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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #2671 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

There's nothing wrong I see there. However if you are hearing noises, it could well be bubbles trapped.
Switch around the antec pump to the bottom of the radiator.
Not really a debate, but the pump at the bottom helps it.
In custom watercooling setups it is almost essential to have the pump 'free'.
However for closed units, like the 620, it's not essential.

So you recommend I should flip the radiator so the tubes are at the bottom and that's it? The pump is facing the right way on the CPU itself? Thanks for the reply.
post #2672 of 6063
For the life of me i cannot find the place to plug in the pump (H20 620)



Do i need an adapter? I'm trying to install it on a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4192#sp

heres a pic of the motherboard, am i missing something? I dont think it came with an adapter...



Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
post #2673 of 6063
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Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

For the life of me i cannot find the place to plug in the pump (H20 620)

Do i need an adapter? I'm trying to install it on a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4192#sp
heres a pic of the motherboard, am i missing something? I dont think it came with an adapter...

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

You plug the fan into the connector on the pump and plug the pump into the CPU Fan Header on the motherboard
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Tomorrow I'll post some photos of what I've done to my Antec 620... I bet no one has ever done it biggrin.gif
   
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Nice to hear. Can't wait to get my hands on this thing.
So how do you think the 620 will compare to top-end air cooler like the Thermalright etc. stuffs?
And also is there any good aftermarket fan that you recommend? I heard the fan of the 620 is pretty slow (I won't mind the noise since it's a HTPC anyway)
post #2676 of 6063
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pettigrew95 View Post

So you recommend I should flip the radiator so the tubes are at the bottom and that's it? The pump is facing the right way on the CPU itself? Thanks for the reply.

Indeed mate
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

For the life of me i cannot find the place to plug in the pump (H20 620)

Do i need an adapter? I'm trying to install it on a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4192#sp
heres a pic of the motherboard, am i missing something? I dont think it came with an adapter...

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

Look for cpu header on your motherboard
post #2677 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

For the life of me i cannot find the place to plug in the pump (H20 620)

Do i need an adapter? I'm trying to install it on a Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4192#sp
heres a pic of the motherboard, am i missing something? I dont think it came with an adapter...

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

You actually do have the pump plugged in. That other plug is for the radiator fan. You don't have to use that plug. The fan can be plugged into anything (mobo header, direct to psu, fan controller, etc.).
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pettigrew95:
Think trapped air bubbles. They can kill your pump. They will float to the top. They can result in gurgling sounds at the tubes. I see two issues easily handled.

1. The pump tubes are on the bottom. Any air in the pump can be trapped there. The arrangement is not the best, but you can make do. With your system off, tilt it around so any trapped can float up out of the pump. It worked for me wink.gif

2. The best place for trapping air bubbles is in the rad, at the end with no tubes. It should be the highest point of your cooling system. This fixed a gurgling noise when I was just casually stringing up two H20 620 rads for my grapics cards "The MOD" trial runs.

Good Luck
Edited by WarDad - 11/25/12 at 9:46pm
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Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106190

Who actually makes the Antec Kuhlers anyway?
The Thermaltake's control software looks identical to the H20 920 ChillControl.
The pump and mounting plates look identical.
I believe this unit outperforms the 920.
Typical rad (H100) = 27mm thick. This Water2.0 is 50% thicker. 920 is double thick.
H100 & Water2.0 are 240mm (2x 120mm), while the 920 is only 120mm.
SO.. The Water2.0 is 50% larger than the 920.
I wonder what the FPI (fins per inch) is for both? I bet they are close.

Core Temp 1.0 RC4 data with full Folding At Home 100% load:

System 1:
i7 2600k, 4 core, 3.4GHz stock. 95 watts stock,
OC to 4.4 GHz, 91 watts estimated, VID 1.366
H2O 920: i7 Core Temp ~ 62c

System 2:
i7 3930k, 6 core, 3.2GHz stock, 130 watts stock,
OC to 4.2 GHz, 156 watts estimated, VID 1.346
Water 2.0 Extreme: i7 Core Temp ~ 62c

The Water 2.0 Extreme is much quieter than the H20 920.
I would not use anything less for a Sandy Bridge - E.


BTW: I have the Thermaltake WATER2.0 Pro on order to do "THE MOD" to my new EVGA GTX670.
It looks a lot like the H20 920, with similar RAD size. BUT.. NO USB control, no control software.
I bet the fans are better, and the whole thing will be quieter.
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Who actually makes the Antec Kuhlers anyway?

Asetek makes them. CoolIT makes some of the others also.
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