Swiftech H220 with GPU Loop Added

10 Overall Score
Adding to Loop: 10/10
Performance: 10/10
Quality: 10/10

Extremely easy to add to existing loop | Does not void warranty

Refilling loop may scare beginners away

Our testing setup is identical to the one used in our Swiftech H220 review. A full specification list can be found below.

  • Intel Core i7 3930K @ 4.0GHz
  • EVGA X79 SLI motherboard
  • 16GB of VisionTek DDR 3 RAM
  • OCZ iBiS 240GB SSD
  • EVGA GTX 680
  • Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W PSU
  • Silverstone Raven 2 case

The software we used was LinX 0.6.4 for CPU load testing and Furmark 1.10.0. In order to push the H220 to the max, we ran both tests simultaneously. Idle temps of both GPU and CPU were taken 45 minutes after the system was running. Load temps were taken from the results of the Furmark test and from observing the max load temps of the CPU. Ambient room temperature was 23 degrees Celsius.

Below are the idle temps of our Intel Core i7 3930K running at 4GHz. You can see that temperatures were taken with our custom setup, the H220 and the H220 with the GPU water block added in. Results for the last two remained unchanged as there was no additional heat being swept away while the system was idle.

In our load results, we see an increase in CPU temp of about 10 degrees Celsius across all cores.

Our GPU testing results include stock fan readings as well as those taken with the MCW82 installed. Idle temps remain basically unchanged, but load temperatures differ up to 15 degrees Celsius with the water block.

The MCW82 can be purchased from Swiftech for $56.95. The MC8800 kit retails for $39.95 and each compression fitting is $3.99. For $104.88 plus shipping, you can a GPU loop to the H220. With a retail price of $139.95 for the H220 and a total price of 244.83, this setup is hard one to beat.

Swiftech markets the H220 as an All-in-one CPU cooler that is fully customizable. We have to agree that it certainly is and adding to the CPU loop is relatively painless. The increase in CPU temperature was expected when running both tests simultaneously. A decrease of 15 degrees Celsius on the GTX 680 was a welcomed surprise. While other manufactures are introducing basically the same product under different names, Gabe and his team have hit a home run with a custom unit that can’t be beat.

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