Swiftech H2O-220 Compact Kit
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-01-2008
Provided by: Swiftech

Inside the box all the contents are packed neatly in a large Styrofoam block. This is divided into compartments sized to fit each piece and keeps everything from jostling around during shipping.

Laying all the components out for inventory we find the Apogee Drive 350 self-powered waterblock, AMD and Intel mounting bases (Intel comes pre-installed), 2oz bottle of Hydrx coolant additive, two RDM 1225S fans, MCB-120 "Radbox" fan mount and grill, MCR-220QP Res dual 120mm radiator and reservoir, two lengths of Norprene tubing with anti-kink Smartcoils, two 7v and two 5v fan power adapters, PCI slot bracket, 3.5oz tube thermal paste, clamps, various fittings and mounting hardware. There is also a black and white installation booklet with step-by-step instructions and several different languages. Pictures are included to help depict the various steps.

The Apogee Drive combination water block / pump is a fairly compact unit and the first I've seen of its kind. In other kits I've reviewed the pump is typically housed in or around the reservoir however in this case Swiftech has incorporated the pump into the top of the block. The socket mounting piece is also part of the block, sandwiched between the drive and copper base. There is a standard 12v power lead with molex connector and a separate 3-pin header for "cpu fan" signal wire. I'm not sure if the speed signal corresponds directly to pump impeller rpm, but at 12v I was getting a reading of 3800rpm. The block comes with 3/8th barb fittings and the pump is rated for 300lph output.

Continue on to installation.

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