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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #3511 of 6063
After watching the video Totally Dubbed put in his OP I'm fairly certain it is only air. The noise sounds very similar.

On a side note I just ordered a pair of Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-P as replacement fans.
post #3512 of 6063
I just randomly ordered two Swiftech Helix's for 5.99 each while pre-ordering Steven Wilson's The Raven That Refused To Sing on Amazon. Had to get that free super saving shipping.
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Originally Posted by dezmick View Post

I am getting ready to build the system that is displayed, i currently have a V8 and am just wanting to know if the H20 620 would be a better option in my Silverstone FT02B-W, i will be building the computer next weekend, and i can still take my V8 back and get something else i just want to make sure that what i will be getting will be and upgrade, and i would like to know if i made it a push pull unit with the air being exhausted out the top of the case if that would work best for the H20 620. Thanks

Hi there i would recommend to stick to the CM V8 the temps is about the same in some cases the v8 out performes most of the liquid cooling units. If your looking for the silent treatment then i would recommend the 620 or 920 over the v8 but performance/temp drops you wont gain infact you might lose a degree or two especially at heavy loads.
post #3514 of 6063
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Thought to chime something in:
I put my I7 on my new bite sized PC rig.
It has the stock antec cooler, with stock paste, and my i7 is de-lidded.

Temps?
30-35c idle

60c on load

This is on STOCK voltages and STOCK clocks - which is : 1.092v on load (P95) running @ 3.7ghz

My Antec 920 wasn't doing that much better.
So I'm going to RMA my Antec 920 - just not performing as it should...as I've been always contemplating. Finally I can put my thoughts to rest - as if a stock intel cooler can almost do as good as a liquid cooler with 2 fans and a rad...then something clearly isn't right.

Will update when I get more info etc
post #3515 of 6063
I am thinking about change my coolers for a cougar vortex 120mm fan. But this fan is 3-pin, can I plug it to the block like the antec fans?
post #3516 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Thought to chime something in:
I put my I7 on my new bite sized PC rig.
It has the stock antec cooler, with stock paste, and my i7 is de-lidded.

Temps?
30-35c idle

60c on load

This is on STOCK voltages and STOCK clocks - which is : 1.092v on load (P95) running @ 3.7ghz

My Antec 920 wasn't doing that much better.
So I'm going to RMA my Antec 920 - just not performing as it should...as I've been always contemplating. Finally I can put my thoughts to rest - as if a stock intel cooler can almost do as good as a liquid cooler with 2 fans and a rad...then something clearly isn't right.

Will update when I get more info etc

Yes, keep us posted! I'm haven't been impressed with the performance of my 920 either, as stated in an earlier post (ie, slightly worse temps than my Xigmatek SD1283 aircooler).
post #3517 of 6063
Yes and no... If you void the warranty on your kuhler and clip off the side of the connector then yes you can connect it. Or get a splitter cable 3-pin to 4-pin. Also you could just plug the fans into the motherboard.

My Cougars are connected to my fan controller. Before I had a fan controller I clipped all my molex to 3-pins like this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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post #3518 of 6063
Honestly you shouldn't expect temps the same as a high end air cooler, by high end I mean Noctua NH-D14 or any other air cooler that performs like the D14. If you want same or better temps you need a 240mm radiator AIO.

And Totally Dubbed considering you're delidded isn't it absolutely critical to get proper mount pressure? I thought it was much more difficult getting proper mount pressure when dellidded without cracking the die or on the other hand too little pressure resulting in poor temps.
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post #3519 of 6063
Yeah maybe look at other fans. Me on the other hand had problems with installing other fans i did a push pull config with aerocool shark blades and it didn't work out to great as it put out heat on the rad and i almost lost my cpu the temps were on idle 35c and on load 55c with my cpu overclocked to 4.28ghz(8120 fx amd) didnt change the voltage only the multiplier. With the stock fan setup i get 30c on idle and on load 51c. This was just my xp with changing out fans think the shark blades are crappy fans or i did something wrong in my airflow. Im running in a raidmax case there isn't alot of room for alot of fans 1x 120mm at the front 1x 80mm on the side and now the rad with one fan in pull at the back.
post #3520 of 6063
I didn't expect a miraculous drop in temperature that's for sure. But I certainly didn't expect them to be any worse. I expected slightly better temps at a lower noise level. Instead it's the other way around.

EDIT: to be fair I do need to add that my previous load temps oc'd to 4.5 got up to 98 - can't remember what the voltage was though as this was an Auto Overclock when I was test driving my boards EZ Tune utility. Now with the vcore at 1.3v my temps are hitting ~76.


Edited by 8bitG33k - 2/11/13 at 9:03pm
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