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post #1731 of 6068
Anyone try the CM Blademaster fans in Push/Pull yet? My 920 has arrived (to replace my 620) & I will run it with the stock fans for now. Will the Chill Control software ramp the PWM Blademasters properly?
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Anyone try the CM Blademaster fans in Push/Pull yet? My 920 has arrived (to replace my 620) & I will run it with the stock fans for now. Will the Chill Control software ramp the PWM Blademasters properly?

I just ordered 2 of them actually for a push pull setup on the 620. Also someone please answer my question below:

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I'm going to have a push pull PWM config on my 620. Should I have the push syncing the pull or vice versa?
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post #1733 of 6068
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Anyone try the CM Blademaster fans in Push/Pull yet? My 920 has arrived (to replace my 620) & I will run it with the stock fans for now. Will the Chill Control software ramp the PWM Blademasters properly?
I use them they work good. But I don't use the antec software. I just plugged them into the cpu headers on my board and they ramp up and the temp goes up.
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I just picked up an Antec 920 for my media pc. I had moved over my motherboard and cpu from another system (where it had an H80 on it).

Frankly, the H80 is far superior to the Antec 920. I reseated, redid TIM, reorganized internal airflow in the case, and the H80 still outperforms the 920 on the exact same setup.

With that in mind, I don't heavily overclock the system so it's not a big deal but I'm not sure how these two cooling setups could ever directly compete...

Also the mounting system!!! Grrr similar to the Corsair H70 and prior. Drives me nuts. Also the way you connect the fans leaves a bunch of loose wires around the cpu area. Hard to make it clear from a wiring perspective.


Things I do like:

The price; it's about $10 cheaper than the H80

Changing the LED on the pump to match the system fans

The software. Neat and functional

The tubing; much better than the H80 and longer
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I just picked up an Antec 920 for my media pc. I had moved over my motherboard and cpu from another system (where it had an H80 on it).

Frankly, the H80 is far superior to the Antec 920. I reseated, redid TIM, reorganized internal airflow in the case, and the H80 still outperforms the 920 on the exact same setup.

With that in mind, I don't heavily overclock the system so it's not a big deal but I'm not sure how these two cooling setups could ever directly compete...

Also the mounting system!!! Grrr similar to the Corsair H70 and prior. Drives me nuts. Also the way you connect the fans leaves a bunch of loose wires around the cpu area. Hard to make it clear from a wiring perspective.


Things I do like:

The price; it's about $10 cheaper than the H80

Changing the LED on the pump to match the system fans

The software. Neat and functional

The tubing; much better than the H80 and longer

Hmmm I've heard the opposite about the performance between the two. I will say the crappy tubes on the corsair units are enough to make me never buy one again.
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post #1736 of 6068
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I just picked up an Antec 920 for my media pc. I had moved over my motherboard and cpu from another system (where it had an H80 on it).
Frankly, the H80 is far superior to the Antec 920. I reseated, redid TIM, reorganized internal airflow in the case, and the H80 still outperforms the 920 on the exact same setup.
With that in mind, I don't heavily overclock the system so it's not a big deal but I'm not sure how these two cooling setups could ever directly compete...
Also the mounting system!!! Grrr similar to the Corsair H70 and prior. Drives me nuts. Also the way you connect the fans leaves a bunch of loose wires around the cpu area. Hard to make it clear from a wiring perspective.
Things I do like:
The price; it's about $10 cheaper than the H80
Changing the LED on the pump to match the system fans
The software. Neat and functional
The tubing; much better than the H80 and longer

I can find numerous reviews showing that the 920 and H80 are within 1C of each other on every major review I could find comparing the two. The 920 also has an extra year warranty and the tubing is a nice improvement over my Corsair unit. I can say that both units cool just as well for me on the exact same CPU so yours seems to be a dud or something if it's being noticeably beaten by the Corsair H80. I agree that the mounting system on the Corsair is much better, but the one on the Antec is certainly sufficient and not bad at all if you follow the directions carefully and are at all good at working with your hands. I did have to plan out wire management a bit with my setup, but you can't hardly find my cords if you looked for them - it's a matter of wire management more so than bad design - the thing needs wires to work so we have to deal with hiding them sometimes, lol..

I got mine for $35 less than I paid for my H80, I prefer almost everything about my 920 over me H80, aside from the mounting system. Opinions aside though, both units cool the same amount, period. I'm not calling you out, just saying there's definitely a problem if you can tell the difference in cooling between the two units.
post #1737 of 6068
I do dislike all the wires on the 920. I prefer to use my mobo for the fans so its just more mess to hide.
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I can find numerous reviews showing that the 920 and H80 are within 1C of each other on every major review I could find comparing the two. The 920 also has an extra year warranty and the tubing is a nice improvement over my Corsair unit. I can say that both units cool just as well for me on the exact same CPU so yours seems to be a dud or something if it's being noticeably beaten by the Corsair H80. I agree that the mounting system on the Corsair is much better, but the one on the Antec is certainly sufficient and not bad at all if you follow the directions carefully and are at all good at working with your hands. I did have to plan out wire management a bit with my setup, but you can't hardly find my cords if you looked for them - it's a matter of wire management more so than bad design - the thing needs wires to work so we have to deal with hiding them sometimes, lol..
I got mine for $35 less than I paid for my H80, I prefer almost everything about my 920 over me H80, aside from the mounting system. Opinions aside though, both units cool the same amount, period. I'm not calling you out, just saying there's definitely a problem if you can tell the difference in cooling between the two units.

I agree. I expected there to be virtually no difference between the two given that the cpu and motherboard are identical. I expect it's temps to improve as the TIM cures and the case does have slightly less airflow than the system it came out of and as such a higher ambient temp internally.
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I do dislike all the wires on the 920. I prefer to use my mobo for the fans so its just more mess to hide.

You can use your mobo for the fans, just remove the wire coming from the pump for the fans and problem solved.. But yeah it's all about preference man, do what works for you. I had no problem hiding mine and prefer to use them since I like the software to control the fans. My BIOS is set up to take over when I'm in Linux and can't run the included software.
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I agree. I expected there to be virtually no difference between the two given that the cpu and motherboard are identical. I expect it's temps to improve as the TIM cures and the case does have slightly less airflow than the system it came out of and as such a higher ambient temp internally.

I'm going to probably blame the air flow - I hear the double thick radiator on the 920 makes it very hard to push air through - if the air flow in the case isn't fairly excessive, it's likely that the radiator will just heat up in the small case and run hot until you can get more airflow in there. I'm pretty sure the Shin Etsu TIM that come pre applied has no break in time, but I could be wrong.

Either way, good luck!
Edited by FromUndaChz - 5/2/12 at 9:21am
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I use them they work good. But I don't use the antec software. I just plugged them into the cpu headers on my board and they ramp up and the temp goes up.

That's cool but my mobo only has 3pin headers, so no PWM, only PWM header is CPU header. How are you finding the Blademasters noise/performance ratio over the stock fans? Is there a difference in running PWM fans on a non-pwm mobo 3pin header or shouldn't one just go with sickleflows or something in this instance?
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