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Package and Accessories

The system comes in a large cardboard box with both liquid-cooling system models pictured and described on the front:

It is remarkable that on one of the package sides you can find photos of 24 different installations of the system onto and into the system case. This is Swiftech’s way of stressing versatility of their product:

A sticker with all the components included with the Swiftech H2O-X20 Edge system is on one of the short sides of the package:

Inside the box all parts are wrapped in AirCap packaging for additional protection:

At least on the way to us Swiftech H2O-X20 Edge travelled across half of the globe and arrived without any external or internal damages.

Besides the largest part of the system, MCR320 Drive (Rev.2) radiator, there are the following components:

  • Swiftech Apogee XTL CPU water block;
  • Swiftech MCB-120 “Radbox” radiator retention kit;
  • System assembly and installation instructions in several languages;
  • Two sets of cables for connecting the fans;
  • Rubber rings and brackets;
  • A set of screws, steel triangles and plastic mounts;
  • A CD disk with an electronic user manual;
  • HydrX coolant concentrate;
  • Tubing;
  • Fittings and clamps.

Fan cables are in fact two types of adapters:

The first three are used to connect the fans to the PATA PSU connectors and lowering the voltage from 12 to 5 V. Second three cables have three-pin adapters with soldered-in resistors intended to lower the incoming voltage to 7 V. In our opinion, both these solutions are not the best ones, because in the first case you will need three free mainboard connectors, which not all users have. Too bad Swiftech didn’t make it possible to connect all three fans to the same connector and didn’t provide their Swiftech H2O-X20 Edge with a fan rotation speed controller.

There is no need to describe the screws, triangles and plastic mounts as well as a rubber ring with a cover for the system case back panel (there is only one ring like that for some reason):


Besides, you also get 2 meters of flexible clear tubing with 20 mm external and 13 mm internal diameter:


We have already described the second revision of the Swiftech MCB-120 “Radbox” radiator retention kit in detail in one of our previous reviews, that is why here we will only offer you a photo:

They also included a bottle of HydrX anti-corrosion concentrate:

It needs to be dissolved in 0.5 l of distilled water and according to Swiftech, this liquid will remain functional for up to three years without damaging any of the system components in any way. You can dissolve the concentrate in 1 liter of distilled water, but in this case the manufacturer guarantees only 1 year of fault-free operation.

Swiftech H2O-X20 Edge was designed in the USA, but is manufactured in China except for the pump, which is made somewhere in Europe. Its recommended retail price is set at $319.95 and the MSRP of the junior Swiftech H2O-220 Edge kit is set at $30 less.

Let’s take a closer look at all system components.

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