Swiftech 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.
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.
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.
|Radiator with integrated pump (1 each)|
|Radiator Material||Brass tubes, louvered copper fins, 12~14 FPI|
|Radiator Body dimensions||290mm x 140mm x 115mm|
|Radiator Fill-port thread class||G 1/4|
|Radiator Barb fittings||Integrated swivel 90° elbows, 3/8″ (10mm) OD|
|Radiator Installation hardware|
|Pump speed control||PWM|
|Pump Speed range||1200 ~ 3000 RPM|
|Pump nominal voltage||12 VDC|
|Pump nominal power||6W|
|Redundant fail safe||Software 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 type||Ceramic shaft, PTFE bearing|
|Pump Power connector||SATA|
|Pump RPM & PWM connector||Mini 4-pin|
|Pump MTBF||60,000 hours|
|Pre-installed Fan (2 each)|
|Dimensions||140mm x 140mm x 25mm|
|Speed range||700+/- 25% ~ 1800+/- 10% RPM|
|Airflow range||35 ~ 90 CFM|
|Static pressure range||0.25 ~ 2.29 mmH20|
|Noise level range||<8.3 ~ <28.8 dB/A|
|Nominal Voltage||12 v|
|Nominal current||0.25 A|
|Apogee XL Waterblock (1 each)|
|Base plate material||C110 copper|
|Cooling engine||0.25mm x 0.25mm micro-pin array|
|Barb fittings||Swivel elbows, 3/8″ (10mm) OD|
|Port thread||G1/4 standard|
|Tubing & Coolant|
|Dimensions||5/8″ x 3/8″ (16/10mm)|
|Coolant||Pre-filled with non-toxic propylene glycol coolant mix|
|Clamps (4 each)|
|Material||Black anodized aluminum|
|PWM splitter (1 each)|
|RPM signal port||Channel 1|
|PWM/RPM connector||Mini 4-pin|
|Installation hardware||Peel-off sticker, mounting screws & nuts|
|Tim-Mate 2, 1g syringe thermal compound|
|Quick Installation Guide|