19 Swiftech H20 120 Compact Water Cooling Kit

Swiftech, a long time established company providing PC related cooling
products, recently announced a compact, easy to install, water-cooling kit
targeted at people new to water-cooling and the lazier group of enthusiasts
looking for hassle-free cooling performance for their computers. Termed H20-120,
with the 120 indicating the radiator size, it consists primarily of Swiftech’s
new Apogee Drive Waterblock – a 2-in-1 pump + waterblock assembly. Slightly
larger than a common waterblock but nicely sized to fit over a processor, it
does away with the necessity of one searching for space within the confines of
one’s case to place the water-pump. How does it perform?

Swiftech, a long time established company providing PC related cooling
products, recently announced a compact, easy to install, water-cooling kit
targeted at people new to water-cooling and the lazier group of enthusiasts
looking for hassle-free cooling performance for their computers. Termed H20-120,
with the 120 indicating the radiator size, it consists primarily of Swiftech’s
new Apogee Drive Waterblock – a 2-in-1 pump + waterblock assembly. Slightly
larger than a common waterblock but nicely sized to fit over a processor, it
does away with the necessity of one searching for space within the confines of
one’s case to place the water-pump. And with the water-filling part integrated
into the radiator, there is no need for a reservoir. And so the 2-part
water-cooling kit can definitely be termed compact, very true compared to the
offerings in the market right now.

2 Swiftech H20 120 Compact Water Cooling Kit

Water Cooling has never been this easy – marketing talk on the box, but
definitely arguably honest. With the exception of Xigmatek’s All-in-One Liquid
Cooler

1 Swiftech H20 120 Compact Water Cooling Kit

Which performed poorly, this is definitely the most compact water-cooling
kit, and most hassle-free kit I’ve tried.

3 Swiftech H20 120 Compact Water Cooling Kit

Even though the kit isn’t big at all, there are quite a few components in the
bundle. You’ve got your green-color coolant in a small bottle, bunch of screws,
a small tube of Artic Silver Ceramique Thermal paste, the 120mm Radiator, 120mm
Fan, Apogee Drive Waterblock, 4 plastic Hose Clamps, a pair of black flexible
rubber hoses and an AMD socket mounting kit. The Intel LGA 775 mounting
mechanism is embodied into the Apogee Drive itself. Not shown is the
Installation Manual:

1 Swiftech H20 120 Compact Water Cooling Kit

Clear instructions on what tools you need and how to setup the
watercooling in the manual.