Swiftech Apogee Drive 350 self-powered CPU waterblock launched

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 08 2007 @ 20:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Swiftech has released a new self-powered series of waterblocks, the Apogee Drive 350. The apogee drive is available for $99.95 and features pre-configured mounting for all Intel socket 775 compatible processors, and separate hardware for all AMD socket 754, 939, 940, AM2, and Socket F compatible processors along with Arctic Céramique thermal paste.

  • Internal structure: the CNC machined C110 copper base plate is at the heart of Apogee Drive thermal efficiency. Designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics, the Patent Pending Diamond Pin Matrix is optimized to increase wet surface area, coolant velocity, while minimizing pressure drop.
  • The patent pending housings are injection molded for mass production and economies of scale.
  • The Pump housing, internals, and specifications derive from the MCP350 pump:
    • Motor: Electronically commutated, brushless DC, spherical motor.
    • Nominal Voltage: 12 VDC
    • Nominal current: .69A to 1A
    • Nominal Power: 8.3 to 12W
    • Head Pressure: 10.8 ft (3.3 mH20)
    • Flow Rate: 1.45 gpm (330 Lph)
    • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 50,000 Hours.
  • Thermal Design: Diamond Pin Matrix copper base plate.
  • Fittings Style: Built-in 3/8” (10mm) barbs fittings.
  • Weight: 10.1 oz (285 g)

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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