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Hi guys,

How do the cooling abilities of a custom cpu h2o block compare to that of the antec/corsair ones? Im using the antec kuhler 920 to be exact. I have modded the antec one to have 2 individual 120mm radiators (one external at the exhaust fan area) and micro resivour but wonder if the heat transfer ability is holding me back of the actual antec cpu block/pump. It would be a large investment to not see any temp changes.

I do want to say the cooling is pretty good now but just wonder if it can be better. Temps on Prime fft on my overclock (@ 1.50v) for 2hrs was only 45c at room temp of 24c(76f). I have since changed my case fan configuration and looks like its 2c cooler but I havent tested 2hrs so its not an exact comparison.

Let me know what you guys think about the blocks

Thanks
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LCLCs do not perform nearly as well as a custom loop (hence the price); they're on par with high-end air coolers.
I'm sure your modifications have helped a good deal (I've seen some pretty good results with modded Corsairs/CoolITs from other users), but it's still not going to be as good.

Perhaps a XSPC Rasa would be a good starter kit (they seem to be very popular here), but it would probably be best if I left it to one of our resident H20 gurus
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Thanks for the input. I think my radiator setup is doing a good job of expelling heat but I wondering how the CPU block is performing vs an aftermarket one. Like on prime I think the water temp was at 34.5c when the CPU was at 44-45c. Room was about 24c

Temps
Room 24c
Coolant 34.5c
CPU from coretemp 45c

Is this efficient enough without physically cooling the fluid or lowering room temp?
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Quote:
I wondering how the CPU block is performing vs an aftermarket one
I believe that you would get a much better result with a block as they are lapped with a much nicer finish and have a better fin / jet plate layout.

H50..



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Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/9/11 at 2:45pm
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Sweet, Thats what I was hoping to see, I was thinking about lapping the surface but if the liquid side cant transfer the heat as efficiently it would be a waist. I may try to make that switch sometime soon. I will probably try to keep the smaller tube diameters at the begining till I can afford to switch the whole system to custom pump/lines/radiators for larger diameter tubes.
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