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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #1911 of 6063
Thanks SavantStrike
I would like to hear how you it goes for you. I haven't bought any kit yet but an upgrade IS going to happen.
Maybe the doco that comes with the 920 is better, but the stuff on Antec's web site is crap.

I've been reading forum posts and a lot of grief has been had by people:-
1) installing software after hardware rather than before ...
2) Shaking radiators to remove air bubbles to get rid of pump noise - after they have installed in case & fitted to mobo ...

A decent level of doco or addendums on Antec web site could have spared these guys a lot of pain from known problems (known to Antec that is)

They actually have an addenda published on their P280 case page advising P280 installers to reorient the power hub when installing a 920 in
the P280 - so its not impossible to update doc. Think I'm going into a rant now - sorry about that.
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They actually have an addenda published on their P280 case page advising P280 installers to reorient the power hub when installing a 920 in
the P280 - so its not impossible to update doc. Think I'm going into a rant now - sorry about that.

 

HOLY CRAP THEY DID!!! eek.gif and whatta ya know, they claim the same thing I been screaming the whole time, orient the radiator with the tubes on the bottom. Wheres the Antec Rep that kept poking his head in here a few months ago? should definately make a addendum to the Kuhler page as well!

 

Also, is there by any chance going to be a update in firmware/software? Would LOVE to be able to ramp the fans to CPU usage rather than coolant temps. I believe the Asetek Coolers have this option on their version of Chill Control.

    
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Hello to everybody i am an owner of a antec 620 which is cooling a 4.6ghz 2600k @ 1.36 v.

I have connected a 3 pin Ultra Kaze to my pump header and attached it on the rad. My problem is it keeps at full rpm all the time, was it not supposed to throttle????
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HOLY CRAP THEY DID!!! eek.gif  and whatta ya know, they claim the same thing I been screaming the whole time, orient the radiator with the tubes on the bottom. Wheres the Antec Rep that kept poking his head in here a few months ago? should definately make a addendum to the Kuhler page as well!

Also, is there by any chance going to be a update in firmware/software? Would LOVE to be able to ramp the fans to CPU usage rather than coolant temps. I believe the Asetek Coolers have this option on their version of Chill Control.

You mean we should place the cooler with the tubes on the bottom??? why so??
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Hi vakis

In the manual for the P280 case on Antecs web site there is a section on installing Kuhler units. It says "**Be sure to install the KUHLER H2O with the end of the tubes positioned at the bottom of the radiator"

A pity that the X Bit review shows it differently:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-kuhler-h2o-920_3.html

There are threads to google on pump noise. One explanation I read was that hoses coming
out of the radiator should point downward as should hose connections at the Water block. Same as
shown in the video on page 1 of this forum.

But what would I know - I'm still researching the thing !
post #1915 of 6063
Put my Kuhler 620 in a special edition 600t, pretty pleased with the look and performance.

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post #1916 of 6063
so does the 620 , under any circumastances, lower fan speed? or should i follow another route for controling it? my cpu idles at 40 ( high ambient here, approximately 29-32) and fan is on 100 per cent all the time!
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so does the 620 , under any circumastances, lower fan speed? or should i follow another route for controling it? my cpu idles at 40 ( high ambient here, approximately 29-32) and fan is on 100 per cent all the time!

Edit the fan settings for the cooler int he BIOS.. the 620 has no software. Look for SMART FAN or Q-FAN or QUIET FAN or something to that nature.. you should be able to use the motherboard manual if you can't figure out how to adjust the fan settings. This is all assuming the fans are plugged into the CPU FAN HEADER. Make sure the pump is plugged into a 12V power source so that it runs at 100% all of the time - the fans will ramp up with CPU temp if you set it up right in the BIOS.
post #1918 of 6063
I got my Kuhler 620 in the other day and installed it yesterday. This was the most painful installation I have ever done, I swear I must not have been doing it right. The back plate wouldn't stay on the motherboard (I didn't use the sticky pads, I left them covered, but used tape once I was struggling), because it didn't seem to fit properly. The plastic back piece had too much flex and it seemed off, so during installation, I had to hold the back plate against the motherboard, then try to put the cooler down. I ran out of hands here. Between the tubes not wanting to bend, the backplate wanting to come out, and the screws from the block not wanting to go in the holes, it was a miserable experience. I messed up the thermal paste because it took so many tries to line up, but whatever. I'll fix it if I ever want to look at this thing again.

Anyway, what did I screw up? Mine was different than ones i've seen in videos, I had to put on plastic pieces (not color coded) onto the ring to hold the screws. I still have a ring leftover too, the instructions made no mention of it. Anyway, is there a trick or something? I shouldn't have started the project at 12:30 am, but then again, I wasn't expecting it to take two hours. (my case is way too small, made the rad a pain too).
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Hi vakis
In the manual for the P280 case on Antecs web site there is a section on installing Kuhler units. It says "**Be sure to install the KUHLER H2O with the end of the tubes positioned at the bottom of the radiator"
A pity that the X Bit review shows it differently:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/antec-kuhler-h2o-920_3.html
There are threads to google on pump noise. One explanation I read was that hoses coming
out of the radiator should point downward as should hose connections at the Water block. Same as
shown in the video on page 1 of this forum.
But what would I know - I'm still researching the thing !

Interesting, I'll be keeping an eye on this. I use the kuhlers for my 580's, top card's rad has tubes up high. Will switch if there's good reason to.
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I got my Kuhler 620 in the other day and installed it yesterday. This was the most painful installation I have ever done, I swear I must not have been doing it right. The back plate wouldn't stay on the motherboard (I didn't use the sticky pads, I left them covered, but used tape once I was struggling), because it didn't seem to fit properly. The plastic back piece had too much flex and it seemed off, so during installation, I had to hold the back plate against the motherboard, then try to put the cooler down. I ran out of hands here. Between the tubes not wanting to bend, the backplate wanting to come out, and the screws from the block not wanting to go in the holes, it was a miserable experience. I messed up the thermal paste because it took so many tries to line up, but whatever. I'll fix it if I ever want to look at this thing again.

Anyway, what did I screw up? Mine was different than ones i've seen in videos, I had to put on plastic pieces (not color coded) onto the ring to hold the screws. I still have a ring leftover too, the instructions made no mention of it. Anyway, is there a trick or something? I shouldn't have started the project at 12:30 am, but then again, I wasn't expecting it to take two hours. (my case is way too small, made the rad a pain too).

Don't feel alone. The first installation of it will seem really awkward, especially the CPU-block part. I had confidence issues with my 920 but after playing with it a couple times it made a lot more sense.

Anyways yeah - the manual/visuals are kinda funky (I'm sure its the same on the 620) and doing anything for the first time with something like this may especially feel odd. tongue.gif Don't afraid! tongue.gif
    
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