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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 45% (129)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #2691 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33 View Post

You can get heatsinks for the VRM's. Might help you get higher OC.

Yeh, I slapped some heatsinks on there when light gaming produced the smell of burning carpet. Its a good cooler but i'm going to replace it for a 580 waterblock. I have no idea whether it will fit or not so i'll have some pretty dense thermal pads on hand.
post #2692 of 6063
Dat, check out "THE MOD" thread on this site: official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod

I kept the base plate on my card, as its heat sink benefits many devices. A side panel fan is enough to keep it cool.

I used the tie wrap method, but not as shown. My method is easier.
1. remove the heatsink from the plate.
2. thread the tie wraps up from the bottom of the plate thru the four screw wells..
3. its obvious now... the tie wraps head need to be cut a liitle to make it flush.
4. now thread them thru the 620 mount, with the 620 attached.
5. they can be secured with the heads of 4 more tie wraps.
6. the plate can be screwed to the card.
7. when secured the 620 will rise every so slighly off the plate. the tension holds it firmly on the chip.
NOTE: use only military grade 18LB nylon tie wraps.

These instructions worked for a GTX560ti reference card.
It won't work if the GPU is recessed below the plate.

BTW: I added stick on heat sinks (enzotech) to the plate for 5c reduction. It's not needed, but good air flow is needed.
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post #2693 of 6063
@wardad good post. And while it will work without the heatsinks.. cravinmind highly suggests them.
Especially if you overclock, ( for long term stability and component protection).
I just ordered a set of those for my 660ti last night. ;>
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Dat, check out "THE MOD" thread on this site: official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod
I kept the base plate on my card, as its heat sink benefits many devices. A side panel fan is enough to keep it cool.
I used the tie wrap method, but not as shown. My method is easier.
1. remove the heatsink from the plate.
2. thread the tie wraps up from the bottom of the plate thru the four screw wells..
3. its obvious now... the tie wraps head need to be cut a liitle to make it flush.
4. now thread them thru the 620 mount, with the 620 attached.
5. they can be secured with the heads of 4 more tie wraps.
6. the plate can be screwed to the card.
7. when secured the 620 will rise every so slighly off the plate. the tension holds it firmly on the chip.
NOTE: use only military grade 18LB nylon tie wraps.
These instructions worked for a GTX560ti reference card.
It won't work if the GPU is recessed below the plate.
BTW: I added stick on heat sinks (enzotech) to the plate for 5c reduction. It's not needed, but good air flow is needed.

Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it. It definitely seems better than slapping vrm heatsinks on it. I might just pack it in and put the waterblock on:D
For anyone whose considering putting an antec on their gpu and they have a 470/480, your temps won't be as low as you hoped and it still gets mightily hot! Its not bad as a transition from air to a custom loop but a slim 120 rad just isn't enough to cool that series of cards!
post #2696 of 6063
Anyone think I should buy an aftermarket fan with the 620? And if so, are there any type of fan you would reccommend in particular?
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Anyone think I should buy an aftermarket fan with the 620? And if so, are there any type of fan you would reccommend in particular?

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post #2698 of 6063
I just upgraded my rig with a new ASRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo and a i5 3570k. I've been noticing that the rpm on the cpu-1 fan header reads around 1400rpm in the bios. This is where I have the Kuhler 620 power connected to...is this normal as far as rpms? I thought it was supposed to be around 3000rpm.
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That's normal. Some one just posted around 50 posts back the same thing. It reads ~1400rpm but actually runs 2800-3000rpm.
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I am upgrading my Antec 620 over the next week.
Removing the tubing for clear Durelene with Mayhems Oil Black and a dual bay XSPC resi.
That is just stage 1.
Stage 2 is going to be replacing the stock Rad with a ALPHACOOL NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 120mm and new Bitfenix fans.

Standard 620 is cooling my overclocked AMD X4 955 BE

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