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Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:01 am

Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Today we look at the H20-220 Edge HD liquid cooling kit by Swiftech. The Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD kit is not like the sealed all-in-one kits we have looked at in the past. It is expandable and upgradeable. Join us as we see how Swiftech's H20-220 Edge HD Kit does against the top sealed kits available today on our Intel X79 test system with the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor.

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The H2O-220 Edge HD kit from Swiftech is solidly built, easy to install, and performs very well. The configurability of the H2O-220 Edge HD kit is nice as it allows the end user the flexibility to make the cooler fit their need, rather than the other way round.



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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Bhench » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:10 am

Nice review Shane.

Gabe really made a nice all in one kit here and the cost shouldn't scare people off as that MCP-35x is $90.00 alone (I have two in my loop) and the radiator is another $45.00, and the Apogee XT is $70.00. You add the tube, reservoir, and fans and $230.00 is actually a great price for what you get. The MCR series of radiators perform very well (I have a MCR-360 as one of my radiators) and that block is one of the best performing on the market today so much better cooling than other all in ones like the H series from Corsair.

The best part is that pump, using PWM allows you to have a totally silent system when surfing and then switch to extreme cooling when you load up your rig.

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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Major_A » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:35 am

From my prior Swiftech experience they can keep it. They did me no favors before. Then after a few months of very light use the pump died. I didn't bother even contacting them. I figured I'd get another leaky pump and it wasn't worth it to me at that point.

Thanks for adding the ability to click on pictures to a larger size. Sometimes it's hard to see what's going on, especially with case reviews. Continue to use clickable/larger pictures please.

On the 4.5GHz graph the Intel WC kit is titled IntelIntel. Just saw that and thought I'd pass it along.
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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby bubba » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:10 am

Yeah the Apogee Drive pump/block combo wasn't a good deal. It was the only Swiftech product I know of that leaked like that. The rad/pump/res combo on this is not like the Apogee Drive. The pump end of the rad is like an aftermarket pump top for the new MCP35X pump.

I never did use the Apogee Drive, but I have had 4 different Swiftech water blocks, I have used multiple MCP355 (Laing DDC) pumps, multiple MCP655 (Laing D5) pumps, and triple and dual radiator components.

Never had one leak on me. Have had pumps die, but they wear out.
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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:51 pm

Major_A wrote:Thanks for adding the ability to click on pictures to a larger size. Sometimes it's hard to see what's going on, especially with case reviews. Continue to use clickable/larger pictures please.


LR will be going through a complete overhaul in around 2 months from now. When the site gets updated all the images in articles from that point on will be clickable. I am moving the site over to a new backend and it will have a new template as well. Lots of good changes come that will update LR to 2012 and not 2002. The design firm is currently working on it, so as soon as they are done and it passes internal testing I will move over to it. I also got in some new servers that I will switch over to around that time as well. So, come Q2 2012 LR will be going through a complete makeover.
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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Bhench » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:15 pm

Major,

Since I do most of the case reviews these days, if there is ever an image you want larger or have a question do not hesitate to ping me either here on the forums or at my e-mail (bill@legitreviews.com) and I would be happy to provide that to you. I am excited about the new site as I think it will make everything much nicer!!

As far as leaking goes, I have run a swiftech MCR-360 for ~ 4 years and a pair of MCP-35X's for ~ 2 years without ever having a leak.
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Re: Swiftech H20-220 Edge HD Liquid Cooling Kit Review

Postby Major_A » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:18 pm

Thanks for the heads up guys.
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