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#1 Nemo

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:55 PM

Swiftech MCW6500-T TEC (Peltier) Assisted Water Block Review

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Most people think of Dangerden or Thermaltake when venturing into water-cooling, so it is interesting to see what new products Swiftech has to offer to bring itself further into the limelight. In this review, I will be taking a look at the TEC-assisted water-block, the MCW6500-T and comparing it to plain water-cooling. TEC-cooling is what I would consider to be the cheapest form of sub-ambient cooling and one step above the most efficient "regular" cooling method of using water. This product is a complete water-block, TEC, and coldplate all in-one and designed with TEC cooling in mind. So I will be comparing the MCW6500-T to one of the highest performing water-blocks ever made, the Swiftech Storm G4. Is it worth the effort? Does it increase stability and allow higher overclocks? Let's find out!


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:20 PM

Nice review.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:37 PM

Nice Job Steve :)

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

thankyou, thankyou very much *bows*

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:13 PM

Very nice review, to bad it did not do quite as good as water in some cases, but it did not do to bad really. I was kinda of surprised. I think it would have done a lot better if you had it on a loop by itself. What do you think Steve?

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:19 PM

nice review, you need to get back into the 939 OC Competition :P

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:26 PM

I think it would have done a lot better if you had it on a loop by itself. What do you think Steve?

Well, my 7800GTs would blow up on stock cooling lol

Ultimately, I think separate watercooling for the GPUs would be ideal, yes

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:28 AM

A very involved review, good job :)

Personally, you won't find me messing around with anything like this until I can afford to replace anything I might damage in the process.

(although I'm still planning on modding my x-fi, even though I can't afford to replace that :lol: )

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:56 AM

GREAT review! The conclusion was outstanding. A lot of plus, a lot of minus, but a good discussion of both to put them in perspective. It was a really solid breakdown of who this product works for and for what.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:45 AM

A very involved review, good job :)

Personally, you won't find me messing around with anything like this until I can afford to replace anything I might damage in the process.

(although I'm still planning on modding my x-fi, even though I can't afford to replace that :lol: )

eh, it's not that dangerous, don't be a wuss :P

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:02 AM

thanks once again :)

(although I'm still planning on modding my x-fi, even though I can't afford to replace that :lol: )

You could always send it to me, or drop it off at mine... I've got the hang of it now, so it's really easy :)

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