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I can get the H40 in a bundle, but for the same price I can change it to a 620, Which performs better? And for the record the change is probably only 1 phone call away.
     
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Forgot to mention its a FX6300 build
     
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I cant find any benchmarks that compare the 2, Could someone shed some light on his?
     
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post #4 of 12
The 620 is a degree or so better than the old H50 the current H40 has similar performance to a H50, so the 620 should be a short hair better.
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I just found the ThermalTake Water 2.0 Performer, Is it as good as a 620?
     
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Im sorry but that doesnt answer my question as the only Antec there is the 920
     
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Answer to initial question, go Antec. The H40 cold plate is made of aluminum, while the 620 is made of copper ( better conductivity and heat dissipation). I would compare it to the H60. I have found no tests between the 620 and the ThermalTake. A guess would be that at stock fans they are much the same,though installation of the Thermaltake seems easier. My suggestion would be that if you have room in your case go for an air cooling solution like the Silver Arrow, if not,then go for TT for easy installation, and if you plan on some aftermarket fans,go for the 620. It performs a bit better.
   
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Can't edit.

For the FX 6300 most aircooling solutions at the price range of the 620 will perform better. It will cost you in space inside the case though.


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post #10 of 12
H40 is cold plate and pump limited so sticking better fans on it doesnt help much.
620 is fan limited and sticking on 2 fans in push/pull get its close to 920 performance.
With my 620 I had lapped it and had 2 high speed fans. Going to the 920 gave no better performance until I lapped the 920 then it was 2-3C better.

So the antec 620 is the better choice, And with some mods can perform even better.
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