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Swiftech H320 X2 All-In-One Watercooling Kit Review

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DSC_7915All-in-one (AIO) water cooling units have brought the performance and silence of water cooling to the masses with the simplicity of installing an air cooler. AIOs offer simple installation without the need to bleed the loop. Simply attach the hardware and power cables and you are all set. Recently, water cooling component manufacturers have upped the ante a bit by offering expandable AIOs. This gives the consumer the option to add in optional components such as an extra radiator or GPU waterblock. Swiftech has been a long time manufacturer of both air and water cooling and at CES 2016 they announced the X2 line of their take on AIO. The H320 X2 is a triple 120mm radiator that features a 109ml clear reservoir and the Apogee XL2 CPU waterblock.

Review Sample Provided by: Swiftech
Product Name/Link to Website: H320 X2
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.


The front of the box clearly shows off Swiftech’s new cooler. On the back, there is a nice graphic that shows the dimensions of the unit as well as the technical specifications.


Inside, you’ll find the cooler and accessories tucked away inside a compartmentalized foam insert designed to keep the cooler in one piece during shipping.



Aside from the cooler, the parts list includes: installation guide, an Intel CPU backplate (attached to the waterblock), Intel Socket 2011/-v3 screws, AMD water block mount and screws, fan mounting screws, a PWM hub, colored dye vials, and Swiftech’s TIM Mate thermal paste.




Radiator with patent pending integrated pump and reservoir (1 each)
Radiator body
MaterialBrass tubes, louvered copper fins
Body dimensions127 x 375 x 28 mm
Fill-port thread classG 1/4
Barb fittingsIntegrated swivel 90° elbows, 3/8″ (10mm) OD
Installation hardware
  • Standard: (12) coarse thread fans screws
  • Alternate: (12) 6-32 x 1 3/16 (30mm)  Philips screws
Lighting typeALED
Capacity109 ml
Lighting typeALED
Pump speed controlPWM
Pump Speed range1200 ~ 3000 RPM
Pump nominal voltage12 VDC
Pump nominal power6W
Max. Static Pressure2.8 mH₂O
Max. discharge11 l/mn
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 typeCeramic shaft, PTFE bearing
Pump Power connectorSATA
Pump RPM & PWM connectorMini 4-pin
Pump MTBF60,000 hours
Pre-installed Helix™ Fan (3 each)
Dimensions120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Speed controlPWM
Speed range800+/- 25% ~ 1800+/- 10%  RPM
Airflow range24 ~ 55 CFM
Static pressure range0.53 ~ 2.29 mmH₂O
Noise level range<16 ~ <33 dB/A
Nominal Voltage12 v
Nominal current0.2 A
Bearing TypeZ-axis
ConnectorMini 4-pin
MTBF60,000 hours
Apogee™ XL2 Waterblock (1 each)
Housing materialClear acrylic
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 & processor + socket compatibility
  • For Intel LGA 1150/51/55/56
    • M4 to M3 Standoffs + Back-plate
  • For Intel LGA 2011
    • (4) Spring loaded screws with M4 thread
  • For AMD AM2, AM3, FM1,FM2, 939
    • (2) Pre-assembled brackets & spring loaded screws
    • Bracket installation screws
Lighting typeALED
Tubing & Coolant
MaterialPVC tubing
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 Ports4
RPM signal portChannel 1
ALED connectors3
2 pin connector1
Power connectorSATA
PWM/RPM connectorMini 4-pin
Installation hardwarePeel-off sticker,  mounting screws & nuts
Tim-Mate 2, 1g syringe thermal compound
Quick Installation Guide


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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.
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