2. Retail package - Page 1
As we mentioned in our introduction, the SwifTech Apex Ultra 220 costs around US$222~259.95, depending on the online store and local VAT. The retail box is mid-sized and includes all that you will need to get started.
Opening the box... the printed manual/instructions are rather complicated, you need to read them extensively...
So what's included in the retail box? The following picture shows most of the contents:
- Apogee GT water-block
- MCR220 radiator
- MCP655™ 12 Volts DC pump
- MCRES-Micro reservoir
- MCB120 "Radbox" radiator
- Various screws, tubes, mounting tapes, etc...
As you can understand, this retail kit has everything included. We don't believe that you need something else, other than patience and enough free time to get everything assembled.
The swiftech MCP655™ 12 Volts DC pump is a high pressure industrial pump, featuring 50,000 hours MTBF (5 year lifetime). Such reliability is afforded by the unique design of this pump, which contains only one moving part: the magnetically driven spherical impeller spins on a single ceramic bearing, thus extending the life of this pump beyond existing standards. The pump is completely plug-and-play, and connects directly to the computer power-supply with a standard 4 pin power connectors.
The MCRES-MICRO is a small form factor reservoir designed to operate quietly and reliably with high flow pumps such as Swiftech's MCP350 and MCP655 models (3/8" and 1/2" lines). The patent pending design features an angled baffle forcing the turbulent flow at the bottom of the reservoir. This allows it to function without air entrainment at low fluid levels and affords extended usage without refills for approximately 2 years.