From the moment you receive the box, to the point you get to fire up your system, you realize SWIFTECH is committed to bringing the best liquid cooling experience possible. The H320 X2 is the perfect unit for enthusiasts looking to get into liquid cooling, but who aren’t quite ready for figuring out a custom loop. In some ways, the H320 X2 is the unit for custom loop builders who want to save time by not having to build a custom loop. There’s really no other way to describe this unit than a pre-assembled custom loop. Even the term all-in-one doesn’t do SWIFTECH justice and the term closed-loop-cooling is just an atrocity. This unit has a grade A look, feel and quality to it.
Performance is stellar. Sure, the H320 X2 may not have taken every crown, but it’s only a minor fan upgrade from sealing the competition. If you already have some 120mm Noctuas or Cougars lying around, you can add to the performance while saving a few bucks from the Prestige. This doesn’t mean the included Helix fans are bad, it just means there’s higher performers. On the other hand, look no farther than the Prestige unit if you want that extra airflow performance right out of the box. The fact the H320 X2 doesn’t sacrifice acoustics to maintain top of the line performance is stellar. Even if a fan is meant to be loud, it still makes a person think something is wrong with your PC if the noise levels are ridiculously high.
Here’s the crown to take all crowns. The H320 X2 was $165 on Newegg, which is it’s suggested retail price. That being said, the unit is now running $185 there and $190 on Amazon. This is up from when I first checked, which is no doubt due to demand. The suggested retail is still $165 on SWIFTECH’s site, but I’m not sure what the cost of shipping would be. Honestly, this unit is a steal at $165! The quality, performance and features are overwhelming. Is it worth $185? Certainly! I would still recommend waiting until supply levels out with demand, but the unit is certainly deserving of this price in my opinion. Even though the cost is more than your average CLC unit, the extra dollars are certainly worth what you get. We happily award the SWIFTECH H320 X2, the Pure Overclock Editor’s Choice Award!