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Hey guys,

This coming christmas I'm going to be moving to Bulldozer and I'd like to use either the H80 or the Antec 920 (assuming nothing better comes out in the meantime).

However, instead of stock fans I'm going to be using two AP-14s. Which might be better with these fans?
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
Hey guys,

This coming christmas I'm going to be moving to Bulldozer and I'd like to use either the H80 or the Antec 920 (assuming nothing better comes out in the meantime).

However, instead of stock fans I'm going to be using two AP-14s. Which might be better with these fans?
Iirc the antec 920's rad is slightly larger than the H80's. In my opinion the H80 is overpriced for what it actually is.
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Iirc the antec 920's rad is slightly larger than the H80's. In my opinion the H80 is overpriced for what it actually is.
How so?
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
How so?
H80 rad - 38mm thick
920 rad - 49mm

I say the 920, larger rad + more powerful software.

Obviously I don't take the stock fans into consideration since you will be putting on your own....
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Interesting, definitely something to keep in mind.

I'll have to keep my eyes out for a good deal.

I do like the H80's mounting system better though, the 920 looks like it uses the same (or similar) mounting solution as the H50 which I wasn't a huge fan of.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post
Interesting, definitely something to keep in mind.

I'll have to keep my eyes out for a good deal.

I do like the H80's mounting system better though, the 920 looks like it uses the same (or similar) mounting solution as the H50 which I wasn't a huge fan of.
The H50 definitely was hard to install. I used a ton of TIM up trying to get it just right. Whatever you choose, you'll still get a great cooler.
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Install of my 920 was easy. Love the ChillControl software too!
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The H80 does indeed have a slimmer radiator than the 920. Wonder why they did that when the H70 had the same double-width rad.

If i were you i'd pick either the 920, an H70, or go full water. There are pretty nice kits, like the Rasa kits which, for a bit more money will get the CPU cooler... and you can adapt them to add GPU's and other devices without voiding warranty. I believe there is also a 120mm rad kit for CPU loops only, but cannot find it atm.
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The H80 does indeed have a slimmer radiator than the 920. Wonder why they did that when the H70 had the same double-width rad.

If i were you i'd pick either the 920, an H70, or go full water. There are pretty nice kits, like the Rasa kits which, for a bit more money will get the CPU cooler... and you can adapt them to add GPU's and other devices without voiding warranty. I believe there is also a 120mm rad kit for CPU loops only, but cannot find it atm.
Yes but why go 120mm when you're already paying the premium for flexibility? I would say at least 240mm, if not 320.
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