H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit

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Part Number: H220-X
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5-5-15 - NEW accessory release

3 colored windows (Red, Blue, and Green) are now available for the integrated reservoir as a DIY accessory solution.  Disassembly of the reservoir is required, and product warranty will not be voided however, Swiftech will not guarantee the product for leaks once it has been disassembled by the user. The colored windows are available individually in the accessories section. 

The patent pending H220-X  liquid cooling system is Swiftech's next generation all-in-one CPU cooler featuring a dual 120mm copper radiator, and enthusiast grade pump and waterblock. As in previous Swiftech® offerings, the product remains entirely focused on low to inaudible operating noise with extreme thermal performance, and it is engineered to appeal to the broadest possible spectrum of performance oriented users:

  • The kit is shipped factory pre-filled, ready for plug-and-play installation, and it is maintenance free during its warranty period. 
  • Both Swiftech's powerful MCP30 pump and high-pressure Helix fans are PWM compliant devices, allowing the H220-X to be recognized and speed-controlled by the motherboard depending on CPU temperature, just like a regular cooling fan.  
  • As a bonus, the system also includes our PWM splitter allowing connection of up to 8 PWM devices which can then be controlled as one by the motherboard. 
  • Finally, thanks to a clear and user-friendly pictorial installation guide, it could not be easier to install and setup!
  • The system can be entirely customized thanks to easily replaceable tubing and fittings. 
  • Thanks to its powerful pump it can support additional liquid cooled components such as graphics cards and/or additional radiator(s). 
  • The factory fittings can now be upgraded to any G1/4 compatible after-market fittings (an optional adapter is needed for the pump outlet and is available here), which will allow enthusiast users to upgrade their system to 1/2" ID tubing if they wish to.

The H220-X leverages Swiftech's patent pending technology initially developed with the MCR-X20 Drive series of radiators; in this technology, the pump is fully integrated into the radiator instead of being built into the waterblock. Two major improvements were implemented compared to the original MCR-X20 series of radiators:

  • thanks to a revised placement of the pump and reservoir, the H220-X radiator is now the most compact dual 120mm heat exchanger on the market, thus facilitating installation of the unit with any dual radiator compatible case.

  • the reservoir is now transparent and LED backlit, allowing users to inspect the coolant level while enjoying the inner workings of the pump as can be seen below in a customized system that we presented for CES 2014.
Image Source: xtremerigs.net

Finally, as an immediate benefit of this configuration we were able to use our new extreme performance flagship waterblock the  Apogee™ XL which resulted in enhanced thermal performance and flow rate, not to mention superb cosmetic appeal thanks to the XL's multi-color back-lighting capabilities. While only recently released, the Apogee XL has already received two Gold Awards below.


The H220-X carries Swiftech limited 3 year warranty. 



Tab 1

From virtually silent to comfortable audible noise levels Our design objective for all Swiftech products is always to minimize the operating noise while preserving high thermal performance characteristics. At its lowest speed settings, the H220-X system is virtually inaudible. At its maximum speed, it remains within comfortable audible noise levels.
Plug-and-Play The H220-X is probably the easiest AIO liquid cooling kit to install bar none, and is even easier to setup than many high-end air coolers.
Superior Thermal Performance Thanks to its copper & brass dual 120mm radiator, high static pressure Helix 120mm fans, more powerful DC pump than any other AIO on the market, and because it uses the Award winning Apogee™ XL waterblock, the H220-X kit delivers superior thermal performance to any comparably sized system on the market.

The H220-X differentiates itself from other AIO's by its ability to be fully customized, and to support additional liquid cooled components such as graphics cards, chipset,  and/or additional radiator(s).

  • From a practical standpoint, this is possible thanks to:
    • The presence of a reservoir including a fill-port built into the radiator so that the system can be easily emptied or refilled by the user at will,
    • Enthusiast grade 5/8” OD (3/8" ID) black PVC tubing fastened to swivel fittings with an elegant clamping system that users can easily remove and safely re-install.
    • The factory tubing and fittings can be replaced by aftermarket G1/4 compatible offerings of your choice (an optional G1/4 adapter is needed for the pump outlet, and is scheduled for release on 8/15/2014).
  • From a thermal performance standpoint, this is made possible by:
    • The high thermal capacity of the dual 120mm copper and brass radiator
    • The powerful high-pressure pump capable of driving sufficient flow to cool multiple devices in the loop.
    • The award winning flagship Apogee XL waterblock
Automatic speed control or fine-tuning right out of the box Both the pump and the fans are PWM compliant devices, allowing the H220-X to be recognized and speed-controlled by the motherboard depending on CPU temperature just like any standard CPU cooler. As a bonus, the system includes a PWM splitter allowing connection of up to 8 PWM devices which can then be controlled as one by the motherboard.
Maintenance-free As shipped from our factory and installed as directed (*), the H220-X CPU cooler requires no maintenance during its 3 year warranty period; a system refill is recommend at the end of 3 years. Under extreme ambient conditions, the system may need more frequent refills. If upgraded by the user, the interval of time between refills will depend on how users implement their customized loop.
Reliability Both fans and pump are rated for a 60,000 MTBF (Meantime Between Failures)
Support With over 10 years of experience designing, manufacturing and setting up liquid cooling systems, Swiftech® customer service can assist you in setting up and troubleshooting your system 6 days a week, 12 hours a day.

We are here to help!

Tab 2

Radiator with integrated pump (1 each)
Radiator Material Brass tubes, louvered copper fins
Radiator Body dimensions 247mm x 126mm 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) coarse thread fans screws
  • Alternate: (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 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
Speed control PWM
Speed range 800+/- 25% ~ 1800+/- 10%  RPM
Airflow range 24 ~ 55 CFM
Static pressure range 0.53 ~ 2.29 mmH20
Noise level range <16 ~ <33 dB/A
Nominal Voltage 12 v
Nominal current 0.2 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
  • Optional Mounting hardware for AMD AM4
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

Radiator Dimensions

Tab 3

Our Test Results:

Independent Test Results (click on image for link to full article):

Tab 4

Quick Installation Guide (pdf)
PWM Troubleshooting
"All the devices connected to my PWM splitter work at 100% but I cannot vary their speed"
  1. Check that the splitter mini-4 pin PWM signal cable is correctly connected to the CPU_Fan connector of the motherboard
  2. Enable "Manual Fan Control" in the motherboard BIOS
"The device(s) connected to my PWM splitter do not work"
  1. Check that the splitter power cable is connected to the power supply
  2. Check that the non-functioning device female 4-pin connector is correctly inserted in all 4 pins of the splitter connector: in effect, it may be possible to inadvertently offset the female connector by one pin by slightly forcing its insertion, so be careful about this!
"I am getting a "CPU fan error" when I turn on the computer"
  1. Make sure that a device is connected to channel 1 of the PWM splitter. If the motherboard CPU_Fan header does not read an RPM signal, it will return such error by default.
  2. Check that the device connected to Channel 1 of the PWM splitter is correctly inserted in its connector.
  3. Check that the power cable of the PWM splitter is connected to power supply.
"I connected the PWM splitter to an auxiliary 4-pin connector that was indicated as PWM capable by my Motherboard manual, but I can't vary the speed of my devices"
  1. Other than the CPU_Fan connector which is PWM enabled by default, most of the motherboards 4-pin connectors feature two methods of speed adjustment in order to allow control of both types of fans, the 3-pins which are voltage controlled, and the 4-pins which are PWM controlled. As a result, the PWM functionality must be enabled in the BIOS before it can actually work. Please consult your motherboard manual for a "how To".
  2. Since the "CPU_Fan" motherboard connector is PWM enabled by default, we recommend that you connect the splitter to the CPU_Fan connector in order to ascertain its functionality.
"I am connecting the splitter to a PWM fan controller instead of the motherboard, and it doesn't work"
  • Not all PWM fan controllers are compatible. Please read this white paper for further explanations and a list of compatible devices.


Tab 5

Swiftech H220-X CPU cooler receives Tweaktown Editor's Choice Award - Read the entire article
"To purchase anything else in the realm of an AIO is pretty pointless if you have room for the H220-X. We are glad that everyone does not have to miss out on the idea Swiftech tried to bring the world before, and Swiftech stuck to their guns to deliver everyone a new take on a brilliant idea."
A must see for any enthusiast builder .. Linus Tech Tips build the Ultimate Surround Gaming Gaming System, with Swiftech H220-X inside.

Swiftech H220-X receives 3D GameMan 100% QuickAss award - Watch video Review

Swiftech H220-X receives TechPowerUp Editor's Choice award - Read the entire article
"Swiftech has really outdone themselves with the H220-X.  [...] Winning our benchmarks is no small feat, and Swiftech's AIO managed to do so while being surprisingly quiet, which is just fantastic. Competing AIO liquid coolers just can't compare in this regard. Let's not forget the impeccable build quality, and with the option to expand the kit, it just doesn't get any better than the H220-X "

Swiftech H220-X receives HiTech Legion Editor's Choice award - Read the entire article
"[...] the H220X is simply the best performing out-of-the-box cooler you can buy today. Period.[...]There is not a 240mm CLC or air cooler that can beat it, and it does it at 20+ dB quieter than the competing CLCs. To sum it up; the H220X offers better performance, lower noise, better aesthetics, flawless design and build, better components and the option of expandability when compared to a CLC. Putting it gently, choosing any CLC over the H220X would be doing yourself a huge disservice."

Swiftech H220-X reviewed at Overclock.net - Read the entire article
"Swiftech's H220-X is the first CPU cooler that made me say "Wow". It features enthusiast class components in an all in one form factor. It is bridging the gap between consumer and enthusiast cooling."
Overclockers.com gives the H220-X it's Seal of Approval - Read the entire article

"The Swiftech H220-X is an impressive piece of hardware, make no mistake about it. It’s unquestionably the best performing AIO cooler I’ve ever had my hands on. From the moment you take the H220-X out of the box, you’ll be impressed with the build quality and the enthusiast level components that make it up. From their flagship Apogee XL water block, high performance MCP30 pump, to the expandability the unit offers, it’s easy to see Swiftech didn’t cut any corners here. They even enhanced the aesthetic value by lighting up the reservoir’s sight glass and providing the option to change the LED color on the pump.

If you’ve been looking into water cooling your system for the first time, this is the perfect place to start for the beginner. As your knowledge grows, the H220-X can grow with you and be expanded to water cool additional components in your system. If you’re an old hat at water cooling, the quality components Swiftech uses would be a good place to start a simple water cooling loop or as a basis for a more elaborate setup.

The Swiftech H220-X is selling for $139.99 directly from Swiftech’s web site. That’s an absolute bargain for everything you get with the kit. Heck, just the Apogee XL water block alone will cost you half of that. Add a pump, radiator, reservoir, tubing… yea, you get the picture!

If you’re searching for the best all-in-one water cooler with a 240 mm radiator, the search stops here. Overclockers approved!"

Chispy's in-depth user review with many videos on Xtremesystems.org forums:  Read the entire article

"Swiftech H220-X was able to hit a maximum 100% stable overclock of 4900Mhz at a very high voltage of 1.405v cpu v.core staying under 79C all the time during the testing period at 100% cpu load. Incredible performance by the H220-X , it was able to handle all those volts in a hot running Haswell cpu like a Boss , the heat load was massive to handle. 

The contender for the Swiftech H220-X was the Corsair H105 , and I was very disappointed by this aio , I expected better performance really. Corsair H105 was able to hit only 4800Mhz Not completely stable at a maximum voltage of 1.35v cpu v.core only , ( plenty of BSOD + Errors and I did 3 re-mounts of the aio to try my best and give it a good chance to match the same clocks 4900Mhz at 1.405v as the H220-X , but it was impossible as you can see it in the videos at the end ). The very loud noise of the fans and the water-pump working at maximum speeds were trying very hard to cool down the cpu , it was able to finish the testing with temperatures of 82c at 100Mhz less than the H220-X and .55 volts less v.core. The Corsair H105 was unable to handle the heat load of the haswell cpu at 4900Mhz and 1.405v. voltage , so I had to do a 100Mhz downclock and use much less voltages to get it somewhat stable at 4800Mhz and only 1.35v , that's all the H105 had at maximum Fans , Pump speeds , it ran out of cooling performance that's the truth.

Clearly the very high end components and innovations of the Swiftech H220-X makes a big difference in Perfromance and it shows , all at a very low noise almost silent. To maxed out your cpu while looking for those last Mhz and 100% stability I can highly recommend the H220-X , unrival performance while silent.

Big thumbs up to Swiftech for bringing into the market such a great product , All those innovations , High end components and thinking out of the box from Swiftech on the H220-X is what separate the Men from the Boys.

The Winner Of This Overclocking Report and Shootout Is The Swiftech H220-X Gold CUP Award Winner For High Performance and Innovations !"

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End User Reviews

(30 Ratings, 10 Reviews) Average Rating:
Went on sale 1 day after
kenneth hutchinson (Henrico, VA) 1/19/2016 5:00 AM
I found out they went on sale 1 day after I bought this one. I would have went with the better cooling with the sale. I have a 8 core AMD FX 9370 and it gets hot. the radiator will cool it but you have to have a lot more air pulling it out of the case.
great starter
shaun england (F.P. CA) 9/15/2015 11:20 AM
This pump and radiator combo works well. It keeps my i7 4790k around 32c to 45c. it's a lot quieter than I thought it was going to be. The only thing that i didn't like is the red replacement piece for the CPU block. When the leds are on it glows more orange then red.
Dan Melchert (Tinley Park, IL) 7/23/2015 4:46 PM
So I had an NZXT Kraken x60 on my DELIDDED 4770K and still couldn't keep my temperatures under control. (85 C) Think it might have been a bad cooler out of the box... had it for a long time though, because temps weren't too crazy unless benching. Anyhow, on to the H220-X... This cooler is amazing!!! I'm running 4.2 Ghz on all 4 cores, and Prime 95 for 24 hours couldn't get my chip above 55 Celsius! To drop my temperatures 30 C on load is nuts! Couldn't have asked for a better product!!!
great when it worked
Sean Carey (Madison, WI) 1/18/2015 4:43 PM
Worked great on my 4790k...till the pump randomly died.... but it died in a way that the mobo did not see it as dead, so my pc cooked and cooked till it hit the thermal limit and crashed... Will not be making another Swiftech purchase.. Hoping I can fix it, seems like it is likely the T260 IC chip in the wiring harness.
Good performance when working
Richard Chizmar (Saint Peters, MO) 1/13/2015 9:59 AM
The H220-X does a very good job of cooling my i7-4790k when it isn't leaking water from the crack it developes in the clear window at the bleed screw. This has happened to two reservoirs in two months. Customer service handled the first failure very well. Not satisfied with with solution offered on second failure.
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