Summary: The Swiftech H220 Liquid CPU Cooler is the best All-In-One water cooling solution on the planet, hands down. With an incredible pump, durable tubes, large radiator, two 120mm fans and the ability to add components to the loop makes this a must have. This is an overclockers wet dream!
Conclusion: Swiftech’s H220 Liquid CPU cooler costs £106.99 in the United Kingdom and currently SpecialTech is the only place where you can buy it at a competitive price. At this price the Swiftech H220 is about 10-15% more expensive than the Corsair H100i and Corsair H110 and similarly priced to the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme and NZXT Kraken X60. For me this pricing is excellent because the quality and potential of the Swiftech H220 is second-to-none.
Pros: Amazing value for money considering the quality of components, Expandability, Powerful 6W pump, Quiet 120mm fans, 8 channel fan controller/splitter, High quality thermal grease, Excellent performance, 3 year warranty
Cons: Loud pump at 12 volts, Currently limited availability
Excerpt: One of the biggest selling points of Swiftech’s all in one cooler, the H220 is it’s claim to be a fully expandable liquid cooling system. By this they mean it is possible to add other cooling elements to the self contained loop. This would mean that for the price of only $139.99 USD you can buy for yourself the complete set of core components needed for a custom liquid cooling loop, something that would normally cost around $300.
Summary: Final Thoughts
So what does it take to produce the best AIO cooling system on the market? Well it helps to have over 10 years of experience in liquid cooling, but I think it could be best attributed to the 3 years of R&D that Swiftech has invested into this product. What we have here is a masterpiece of critical thinking and engineering coming together to give us an extraordinary cooling product.
The list of accolades could go on and on.
Pros: Price is spot on, Performance is unequaled at this level, Noise is very minimal, Ease of use, Expandability
Cons: Not all fittings are replaceable with G1/4 ones, Screws are not locked into the wings of the block well
Excerpt: After a long talk with Gabe from Swiftech at CES, I finally got to get to my own testing of their new AIO coolers. The news of these has been flooding websites and there is no reason at this point to not disclose the product since it is all the rage as of late. The new H220 is an AIO cooler that should make every other AIO builder on the planet stand up and take note as to what Swiftech is now bringing to the table.
Excerpt: With our recent review of the Swiftech H220 up on our front page, we found it necessary to do a further comparison with Corsair’s H100i. The H100i is Corsair’s newest all-in-one liquid cooling solution with designs based on CoolIt’s OEM products. This comparison review will be done using our existing data from the H220 and custom liquid cooling solution along with a similarly spec’d system in identical ambient temperatures with near identical setups.
Pros: Swiftech: Easily outperforms competition
Cons: Corsair: Rehashed CoolIT design that does not perform as well
Excerpt: The Swiftech H220 has actually caused quite a stir in the enthusiast community. It's the first time one of the big water cooling brands has released an 'all in one' unit. The thing is, this is actually more of a prebuilt kit rather than a sealed all in one because it can be expanded. This has some interesting positives, but we fear a lot of potentially negative points too.
Conclusion: Il delicato e al tempo stesso affascinante mondo del liquid cooling ha conosciuto negli ultimi anni un notevole fermento, derivante dall'impegno dei produttori nella ricerca di soluzioni che ne aumentassero l'accessibilità, così da far crescere di anno in anno l'utenza interessata a questo genere di soluzioni.
Pros: Prestazioni al vertice per gli all-in-one, Elevata silenziosità, Possibilità di manutenzione e ampliamento del loop, Unico AIO con radiatore in rame, Componenti di qualità assoluta, PWM Splitter in dotazione
Cons: Gestione degli RPM di pompa e ventole migliorabile
Conclusion: Para finalizar, el Swiftech H220 sin duda refleja la experiencia que caracteriza a la compañía designando años de desarrollo y selección de componentes para marcar una pauta en el mercado de sistemas de refrigeración todo en uno (AIO), haciendo a un lado el concepto de sistema “sellado” pero entregando una solución más cercana a lo que usuarios avanzados buscarían a menor costo.
Pros: Expandible, permite colocar mas bloques adicionales., Ventiladores de alto rendimiento, Radiador de cobre para mejor rendimiento., Mangueras sumamente flexibles., Rendimiento resaltable., Diseño 100% de Swiftech., Controlador de ventiladores PWM externo incluido., Listo para mantenimiento y cambio de mangueras, entre otros.