Not all that long after CES, we received a very cool product from Swiftech: their H220. This was the world's first AIO that offered a warranty, even if you tore the loop apart. In fact, Swiftech sort of urged you to add your GPU or GPUs into the loop, and with all of the cool features that kit offered, it made installation of the kit as it was shipped very easy for those that don't want to tinker with high-end water cooling components. On the flip side, when the H220 released, the pricing was so good that even the extreme water cooling gurus were very pleased with what Swiftech had developed and offered to the world.
The issue with the H220 kit was that it may have possibly infringed on a patent or two, and another AIO company took offense to this revolutionary way of thinking about AIOs. Even though there is no way that this company would ever develop a kit such as this, since they are still stuck in the same tiny tubing, mixed-metal loops, that they have been relabeling for the past five or six years. That isn't to say that they have not made improvements to the head units, but the whole rest of their kits are still based on the same tubing diameter, same high FPI aluminum radiator, and they try to win you over with flashy lights, or killer software. It is just a shame they could not all just get along, and due to the pressure, Swiftech had to remove the H220 from the U.S. market.
This is where we introduce Cooler Master into the mix. They had seen what was going on when Swiftech released the H220, and they must have been impressed, since right around the same time that one variation was being pulled from the market, there was news everywhere of Cooler Master's new Glacer 240L.
This is the cooler that we are finally getting a chance to look at today. Only one change, the head unit (and the bulk of the lawsuit), are now different, and any remains of the Swiftech name has been removed. Even CM fans cool the radiator now. For those who missed out on the H220, the time to get the Glacer 240L kit from Cooler Master is now.