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post #2221 of 6063
First off, this is my first post so let's be nice =p. I came across a Kuhler 620 for 30$ in the last few weeks and it doesn't fit nicely in my Thermaltake MSi case and I had to top mount the radiotor slightly askewed.I have holes in the back of my case for tubing and wanted to mount the radiator on the outside back of the case. I know you can take the barbs off from the waterblock pump, but before I go ahead and do that I was wondering 1. will the coolant leak no matter what? If I position the barbs so they point up and hold pressure on them will I loose any coolant, and if I do loose a little bit does it matter? Or should I just empty the whole thing. But then how do I refill it?! And is it difficult to refill. If I do this option I'm thinking about adding a resevoir and changing the tubing. I've never played with watercooling before, but have been doing some reading on it.

If I do go for the resevoir option is there a recommended one and what size tubing do I go with??

Thank you in advance for any help/comments/hazing of noobs
Edited by quantum2384 - 8/20/12 at 7:16am
post #2222 of 6063
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hello. I have been using my antec 620 kuhler since like a year right now, and i am very satisfied with it, after seeing so many reviews about it and 920 it was obvious that it was the right choice. ( back then my budget wasn't very high so i went for the 620 model). Here's my dilemma : i have installed it into a cooler master CM (690 first version), on the back side of it. (if necessary additional photos will be attached ) but the space between the case and the desk is very small about 5-10 cm. So i was wondering, if i mount the radiator on top of the case will this affect the pump ? or smth? Note: the radiator is installed in a push/pull system. Any suggestions are welcomed.

I have my radiator on the back, fans as intake not exhaust. Two120mm fans as intake and two more on top as exhaust. Works well in my cooler master storm enforcer case.
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I'm pleased with the performance of my Antec 920 with both Vortex cougar, Thermal past I'm using is a simple cooler master, I'll buy a better and change to see the difference ....



post #2224 of 6063
What's the temp difference between the two cougars and stock Antec fans? And how much more quite is the 2 cougar fans? I've been looking at getting 2 of the 1500rpm PWM as well for my 620. I HATE NOISE! Antec fan is too loud.
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hello. I have been using my antec 620 kuhler since like a year right now, and i am very satisfied with it, after seeing so many reviews about it and 920 it was obvious that it was the right choice. ( back then my budget wasn't very high so i went for the 620 model). Here's my dilemma : i have installed it into a cooler master CM (690 first version), on the back side of it. (if necessary additional photos will be attached ) but the space between the case and the desk is very small about 5-10 cm. So i was wondering, if i mount the radiator on top of the case will this affect the pump ? or smth? Note: the radiator is installed in a push/pull system. Any suggestions are welcomed.

I used to have a cooler master centurion 590 (the inside is very similar to original 690). Putting the radiator in the front as intake got me the best temps and least noise (with 2x140mm top exhasut which should take the heat from the radiator out). Also I tested many fan setups and positions in my new 690 II Advanced B&W here .

This is how it looked in my old centurion 590 case: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

This is in new 690 II case: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by M3TAl - 8/20/12 at 6:18pm
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I used to have a cooler master centurion 590 (the inside is very similar to original 690). Putting the radiator in the front as intake got me the best temps and least noise (with 2x140mm top exhasut which should take the heat from the radiator out). Also I tested many fan setups and positions in my new 690 II Advanced B&W here .
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Why wouldnt you rear mount the 620 with the rear fans being intake and the top still exhaust? Seems like less work and same effect versus current setup?
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Why wouldnt you rear mount the 620 with the rear fans being intake and the top still exhaust? Seems like less work and same effect versus current setup?

Two main reasons.

First the temps were worse (I tested this position. It was result #6 although I colored the arrow red instead of blue oops). I'm guessing it was recycling hot air from my psu since heat rises... and psu exhausts down at bottom.

Second is that intake from rear means 0 dust filtration for the radiator. Sure having dust filtration doesn't get ALL the dust but it does greatly reduce it. I would prefer to not have to clean the radiator as often and not get dusty so fast.

Edit: Also for whatever reason it is quietest as front intake. I assume that's because of the shoe laces... No vibration going on in the case from the fan etc...
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what you guys think of my modded 620 i have added a drive bay reservoir and lapped the cpu block. temperatures are staying quite a few degrees cooler since i did this and at 4.2ghz on my fx 8120 didnt go over 50 on prime the hour i had it on is that good?
*Sick mod on 620*
Can everybody do this???! You make me very jelous with thos themps and the loop drool.gif
    
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Can everybody do this???! You make me very jelous with thos themps and the loop drool.gif

Yes any one can mod a 620 that way. You will need a reservoir though and you will void any warranty you have. Also there is no way to go back to stock or not have to use a reservoir. All you do is cut the stock tubes off and replace with 1/4" tubing and get a reservoir with 1/4" fittings. (Correct me if its not 1/4" I haven't had a modded Asetek in a couple of months). Then place everything in the case and cut tubing to length. You will need zip ties/worm drive clamps/ or some other kind of clamp to secure the new tubing to the fittings and have it not leak. Fill the res and run the pump until the loop is full of water and all the air is out (Do not fill the loop with the system running make sure the cpu is not running while the loop is being filled) and you are good to go.
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Yes any one can mod a 620 that way. You will need a reservoir though and you will void any warranty you have. Also there is no way to go back to stock or not have to use a reservoir. All you do is cut the stock tubes off and replace with 1/4" tubing and get a reservoir with 1/4" fittings. (Correct me if its not 1/4" I haven't had a modded Asetek in a couple of months). Then place everything in the case and cut tubing to length. You will need zip ties/worm drive clamps/ or some other kind of clamp to secure the new tubing to the fittings and have it not leak. Fill the res and run the pump until the loop is full of water and all the air is out (Do not fill the loop with the system running make sure the cpu is not running while the loop is being filled) and you are good to go.
Thank you big time! biggrin.gif

I've learned some things about custom watercooling in the last weeks while browsing the web, but can you give me a number (price) that it would cost to do that mod? smile.gif
    
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