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mattlef September 3, 2010 07:37 PM

New Swiftech H20-X20 Edge cooling kits
Click here for Press Release


Originally Posted by gabe at XS
Hi Guys;

Following a long established tradition, I wanted to give the members of this forum some sneak pics and info on the upcoming series of H20-X20 Edge cooling kits. To the members of the Media who frequent this forum, please wait for the upcoming press release prior to publishing news about this.

This is not a "casual" release for us, as we consider these devices to be the next step in the evolution of consummer liquid cooling kits (Darwin, can you hear me :D ?)

The kits are based on no less than 3 (three) NEW products.. ready?

  • Revision 2 of the MCR X20 Drive heat exchangers: allows installation in both horizontal and vertical orientations :cool:
  • New MCP35X pump, with PWM control, variable speed from 1300 rpm to 4500 rpm :cool:
  • New Apogee XTL water-block, a budget-friendly variant of the XT with same performance, but a Delrin housing, and no reversible ports cover :cool:

Here are the pics:

H20-220 Edge


H20-320 Edge


The new MCR-X20 Drive Revision 2 series:


and finally, the new Apogee XTL


I personnaly installed these kits in several systems, the first one back at CES earlier this year where I demonstrated a silent system equipped with an overclocked quad and (2) GTX295's in SLI (had to demo it in a hotel room so ppl could hear the absence of noise), the second in my own workstation :p:, and the third in a high end system built in a mountainmods case for EVGA at Quakecon. Installation of the kit took me less than an hour, and the performance range is simply superb.

The kits include all kind of goodies, several hardware packs and a radbox for multiple radiator installation strategies both internal and external, hardware for a case fill-port cover, and an installation CD that took me months to prepare, including 24 detailed 3D models of various case configurations. Here are snap shots of a few examples below:







Regarding performance, you guys already have all the information you need, since I used these kits to perform all my tests in the articles posted here and here

Here are some more clarifications that I'm sure will come up in subsequent questions:

New MCP35X pumps: no pics, since it is built into the radiator... but I can certainly hint that a new pump with a Swiftech hi-performance top is upcoming this month.

New Apogee XTL: this waterblock will not be sold individually until the end of September.

And now for MSRP pricing:

H20-220 Edge: $309.95
H20-320 Edge: $339.95 :cool:
MCR-220 Drive (Rev2) with MCP35X pump: $212.95
MCR-220 Drive (Rev2) without pump: $131.95
MCR-320 Drive (Rev2) with MCP35X pump: $225.95
MCR-320 Drive (Rev2) without pump: $144.95
Apogee XTL: $59.95

Availability: we are starting to ship to retail channels this week, so expect to see the products at your favorite Swiftech store by mid-end of next week.

I will be monitoring this post today if there are any questions.

Looks like a very decent all in one kit, perfect for WC starters like myself :D

martin_metal_88 September 3, 2010 07:41 PM

Damn! Maybe my HTPC will be watercooled :O who know. This is a nice find Mattlef!

sswilson September 3, 2010 07:44 PM

Yeah, looks like a worthy successor to the apogge drive which performed reasonably well when paired with a 220 rad/res, but which had a batch of bad drives which ended up frying some boards by leaking. (I am talking from personal experience here.... ;) ).

I'd be much more inclined to recommend this now that the pump is away from the CPU, especially if it was going to be a rear mount outside of the case.

Could finally be the "holy grail" of no-fuss WC setups.

Dazmode September 3, 2010 08:07 PM

Budget version of XT block? I din't know they could make them cheaper then they already are... Oh, boy, HWC members are way too nice.

sswilson September 3, 2010 08:11 PM

But that's one of the main points.... you don't have to use their block. Pick up the all-in-one, grab some tubing and your choice of blocks and you're good to go.

3.0charlie September 3, 2010 08:11 PM

Looks like a nice package, but I ain't convinced it's the right price though - US310$ for a 220, a 355(ish) and a low-end block...

_dangtx_ September 3, 2010 08:12 PM

nice but the integrated pump? and i trust daz's block knowledge.

mattlef September 3, 2010 08:16 PM

If i get this, I wouldnt use the included block.... maybe an 1156 HK block or the like.
The integrated pump I'm not worried about, it would just be the orientation of the rad.

Hopefully it would perform well.

sswilson September 3, 2010 08:19 PM

And again, attempting to compare it to a full custom build would be comparing apples and oranges. These are designed for folks who want no fuss, but who'd like to get something better than high-end air (like pretty well every prefilled loop package).

martin_metal_88 September 3, 2010 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by Dazmode (Post 424457)
Budget version of XT block? I din't know they could make them cheaper then they already are... Oh, boy, HWC members are way too nice.

This product is only made to make you think of building a water cooling:P lol. If you want a cheap little system you will pay less for a better system with a coolit. But well, seems they can go cheaper by hm...Removing all o-ring in the block? lol...Seriously, for the price of the unit, using the price of your site you can build a better loop for around the same price. Maybe you should start to build your own pre-built system to kill swiftech ahah:P

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