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Swiftech H220 X2 Review

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From the Swiftech website:
Swiftech was founded in 1994 by Gabriel Rouchon, and incorporated in 2001 under the legal entity name of Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech. Its sales skyrocketed in early 2001 following the release of the famed MC370 line of heatsinks. Reviews of the heatsink in the Internet Press propelled Swiftech® into the limelight as the number one source for high-performance heatsinks in the aftermarket computer parts Industry.

Over the course of the last decade, Swiftech has emerged as one of the leading forces driving the high-end thermal management scene in the personal computer industry. Pioneering work, innovation, and an uncompromising dedication to high performance and quality have resulted in award winning products setting standards for others to follow. Swiftech® has consistently demonstrated leadership by thinking outside the box, and remains to this day driven by an intense competitive spirit. As a result, Swiftech® is considered by many as one of the founding fathers of the liquid cooling industry for personal computers. This has been accomplished despite intense pressure from heavyweight industry players with powerful sales and marketing acumen. Swiftech's name is recognized worldwide, and synonymous with Performance, Innovation, Quality and Value.

Swiftech was formed way back in 1994. It wasn't until 2000-2001 that they really made a dent in the CPU-cooling market. The release of the MC370, an air cooler, had them go from obscure to famous. Since then, they have expanded into liquid-cooling, which is what they specialize in today.

With the release of their Apogee CPU blocks, Komodo GPU blocks, Helix fans, tubing, fittings, and more, they have turned into a one-stop shop for water-cooling parts. However, not content with sitting around, they started applying everything they had to liquid-cooling kits that have now evolved into ready-to-go, pre-filled, but expandable all-in-one liquid coolers.

Which leads us to today's review of the Swiftech H220 X2. Swiftech's new units with the Prestige moniker, of which I reviewed one earlier, hold the enthusiast crown. The more value-oriented H220 X2, on the other hand, forgoes fancy fans and fittings in favor of delivering good bang-per-buck. Featuring all the same core parts, I expect great performance, but let's get down to the details first!

SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+
CPU BLOCK:Material: Acrylic Housing & Copper Base
RADIATOR:Dimensions: 127 mm x 254 mm x 28 mm
Material: Brass & Copper
PUMP:Speed: 1200-3000 RPM (PWM)
Power: 6W
Max Static Pressure: 2.8 mH2O
Max Discharge: 11 l/mn
FAN:Model: NB-eLoop
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 700 - 1800 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 35 - 90 CFM
Fan Noise: 8.3 - 28.8 dBA
FEATURES:Clear 16 mm x 10 mm PVC Tubing
Plug and play with option for customization
Maintenance free, no refill required
Integrated ALEDs with manual controls
WARRANTY:Three year
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