Swiftech H220 CPU Cooler Review
Cases and Cooling
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Swiftech has been a major player in the water-cooling industry since 2001, but up to this point it they had not created a self-contained AiO unit. The H220 changes this though, as it is the first unit designed by Swiftech, and instead of creating a CoolIT, or Asetek knockoff Swiftech made a custom cooler that promises high thermal performance at low acoustic levels via an advanced design only Swiftech could make.
Delving a bit deeper into what this cooler can do though really shows off why DIY system builder should chose the H220 over the rest of the coolers on the market. First off this unit has a built in reservoir that can be refilled. The benefit of this cannot be over stated. All of the current AiO coolers do not allow the owner to refill the liquid without voiding the warranty. The fact you can refill the H220 is major set forward in the AiO industry and on that we hope catches on with other vendors.
Another aspect of the H220 that makes it unique is its modular design, which allows the cooler to go beyond just cooling the CPU. By simply adding more tubing and filling the reservoir with additional water the H220 can cool multiple graphics cards, the chipset and VRM along with the CPU. Again this is a first for an AiO cooler and is the reason Swiftech uses a pump that is nearly 5x more powerful than those found in standard coolers.
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.