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Swiftech H240-X AIO CPU Cooler Review

A Closer Look at the Swiftech H240-X »

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.

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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
  • Standard: (8) 6-32 x 1 3/16 (30mm)  Philips screws
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
ROHS Compliant
Pre-installed Fan (2 each)
Dimensions 140mm x 140mm x 25mm
Speed control PWM
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
Bearing Type Z-axis
Connector Mini 4-pin
MTBF 60,000 hours
ROHS Compliant
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
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
Material PVC
Color Black
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)
PWM Ports 8
RPM signal port Channel 1
Power connector SATA
PWM/RPM connector Mini 4-pin
Installation hardware Peel-off sticker,  mounting screws & nuts
ROHS Compliant
Tim-Mate 2, 1g syringe thermal compound
Quick Installation Guide


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