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Swiftech MCX775-V CPU Cooling Heatsink New Backplate version (R 03)

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The MCX775-V heatsink is a high performance-low noise thermal solution for Intel processors using the LGA775 socket. This includes the Pentium4, Celeron, Core 2 Duo.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling Performance A 1/2" thick mirror-coating copper base and circular heatsink formed by radially aligned Helicoid aluminum fins maximize heat dissipation surface area for excellent cooling performance.
  • newegg 80mm Fan Mountable The MCX775-V heatsink features 80mm fan mounting holes and convenient snap-in rivets so you can easily install the fan "in a snap".

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Pedro G.
  • 7/28/2010 6:06:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFanless but its got the power

Pros: 7 outve 10

Cons: none

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  • Kyle J.
  • 2/16/2010 9:35:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Awesome quality, keeps my overclocked E6600 cold, small, easy to install.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This heatsink is extremely easy to install now that it is revision 3. It uses a metal backing plate with foam board contacts and simple machine screws to attach. Keeps my E6600 overclocked to 3.6GHz below 65C with AS 5 and a silverstone fan.

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  • chris m.
  • 1/3/2010 2:55:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood heatsink

Pros: Brought my max temps down from 97 C under load to 76 C under load. Keeps my 3ghz e8400 (oc'ed to 4ghz) within reasonable temps, given my application. No bigger (actually slightly smaller) than the Intel reference cooler. See other thoughts....

Cons: The weight! This thing is heavy, so may be a con for some. Also, your mobo must be removed to attach the backplate. These are not cons for me, but may be for some, so I thought I'd mention it.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this h/s for a "custom" build, in which space is so limited that the reference cooler with fan would not fit. With the intel cooler (no fan attached but a low cfm 120mm fan blowing on it) my temps were 50/97 idle/orthos both cores. With this h/s, my temps dropped to 41/76 under the same conditions. I also tested the intel cooler with fan attached (pc modified to fit) and temps were 43/86. All tests conducted at 18-20 ambient. I would highly recomend this cooler where space is limited, but you do need a fan blowing down onto it, not across.

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  • DevAssistance
  • 12/16/2009 11:36:03 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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5 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: It is a heat sink that does exactly what it is supposed to do and am very grateful. Also with the fan i attached to it, it is WAY quieter (that is a huge pro)

Cons: This is more my fault than theirs so you can count this as a con or not, but the backplate is made of metal so i was already iffy on putting it behind my mobo, it says to put this rubber sticker between it and the mobo, i didn't want to put anything sticky on my mobo since i plan to upgrade it soon. so i am using the backplate I already had

Other Thoughts: it pretty much cools the same as my old heatsink but since this is so much quieter, i'm not counting it as con

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  • Todd L.
  • 6/7/2008 9:04:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew version with Backplate!

Pros: I purchased a second one for another system build (another Q6600) for a friend of mine. There's now a backplate and metal screws!

Of course, it'll still cool any CPU you want to throw at it like nothing else short of water or phase-change cooling.

Cons: Unfortunately, I had to remove the fan mounts to mount it to the motherboard as my screwdriver wasn't thin enough to reach through the tiny holes. Once the base is attached to the backplate, the fan mounts can easily reattached, though.

The fan still can't be mounted without using those plastic rivets, nor can one be mounted prior to the base being mounted to the board.

Other Thoughts: It's still one of the best heatsinks I've ever used despite some little installation issues which are difficult to engineer around. If you're constantly swapping CPUs, stay away from this. If you simply want to keep a CPU cool in your everyday rig, it's hard to beat.

This time, I'm using a higher-flow fan and some AS 5. Got a new Q6600 up to 3.6GHz without any voltage tweaks - 400x9.

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  • Todd L.
  • 4/12/2008 4:13:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsLike others say - Good, but...

Pros: I've owned a number of these 'porcupine' heatsinks from Swiftech and wouldn't use anything else for air-cooling my CPUs (mostly s478 P4 systems). I finally got around to building a new system with a LGA775 socket and went with this cooler. It definitely does a good job of keeping temps down, even with a low-speed fan. It's much better than the stock boxed cooler that Intel provides.

Cons: The installation is VERY cumbersome. You can't mount the fan to the clips before mounting the heatsink to the CPU/motherboard. This makes installing the fan very difficult using the provided push-pins. Forget about using standard fan screws because you won't be able to get a screwdriver under it. The only other method is to use through-fan screws and matching nuts. If only Swiftech would offer a clip-on mechanism...

Also, mounting to the motherboard, while solid, is definitely more involved. I would have preferred a backplate and some metal screws over the nuts, standoffs, and nylon screws in the packaging.

Other Thoughts: Currently, I'm running a Q6600 at 3.0GHz (stock is 2.4GHz) with a Vantec Stealth (80mm) and it's rock solid. The boxed Intel cooler wasn't able cool as well and I had to back off the overclock to 2.9-something. So, I got an overall improvement from that. I could probably get even better results if I used a better fan and/or an air duct of some kind.

If you've never built a computer by yourself or are fairly new to doing it, I'd recommend that you steer clear of this heatsink. If you can get past the convoluted mounting method, you'll see excellent cooling that, I suspect, would be surpassed only by water or phase-change products.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/2/2007 12:23:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsNice Workmanship

Pros: Keeps the processor at workable temps. When I had this installed on my Pentium d 3.4 GHz I did not see a noticable temp drop from the normal Intel heatsink setup.

Cons: A pain in the backside to install. I stripped one of the nylon screws right from the getgo. Overall I would say it is not user friendly.

Other Thoughts: I have cut off the nylon screws and replaced with metal ones. I have re-installed the stand offs on my Asus P5B Deluxe. I will be trying this with the new Intel (45NM)Quads releasing in January. I will also be installing a 120mm fan via adapter. Will post my results.

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  • TONEY S.
  • 5/14/2007 10:22:13 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice design on the heatsink and always had good results with the Intel 478 type ... read Cons

Cons: The nylon thread fasteners used in attaching this heatsink to the motherboard is a very low quality poor design. One of the fasteners would not properly tighten up so the application failed. Returned for a Zalman cooler that has a better method of securing the heatsink.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/19/2007 11:34:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cools a Core 2 Duo E6400 pretty well at stock speeds. The slowest fan I've run on it was a Arctic Fan 3. At idle it was in the high 30s celsius and under load (two instances of cpu burn for an hour and a half) it never went over 52 degree celsius. Ambient room temps were around 25 degrees celsius when I tested it, and I turned off a bunch of case fans to simulate a higher temperature environment. Used Arctic Silver 5. Higher speed fans increase cooling capacity. Currently I have a 3 blade Delta EFB0812LE on there that puts out about 37 CFM at around 33 dba. It never goes above mid 40s with that fan. With screamers like the Vantec Tornado or higher speed Deltas (I tried a FFB0812EHE, 80 CFM at 52 dba)it hardly moves at all under load but then your computer is really loud.
Should be compatible with practically all motherboards.
One of the best base contacts I've ever seen (no lapping required). It's gauranteed to be flat.
Very compact design, even with a fan it takes up little space.

Cons: It's heavy, 620 grams without a fan according to Swiftech's website. Although most of the weight is in the base so it shouldn't really be a problem. I've transported my PC in a car several times without trouble. Still it could be worrisome. It doesn't have the performance of the bigger tower coolers so I'd recommend against overclocking unless you plan on using a really noisy fan.
Can't install 92mm fans on it like similar heatsinks from Swiftech (although they claim you achieve better performance with 80mm fans anyway).
Installation is a bit time consuming, and the plastic screws made me nervous putting it in.

Other Thoughts: Despite the installation being time consuming and kind of a pain (you have to remove the motherboard) it did seem to be a pretty snug and secure fit once it was on there.
Overall I'd say that this heatsink sacrifices a bit of cooling performance so that it isn't as huge as those tower coolers and so you don't have to worry about heatpipes running into north bridge coolers or anything like that.
For a Small Form Factor computer where you need a decent performing heatsink that won't run into the side of the case or power supply but where you still need decent cooling this would be a good solution.

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 10/19/2006 2:43:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood heatsink

Pros: excellent fit and finish; I have used these on the following LGA boards: Asus P5W DH deluxe, Asus P5WD2-Premium, P5N32SLI-Deluxe & MSI Neo3.

Cons: weight; mounting is a bit involved and time consuming. AS 5 not included

Other Thoughts: every board I've mounted these on (with 80mm fan) has experienced a drop in CPU temp by at least 5 degrees Celsius. Considering performance and durabililty, worth the price tag.

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