Swiftech’s New All-In-One Liquid Cooling System, The H220, Raises The Bar

9.9 Overall Score
Price: 9/10
Build Quality: 10/10
Performance: 10/10

Expandable | Near Silent | Competes with Full Custom Solutions

Price is slightly higher than comparable products

Our test setup for this review consists of a custom built PC running the following configuration:

  • 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 custom built PC includes a custom built water cooling loop for the processor only. The parts list includes a Swiftech Apogee HD CPU water block, 1/2″ ID tubing, a Swiftech MCR320 radiator, an MCP 655 pump and custom compression fittings. Total cost was $398.71 excluding shipping and not to mention the time invested in setting up a custom loop. This is the comparison setup for the review we are doing today. As we get more all-in-one liquid cooling solutions from other manufactures, we will create a database of all tested products. Here is a complete list, with pricing, of the custom liquid cooling components mentioned above:

To determine how well each setup performs, we will run LinX through multiple passes and take and average of each temperature reading we get. We will be using CoreTemp64 to monitor temperatures of the cores of our i7 3930K chip. Ambient room temperature during testing was 74 degrees Fahrenheit or 23 degrees Celsius. Results and conclusion will be discussed on the next page.

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2 Comments on "Swiftech’s New All-In-One Liquid Cooling System, The H220, Raises The Bar"

  1. yo February 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Wonder what the temp would have been if you used the penetrator fans instead of the included fans?
    I have a FT02 case and im looking at this H220 or maybe corsair h110 for haswell. My idea was to remove the included fans and just use the penetrators.
    What you guys think?

  2. Kristopher Wandall February 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I have not used penetrator fans before, but the included fans with the H220 are extremely effective and absolutely quiet.

    If the penetrators are rated at higher CFMs, then they would push more air and work better, but that depends on how much noise you want to tolerate.

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