Swiftech MCX-VCORE CPU Cooler LGA1366, 1155 and 1156 sockets

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Swiftech MCX-VCORE CPU Cooler LGA1366, 1155 and 1156 sockets

The MCX-VCore heatsink is a high performance & compact thermal solution for Intel® processors using the LGA1366, 1155 and 1156 sockets. This includes the Core i5 and Core i7 processors (including the new Sandy Bridge processors).

Features highlights
•Optimized performance characteristics at the lowest possible audible noise levels and in a small form factor.
•Hybrid copper base, thin aluminum pin heatsink: the massive 1/2" thick copper base provides superior heat capacity for unparalleled stability in extreme load applications. The thin aluminum pins promote increased turbulence for more efficient heat dissipation compared to traditional fin extrusions.
•Patented Helicoid pin design (U.S. patent 6,469,898): pins are individually machined in an helicoid shape, to increase their surface area, and further enhance heat dissipation efficiency.
•Concentrically aligned rows of pins are bent at multiple angles. The spacing and angles between the concentric rows has optimizes cooling and reduces noise at low air flow levels.
•Quick and easy fan installation: the fan installs "in a snap" with convenient snap-in rivets.
•Exceptional quality and attention to details: the heatsink base is lapped to 0.0003" (3/10 of 1/1000"), and polished to near-mirror finish to promote optimum thermal conductivity. Users are advised that while flatness is strictly respected for providing the most significant benefit to thermal interface, surface polish is a cosmetic component and may vary slightly from one heatsink to another. Re-lapping or polishing the heatsink base is never recommended.
•The MCX-VCore is shipped with 80mm fans brackets as well as 92mm fan brackets. 120 to 92mm adapters (not included) can be used to mount a 120mm fan.

Motherboard and CPU compatibility
•Processor Compatibility: all Intel® Corei5 and i7 processors.
•Motherboard compatibility: All Intel® compliant motherboards socket LGA1155, 1156 and 1366 form factor (both motherboard back-plates included)
•Rack mount chassis compatibility: 2U and above.

Performance information
The MCX-VCore is recommended for stock frequencies or mild overclock applications. It's relatively small size compared to large tower heatpipe heatsinks makes it ideal for space constrained applications. As always, the choice of fan will dictate the performance to noise level ratio. 80mm fans can typically provide a more focused air flow, tending to optimize cooling with this heatsink, however 120mm fans may provide equivalent performance at a lower pitch, thus offering more comfortable noise levels.

Heatsink specifications
•CNC machined, C110 copper base, 3"W x 3.3"L x .500"H, flatness better than 0.0003", micro surface finish 8 or better.
•374 Helicoid Pins made of High Thermal Conductivity Aluminum Alloy, press fitted in the base.
•Heatsink base dimensions 3"x3.3"x1.66"
•Heatsink top dimension 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
•Weight: 22 oz (620g)
•Overall height (with an 80x25mm fan and fan guard): 2.83"

ROHS Compliant

sku 77790001186

This is a condensed version of our shipping and returns policy, to see all the details including our RMA form please go to either of the following links
Domestic Shipping Information (US and Canada)


*Most orders are processed within 24 hours and are checked frequently Monday - Friday. Orders that placed by 2:00PM PST are usually filled the same day. Some items may contain language with additional processing times. You will be contacted if any items you ordered are no longer in stock.

Shipping Times: UPS Map of Times in Transit Click here  First-Class mail can take 2-7 business days and Priority Mail usually takes 1-4 business days.
95%+ of our items ship out of our local warehouse near Seattle, occasionally we'll have to ship from Oregon, California or New Jersey.

Canadian Customers: There are two ways of shipping to Canada through our website.
First Class Package International & Priority Mail International.
Delivery times for Canadian orders can vary due to International restrictions and customs regulations. Most orders are delivered in 5-14 business days but can take longer (21-45 days) during heavy shipping seasons or in the event of a customs hold which is rare

Military: As a courtesy to our Military personal we will ship by US postal service to an APO, DPO or FPO address. Be advised that US Postal Costs on large orders can be more expensive then comparable UPS shipping. 

Will Call pickup: Purchase on line and select "Will Call" as the shipping method and we'll email you when it is ready for pickup (usually next day). 
Note: Not all our items are warehoused locally and available for Will Call, if there any items on your order not available we will contact you asap
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Special Delivery Instructions: We cannot give any carrier specific information on where to put your packages or whether to hold/require or not require a signature, you must contact the carrier directly after you receive a tracking or confirmation number.

Tracking: Tracking information will be sent to you as soon as it is available, occasionally there is a 24-72 hour delay in sending tracking if any item(s) had to be shipped from an alternate location.
Note: Tracking numbers will be sent you through an automated e-mail system, the email you submit on your order is the email address you will receive your tracking number .

International Shipping

We offer shipping to a select number of International Countries using UPS and USPS, if you do not see your country listed in the shipping dropdown feel free to contact us.

Whether for refund or replacement please use the RMA form at the bottom of this page for all, if you cannot find your order number or have questions send us a message or give us a call through our contact form

For Refund
Our return period for a refund is 30 days from the date of delivery.
To be eligible for a refund, your item must be in new sellable condition and with any original packaging.

For Replacement
All Coolerguy(s), CG and Cabcool branded items come with a 3 year replacement warranty, all other brands we will replace within 30 days after which you must contact the manufacturer. 

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned
Liquid / Water Cooling systems and related items are subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer.
Their returns handled direct, if you need additional information on the warranty or help in contacting them let us know.
Additional non-returnable items:
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