, MCP 350 mounted straight on top anyway? Sitting straight before the CPU in the loop, so the water going into that block is moving at some pretty ferocious speeds.

    Either way; I'm sure we'll be able to hack it to the 18W version if we happen to need moar power.

    Wait, no. I'm wrong. It's the full fat 18W version out of the box.

    ... Surely the average motherboard would cook the fan-header if you tried running that off that alone. Some of the ROG boards that claim they can run 4Amps for the fans might just manage it, though.

    Herpa de derp derp. I'm really not reading stuff today. The molex design is nice, while the PWM actually drawing power from the board is a good idea, as it'll likely prevent some motherboards from going "Wtf? Why do I have RPM but no power drain?", if there's even a test for that, that is.
     
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    I happened to get unit #1, it should be here in a day or so. I ordered mine without pump, gonna add a DIYINHK Toshiba modded pump. Pics should show up in my log soon...
     
  10. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    So you got free delivery!:)
     
  11. modfx

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    Might get one when I finally get around to water cooling.

    There's apparently enough room for all popular makes of compression fitting to.

    Think you missed an O there.
     
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    I'd love to see how this performs. If it's flexible enough (ie Socket 1366, but will also fit other sized sockets) I'll incorporate it into my loop to boost my flow :)

    I like the heatsink on the pump. I can see me modding that to include a small fan
     
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    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I've just re-read - doh!

    "one for all major Intel CPU sockets from LGA775 to LGA2011,"

    Guess that's my baby then. Who's stocking them?
     
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    I do like the concept on the design. Especially where its' placed in relation to the block (Ie; The intake), so you can either be crazy and use just that to run the loop, (Which is awesome for us crazy people who would do such a thing), or add it in to drop a degree or two simply because that water is going to be at maximum possible speed when it impacts that waterblock surface. Goodbye laminar flow!
     
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    i have no idea what the hell you are all talking about
     
  16. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Are you sure you're not on the wrong site? :hehe:
     
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    This just got added to my list of system upgrades and my first wc setup. Now i just need the money!!
     
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