Simply put, what we have here is a game changer in the all-in-one water cooling segment. No longer are we throttled by the regurgitation of re-badged Asetek/CoolIT units. The upgrade path the H220 offers is something that should pique the interest of those looking to enter the water cooling world for the first time and those who are more seasoned. If you want to add an additional radiator to your loop or put your video card(s) under water, rest assured the H220 pump can handle the task. We actually saw this scenario working extremely well during our visit with Swiftech at this year’s CES show.
The unit simply screams quality, top to bottom. I love the fact Swiftech implemented a copper block design akin to their most prominent stand alone CPU water blocks. They also managed to make the H220 acoustically pleasing, especially when you control both the fans and pump via PWM. Having the ability to drain and refill the system is another added bonus, especially for those of you who are diligent about cleaning or have a favorite liquid you like to use. Another thing I really like is the increased inside diameter tubing size when compared to most other AIO units (3/8″ vs 1/4″). And, of course, if you don’t like the color of the stock tubing or need to expand it, it’s easily replaced. The list of innovations just goes on and on!
With a suggested retail price of $139.99 (according to Swiftech), the H220 is an absolute bargain. Unfortunately, for those of you chomping at the bit to grab one of these, you have to wait a little longer as it’s scheduled for a late February 2013 release.
Innovation, great performance, expandability, acoustically pleasing, and affordable. Most definitely, Overclockers approved!
Amazing job Swiftech