Swiftech H240-X AIO CPU Cooler Review

DSC_7019Swiftech is a name that most “older” overclockers and water cooling enthusiasts know from the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Back then, Swiftech was a leader in both the air cooling and water cooling market place. Thankfully, Swiftech has maneuvered it’s business to stay alive over the years and is still producing products today. Early on, Swiftech was known for their air cooling heatsinks on the socket 370 and even more so when AMD released the thermal nightmare known as the Athlon and has been a player in the market ever since.

Fast forward a decade and a half and you will see Swiftech hasn’t slowed down. A quick glance at their website will show that they have a lot of products to offer: from air coolers, to individual water cooling products, to component based kits, and even All-in-One (AIO) water cooling units. AIO coolers are designed to bridge a gap between air cooling and water cooling. These coolers take on the simplicity of installing an air cooling unit with most of the performance of a custom loop water cooling setup. However, some manufacturers have taken AIO coolers to a different level by designing the coolers to be customizable for expansion. These AIO’s can be opened, drained, and allows for installation of different radiators as well as water blocks to other components such as GPU’s, memory or chipsets. The Swiftech H240-X is just such a cooler. It features dual 240mm fans, a high fin density radiator, and the award winning apogee water block.

Review Sample Provided by: Swiftech
Product Name/Link to Website: Swiftech H240-X
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Packaging

The packaging of the H240-X is really pretty simple. On the front of the box there’s an image of the assembled cooler along with a brief summary and the socket compatibility. On the back, there is a nice graphic that shows the dimensions of the unit as well as the technical specifications.

 

Inside, the cooler and all the accessories are tucked away neatly in a compartmentalized fiber inner container. The parts and pieces fit pretty tight in here and should keep them from bouncing around during shipping.

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Aside from the cooler, the parts list includes: installation guide, an Intel CPU backplate, Intel Socket 2011/-v3 screws, AMD water block mount and screws, a PWM hub, colored water block inserts, and Swiftech thermal paste.

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Specifications
Radiator with integrated pump (1 each)
Radiator MaterialBrass tubes, louvered copper fins, 12~14 FPI
Radiator Body dimensions290mm x 140mm x 115mm
Radiator Fill-port thread classG 1/4
Radiator Barb fittingsIntegrated swivel 90° elbows, 3/8″ (10mm) OD
Radiator Installation hardware
  • Standard: (8) 6-32 x 1 3/16 (30mm)  Philips screws
Pump speed controlPWM
Pump Speed range1200 ~ 3000 RPM
Pump nominal voltage12 VDC
Pump nominal power6W
Redundant fail safeSoftware current limiting fail-safe AND hardware shutoff built-into the pump power wires. The hardware fail safe is only triggered in case of a firmware malfunction.
Pump Bearing typeCeramic shaft, PTFE bearing
Pump Power connectorSATA
Pump RPM & PWM connectorMini 4-pin
Pump MTBF60,000 hours
ROHSCompliant
Pre-installed Fan (2 each)
Dimensions140mm x 140mm x 25mm
Speed controlPWM
Speed range700+/- 25% ~ 1800+/- 10%  RPM
Airflow range35 ~ 90 CFM
Static pressure range0.25 ~ 2.29 mmH20
Noise level range<8.3 ~ <28.8 dB/A
Nominal Voltage12 v
Nominal current0.25 A
Bearing TypeZ-axis
ConnectorMini 4-pin
MTBF60,000 hours
ROHSCompliant
Apogee XL Waterblock (1 each)
Base plate materialC110 copper
Cooling engine0.25mm x 0.25mm  micro-pin array
Barb fittingsSwivel elbows, 3/8″ (10mm) OD
Port threadG1/4 standard
Installation hardware
  • For Intel LGA 1150, 1155, 1156 (pre-installed by default)
    • Back-plate
    • (4) Spring loaded screws & washers
  • For Intel LGA 2011
    • (4) Spring loaded screws & washers
  • For AMD AM2, AM3, FM1,FM2, 939
    • (2) Pre-assembled brackets & spring loaded screws
    • Bracket installation screws
  • Optional back-plate available for Intel legacy socket 775 and 1366
Tubing & Coolant
MaterialPVC
ColorBlack
Dimensions5/8″ x 3/8″ (16/10mm)
CoolantPre-filled with non-toxic propylene glycol coolant mix
Clamps (4 each)
MaterialBlack anodized aluminum
PWM splitter (1 each)
PWM Ports8
RPM signal portChannel 1
Power connectorSATA
PWM/RPM connectorMini 4-pin
Installation hardwarePeel-off sticker,  mounting screws & nuts
ROHSCompliant
Tim-Mate 2, 1g syringe thermal compound
Quick Installation Guide

 

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