Great first AIO unit, with the potential for major upgrade-ability!
12 March 2014
Excerpt: I recently picked up the Cooler Master Glacer 240L (Swiftech H220 Rebrand), and I have been marveled by the build quality and upgrade-ability that Swiftech/CoolerMaster has given in a $100 Aio Cooler. I bought this with the intentions of upgrading to a custom loop as i went on, but i ended up adding a GPU, and 360mm rad to the loop and it has worked great! It is super easy to install.
Summary: I had some issues with an Asus z77 Sabertooth where the water pump would whir audibly at times, except when the system was under load. This seems to be a problem with the bios fan control and the max-min requirements of the pump. To fix this I had to disable Fan control for the CPU in the bios. Then the pump is running at full speed, but you cannot hear it anyway since the whirring stops, so it is fine. You can still use Fan controls for the radiator fans.
Summary: I bought one of these last August when I built my PC, and since then I have had to RMA it three times. The first time was due to a rapid clicking sound coming from the pump, the second time due to outright pump failure, and yesterday morning, despite Swiftech's assurances that the 'new pump design' they sent me would not cause problems, the pump failed yet again. I have asked Swiftech for a refund, as I am sick to the back teeth of this CPU cooler.
Summary: I've had the H220 for about 3 months now and I have nothing but high praise for it. I was looking for a more effective cooler than my old Corsair H60 and was looking at the H100 but stumbled across this one from Swiftech which had good reviews from trusted reviewers on Youtube. The cooler is a little different to most other all-in-one coolers in that the loop can be expanded and the user can add more items such as waterblocks, reservoirs, extra radiators or replacement...
Summary: The pump failed within weeks of fitting it. while it worked it was actually worse performing then the Corsair H100i i'm currently using, whether the lack of performance was due to the pump failing I don't know. pump failure is a common issue on these as seen by Swiftechs own forums, this model is actually obsolete and there is a joint Swiftech and Cooler Master replacement.
Summary: One thing i will say is... If anyone states that this cooler does not give good temps, they have either mis-fitted it or something is a miss. I have an i7 3930k @ 4.7 (1.38v) Both tests on the h100 and the swiftech H220 were done with Akasa Viper 120mm Fans. I recommend the pump at 40% speed as this reduces the noise and has NO impact on the temps.
Summary: I ain't exactly sure if that was an issue with the package but one of the fans is problematic. It does not spin as it is supposed to and it is generating a throttling sound. That is pretty bad for a cooler of its calibre.
Summary: Ungeregelt im Idle viel zu laut; Geregelt, dank PWM sehr einfach, jedoch sind Pumpe und Lüfter auf einem sehr angenehmen Niveau. Verbaut in einem Bitfenix Prodigy; Dual-Radi oben; Push; einsaugend; Temps 4,3 GHz@1,2 V <70°
Summary: Tyst, sval och hyggligt enkel att installera. Har en gammal i7 920 som är lite överklockad och som står inne i tvättstugan där omgivningen oftast är 30C. Chassit är ett Fractal design XL och jag satte radiatorn utanpå chassit. Med min gamla Noctua kylare så låg tempen på ca 70C vid idle och 90C vid mer belatsning. Att köra något tyngre över natten eller liknande fick den att stänga av sig i protest. Numera ligger jag i 50C upp till 60C och allt ser väldigt bra ut.