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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 54% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 45% (129)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #3181 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

really?
Didn't look like it from the pictures!
Looked like the normal circuit colour (apart from green) - ie this look

If it were me, I would go for red - just because of those red parts on your motherboard:




EDIT:
You COULD even get some red-led fans - or some RGB strips - seeing as you got the windows, unlike my pc, that would be pretty cool too!

The pictures are of my old Biostar mobo. Since then I've rerouted tubing and changed mobo to an ASUS 990FX Sabertooth R2.
It has a very Militaristic color to it. Subdued greens and darker olive shades. Fantastic mobo but very hard to match colors with. tongue.gif

I'll post some new pictures soon.
post #3182 of 6063
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To be honest there is no real bottleneck with the 920. It's a great unit in itself. I just wanted to expand it. The pump / block I find to be an amazing value, which is why I kept it in the system.
Chip is not delidded.
Honestly the only real issue I have with these Asetek units is the mounting mechanism. It's a shambles.
For you Expresso, find a decent aftermarket back plate. This will prevent motherboard warping and give you considerably more clamping pressure.
I can't state this enough. You have to actually try it and see the results.
Well, let me back up a bit. I'm not knowledgeable at all on the latest Intel socket, so I don't know if they still ship without a decent backplate or not.
However I do for a fact know that if you don't use a stiff backplate, like Antec... flimsy plastic tripe... You will warp your motherboard. This WILL decrease clamping pressure. Which WILL reduce performance.


The real gem of the 920 is the pump / block unit. With its programmability, and the fact that settings are stored in the pump, no need to keep the Chill Control software running.
It's a gem in the AIC world. Just add onto it and enjoy a nice full blown water cooling setup.

Edit:
I would NOT delid. If you don't mind throwing away a cpu go for it. I did it many times myself back on my 939 platform. But if you want to resell or just for warranty reasons, I would live the IHS intact.

thanks , i have to say for me with this second unit i am using now , first i did a RMA , its working pretty decent overall , if i knew before hand about the back plate etc, i would have used gotten the parts i needed and used them with out even using the stock antec unit , but now its all done , i hate to have to remove that again at this moment , down the line maybe but i first need to find the right part that will work and get all the parts needed first , i dont want to take it apart to find out something i am missing or not correct just to have to put the stock back on ,,

also which was a pain to remove was the sticky tape which comes with the stock back plate , i had to remove that once already from the first unit , i am not looking to do that again unless i see my temps get worse for what ever reason , then i would take it apart to give it a shot ,, about the delid ,, looks pretty simple but i understand its a gamble , and with my luck i would end up killing it ,

i see later on if i can get the right parts needed for sure from someone with the same board chip etc, who has changed it out already , then i may give it a shot in the near future and just do the backplate , and new paste with out delid to see how much a difference that makes ,, turns out i lowered my temps some during normal usage and while idle with some change in my settings

my temps are about even with my liquid temps now during idle and normal usage , with a custom quiet setting , to be honest with my luck something will go wrong , too soon to take it apart again
its running very nice now to disturb it biggrin.gif
post #3183 of 6063
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Originally Posted by plywood99 View Post

The pictures are of my old Biostar mobo. Since then I've rerouted tubing and changed mobo to an ASUS 990FX Sabertooth R2.
It has a very Militaristic color to it. Subdued greens and darker olive shades. Fantastic mobo but very hard to match colors with. tongue.gif

I'll post some new pictures soon.

ah ha!
googled it...hmm that's extremely hard to match - I don't know if they do a brown-ish dye.

You could go for something like bright green, black or white.
post #3184 of 6063
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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.
mate that is awesome! I thought just plumbing in the nb in my striker 2 was pretty ballsy, but that is some seriously fine work thumb.gif
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Here is my 620 tucked in my Prodigy case with push/pull Cooler Master Sickleflow 120's.
Thinking about changing the fans to Corsair SP120, anyone think it's worth the hassle?
post #3186 of 6063
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Here is my 620 tucked in my Prodigy case with push/pull Cooler Master Sickleflow 120's.
Thinking about changing the fans to Corsair SP120, anyone think it's worth the hassle?

If you check out the video in the OP, by me - it might give you a better idea of the SP120's. Can't comment on your current fans though.
post #3187 of 6063
I've had those sickleflows and now I have the SP120 High Performance. You might get a 2-3C drop in temps. If you can get the SP120's for cheap I say its worth it.


TD, you watching this game? Why is RVP so awesome?
post #3188 of 6063
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I've had those sickleflows and now I have the SP120 High Performance. You might get a 2-3C drop in temps. If you can get the SP120's for cheap I say its worth it.


TD, you watching this game? Why is RVP so awesome?

What about noise wise though?

As for the game - yeah I'm utterly disappointed in united's performance.
I know it is a hard game and in hard conditions...but this is just crap.

Yeah RVP scored a good header, but I also watched the Arsenal game from 50mins on-wards, and they were a joy to watch. Chelsea sucked when I started watching them lol.
post #3189 of 6063
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What about noise wise though?

As for the game - yeah I'm utterly disappointed in united's performance.
I know it is a hard game and in hard conditions...but this is just crap.

Yeah RVP scored a good header, but I also watched the Arsenal game from 50mins on-wards, and they were a joy to watch. Chelsea sucked when I started watching them lol.

The SP120 High's are little louder but still drowned out compared to any GPU I have used so not a huge concern to me.

We look kind of sloppy but it is snowing. We have countered well but we need to do better in the 2nd half to maintain our lead.
post #3190 of 6063
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The SP120 High's are little louder but still drowned out compared to any GPU I have used so not a huge concern to me.

We look kind of sloppy but it is snowing. We have countered well but we need to do better in the 2nd half to maintain our lead.

If De Gea isn't man of the man, I don't know who will be.
EDIT:
Knew it...utterly useless united play.

As for the SP's - well my quiet editions are super quiet, and I can't even hear them.
End of the day - it matters about the STATIC pressure they can output, and the lowest noise level possible.
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 1/20/13 at 9:51am
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