This is the third in my series of triple radiators the Swiftech MCR320-QP . This model is one of two radiator categories by Swiftech which is optimized for slower speed fans (QP=”Quiet Power) and consists of a lower density 12 FPI core. Swiftech also has an XP series which looks very much the same, but has a higher density 20 FPI core. Here we will take a close look at the QP model designed for low speed fans.
A special thanks to Gabe from Swiftech for providing the review sample:
The MCRx20-QP (Quiet Power) series radiators are heavy-duty, low-noise optimized, liquid-to-air heat exchangers designed to be used with 120mm fans and specifically engineered for high-end liquid cooled Personal Computers.First introduced in 2005, the Quiet Power technology is the result of months of research and development focused on optimizing thermal performance and audible noise characteristics with low to medium airflow types of fans. To this day, the MCRx20-QP radiators have set a standard for others to follow, and meet today’s PC industry highest thermal loads, quality standards, and low noise requirements at competitive prices.We recommend using a radiator the QP series in applications where the fans will run in the 1200 RPM range or below. For higher RPM ranges, we recommend selecting a radiator in the XP series.Two versions, with or without built-in reservoir, and four sizes are available: for single 120mm, dual 120mm, triple 120mm, and quad 120mm.
In general the QP series is recommended for 1200RPM and lower where the XP is recommended for higher speeds. The radiator is also of the slimmer 34mm thickness although it is a bit wider than some other 120mm rads measuring 128mm in width.