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I am delighted to finally announce the release of the Maelstrom 5 1/4" Dual Bay Reservoir.

The product can either operate in a standalone mode, or be integrated with one or two MCP35x class pumps (all fitting in a dual bay).

5 versions are available:

- standalone
- with factory pre-installed MCP35X single pump housing (for those who already own an MCP5x class pump)
- with factory pre-installed MCP35X2 dual pump housing (for those who already own MCP35x class pumps)
- with factory pre-installed MCP35X pump
- with factory pre-installed MCP35X2 dual pumps

Pics gallery:

Standalone Front View
maelstromx600.jpg

Standalone Rear View
maelstrom-backx600.jpg

With MC35X housing pre-installed - rear view
maelstrom-mcp35-H-backx600.jpg

With MC35X housing pre-installed - housing detail
maelstrom-mcp35-H-underx600.jpg


With MC35X2 housing pre-installed - rear view
maelstrom-mcp35x2-H-backx600.jpg

With MC35X2 housing pre-installed - housing detail
maelstrom-mcp35x2-H-underx600.jpg

With MCP35X pump installed
maelstrom-mcp35x600.jpg


With mcp35x2 dual pump installed
maelstrom-mcp35x2x600.jpg


Filled with various coolant colors - Notice coolant temperature controller and graduated level
maelstrom-coolant-colorsx600.jpg


Up to 3 return lines can be installed - Shown here with Swiftech Lok-Seal 3/4" compression fittings to illustrate compatibility
Multiple-inletx800.jpg


Anti Vortex/Anti bubbles design
maelstrom-vortexX800.jpg

Material:

- Face plate: Black anodized aluminum
- Reservoir: Clear Acetal
- Brackets: Nickel plated steel
- Fill cap: chrome plated brass
- Fittings: black painted (electrophoresis) brass
- Pump inlet: Black POM

Dimensions

maelstrom-dimensions.jpg


Excerpt from Press Release:

The primary design concepts for this product line were modularity and compatibility with the MCP35x class pumps and their related accessories for upgrade purposes. Continuing the company’s long established tradition, the Maelstrom also includes a host of monitoring and operational safety features which combined together form a unique offering in the industry, such as: coolant temperature display, graduated level, anti-vortex design, multiple inlet ports, extra-large fill-port, and UV LED; its robust and elegant construction features a solid black anodized aluminum face plate with large cutouts allowing easy visualization of the coolant status. “When integrated with a single or dual MCP35X pump, the Maelstrom combines stunning looks with extreme performance features” said Gabriel Rouchon the company’s CEO “in this respect, I am equally proud of the fact that Swiftech® is now the only company in the world to offer an integrated pump with each major component of a liquid cooling system: with a radiator, the MCR-Drive™ radiator series, with a CPU waterblock, the Apogee™ Drive II, and now –at last, with a 5 ¼” bay reservoir: the Maelstrom! This unique ability will soon allow us to release new generations of complete liquid cooling kits catering to just about any user preference or case setup. Clearly, users and system builders now have more choices than ever before to configure their liquid cooling systems, and this is great news for the industry.”
post #2 of 78
As you know, I've never really been a fan of bay reservoirs... but that seems like a pretty well thought out unit.
post #3 of 78
Oh that's too cool! Why do you make it so hard for me to decide on a reservoir? I had just decided on the EK Multioption X2 150 Advanced, when this comes out!

Any ideas on pricing?
   
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Now that is too cool!!!!

Wonder if the led display is interchangeable or you can get the unit with a different color one?
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The only complaint I have is the LCD display, although I love the idea, seems a bit simplistic and could have had color options or a nice LED display with multiple readout options. IE: fan speed, coolant temp (in multiple areas of the loop, say before and after devices or rads), ambient case temps ect. If you are going to give a readout, let's go all the way. Something with options like the display on a logitech g-15.
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Originally Posted by Petra View Post

As you know, I've never really been a fan of bay reservoirs... but that seems like a pretty well thought out unit.

Thanks buddy! Hope all is well with you!
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Oh that's too cool! Why do you make it so hard for me to decide on a reservoir? I had just decided on the EK Multioption X2 150 Advanced, when this comes out!
Any ideas on pricing?

You need to head on to the product page here: http://www.swiftech.com/MaelstromBayRes.aspx
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Originally Posted by tx-jose View Post

Now that is too cool!!!!
Wonder if the led display is interchangeable or you can get the unit with a different color one?

No; but this is certainly something I plan on adding in the future
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The only complaint I have is the LCD display, although I love the idea, seems a bit simplistic and could have had color options or a nice LED display with multiple readout options. IE: fan speed, coolant temp (in multiple areas of the loop, say before and after devices or rads), ambient case temps ect. If you are going to give a readout, let's go all the way. Something with options like the display on a logitech g-15.

I can't argue than more is better. Thanks for the feed-back. That's ll be for future revisions or options.
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I like it a lot. Especially the blue.

Depending on the price, I might be interested in converting one of my i5/GTX560Ti rigs over to a simple, in case, water cooled system.

I do agree with the LED comment though. While I a "full function" LED would be nifty, to keep price down, just having water temp is pretty much all you need for that. MAYBE if there was a "big brother" option that would show flow rate, that would be kewl for an "all in one" pump/res unit. I do wish the LCD background color would change to the corresponding color (ie green, red, blue), that would be "perfect".

Two questions thought ...

1) How much fluid does it hold.
2) Will there be an adapter for the fill cap so you can put a G1/4 fitting so you can have a better "fill port".
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 8/4/12 at 6:46pm
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Id love to get the blue version.. but 90 bucks without the pump is totally ridiculous..
    
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I like it a lot. Especially the blue.
Depending on the price, I might be interested in converting one of my i5/GTX560Ti rigs over to a simple, in case, water cooled system.
I do agree with the LED comment though. While I a "full function" LED would be nifty, to keep price down, just having water temp is pretty much all you need for that. MAYBE if there was a "big brother" option that would show flow rate, that would be kewl for an "all in one" pump/res unit. I do wish the LCD background color would change to the corresponding color (ie green, red, blue), that would be "perfect".
Two questions thought ...
1) How much fluid does it hold.
2) Will there be an adapter for the fill cap so you can put a G1/4 fitting so you can have a better "fill port".

1/ 234 cm3 (7.9 fl oz)
2/ no, sorry.
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Id love to get the blue version.. but 90 bucks without the pump is totally ridiculous..

hmm, there is no blue version - this pic shows filled-up with blue coolant.
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