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I just installed it to replace my Xigmatek Balder and saw an 8C (from 60C) drop in load temps and 6C (from 36C) drop in idle temps.

This is my first "watercooling" system. How do these numbers compare to custom setups?
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How long are you loading?? With WC systems, the water has to reach its temperature to give good load readings. At first startup, my rig only hits upper 50s-lower 60s. But after running for a couple hours, it goes up to about 70c. But thats on my I7, and folding/crunching both cpu and gpu.
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lol... just wait until you actually get some real water cooling

EDIT: sorry i just had to say it... if you want some better temps... go push pull with your current setup.. that should improve things by a good 3-5C
Edited by badatgames18 - 4/6/11 at 6:02am
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Originally Posted by goodtobeking;13022029 
How long are you loading?? With WC systems, the water has to reach its temperature to give good load readings. At first startup, my rig only hits upper 50s-lower 60s. But after running for a couple hours, it goes up to about 70c. But thats on my I7, and folding/crunching both cpu and gpu.

I ran it for about 20 min. I'll do another run for a couple hours and check the numbers. Thanks!
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lol... just wait until you actually get some real water cooling

I expected responses like that.
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Originally Posted by phrossbyte;13022078 
I ran it for about 20 min. I'll do another run for a couple hours and check the numbers. Thanks!



I expected responses like that.


I dont know how good the Antec Kuhler h2O 620 is but when I had the Corsair H50 after 1 hours of Prime95 in SmallFFTs my CPU at 4.2GHz would reach 85C+ Now with custom water cooling at 4.5 highest I've see is 71C.
     
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr;13022108 
I dont know how good the Antec Kuhler h2O 620 is but when I had the Corsair H50 after 1 hours of Prime95 in SmallFFTs my CPU at 4.2GHz would reach 85C+ Now with custom water cooling at 4.5 highest I've see is 71C.

It got good reviews from what I saw compared to other all in one kits. And typically got beat only by the high end air coolers and custom water setups. I think in a couple marks the H70 beat it too. But that's expected. Though I'm running a 2 fan setup apposed to the 1 fan that it comes with.
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I'd recommend a longer run, I can't comment on your specific application though. I shave your admiration for the Kuhler 620, this things a beast! I put the research in and the updated plate is what sets it apart from the H50. Upgrade your fan and it bests the H60 with it's thinner rad.. Double up your fans and it can battle the H70 all day.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by nekon;13022199 
I'd recommend a longer run, I can't comment on your specific application though. I shave your admiration for the Kuhler 620, this things a beast! I put the research in and the updated plate is what sets it apart from the H50. Upgrade your fan and it bests the H60 with it's thinner rad.. Double up your fans and it can battle the H70 all day.

Doing a longer run right not small ffts P95.

I didn't try it with a single fan setup. I added my 120MM case fan from the start. I'm hesitant to change out the stock antec fan, one reviewer did that and the cpu ran hotter. Not sure why. Maybe antec includes a really good fan. But they give no specs so it's tough to say.
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Originally Posted by nekon;13022199 
I'd recommend a longer run, I can't comment on your specific application though. I shave your admiration for the Kuhler 620, this things a beast! I put the research in and the updated plate is what sets it apart from the H50. Upgrade your fan and it bests the H60 with it's thinner rad.. Double up your fans and it can battle the H70 all day.

what fans are you using for your P/P setup and what temps are you getting?
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Think Im gonna get one to replace my 4lb piece of copper. Yes copper TRUE cools amazingly and all but i want to free up the space and remove the weight from my board. Just hope temps dont go up too much. I do have 2 deltas at 3400rpm, only using one right now though, and only hits near top speed when stressing.
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