Swiftech H220 Liquid CPU Cooler Review



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When it comes to the world of All In One (AIO) liquid CPU cooling systems you’ll be hard pressed to find something that isn’t made by either Asetek or CoolIT and rebranded under various company’s product lines, the Antec Kuhler and Corsair Hydro series to name a couple of examples. Very few companies have the know-how and expertise to devise their own custom built AIO systems from all their own parts. However, Swiftech stand out clearly from the crowd with their latest innovation, the Swiftech H220.

The Swiftech H220 is particularly unique for a few reasons. First is that it features a powerful pump, the integrated pump is partially derived from the custom loop Apogee Drive II pump and packs way more power than you’ll find with any other pump on the AIO market. The second is that the Swiftech H220 is fully-expandable unlike all other solutions on the market which cannot be expanded. Finally, as mentioned previously, it is a totally custom design not mad by Asetek or CoolIT and it is the closest thing you can get to a custom water cooling system without building one yourself. This custom design packs copper fins on the radiator compared to aluminium on the Asetek and CoolIT units.

Below you can see the packaging. This points out the 3 year warranty which is an impressive warranty duration for Swiftech to be offering.

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The back features technical details and a labelled diagram for those who are interested.review_images_130309_18

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  • Jordan Buck

    Great review Ryan, I’ve been reading all of your all in one watercooling reviews making a wishlist for a PC build I’m dreaming up for when I get settled in with my new job and hopefully can save for a build. This looks like one of the best ones you’ve reviewed and the H100 looks pretty sweet as well. Probably by the reviews I’m leaning more towards adding this one to my wishlist.

    I’m not a novice to computer building and have build all my old builds and builds for friends but I am absolutely clueless with watercooling, sounds like this one is perfect as you say the installation is extremely simple in the review, so do you think this would make a good first delve into watercooling?

    Thanks,

    JB

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Martin/1258108688 Ryan Martin

      Yes I would highly recommend this one as probably the best. It has got to be between this and the Corsair H100i. It isn’t really watercooling per se because you don’t actually have to do anything above and beyond what you would do for the installation of a normal air cpu cooler. The h100i is cheaper and gives you a better warranty duration, while the swiftech h220 is more expensive and has a shorter warranty but uses better quality components, is marginally quieter and is expandable. I’d personally rather pay more for the Swiftech H220 because it is has a much better pump, better radiator and a really nice fan controller. The H100i has advantages in having better fans and LED customisations. It is a tough one

      • rms

        Surely the H110 is the best compromise between performance and noise output?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Martin/1258108688 Ryan Martin

          Sure, if you have the space for it.