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Swiftech H220 Advanced AiO Liquid CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion

Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013

The new hot thing is the All in One watercooler (AiO).  You have seen these coolers before and they are designed to be a high performance replacement for the large tower aircooler.  Of course you can get these coolers in a variety of different formats but none of them allowed you to remove the hoses and add additional components.

Seems Swifttech has that covered.

Swiftech’s first foray into the AiO market, the H220, makes a profound and definitive statement regarding their expertise and experience in liquid cooling. The Swiftech H220 takes the entire concept of AiO liquid cooling to another level by featuring enthusiast class components combined with the ability to open the loop to add components. Properly offering an open loop is far more involved than the H220’s simple inclusion of 3/8” swivel barb tubing connections, it involves the inclusion of a high head pressure pump capable of reliably keeping the flow going to added radiators and cooling blocks. A copper cooling block offers a very large, nicely polished contact surface. The Swiftech H220’s pump is far meatier than we have seen in AiO offerings, and is PWM controlled with rated speeds of 1200-3000rpm.

Cooler Master had a similar cooler setup on display at CES.  It would seem that watercooling is about to make another full circle in the race to chase their tail.  First there was the DIY movement and plenty of custom block designs coupled with pond pumps.  Next, was the self contained watercooler that brought watercooling to the mainstream and even adopted by Intel.  Now, we are seeing a crossover between AiO and DIY.

Who here thinks that is a good idea?

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