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Replace Hyper 212 Evo with Swiftech H220x
Upgrade 7950 to 290/290x (PCS+ or Vapor X)

Those would be my suggestions.


Hmm, kind of interested in the Swiftech H220x cooler after reading more about it. Seems reasonably priced and really good quality. Also, if I'm not mistaken, is it possible to expand it to include some kind of GPU cooling capability?

Should the Antec P280 support the 240mm radiator? (I can always call them and ask as well of course.)
Edited by Robertdt - 11/30/14 at 4:31pm
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Hmm, kind of interested in the Swiftech H220x cooler after reading more about it. Seems reasonably priced and really good quality. Also, if I'm not mistaken, is it possible to expand it to include some kind of GPU cooling capability?

Yes, the H220x pump is way overkill for just a CPU.
 
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Hold on to your money and put it towards funding for the 300 series GPUs.

Also the Hyper 212 EVO runs very quiet if you keep it on quiet mode, on Intel systems you can get away with as they already run very cool.
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post #14 of 23
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Thanks. I'm thinking about trying the Switftech H220x as I've never done watercooling before and am interested in trying it. I would like to potentially expand it to cool my GPU, at some point, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me:

- Approximately how much would it cost to expand it to cool the GPU
- If I need another radiator to do so, would it also fit into the Antec P280 case? Thanks.
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post #15 of 23
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Thanks. I'm thinking about trying the Switftech H220x as I've never done watercooling before and am interested in trying it. I would like to potentially expand it to cool my GPU, at some point, and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me:

- Approximately how much would it cost to expand it to cool the GPU
- If I need another radiator to do so, would it also fit into the Antec P280 case? Thanks.

You would need a GPU block which would cost you about $120-$130 new or you can buy one on here used for $60-$70 for a full cover block. Also about 10-20$ of fittings and tubing.

Your case doesn't specify where you can mount rads, but looking at pictures it seems like you could mount them in the front if the drive bays are removable or where it says "2x internal 120mm fans". It doesn't seem like your rear fan slot supports a rad as I don't think you have clearance there. You would definitely want at least a 120mm radiator for your GPU along with the 240mm H220x.
 
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Well, I'm thinking about going with the H220x ... however, the reliability reviews for the H220 are incredibly dissuasive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108183

Almost half the reviews suggest the unit doesn't work, and worse, Swiftech won't even replace it with a new unit, but a refurbished unit (completely unacceptable given you pay full price for a new product).

Why even go with the H220x given this apparent situation?
Edited by Robertdt - 12/6/14 at 10:55pm
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Well, I'm thinking about going with the H220x ... however, the reliability reviews for the H220 are incredibly dissuasive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835108183

Almost half the reviews suggest the unit doesn't work, and worse, Swiftech won't even replace it with a new unit, but a refurbished unit (completely unacceptable given you pay full price for a new product).

Why even go with the H220x given this apparent situation?

Reviews like that are never reliable. Look at Newegg reviews for motherboard, why buy any motherboard when almost every review is "doa third time" etc and they all have 3 or less stars?

Also that's not even the correct unit. That's the H220 which is based on Asetek style AIO. The H220x is an entirely different (and significantly better) unit. The H220 is currently not sold in the US by Swiftech, but is re-branded as the Cooler Master Glacer 240. Asetek blocked Swiftech from selling the product in the US over patent trolling so Swiftech designed a new AIO with much higher quality parts and an external pump/res which sits below the radiator and is basically a full fledged pump rather than the crappy ones found in most AIOs CPU blocks.

This is the H220x which is only sold by Swiftech and it's partners (Performance-PCs for example) http://www.swiftech.com/H220-X.aspx
 
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Sweet, good points. I think I'll give it a try.
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Well, I upgraded to the H220x and after switching the fan orientation from intake to exhaust I'm very pleased with the performance. Got 100mhz more OC, better temps, and quieter performance.
I still would like to upgrade something though, maybe for around 1-$200 ... I really can't see what I would upgrade at this point for that price, and I don't want to upgrade my GPU until at least the AMD 300 series comes out.

However, does anyone have any suggestions? Something to increase performance? Something to increase multimedia experience (sound / video) ... ? Rep for all replies.
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Well, I upgraded to the H220x and after switching the fan orientation from intake to exhaust I'm very pleased with the performance. Got 100mhz more OC, better temps, and quieter performance.
I still would like to upgrade something though, maybe for around 1-$200 ... I really can't see what I would upgrade at this point for that price, and I don't want to upgrade my GPU until at least the AMD 300 series comes out.

However, does anyone have any suggestions? Something to increase performance? Something to increase multimedia experience (sound / video) ... ? Rep for all replies.

Get a second monitor? Get a new headset (though you probably already have on that is better than anything in the 1-200$ range)? Upgrade your fans to ones that push more air on lower speeds (Aerocool DS Silence, Noctuas, etc.)? Or if you really want overkill pick up another 16GB G.Skill Trident X kit?

The only things I can really think of outside of a new GPU.
 
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