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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 53% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 46% (130)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #1561 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Paranoia View Post

Hey guys,
I have a 620 i got this week and my temps are around 35-38c which seems to me to be high even thou my old zalman cooler i was getting around 40-45c which is alot better but still seems kinda high...ive tried to reseat the pump a could of times and put new thermal compound (arctic silver 5) and nothing seems to work. Im doing push/pull atm...i have a enermax t.b. silence fan pushing air and i have a Xigmatek xsf pulling air...running a Q6600 at stock speeds (atm) is this as good as its gonna get or is something wrong with my kuhler or do i just need better fans...keep in mind this is my first anything type water cooler as im a noob =D lol
Thanks Para

Welcome to the club! Try this...set your push/pull fans as intake and your top case fans as exhausts.
post #1562 of 6068
Dumb question, but what is that button on the surface of of the 620? I always have an urge to push the button . . . (if it is indeed a button)
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post #1563 of 6068
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Welcome to the club! Try this...set your push/pull fans as intake and your top case fans as exhausts.

Thanks...temps seem to be about the same or a little worse...going to go switch them back as exhausts
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post #1564 of 6068
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Hello all.

I've gone for what might be an unorthodox setup, with using the top of a Fractal Design R3 as intake, with a single pull setup with my H2O 620, as attached. My rationale is that the radiator will need cool-ish air to be pulled through it in order for it to keep temperatures down. I have two intakes at the front of the case also, hopefully providing a stream of air for my 6950.

Also, I am finding the the stock 620 fan at 1350RPM (lowest) to be very noisy, I'm thinking because of the air pushing against the grill on the rear of the case?

Any tips appreciated!

450
post #1565 of 6068
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*Snip*

Hello all.

I've gone for what might be an unorthodox setup, with using the top of a Fractal Design R3 as intake, with a single pull setup with my H2O 620, as attached. My rationale is that the radiator will need cool-ish air to be pulled through it in order for it to keep temperatures down. I have two intakes at the front of the case also, hopefully providing a stream of air for my 6950.

Also, I am finding the the stock 620 fan at 1350RPM (lowest) to be very noisy, I'm thinking because of the air pushing against the grill on the rear of the case?

Any tips appreciated!

*Snip


Been there, done that with my 920 and not quite so great NZXT Guardian case. The problem with that Idea is it doesn't matter how much cool air you push into your system if it doesn't eject any warm air. Doing this in my setup brought northbridge temps up to 50C, whereas flipping the top to Exhaust but leaving the Radiator fans to exhaust dropped it to 40C. I also mounted the pull fan outside my case, moving the radiator further from the VRM's and Processor. Also, Zip-tieing the hoses somewhere in proximity of airflow will help.

    
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post #1566 of 6068
A little update. My Kuhler is now using a push-pull with two Gelid PWM Slient 12 fans (1500rpm). Gave it a quick overclock to 4.3 and ran prime95 for like an hour, came @ ~ 55 degrees. However, it's now winter so it may differ a little in the summer (probably not by much). Still, I'm quite satisfied with these fans. They run @ 700rpm in idle (Gelid presents accurate readings I shall say!), meaning they're not audible. In full load it also seems very very reasonable. Considering I'd probably play a game when that happens sums up to really good results overall. I'm now tempted to try Akasa's new Silent fans, peeking @ 1600 rpm. Also wondering if keeping the black scheme for the Kuhler would look nicer or not, cause these Gelids are white tongue.gif
Edited by adi518 - 3/4/12 at 8:01pm
post #1567 of 6068
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450

Well, you could improve airflow coming in from the front by losing that HDD cage entirely. At least in the picture, it looks like you've only got one SSD in place. The great thing about those is that they can be mounted anywhere, in any configuration, with no loss of performance. I have my 60GB used as a caching drive (Z68/SRT) zip-tied between the right side panel and the right side case door - completely out of sight. Then you won't need the scaffolding getting in the way of your incoming air from the front.
post #1568 of 6068
Thanks viper522!

I plan on getting a mechanical drive for storage next month, but I may look into mounting it within a 5.25" bay and doing as you suggest with the SSD!

I'm fairly happy with my setup now. I blocked off the bottom intake and mounted the top intake in a fan filter, along with adding a 1000RPM fan onto my Kuhler 620 radiator. It's now:

case <- fractal design 1000RPM silent series 120mm (pull) <- radiator <- stock antec 620 fan (pushing)



However, my next concern is to do with the CPU fans, the 'main' Antec one at least, never moving more than 50RPM from 1350RPM speed. The Kuhler 620 has its cable split for the fan, and then plugs directly via a 3-pin connector into my mobo. However, how does the motherboard control the speed of the fans? Even at high load, the fans do not sound as though they are speeding up at all.

Is this correct?
post #1569 of 6068
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Thanks viper522!
I plan on getting a mechanical drive for storage next month, but I may look into mounting it within a 5.25" bay and doing as you suggest with the SSD!
I'm fairly happy with my setup now. I blocked off the bottom intake and mounted the top intake in a fan filter, along with adding a 1000RPM fan onto my Kuhler 620 radiator. It's now:
case <- fractal design 1000RPM silent series 120mm (pull) <- radiator <- stock antec 620 fan (pushing)
However, my next concern is to do with the CPU fans, the 'main' Antec one at least, never moving more than 50RPM from 1350RPM speed. The Kuhler 620 has its cable split for the fan, and then plugs directly via a 3-pin connector into my mobo. However, how does the motherboard control the speed of the fans? Even at high load, the fans do not sound as though they are speeding up at all.
Is this correct?

The monitored rpm is the pump, not fan. Fan is adjusted automatic by the pump when core temps rise. Try make it hot and listen if it starts making more sound
post #1570 of 6068
Sup guys, add me to this list smile.gif just got mine today. cooling a 2500k at stock speeds for now. getting about 30c idle, although i dont think the thermal compound has set yet.

338

i was wondering what methods people used to paint theirs, and other mods people have done (new hoses and fittings?)

anyways, cheers!
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