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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 #261 of 6068
Correct, the software is only to control the fan curve I believe.

Also, what fans are people putting on these units after market? Or are the stock fans fine (if loud)? Thanks.
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post #262 of 6068
Okay im not really picky with noise but the Antec stock fan on the kuhler 620 is NOT a low noise fan..

When under load is as loud or louder then my Stock AMD Cooler, and when idel its not loud but louder then it should be.
post #263 of 6068
Hey guys im buying 2x of these fans for my Antec 620 Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344

Also going to pick up some AS5 and I hope my temps drop 2c -5c..
Edited by CarMelo88 - 5/16/11 at 10:43am
post #264 of 6068
Hi guys,

Since last week I'm a proud owner of an Antec H2O 620 and I'm loving it.
Though, the chip I placed it on might be an odd one out in this thread (I haven't checked, so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).
My cpu has a staggering tdp of.... ready? ... 35W.
I got a Core i3-2100T + Asrock H67M-ITX in my HTPC setup. The stock cooler was horrible, so I stuck an Artic Freezer 11 I had lying arround on it and that was wonderfull too, able to almost passively cool it with a bit of help from my 140 and 120 mm case fan in my Lian Li PC-Q08 itx cube. The only drawback: because of the placing of the cpu on the mobo, the wider-than-stock cooler prevented me from adding a GPU (I had a spare HD5450 lying arround). By rotating the cooler, that problem was taken care of. But the next one was my pico-psu. The system ran fine without the added GPU, but the added 19W on full load caused my system to keep rebooting.
Hmm... I guessed I needed a proper PSU. Didn't want the one in my desktop, since that was a noisy Recom. So I got a proper PSU: a Seasonic. Quiet, efficient and not even that exspensive. Just one drawback: I couldn't use my Artic Freezer anymore.
And that's where the 620 comes in. It's ideal: it let's me use the pciex16 slot and has enough clearance for a normal atx PSU to fit into my PC-Q08 case. And though the stock Antec cooler 'does' fit when if fit the fan/radiator in exhaust through the top it nearly fills the 2"-ish clearance I have between top of the case and PSU. And honestly? except on very low revs, I think it's noisy. So after some research, I got myself a Yate Loon, 20mm 1350rpm fan which arrived today and I'm so pleased! Much, much more quiet at the same performance.
The pump is running at 1200ish rpm, dunno how fast the Yate Loon is going.
Idle: 33C
Load after some in-place Prime95: never even breaks a sweat at 47C max.
I'll see about getting one or two picture up tomorrow -- it's a funny thing to see in such a small case. I haven't even got room to DO cable management!

Here's to a great and silent cooler!

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post #265 of 6068
The antec fan on my 620 makes some noise at full blast but not alot... My PII x4 955 stock hsf was definitely louder. That thing was high pitched running 4-5k rpm, very annoying.
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post #266 of 6068
I just returned the Corsair H70 that I bought because it didn't function very well and ordered the Antec 620. Hopefully it fairs better.
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post #267 of 6068
For what the fan does on the 620 it is a great fan, and i dont think it is that loud at all-besides-if your going to oc and want some extreem clocks-the trade off is always noise-no such thing as a high oc that is quiet.
    
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post #268 of 6068
Fishhawk, I agree with the idea that quiet computing and extreme overclocking are mutually exclusive.

Although, two of the most extreme overclocks I did in my short OCing time were passively cooled: an Atom 330 - from the stock 1,6 to 2,2 GHz - and a Sempron 140 - from 2,7 to 3,5 GHz with a minor Vcore tweak. Both these cpu's I cooled passively. The Atom with the massive Asus heatsink and the Sempron with a Slverstone NT06-E.

Those both served as my HTPC for a time and did well enough for casual games with the help of a silent, discrete gpu.

The first and fore most reason I got the Antec H2O 620 was because it takes up so little space on the cpu socket and, on my Asrock mobo, would allow me to install a gpu. Also, it wouldn't block and/or compete for air with an atx psu and because I was curious about watercooling. For about 15 euro's more than a Scythe Samurai ZZ which I *thought* would fit, I could get a H2O 620 which I've read raving reviews about.

OCing the Core i3-2100T isn't my plan and OCing a SB that's not a K-series isn't that productive. Though it more than suits it's purpose and even seems to outperform the Athlon II X2 250 in my main desktop in a lot of ways. (I'll blame that on the Hyperthreading and 3MB L3 cache in the 2,5 GHz Intel processor.) So I stuck my HD5750 in and yes, in a lot of ways it has even beter performance.

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post #269 of 6068
Okay This is 4.0Ghz and i cant get it to pass LinX Im at 1.525 V My Ram is at 1.65 V and its set on Auto.


http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/...r882/11111.jpg
Edited by CarMelo88 - 5/17/11 at 9:49am
post #270 of 6068
Hello everyone.

I'd like to buy the new Kuhler 920 but there is one thing I need to understand before I do that. I plan to replace the standard fans with some ultra-quiet fans. This raises two questions:
1) can I connect them to my fan controller? will the Kuhler refuse to start?
2) if I must connect them to the Kuhler, do they have to be PWM?

Thanks!
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