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Originally Posted by chmodlabs View Post

Both the Corsair Hydro Series H80 and the Antec Kuhler 920 are designed and manufactured by the OEM Asetek Inc. The only thing that Corsair or Antec do when it comes to handling the coolers is silk-screening a brand name onto the pump and packaging the pump and radiator unit with a fan or other parts.

Sorry to interrupt, but this is factually incorrect. The H80 is designed by Corsair in conjunction with CoolIT, while Asetek builds our H70 CORE and H40 coolers. (An easy way to tell which is which, Asetek pumps are circular, CoolIT pumps are square).

Also, I can't speak for our competition, but we specify pump RPM, fan RPM, CFM, dBA and mmH2O, tubing length and material, installation hardware design, and we write our own manuals and other data, for whatever that's worth. So it's a bit more than sending over a logo to be silkscreened (though we do that, too).

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Originally Posted by chmodlabs View Post

Personally I would go with the Corsair Hydro Series H80. First off the mounting hardware is much easier to install and just looks better. The Corsair Pump also just looks cool, I'm not sure if you plan to have a case window, but the Corsair pump block looks great. When it comes to pump design and operation the Corsair model although still made by Asetek is much more reliable and quiet, there's just something done more right with the Corsair Hydro H80. There are countless forum entries on this bizzare clicking noise that comes from Antec Kuhler 620 and 920 pumps, in terms of using a pump for a quieter PC this ruins that completely.
The H80 is far superior, although it has rigid tubing to the radiator, in my book the H80 is the cooler to go with.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks! Glad you like the product. The reason for the rigid tubing is its insanely low evaporation rate, which is why our products carry a 5 year warranty. Standard rubber tubes have a higher evaporation rate than the FEP/FPA tubing, which is why our H40 has a 2 year warranty.
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buy the cheapest one, cant go wrong with either
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