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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #1841 of 6063
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Originally Posted by SamTheMan1993 View Post

Hi everyone, brand new member to this forum.
So about a month ago, I built my computer and put in a Kuhler H20 920 with Green Coolermaster Silent fans, and about a week or two ago I got the dreaded clicking/gargling noise (I've made a video about it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf5otnEgXbU). This morning, I was reading this thread about some people having the clicking noise, and don't quote me on this, but I inadvertently did something and all of a sudden the noise has stopped.
I read someone's post where they suggested that you plug the Kuhler fans into the motherboard and not the Kuhler. So I opened the case, unplugged the fans and plugged them into the mobo, but I also unknowingly unplugged the fan header which I think runs the pump. I fired her up and left her for some 10-15 mins.
I come back to the clicking noise, and I check the temps... Antec ChillControl was reporting some 55-60 degrees celcius (when it's normally 30 or under), and HWMonitor reported 70 degrees celcius on my 2500k (normally 30-35 degrees). Something's obviously wrong, so I turned it off, undid the changes and turned it back on, everything was fine... About an hour later, I realized there was no noise (the noise would always come on not even 10 mins after turning the computer on). Right now, I've had the computer on for about an hour and so far, so good.
I think what may have happened was by unplugging the pump, the coolant wouldn't have been able to be pushed to the radiator, so it couldn't be cooled, and because hot air rises, the air pockets may have risen and been bled out. Although I'm not sure if hot air rises in water. It's far too early to say whether this may be a definite fix, but we'll see. If anyone has exhausted every other option, can't or don't want to RMA, and want to risk giving this a go, please please please keep an eye on your temps and make sure your CPU is not overclocked. My 2500k is at stock speeds and was pushing 70-75 degrees celcius. Do this at your own risk, I won't be held responsible for any damaged hardware.

Dude.

So many people need to do a little research before they buy stuff like this.

If the pump is making noise, there is a SMALL chance that it is bad and needs RMA. Antec is very quick and helpful if that's the case. Call them, not your retailer.

The major cause of pump noise with these is an initial 5 seconds to 5 minutes of noise upon initial use, this is normal for almost any pump to "cavitate" as we call it in the pump industry and make a noise like there are rocks in the pump until air bubbles are worked out of, or at least find a place to sit where they won't get sucked into the pump.

Next, check the Antec software where the pump speed is listed. Be sure that the pump is spinning at rated RPM of 3000 RPM at all times. If it is not, the pump can make noise from spinning too slowly, or too quickly. You can go into the BIOS and turn off and SMART or QUIET (etc) FAN controls in the BIOS and run the full 12V through the pump header.

Plug the fans into the pump and control them with the 920's included software - no need to plug them into the MOBO. IF you plug them into the MOBO you can't use the software included. You can manually set the fan profile in the BIOS, but dont confuse which headers are which. If you confuse the FANS for the PUMP you will end up with pump noise from too fast or too slow pump.

The high temps you experienced are because you were being kind of a n00b (no offense man) and unplugged the pump while the system was on, or turned the system on after unplugging the pump... I'm surprised your BIOS didn't shut the PC down since it probably wasn't getting a TACH reading from the CPU header, or you just had another fan plugged into the wrong header. If the temps are still high, you likely botched the install of the pump and didn't tighten the screws enough/evenly.

Hopefully this helps you out. Also, try orienting the hoses so that they come out the bottom of the radiator, and not the top for now. See if that shuts it up if the above doesn't work (This would indicate that the radiator wasn't properly filled and should be exchanged IMO)

Couldn't see much in the video with those green LEDs blaring - try turning a light on in there when you record it so we can see the orientation of everything a bit better. Might try slowing all of those fans down some so we can hear the pump better, although it is audible but barely. Shouldn't need those fans up nearly that high with a water loop rolleyes.gif
Edited by FromUndaChz - 5/18/12 at 9:18am
post #1842 of 6063
I initially ran the 620 on my 2600K but I wasn't happy with the temps hitting 73deg under intel burn test @ 4.6Ghz so I got the 920. Now I max out at 69deg with a silent fan profile. so the 620 should be enough for the 2500K & I would go with the GT-AP15 x 2, that setup would be more than fine, I was running the standard Antec fan + a 1200rpm case fan on mine. The 4deg temp difference doesn't really justify the price difference to me & the 920 uses 4 wire PWM fans, so the GT-AP15 wouldn't work with the software provided with the 920. hope that helps.
Just fyi, my 1090T @ 3.8Ghz hit a massive 51deg max load temp under intel burn test with the 620, its an awesome cooler.
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post #1843 of 6063
hi anyone tried these pwm fans push pull on their 920?
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=2&cid=5&id=30&tab=2

or any good noise to performance pwm fans do you guys recommend?

thanks
post #1844 of 6063
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Originally Posted by leelin View Post

I initially ran the 620 on my 2600K but I wasn't happy with the temps hitting 73deg under intel burn test @ 4.6Ghz so I got the 920. Now I max out at 69deg with a silent fan profile. so the 620 should be enough for the 2500K & I would go with the GT-AP15 x 2, that setup would be more than fine, I was running the standard Antec fan + a 1200rpm case fan on mine. The 4deg temp difference doesn't really justify the price difference to me & the 920 uses 4 wire PWM fans, so the GT-AP15 wouldn't work with the software provided with the 920. hope that helps.
Just fyi, my 1090T @ 3.8Ghz hit a massive 51deg max load temp under intel burn test with the 620, its an awesome cooler.

Thanks for responding to my question in post #1840 thumb.gif
post #1845 of 6063
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

Next, check the Antec software where the pump speed is listed. Be sure that the pump is spinning at rated RPM of 3000 RPM at all times. If it is not, the pump can make noise from spinning too slowly, or too quickly. You can go into the BIOS and turn off and SMART or QUIET (etc) FAN controls in the BIOS and run the full 12V through the pump header.

ChillControl V reports the pump around 2900-3000 most of the time. Lowest I've seen it drop to is 2800. I've checked the fan settings in the BIOS and it's set to "full on" by default.
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

The high temps you experienced are because you were being kind of a n00b (no offense man) and unplugged the pump while the system was on, or turned the system on after unplugging the pump... I'm surprised your BIOS didn't shut the PC down since it probably wasn't getting a TACH reading from the CPU header, or you just had another fan plugged into the wrong header. If the temps are still high, you likely botched the install of the pump and didn't tighten the screws enough/evenly.

I had both fans plugged into my 2 CPU fan headers. The temps are never high, they're always under 30 celcius (except when i unknowingly unplugged the pump).
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Originally Posted by FromUndaChz View Post

Hopefully this helps you out. Also, try orienting the hoses so that they come out the bottom of the radiator, and not the top for now. See if that shuts it up if the above doesn't work (This would indicate that the radiator wasn't properly filled and should be exchanged IMO)
Couldn't see much in the video with those green LEDs blaring - try turning a light on in there when you record it so we can see the orientation of everything a bit better. Might try slowing all of those fans down some so we can hear the pump better, although it is audible but barely.

The hoses are oriented so they're at 7-8'o'clock on the circle thingo.
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Shouldn't need those fans up nearly that high with a water loop rolleyes.gif

Oh sorry, didn't know this was passive-aggressive-elitists.net rolleyes.gif

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post #1846 of 6063
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Originally Posted by SamTheMan1993 View Post

ChillControl V reports the pump around 2900-3000 most of the time. Lowest I've seen it drop to is 2800. I've checked the fan settings in the BIOS and it's set to "full on" by default.
I had both fans plugged into my 2 CPU fan headers. The temps are never high, they're always under 30 celcius (except when i unknowingly unplugged the pump).
The hoses are oriented so they're at 7-8'o'clock on the circle thingo.
Oh sorry, didn't know this was passive-aggressive-elitists.net rolleyes.gif
rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

It had nothing to do with being passive aggressive, don't come on here and be rude to people trying to help I was simply making an observation about the fan speed being unnecessarily high and I was trying to help you with your water loop as somebody who clearly knows something more about the loop than you - since you can't seem to get any part of the system operating efficiently.

You then proceed to try and spread hysteria over these pumps like they're bad units by making crap statements and warnings about them when you can't even connect the fans up properly.

Have fun on here with that kind of attitude, especially when people are trying to help you out thumb.gif

I would change your tune if you want help around here - what comes around goes around and nobody likes a new member swinging his balls around. kookoo.gif
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Edited by FromUndaChz - 5/20/12 at 1:30am
post #1847 of 6063
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It had nothing to do with being passive aggressive, don't come on here and be rude to people trying to help I was simply making an observation about the fan speed being unnecessarily high and I was trying to help you with your water loop as somebody who clearly knows something more about the loop than you - since you can't seem to get any part of the system operating efficiently.

You then proceed to try and spread hysteria over these pumps like they're bad units by making crap statements and warnings about them when you can't even connect the fans up properly.

Have fun on here with that kind of attitude, especially when people are trying to help you out thumb.gif

Your condescending response speaks volumes towards the labeling of you as a passive-aggressive-elitest.

What's bothering you lately? Anything out of the ordinary? Is your perception of the world in which you live not meeting at the boundaries of others?
    
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Your condescending response speaks volumes towards the labeling of you as a passive-aggressive-elitest.
What's bothering you lately? Anything out of the ordinary? Is your perception of the world in which you live not meeting at the boundaries of others?

Smoke another one buddy, and mind your own business grouphug.gif

What is your problem with me Ganj? Do you follow my posts and just wait for an opportunity to be a PITA? It's terribly sad that you have nothing better to do than to try and rile me up every chance you get.
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Your condescending response speaks volumes towards the labeling of you as a passive-aggressive-elitest.
What's bothering you lately? Anything out of the ordinary? Is your perception of the world in which you live not meeting at the boundaries of others?

Smoke another one buddy, and mind your own business grouphug.gif

What is your problem with me Ganj? Do you follow my posts and just wait for an opportunity to be a PITA? It's terribly sad that you have nothing better to do than to try and rile me up every chance you get.
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I have no problem with you. And I'm not sure how that makes me a PITA? And when did I try to rile you up previously? I haven't intended on riling you up in any of my posts.

Your perception is mightily skewed as I pointed out. Smoke another one I will, thanks for the suggestion! It's not my business and in that you're right.

My questions were just fluff and padding in trying to get you to divulge why you would take something so terribly personally, and were mere musings of mine in a philosophical bout of rambling on my previous statement.

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post #1850 of 6063
Dude, go somewhere. I don't know why you got involved in the conversation. If the OP was offended by my trying to help him, that's cool - he can piss off. As for you, you're just clearly here to be a PITA - that's not helping anything or anyone.
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