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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 #2541 of 6068
Bought myself the 920 a while ago. And I am seriously impressed. I am running it on a i5 2500k in a corsair 600t I haven't seen a temp over 41c. Now I am not overclocking, but I made the noob ish mistake of buying a MB that does not allow OCing. But in my defence it is the first time I have ever build a pc (or owned one for that matter), always had Mac. And still do, but I wanted to give it a to, and I wanted something to game on.
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I put in the nylon washers yesterday. That definitely helped after lapping. I got a about a 4 degree celsius improvement.
post #2543 of 6068
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Bought myself the 920 a while ago. And I am seriously impressed. I am running it on a i5 2500k in a corsair 600t I haven't seen a temp over 41c. Now I am not overclocking, but I made the noob ish mistake of buying a MB that does not allow OCing. But in my defence it is the first time I have ever build a pc (or owned one for that matter), always had Mac. And still do, but I wanted to give it a to, and I wanted something to game on.

Might want to keep that one to yourself around here tongue.gif . You might get burned at the stake biggrin.gif
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post #2544 of 6068
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I put in the nylon washers yesterday. That definitely helped after lapping. I got a about a 4 degree celsius improvement.
I've been looking for some nylon washers around town but nobody seems to sell them. So either I'll have to find a source online or create my own using a drill and whatever non-conductive scrap I can muster up (some wood perhaps).

I'm wondering if I should even be worrying though. I've upped my 3770K to 4.5 GHz with 1.20 volts today and with an ambient temperature hovering between 16C and 17C, I'm seeing upwards of 74C while running Prime95. It will run for about four hours before encountering an error, always on the hottest core (number 2). I'll probably have to up the volts a bit, which means more heat.

I just keep seeing others having better cooling success, usually about 5C to 10C cooler than me at similar settings and this is what has me believing I should be doing better. So is this the best I can expect or should I continue mucking about with reseating, maybe even go so far as to buy some new fans with better static pressure (Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM's or Corsair SP120's perhaps)? I feel like I could have done just as well with a good air cooler, which I at least wouldn't have to worry about leaking. I use my PC for everything; gaming, rendering, multimedia playback, etc. It's on 24/7 and that has me concerned whether or not I made the right choice in coolers reliability-wise.

I'm also currently looking at changing the 140mm blow hole fan from my Corsair AF140 Silent to something with a bit more airflow while changing it's grill to something less restrictive just to make sure enough air is moving through the case. Besides the 920's filtered radiator bringing somewhat cool air into the case via the rear, there are also two filtered Lian Li 120mm blue LED fans bringing air in through the front, about 1200 RPM each. I could replace them all and add a fan controller I suppose. Hate all the extra wiring though lol.
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post #2545 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Zakarof View Post

I've been looking for some nylon washers around town but nobody seems to sell them. So either I'll have to find a source online or create my own using a drill and whatever non-conductive scrap I can muster up (some wood perhaps).
I'm wondering if I should even be worrying though. I've upped my 3770K to 4.5 GHz with 1.20 volts today and with an ambient temperature hovering between 16C and 17C, I'm seeing upwards of 74C while running Prime95. It will run for about four hours before encountering an error, always on the hottest core (number 2). I'll probably have to up the volts a bit, which means more heat.
I just keep seeing others having better cooling success, usually about 5C to 10C cooler than me at similar settings and this is what has me believing I should be doing better. So is this the best I can expect or should I continue mucking about with reseating, maybe even go so far as to buy some new fans with better static pressure (Gentle Typhoon 1850 RPM's or Corsair SP120's perhaps)? I feel like I could have done just as well with a good air cooler, which I at least wouldn't have to worry about leaking. I use my PC for everything; gaming, rendering, multimedia playback, etc. It's on 24/7 and that has me concerned whether or not I made the right choice in coolers reliability-wise.
I'm also currently looking at changing the 140mm blow hole fan from my Corsair AF140 Silent to something with a bit more airflow while changing it's grill to something less restrictive just to make sure enough air is moving through the case. Besides the 920's filtered radiator bringing somewhat cool air into the case via the rear, there are also two filtered Lian Li 120mm blue LED fans bringing air in through the front, about 1200 RPM each. I could replace them all and add a fan controller I suppose. Hate all the extra wiring though lol.

Thats too hot. You lapped your coldplate right? I don't think theres enough pressure on it. They sell nylon washers at Lowes and Home Depot. They were all out of #8 so I just used some #10 and they worked fine.
post #2546 of 6068
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Thats too hot. You lapped your coldplate right? I don't think theres enough pressure on it. They sell nylon washers at Lowes and Home Depot. They were all out of #8 so I just used some #10 and they worked fine.
Yes, I lapped the cold plate to a mirror finish and used Innovation Cooling IC24 on it.

As I alluded to before, the ambient temperature range fluctuates from 14.8 C to 17.9 because the furnace is set to keep the house at 15 C. However the temperature probe I placed at the front intake is actually reading 19.9 C right now and climbing, which I've never seen before, but I think it's because the radiator fans are pumping so much warmed up air into the case (they're running nearly full speed now), that it's creating so much positive pressure it's coming out the front despite the two intake fans situated there. Core temps are now hitting 75 C and fan ramp is set to 20/33. What is yours set at?

After I made my last post, I turned the voltage up to 1.22 volts and that seemed to have stabilized things in Prime95 for the moment (still at 4.5 GHz). I'm thinking I managed to get a pretty decent 3770K looking at others experiences. Too bad the cooler is letting me down... for the moment anyways. Unfortunately there is still summer to consider if I truly wish to run this system 24/7.
Edited by Zakarof - 11/4/12 at 12:16pm
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post #2547 of 6068
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Yes, I lapped the cold plate to a mirror finish and used Innovation Cooling IC24 on it.
As I'm alluded to before, the ambient temperature range fluctuates from 14.8 C to 17.9 because the furnace is set to keep the house at 15 C. However the temperature probe I placed at the front intake is actually reading 19.9 C right now and climbing, which I've never seen before, but I think it's because the radiator fans are pumping so much warmed up air into the case (they're running nearly full speed now), that it's creating so much positive pressure it's coming out the front despite the two intake fans situated there. Core temps are now hitting 75 C and fan ramp is set to 20/33. What is yours set at?
After I made my last post, I turned the voltage up to 1.22 volts and that seemed to have stabilized things in Prime95 for the moment (still at 4.5 GHz). I'm thinking I managed to get a pretty decent 3770K looking at others experiences. Too bad the cooler is letting me down... for the moment anyways. Unfortunately there is still summer to consider if I truly wish to run this system 24/7.

I don't have an Intel anymore. But a few weeks ago I had an i5-2500k @ 4.6GHz 1.33v and max temp in Prime95 blend was 60c in a 22c room. This was on an unlapped 620.

Right now I run an 8320 @ 4.5GHz 1.45v and max out around 60c in a 21c room with a lapped 620. I know Ivy's run a little hotter but I think there isn't enough tension on your coldplate.
post #2548 of 6068
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I've got a i7 3770K, and my idle temps are at around 30c, with max temps at 92c (100% load with p95) - this is with the 920 on it.
So 75c is not hot - don't worry.
post #2549 of 6068
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Yes, Or use a molex adapter.
You want the pump getting full 12V all the time other wise you end up getting a ticking pump. Or even the pump stalling if your PC is running cool enough to drop the voltage right down.
All the software does is let you change the settings inside the 920.
LED colour is stored with in it but fan profiles seem to only work when the software is loaded in windows.

Not sure about this. I can uninstall the antec software and drivers, and my custom fan profile still works. Matter of fact I only run the software when I'm benching and want to turn it up to extreme mode.
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Not sure about this. I can uninstall the antec software and drivers, and my custom fan profile still works. Matter of fact I only run the software when I'm benching and want to turn it up to extreme mode.

surely that would then be your motherboard taking over, and controlling the speeds?
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