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Antec KUHLER H2O 620 for $49.99 at MC

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Your really keeping tabs on the sales on these things, aren't you? With you SLIing these things on your GPU's, have you given thoughts of maybe turning them into a cheap loop into 1 slightly larger radiator instead of the 2? IDK how well that would work, but... throwing the idea out there.

    
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I thought about it, but at these price points they are almost disposable. I recall seeing a dual head 240mm rad that used to be sold for Xeon boards. No where to be seen these days.
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Hey Thanks Rage, This is tempting me to just grab two of these now!

Can anyone tell me if I can daisy chain two Kuhler Pumps together,

Like, Pump 1 Out >>> Pump 2 In ?? I am thinking going full scale with new clear tubing and a Reservoir.
post #1385 of 6063

I honestly don't see why not. Look on Asetek's website for the PNY580GTX. They have one that is discretly GPU, and one that incorperates a CPU block on it. Not sure if they removed one of the impellers though.

*Edited, added link.


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Nice! +1 thanks reaver, smile.gif

The PNY one looks similar to what I was wanting to do. I was wondering tho, do I run the risk of burning the pumps that way? I mean since both pumps have the same configuration joining ones Out and In shouldn't be a problem.

By the way, is there any way I can actually remove the stock black piping without having to cut it off? You know that way I can preserve the warranty and what not. I can be very patient I may add. smile.gif
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By the way, is there any way I can actually remove the stock black piping without having to cut it off? You know that way I can preserve the warranty and what not. I can be very patient I may add. smile.gif



From what I've read from everyone else that has modded these things, no. you mod it, you void the warrantee, no questions asked.

 

 

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The PNY one looks similar to what I was wanting to do. I was wondering tho, do I run the risk of burning the pumps that way? I mean since both pumps have the same configuration joining ones Out and In shouldn't be a problem.

 

 

yeah, I haven't tried this yet, but have been thinking about it. I'm like you , would like to add a reservoir to the mix, and maybe a Northbridge block just to add that extra spot on my board that gets hot into the mix.  I Currently have the 920, so I have the slightly larger Rad. Instead of getting another 620 though, temporarly I am just doing the Northbridge/Reservoir. I'll add the GPU as I get the funds to do so. I think reservoir and Northbridge are a higher priority right now, because the NB is really spiking in my computer, whereas the GPU rarely sees temps above 55C.

    
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also, any modding you do to these things.... yeah, I'm hesitant to post on here, cause the rep's from Antec do pop in here from time to time. Only if it works, would I post pics in here.

    
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From what I've read from everyone else that has modded these things, no. you mod it, you void the warrantee, no questions asked.


yeah, I haven't tried this yet, but have been thinking about it. I'm like you , would like to add a reservoir to the mix, and maybe a Northbridge block just to add that extra spot on my board that gets hot into the mix.  I Currently have the 920, so I have the slightly larger Rad. Instead of getting another 620 though, temporarly I am just doing the Northbridge/Reservoir. I'll add the GPU as I get the funds to do so. I think reservoir and Northbridge are a higher priority right now, because the NB is really spiking in my computer, whereas the GPU rarely sees temps above 55C.


I doubt you would benefit much from having a kuhler dedicated to the GPU. I mean its a GTX460SE, the 280 something cuda core version, I have had a few GTX460 1GB's cards with 336 cuda cores, and on their own they dont really see temps high enough to be considered concerning and are almost wisper quite. But when add a second one to the mix and that's a whole different story biggrin.gif

Have you ever say, tried to remove those tubes on your 920? Like if you were to add a north bridge block you would have to remove the whole tubing from end to end from the pump to the radiator right? So how do you do that? I mean if the ends can be easily removed then why cut it in the first place? isn't there a way we can preserve the original tubing so that if it ever fails we can at least reattach it and hope to fall back on the antec warranty? Not to sound unethical but we are all doing these on a budget, isn't there a way this could be done without damaging the stock tubing and fittings?
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From what I gather with the Antec 620/920, there are these plastic clips that absolutely have to go, cause they hold the tubing on the barbs. That's what I ment by there is no way to mod them w/o voiding the warantee. Far as the GTX460 goes.... meh, just something to add to the setup. What I'm basically doing is using the Kuhler as a startup for a actual watercooled build. The reservoir I'll be buying has a pump in it, but not sure how I am going to go about doing that, may just leave it unplugged temporarly and see if the Kuhlers pump can handle the addition of the res and another block to it.

 

Eventually I will swap out the Kuhler with a CPU waterblock, (koolance, EKG, whatever, something that does not have the pump built in), and plug the pump in on the res temporarly til I can afford a proper pump. Then, lastly, buy a large radiator and GPU blocks and make a full system. See what I'm getting at? It's like the AMD of watercooled systems. you start small and work up bigger and better. It's kindda like a Honda Civic, start small and add little bolt on's til you get a little drag race monster.

    
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