Thursday, August 9th 2018

Swiftech Introduces New Drive X3 All-in-One CPU Cooling Kits

Swiftech is proud to announce the latest advances in All-in-one Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler, the Drive X3. The new X3 AIO series has received a number of improvements, along with a new sizing and naming convention as well.

The Swiftech X3 will be available in two radiator sizes, dual 120mm fans and triple 120mm fans at the time of the release. These will include a new 120mm fan design that include improved static pressure and maximum discharge, lower operation noise level, and Swiftech IRIS compatible addressable RGB's built into the frame of the fans.
Also featured is a fully redesigned patented radiator/reservoir/pump combo with a tempered DIY grade glass reservoir and a leak-proof acrylic-free manifold design. The AIO will come with maintenance free Mayhem ultra-clear tubing, providing an overall custom look and feel of the product. There is also a new PWM and RGB controller: IRIS ECO V2, which features three customizable lighting effects allowing users to select effects and customize color and brightness. Color dyes (red, blue, green) are included along with the best coolant on the market, Mayhem Pastel White Nanofluid Coolant.

The Drive X3 will also feature a new CPU waterblock, the Apogee SKF "LT", which is based on the award-winning Apogee SKF, Swiftech's new waterblock released in 2017. The Apogee SKF "LT" will feature the exact same Skived Fins thermal engine.

The "LT" waterblock housing features an acrylic-free design and 6x Swiftech IRIS addressable LED's for endless customization, and the retention hardware has been enhanced for an even easier, trouble free installation. It is fully compatible with all current desktop processors from Intel and AMD.

For more information on the Swiftech Drive X3 AIO's: http://site.swiftech.com/drivexkits-2-2/#x3

These products are available now, and the MSRP on the Drive X3 AIO's starts at $139.95 USD.
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14 Comments on Swiftech Introduces New Drive X3 All-in-One CPU Cooling Kits

#1
Caring1
Stupid design that doesn't allow for top mount in a push configuration, also that CPU block looks cheap and fragile.
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HZCH
Caring1 said:
Stupid design that doesn't allow for top mount in a push configuration, also that CPU block looks cheap and fragile.
Funnily enough, this stupid design made former swiftech AiO the best in the market, without the leakage shitshow from EKWB and its Predator, or the bad performance/ performance-per-noise of any other brand...
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Caring1
HZCH said:
Funnily enough, this stupid design made former swiftech AiO the best in the market, without the leakage shitshow from EKWB and its Predator, or the bad performance/ performance-per-noise of any other brand...
You have sales figures to back that up Or is that a marketing award?
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Caring1 said:
You have sales figures to back that up Or is that a marketing award?
To be honest I still have the Prestige H220x2 that came before this still works great 2+ years 24/7 use. Same goes for a standard H220x2. My two predator units i reviewed and kept on hand? Both leaked and killed hardware.

While ive seen many AIOs eventually fail, my worst luck was with the Predator kits. My best luck? has been with swiftech for whatever that is worth.

That said EK Phoenix MLC I have is still going strong so it seems EK side of things they got it figured out and its a damn good unit just loud.

For these new units I have sent in a request to get them in for review so will see what happens.
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#5
Sp33d Junki3
Caring1 said:
Stupid design that doesn't allow for top mount in a push configuration, also that CPU block looks cheap and fragile.
Had to be done as Asetek sued them from the H220 series having pump on block. Knowing the cost was the same as there own and perform better.
Swiftech had to change the design so they can sell in the US.

You can do top push, just change the fans around, plus you can still mount 2 fans under the rad.
So 3 on top, 2 under. Which is still plenty. But not needed.

Caring1 said:
You have sales figures to back that up Or is that a marketing award?
The info is everywhere, not hard to google it.
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#6
Arrakis9
The price is inticing, quality questionable. The pictures don't really tell us anything. how about a review tpu?
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#7
ZoneDymo
I think this one looks pretty damn fantastic, want
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#8
Animalpak
It is a good design but the 240mm rad is held back the cooling performance. To me looks just looks very cool.
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#9
Caring1
I have read reviews of previous models, and they all basically say the same, they are good units, but held back by the placement of the pump on the radiator limiting the use of extra fans, and where the unit can be mounted.
Having said that, I would still like one of these for my system.
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crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Arrakis9 said:
The price is inticing, quality questionable. The pictures don't really tell us anything. how about a review tpu?
literally two posts up I mentioned that I have already asked for samples for review. lol
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#11
mnemo_05
what i love about these pump/res combo design is the space that the radiator require. most aio will have 240mm rads but then will be close to 280mm in length due to the tubes coming out at the end, same goes to any custom rad you can buy at the moment.

i was able to fit their h220x2 on the top of a fractal core 500 and there is still enough space for another 120mm rad on the rear. this while keeping all the fans inside the case.

this is a very interesting iteration, i hope it performs equal if not better to compared to the previous versions.
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#12
sinnedone
Caring1 said:
Stupid design that doesn't allow for top mount in a push configuration, also that CPU block looks cheap and fragile.
Difference between pull vs push is 2-3C tops, and that would be with fan RPM at 2000+. Non issue really.
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#13
John Naylor
While never installing a CLC, we have installed dozens of the H220 - X and X2 and they are great for the folks a bit wary of taking on a custom build. Nothing more than a Swiftech Block, Pump and rad from heir custom cooling line preassembled at factory. Nothing cheap in the whole package, and each piece had alreday made a name for itself when sold as separate products. Great design and yes, EK did have a problem (recall) with their original predator line; we never had to deal with it as the cost for the EK was way outta bounds.

https://www.ekwb.com/news/important-notice-from-ekwb-ek-xlc-predator-240-and-360-r1-0-product-recall/

Based upon testing at martinsliquidlab, push has a clear advantage at lower rpm < 1500 ... pull has an advantage at > 1800 rpm and it's basically a wash in the middle. In a typical custom loop, I don't like the fans to exceed 850 rpm. In a Swiftech AIO build, won't see 2000 unless a GFX card added tho in most instances, also add a 2nd rad in which case 1200 rpm is a rarity.
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#14
Vlada011
I only don't like Swiftech CPU Block, everything else is great.
But because of that could be used Maelstrom D5 X50 with Koolance CPU 400 block.
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