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Originally Posted by Xenus View Post
Asetek-Stu or anyone who knows feel free to answer but I have a question.

I have an older case with no 120mm fan however I modified the case about 3-4 years ago with a 120mm blowhole. I measured the distance from fan to cpu as roughly 9 inches. However I'm unsure if the pump is strong enough to go straight up against gravity like that and if so will it significantly degrade performance?
You will be absolutely fine. I have built a sealed graphics cooling loop and needed to mount my cpu LC to the top panel and my testing shows no difference in performance =)
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Originally Posted by Konig-Wolf View Post
Asetek_Stu, thanks for your quick and informative reply. It's really, really awesome when companies take personal involvement in their products like this.

If I don't win one of the Kuhlers in the contest, I will be purchasing one the day after the contest ends. Hell, I'm thinking about getting one now, and then if I win another, I'll just build another rig with it!
Glad to hear it man. That's exactly why I was hired and what I love to do.


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Interesting. If I didn't already have my H70 I'd consider this.

Gen 3 coldplate seems to be making all the difference.
It really does. The differences are subtle for some huge gains, particularly for Sandy Bridge. Our performance is even better on the new chips and that's where you will really see it pull away from the existing models we had out.

Cheers,
Stu
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post #93 of 94
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post
Looks like a rip off. I don't like it. I do like how the tubes are flexiable but come on i wanna see a self liquid cooler where you can actually un-attach tubes and attach them back with NO leak and turn the valve on so it flows water. I wanna be able to mount it outside of the case. Hopefully they will make one out there. I think i'll stick with my H70. The person who is reviewing it is getting PAID by the corportation. I think i'll wait for REAL reviews but interesting! Not my kind of cooler though. Sticking with Corsair.
We don't pay for our reviews and neither does Corsair or Antec.

The numbers in the review are indeed different than our own results here at Asetek. We expect the Kuhler 620 to beat the H50 and be around the H70. Keep in mind that we make the H50, H70, Kuhler 620 and more.

The problem with no-drip quick disconnects is no ability to warranty it. One of the big things everyone likes about our coolers is our warranty, but we can't guarantee EVERY customer will re-connect certain lines, that the parts will pass shock and vibration, and more. Trust me, I would love to do it, but its just not our market.

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Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
Asetek LCLC with little to no tweaks? Talk about lazy imo.

LCLC definitely have a place in pc building, especially with OEMs but IMO they all should come with a rad like the H70 or better. That one uses the rad that the H50 uses... I'd go air before using that one.
Same rad, but other improvements make this an upgrade over previous generation Asetek products. Our tweaks to both the cold plate and the tubes have yielded us better performance at a lower cost which is what engineering is all about.

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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
You make a very good point. Those who build custom loops for their rigs usually go for tubing with larger inner and outer diameters. Smaller tubing kills flow rate. Lower flow rate mean worse temps.

It boggles my mind how some people can be so blindly pro-Corsair, anti-everyone else.
Yes, lower flow can mean worse temps. However, flow vs. thermal resistance is an asymptotic curve and at a certain points the gains of higher flow begin to grow less and less. This isn't to say that we couldn't benefit, but the additional cost becomes a price adder and the whole name of the game for us is affordable liquid cooling.

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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
its pretty funny Asetek makes all these kits almost and other companys buy them and put their logo on them. I guess Asetek makes more money selling their kits and having them rebranded sence ther name aint as well known as say antec and corsair. This review probly aint right but who knows if they did replace the pump to one with faster flow and head pressure would give a good amount of temp drop on a 120mm rad cause of less surfance area.
There is an old saying that says "Do what you do best and delegate the rest." Our partners have vastly more experience in the retail and consumer market and we trust them to sell and market our technology effectively.
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ohh...boo..I've lost interest now...but, it still looks like a good cooler..
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