Swiftech has unveiled a new the H220 liquid CPU cooler, which can be expanded to use more radiators and cooling blocks to create a custom water cooling loop.
Swiftech's H220 all-in-one liquid CPU cooler is meant to bridge the gap between closed loop water cooling, such as Corsair's H100i or Thermaltake's Water 2.0, and custom water cooling loops. The H220 comes as a closed loop, maintenance free CPU cooler. However, the entire kit can be disassembled and expanded to create a hybrid custom loop.
There are a handful of features that really make Swiftech's H220 stand out. For starters, built into the CPU block users will find a powerful 6 watt pump. While this power would mean little in the stock configuration, it's meant to allow flexibility to expand the loop to support more radiators and cooling blocks without having to add another pump or replace the entire CPU block. Moreover, the pump is rated for a MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of a respectable 60,000 hours.
Another feature that stands out are the pressure optimized, low RPM fans. They are able to run at a remarkably low speed of just 800 RPM. This, in combination with the powerful pump allows the H220 to run quietly. Moreover, the main radiator is made of a copper core rather than the cheaper aluminum core found on other products, which allows for even better heat transfer. The reservoir is also built onto the main radiator and can be user-refilled.
Swiftech has built the H220 CPU liquid cooling kit to be maintenance free during the entirety of its 3 year warranty period.
Availability is expected to be around the end of February, and the suggested retail price is $139.95.