The Corsair Hydro series popularized closed-looped liquid cooling solutions among hardware enthusiasts and offered cool, visual appealing units without the hassle of a complicated install procedure. Given the popularity of these Corsair products, other manufacturers have entered the all-one-one liquid cooling space including Cooler Master, NZXT, SilverStone and more!
One of the most intriguing alternatives came from Swiftech with the original H220 and H320 expandable liquid coolers. Sadly, availability in the UK was very scarce and a patent dispute resulted in both products being removed from sale. The revised versions came in 240mm and 280mm configurations and opted for an extremely stylish aesthetic design. Additionally, the copper radiator and powerful pump greatly exceeds the capabilities of the competition.
Sadly, the 220-X and 240-X encountered problems with distribution and could only be purchased via US import or an online chain in the Netherlands. As you might expect, import duty from the USA is ridiculously high, and it’s always a risk buying from retailers in foreign countries. Both the 220-X and 240-X have been on the market for some time with no UK retail samples in stock from any retailer. Thankfully, Scan has secured a supply of the 220-X and 240-X and in stock right now for purchase with next day delivery.
In terms of pricing, the 220-X retails for £144.98 while the larger 280mm variant costs £154.99. This isn’t a bad price considering the build quality, LED block, copper radiator and expansion options.