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If the Swiftech H220's performance is a little underwhelming, this is why. The H220 itself is definitely a strong radiator, but Swiftech clearly tuned their fans for acoustics instead of performance. At 30% fan speed only the X60 and H110 can offer both better thermal performance and fan speed, but at 100% fan speed, the louder, more aggressive fans are just able to push more cool air through their respective radiators.

What must be kept in mind is that while the H220 isn't necessarily blowing up the charts, the noise levels and thermal performance need to be connected and placed in context. The H220 is able to deliver competitive performance at lower noise levels than the competing radiators, and really only has to worry about the Corsair H110 and Kraken X60 beating it. Both of those are much harder to fit into most cases, too, a problem the Swiftech H220 doesn't have.
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Yeah, copper > alu.
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Wasn't expecting H220 to lose in temps like that.
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post #4 of 86
Noe, get so 2500rpm fans in there and watch those numbers get lower. smile.gif
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Well @ the Swiftech presentation they had it vs a 100i both @ 1400rpm and it beat the 100i by a couple of C, now i c this chart and it looses vs the 100i ? rolleyes.gif

How much money did corsair pay anandtech?
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^ read again
it's the new H110i that's beating it...not the H100i that Swiftech tested.

99% of decision to get a new cooler in March will still be going towards Swiftech...it's a real liquid cooler completely designed by its own company (unlike Corsair & NZXT) AND you can expand it.
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Quote:
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Well @ the Swiftech presentation they had it vs a 100i both @ 1400rpm and it beat the 100i by a couple of C, now i c this chart and it looses vs the 100i ? rolleyes.gif

How much money did corsair pay anandtech?

when it comes to reviewing any type of cooler, be it HSF or WC, its hard to accurately test it as its the most volatile to change like ambient temperatures, mounting, luck of a good unit, TIM working right, and CPU being used. The only thing that usually will stay universal is Fan DBA
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If I'm reading the charts correctly, the Swifttech kit performs the best out of all 120mm kits, and is only out performed by the Kraken x60, and H110i, both of which are dual 140mm kits.
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Does anandtech use multiple mounts when testing air or water coolers? They don't mention it in the article, however Stren and martin's testing both showed that the difference between a good and average mount can be several degrees.
 
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h100 beating h100i? frown.gif
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