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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 54% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 45% (129)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
281 Total Votes  
post #3161 of 6063
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Originally Posted by diesel678 View Post

thank you for your help but i'm sad to say that it has not resolved the issue.. I almost knew this replacement cooler would be grinding before i even opened the box.. mad.gif

ill see if i can get refunded i believe the shop is obliged to refund my return postage for faulty items and maybe with that ill buy a corsair hydro.. who knows smile.gif

that sucks , would you want to try the 920 ? i had to RMA my first one , didnt cool as good and temps too high , the one i got back is working fine so far , you maybe can hear it a little but nothing like your video , these things should not have so many issues , they may be minor but its a pain in the ass to mount , find out its a bad unit - unmount - send back - wait - remount ,

as long as mines works now , i will keep it , but if anything happens to this one , i think i will go right to Water the real way , pump , Rad , block etc, or try Corsair unit , the mount seems much easier on that one ,

its too bad , the antec looks pretty nice if it had a better track record , if i had to change units at some time , do you think a thinner Rad would work just as good with a push / pull , instead of a thick Rad. ?

thinner rad wont need such high pressure fans and if you use them should work even better ? i may be wrong , anyone tried or tested both setups with thin Rad and Thick Rad ?
post #3162 of 6063
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Originally Posted by expresso View Post

that sucks , would you want to try the 920 ? i had to RMA my first one , didnt cool as good and temps too high , the one i got back is working fine so far , you maybe can hear it a little but nothing like your video , these things should not have so many issues , they may be minor but its a pain in the ass to mount , find out its a bad unit - unmount - send back - wait - remount ,

as long as mines works now , i will keep it , but if anything happens to this one , i think i will go right to Water the real way , pump , Rad , block etc, or try Corsair unit , the mount seems much easier on that one ,

its too bad , the antec looks pretty nice if it had a better track record , if i had to change units at some time , do you think a thinner Rad would work just as good with a push / pull , instead of a thick Rad. ?

thinner rad wont need such high pressure fans and if you use them should work even better ? i may be wrong , anyone tried or tested both setups with thin Rad and Thick Rad ?

I ditched the stock rad just for that reason. Instead I have a Swifttech 120 and a XSPC 240 plumbed into the Antec 920 pump unit. Couldn't be happier.

Dubbed,
Girls with tech is always nice. thumb.gif
Maybe a "Troubleshooting" section to help people out.
And a "Modding" section showing the versatility of the unit and the creativity of our forum buddies.
post #3163 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

I ditched the stock rad just for that reason. Instead I have a Swifttech 120 and a XSPC 240 plumbed into the Antec 920 pump unit. Couldn't be happier.

Dubbed,
Girls with tech is always nice. thumb.gif
Maybe a "Troubleshooting" section to help people out.
And a "Modding" section showing the versatility of the unit and the creativity of our forum buddies.

that's a very good point.
If you care to PM me with modding things, that would be cool! smile.gif

I will do some googling nonetheless!

EDIT:
Speaking of noisy pumps - great guide I came across from Asetek themselves:



EDIT 2:
I'm struggling to think why ANTEC changed the installation process.
It was hard finding videos that were the LATEST installation process.
The old one was very simple, and great for ensuring your paste goes on properly.
It used to be:
-Put bracket on the motherboard
-Twist and turn antec cooler into it

Now, they've not only made it a little more complicated, but a little more annoying to get that paste on the CPU just right:
-Put bracket on the ANTEC cooler device
-Put the plastic O ring to LOCK it into place
-Put the whole antec + bracket unto your motherboard/CPU
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/19/13 at 8:18am
post #3164 of 6063
Did some case modification last night in order to re-mount my 920 to exhaust up instead of from the side of the case. I didn't do the best job cutting out the hole in the top but I'm going to buy a cover plate today so it will cover it up nicely and protect my hand from the sharp edges. I've already noticed a decrease in temps and better cooling.




post #3165 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Right completely re-vamped the OP.
Organised everything, and everything should be quite clear to see.

I will add a lot more (especially an updated spreadsheet), soon enough smile.gif
post #3166 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

I ditched the stock rad just for that reason. Instead I have a Swifttech 120 and a XSPC 240 plumbed into the Antec 920 pump unit. Couldn't be happier.

Dubbed,
Girls with tech is always nice. thumb.gif
Maybe a "Troubleshooting" section to help people out.
And a "Modding" section showing the versatility of the unit and the creativity of our forum buddies.

I didnt think you were able to remove the hoses from the pump and Rad with out breaking something , so you can remove everything and just use the pump , add your own hoses and Rad ?

if i had to do that , i would just start over with something else unless it was easy enough , i mean if the unit does work , which mines is working fine at the moment , i would just leave it and use it , change paste maybe and delid ,,

i dont think my case has enough room for a larger Rad 240 mm , i picked a mid tower Corsiar 300R , i wanted a smaller one this time, i figured i use one of these coolers and would be fine ,

now it would have been nice to have a larger case to give me more options , i still have my old setup which has a 240 mm Rad, Pump 1/2 inch tubing , but maybe i can use the pump again on here but dont think i be able to fit the Rad even if i wanted it now , too big and thick ,

even the H100 Corsair would be hard in my case , its thinner but would need to add fans which bring it lower into the case , unless of course i add it on the outside of my case with fans inside pushing and fans on top outside pulling , i though of that but i really want to keep everything inside , clean and neat ,

its a good idea for anyone having problems with there unit and cant return it etc, might as well use it for something , before you ditch it completely , i didnt have the Air tramp problem with my unit ,

and i hope i dont ever get it if i have to move it around later on , that would drive me nuts if it made noise other than the normal operation of the pump ,

i would try a thinner Rad if i have to do this over , thinner Rad needs less pressure to cool , with new paste , delid , good fans , i bet it would work out better than the stock antec ,
post #3167 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Right completely re-vamped the OP.
Organised everything, and everything should be quite clear to see.

I will add a lot more (especially an updated spreadsheet), soon enough smile.gif

Opening Post looks awesome Dubbed! Great work.

@Expresso,
The pump / block on the Antec is really a nice piece of kit.
Lots of people modding the units into full blown water cooling setups.
Here is what I did to mine:
http://www.overclock.net/t/990111/official-antec-k-hler-h2o-620-920-owners-club/2620#post_18620954

I've since rerouted the tubing a bit to allow for better bleeding of the system.
post #3168 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

Opening Post looks awesome Dubbed! Great work.

@Expresso,
The pump / block on the Antec is really a nice piece of kit.
Lots of people modding the units into full blown water cooling setups.
Here is what I did to mine:
http://www.overclock.net/t/990111/official-antec-k-hler-h2o-620-920-owners-club/2620#post_18620954

I've since rerouted the tubing a bit to allow for better bleeding of the system.

Now that looks sexy!
Why didn't you add some colouring to the liquid though?

I'll add a separate section, as suggested for mods in the OP - was waiting for something to post in the section tongue.gif

If anyone else has mods or wants me to add something in the OP - don't be shy! (as much as I would love put half-naked women in the OP with antecs, it isn't appropriate....or is it?) biggrin.gif
post #3169 of 6063
Yah the water could use some color. tongue.gif
I recently put Primochill UV Black in but it just looks....meh. thinking.gif
Maybe I should try one of Mayhems products.

The Biostar motherboard in the pictures died and has since been replaced with an Asus Sabertooth 990 r2.

What colors do you think would go well?
post #3170 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

Opening Post looks awesome Dubbed! Great work.

@Expresso,
The pump / block on the Antec is really a nice piece of kit.
Lots of people modding the units into full blown water cooling setups.
Here is what I did to mine:
http://www.overclock.net/t/990111/official-antec-k-hler-h2o-620-920-owners-club/2620#post_18620954

I've since rerouted the tubing a bit to allow for better bleeding of the system.

Very nice smile.gif maybe you can put some step by step instructions on how to do this ? would be great , but i dont understand something , the pump is a good unit right ? so we keep that , the back plate is a pain in the ass , i am using the 3770k intel , if i ever did do this i would want to change out the back plate also , what would work for the intel as a back plate ?

you changed the Rad and tubing, so you think the tubing is the bottleneck in this unit ? and the Rad, ? i always though the Rad needed to breath , i see you have it place flat on the bottom of the case and one fan on top , i would think its pushing in the Rad to cool it ?

did you delid this chip - or is delid just for the intel models ?

thanks , looks like its a job to do but worth it in the end if you are having issues with the stock antec,

in my case , i wonder if just changing the paste , delid , backplate and leaving everything else alone would be all i may need if i ever decide to do it , i like to know about it and get ready for it but not ready to do it just yet biggrin.gif
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