Swiftech H240-X Launched – 280mm Expandable CPU Liquid Cooler

Khalid Moammer

The H240-X is a closed loop CPU liquid cooler by Swiftech. It's the bigger brother to Swiftech's successful H220-X unit. The H240-X improves on the H220-X by making use of a larger dual 140mm radiator, an upgrade from the dual 120mm on the H220-X. The cooler makes use of the same MCP30 pump and Apogee XL waterblock however.

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Thanks to the larger radiator surface, larger 140mm fans can be used for an even quieter operational noise level. Perhaps the most exciting feature of this cooler is the ability to expand the unit by adding more radiators and even a second reservoir to cool more than just the CPU. Making this unit an ideal starting point for users that wish expand their water cooling loop later on to include other components such as GPUs.

According to Swiftech the new unit will appeal to both casual and enthusiast users alike. Thanks to the broad set of features and fantastic performance it offers.

  • The kit is shipped factory pre-filled, ready for plug-and-play installation, and it is maintenance free during its warranty period.
  • Both Swiftech's powerful MCP30 pump and high-pressure Helix fans are PWM compliant devices, allowing the H240-X to be recognized and speed-controlled by the motherboard depending on CPU temperature, just like a regular cooling fan.
  • As a bonus, the system also includes our PWM splitter allowing connection of up to 8 PWM devices which can then be controlled as one by the motherboard.
  • Finally, thanks to a clear and user-friendly pictorial installation guide, it could not be easier to install and setup!
  • The system can be entirely customized thanks to easily replaceable tubing and fittings.
  • Thanks to its powerful pump it can support additional liquid cooled components such as graphics cards and/or additional radiator(s).
  • The factory fittings can now be upgraded to any G1/4 compatible after-market fittings (an optional adapter is needed for the pump outlet and is available here, which allows enthusiast users to upgrade their system to 1/2" ID tubing if they wish to.

The H240-X features Swiftech's patent pending implementation initially featured in the MCR-X20 Drive series of radiators.  The unique implementation integrates the pump into the radiator instead of the waterblock. Two major improvements were implemented compared to the original MCR-X20 series of radiators:

  • The H240-X radiator is now more compact thanks to a revised placement of the pump and reservoir, thus facilitating installation of the unit with any dual radiator compatible case.
  • The reservoir is now transparent and LED backlit, allowing users to inspect the coolant level while enjoying the inner workings of the pump as can be seen below in a customized system featuring the smaller H220-X that we presented for CES 2014.
  • The unit will retail for an MSRP of $149 just $10 more than the original H220-X.

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