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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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post #3281 of 6063
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upgraded version comming out soon
If it's not expandable it's a fail release. These AIO units are going to become obsolete for the most part except to budget builders since the release of all these new expandable units. The Swiftech unit at the top of the list in my books. Comes packaged in the box more complete then these units even, the fans are already on the rad! tongue.gif For around the same price as say the Kraken x60, there's no question which is the better buy.
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If it's not expandable it's a fail release. These AIO units are going to become obsolete for the most part except to budget builders since the release of all these new expandable units. The Swiftech unit at the top of the list in my books. Comes packaged in the box more complete then these units even, the fans are already on the rad! tongue.gif For around the same price as say the Kraken x60, there's no question which is the better buy.

For me, the big issue is maintenance. I don't want to tear done my rig every year and flush/clean it. Like wise for concerns over silver coils, algecide, antifreeze, corrosion inhibiters etc. I als want a sealed unit that can be shipped while filled.
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post #3283 of 6063
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For me, the big issue is maintenance. I don't want to tear done my rig every year and flush/clean it. Like wise for concerns over silver coils, algecide, antifreeze, corrosion inhibiters etc. I als want a sealed unit that can be shipped while filled.

Okay... except to budget builders and a small focused market with specific needs smile.gif That better?

I also don't see the lifespan of these older units being much longer then a year, that's something I've never taken a look at thinking.gif
Wonder the longest lifespan possible with one of these units... You mention maintenance which makes me think the fact that you can't clean the interior of these units (without at least needing new fluid to refill it) dramatically decreases the lifespan of them when compared to an easier to clean custom or expandable loop. I'd almost just suggest sticking to air coolers in situations like you describe. I noticed my old 212 evo performed equal to my 620 for $15 less.
Edited by InsideJob - 1/27/13 at 9:15am
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Lifespan is a great question there is no data available. The moment i start hearing of failures then i will probably be getting one of these.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13369/ex-wat-173/Koolance_ERM-3K3UA_Cooling_System_-_Aluminum_-_No_Nozzles_.html?tl=g30c321s1471




I assume it will be like a fan, you will hear a bearing noise or somehting like that when the Antec gets near failure.
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post #3285 of 6063
Just how long are you guys expecting to run these kuhlers? With a 3 year warranty, that's a pretty good amount of time. I'm hoping for ~5 years. I thought it's a 3 year warranty because after that you get too much evaporation inside the loop.
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I figure 5 years lifespan. I can't remember when a PC wasn't obsolete in 5 years. GPUs seem to go obsolete every 6 months rolleyes.gif, but seriously folks they don't stay as up to date as a CPU.
Now a days, the desktop PC is maturing and mobile computing is getting the money thrown at it. So maybe the obsolete tread mill will slow down.
Granted, the CLC is cheaply made with aluminum radiators vs. some fine kits using Copper/Brass and better pumps. VHS was cheaply made compared to BetaMax, but it was good enough, cheap enough, and got cheaper. I can buy 2-3 CLCs for the price on one great kit.
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post #3287 of 6063
Well that Swiftech H220 is a game changer with its copper rad, 5-6x more powerful pump, being expandable, and being very quiet. Hopefully this will keep pushing the others to improve.
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I have a concern:

My system is running the following

Ide (source: Real Temp GT 3.70)
min 34 / 25 / 30 / 25
max 44 / 42 / 41 / 42

100% Load <-- Prime 95 and/or IntelBurn Test (Source: Real Temp GT 3.70)
max: 87 / 98 / 93 / 91

I don't know what's wrong. The system is stable but I think it's too hot.

System:
Intel i7 3770k @ 4.6 ghz
Asrock z77e-itx (custom overclock pre option at 4.6)
8 GB Patriot Viper 3 1866 DDR3
Antec Khler H20 920 cooler
BitFenix Prodigy Case
on-board video (for now)
750GB Seagate SATA hard drive

Custom Fan setting: 33 Fan Ramp Start Temp / 38 Full Fan Speed Temp

I used Artic Silver Cremanqic and I followed Artic Silver's instructions and put a line in the middle of the cpu.

System is stable w/o increasing voltage. asrock is set for Stage 1 voltage setting.

thanks for all your advice
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do me a favour and take a pic of it, when you remove it.
Here's some pictures of the i5-2500 and the contact plate of the Antec 620 when I started to remove them:

Antec 620 907k .jpg file

Antec 620(2).jpg 1185k .jpg file

i5-2500.jpg 2177k .jpg file

I got the 3770K installed with the Artic Silver 5 and have it running at 4.5GHz now, It's getting into the 70*C catagory in Prime 95 but doesn't go past 60*C while I'm playing games/encoding. How do I increase the fan speed of the Antec 620 though? I was thinking about trying for 4.8GHz
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Here's some pictures of the i5-2500 and the contact plate of the Antec 620 when I started to remove them:

Antec 620 907k .jpg file

Antec 620(2).jpg 1185k .jpg file

i5-2500.jpg 2177k .jpg file

I got the 3770K installed with the Artic Silver 5 and have it running at 4.5GHz now, It's getting into the 70*C catagory in Prime 95 but doesn't go past 60*C while I'm playing games/encoding. How do I increase the fan speed of the Antec 620 though? I was thinking about trying for 4.8GHz

Looks better than my paste that I had.
As for your fan speed:
Well your fan speed, if I'm not mistaken on the 620 should be able to go to 2500 RPM right? Isn't that what it is showing on the antec software?
You can always hit the "extreme" button

FYI:
Next time attach/embed the pictures, so I don't have to download them smile.gif
Thanks for the pics though +rep
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