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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 #3601 of 6068
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However, the antec not really performing as it should - is another question, and might lead to that scratch for some reason.

Ah, gotcha! Good point. Didn't realize you were simply referring to possible poor/ sloppy manucaturing overall which might lead to other 'mistakes' during the manufacturing process.
post #3602 of 6068
Not familiar with the SD1283, how close is it to the D14? Idle temps are mostly irrelevant anyways, load is all that should matter.

From what I remember way way back when the 620/920 first came out and looking at the initial reviews, they don't do so well idle compared to big air coolers, but still load is what counts.
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Not familiar with the SD1283, how close is it to the D14? Idle temps are mostly irrelevant anyways, load is all that should matter.From what I remember way way back when the 620/920 first came out and looking at the initial reviews, they don't do so well idle compared to big air coolers, but still load is what counts.

The SD1283 is abt on par with the 212+ according to Frostytech:

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 16.8 (150W) 10.7 (85W)

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus 16.9 (150W) 10.9 (85W)

Noctua NH-C14 14.1 (150W) 8.9 (85W)

These numbers are derived from testing on a LGA775 but should still give a good indication of their resprective performance.
post #3604 of 6068
How is your rad mounted? Intake will always be the best possible temps but you also should keep in mind hot air rising into that intake. So if it's mounted rear as intake and your psu puts out hot air on bottom rear, that hot air will rise and intake into the rad.

Try to isolate it from as much hot air as possible. This is why I mount mine in the front as intake, most isolation as possible. I tested almost every rad+fan position possible and front got the best for my case setup. http://www.overclock.net/t/1291564/antec-kuhler-620-8-rad-fan-setups-tested
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post #3605 of 6068
The rad is mounted in the top back of my Antec P182. The PSU sits in it's own little compartment at the bottom of the case, isolated from the rest of the components and draws air from the front of the case. The hard drives sit in the windtunnel at the front of the case cooled by the air being pulled in through the front of the case by the PSU fan. There is no fan in front of the HDD's as the PSU fan creates sufficient airflow to cool them. Another intake fan is mounted at the front of the case, but above the PSU compartment. It blows air directly onto the GPU. There is one exhaust at the top of the case. All fans are 120mm. I've never had temp issues in this case before and this is my 3rd build inside the case. With my Q8300 in this same case my temps typically idled around 41 and load was around 65. The 7950 GPU which I initially had installed in previous build (ie, the one with the Q8300) had the exact same temps then as it does now.





There is a distinct possibility that the GPU blocks most of the cooler intake air from reaching the upper part of the case. I could try rigging another intake fan in the optical drive cage - but then I'd have to mod the entire front with some fine wire mesh to prevent dust from getting into the case. Antec did do an excellent job in having filters in all the areas where the fans pull in air and eliminating any other openings cracks or openings where dust might enter. In short, my case has been pretty much dust free for the past 3 years. But I could probably rig something to keep it that way, should I decide to put an extra fan.

The rad has a Bitfenix Spectre Pro (white LED) intake and a Coolermaster Blademaster R4 as pull, both are PWM fans and plugged into the 920. I really only used those fans because I know they'd be quieter than the stock Antec fans. However, putting the Antec fans back on as well as reseating the block is on my list for this weekend.

I like your idea of rigging the rad to sit in the optical drive bay. But then I'd have to remove the optical drive altogether.

The P182 does have rubber grommeted hole at the back to route hoses for H20 cooling, but I'd have to remove the hoses from the rad to mount it outside the case and I don't think the hosed are long enough to reach. So an outside mount is most likely not an option.
Edited by 8bitG33k - 2/13/13 at 9:17pm
post #3606 of 6068
Does that case only have 3 5.25" bays? The rad and fans takes up 3 5.25" bays. My case has 4 bays so I still have dvd drive in the top bay.
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post #3607 of 6068
From that pic i would swap ya rad fans too pull in cold are from the back, will be exhausted straight away from the top fan. Instant improvement.
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post #3608 of 6068
8bitG33k Antec does recommend the fans to push air outside the case. In a well ventilated case that works well, however in your situation I would do some changes.

Either flip the top 120 to pull air into the case and keep the rad fans the same, or do as Wookielover mentioned and swap around the rad fans. Both ways will get rid of your negative air problem, which draws dust into your case and will probably net you a couple degrees better performance.

One thing to note though is that flipping the rad fans to push air into the case might cause your video card to gain a couple degrees, even with the top fan exhausting.
Only way to know for sure is to test it.




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Why do all our plates have a knick on them then lol?
I said it looked like a missed place lathe attempt....guess I wasn't wrong - no matter how much plywood insisted I was wrong wink.gif

And I still think you're wrong.
Just like you're wrong about the 920 causing damage to your IHS wink.gifwink.gif.

But hey, I'm just going to put you on ignore. I suggest you do the same for me. specool.gif
post #3609 of 6068
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I don't mind you thinking I'm wrong with my own rig and my own experience with my stuff you can't physically touch. But don't go insulting people wink.gif
post #3610 of 6068
Looks like I have my activities planned out for this weekend then. I'll post back with my findings. Thanks all for your input!
Edited by 8bitG33k - 2/14/13 at 3:24pm
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