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SWIFTECH H320 X2 Review

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Posted March 22, 2016 by Josh Jackson in Cooling

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $185 on Newegg
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent Cooling Performance, Low Noise levels, Superior build quality, Great Aesthetics, Everything else about this unit!
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Included thermal paste performed poorly
 
BOTTOM LINE:
With the price, performance and quality, anyone serious about an AIO liquid cooling solution should immediately go to the new X2 series from SWIFTECH. They have a great variety of size ranges so that the enthusiast can pick the right unit
by Josh Jackson
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Introduction

Today we have yet ANOTHER CLC…. Haha! I’m just kidding. What SWIFTECH is doing in the cooling market is unprecedented and to say that it’s “just another” AIO unit would be doing the H320 X2 a vast injustice. That being said, just because a company advertises top features doesn’t mean that a particular unit will measure up. Spoilers: that isn’t the case for our unit here, but we’ll dive into the details soon enough. What SWIFTECH is doing is bringing the custom cooling experience to the PC without all the risks involved in putting water so close to delicate computer parts. I have to say, I was extremely excited to get my hands on this unit and I can’t wait to tell you how it went for me. Just hang in there! We’ll get to the H320 X2 soon, but before we do, let’s hear a word from SWIFTECH.Swiftech_logo_diamond_white_background

Swiftech® was founded in 1994 by Gabriel Rouchon, and incorporated in 2001 under the legal entity name of Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech. Its sales skyrocketed in early 2001 following the release of the famed MC370 line of heatsinks. Reviews of the heatsink in the Internet Press propelled Swiftech® into the limelight as the number one source for high-performance heatsinks in the aftermarket computer parts Industry.
Over the course of the last decade, Swiftech® has emerged as one of the leading forces driving the high-end thermal management scene in the personal computer industry. Pioneering work, innovation, and an uncompromising dedication to high performance and quality have resulted in award winning products setting standards for others to follow. Swiftech® has consistently demonstrated leadership by thinking outside the box, and remains to this day driven by an intense competitive spirit. As a result, Swiftech® is considered by many as one of the founding fathers of the liquid cooling industry for personal computers. This has been accomplished despite intense pressure from heavyweight industry players with powerful sales and marketing acumen. Swiftech® ‘s name is recognized worldwide, and synonymous with Performance, Innovation, Quality and Value.
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2 Comments


  1.  
    Alan Davidson

    First of all I want to congratulate Josh on another great review. I read all of them. I have to say I am impressed with the cooler. Yes I have one. The point about the thermal paste is very true, and for the life of me I cant understand why they couldn’t spend a few cents more on Icy Diamond 24Kt. I make the mistake of using theior Thermal paste on my X220 version and for about a month I was blaming high idle temps on the cooler, when I reapplied the Icy Diamond 24KT my temps dropped 6 degrees C. Plus all the cores were very close to same temp, not like before when Core 2 was 38 and Core 0 was 30 etc. All the cores were not further than 2 degrees apart. The cooler is silent. Cools well and looks fantastic. I might try it with some PETG in the future but for now its awesome enough. Thanks Josh.




  2.  

    I wouldn’t bet on the AMD internal CPU temperatures. Diodes in later AMD CPUs just don’t work properly, so it’s not a good idea to use such CPUs for this kind of comparison.





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