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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 #3611 of 6068
Hey all, I hope everything is going well for you. I just ordered my new CPU (FX-8350) and MoBo (Sabertooth 990fx) and I'm getting my case (Thermaltake V3 B.E.) organized for when they arrive. This is my first venture into liquid cooling and I just want to make sure I'm doing everything correctly. I'm installing my 620 on the bottom intake in push/pull (antec stock fans) with 1x intake fan and 3x exhaust (all 120mm 87.5cfm). I run into problems when it comes to connecting the pump and fans. What is the best way to connect them? Should I plug them into a splitter and then into the header on the pump? I can also plug the fans into the splitter and plug them into a motherboard header or should I plug them all into seperate headers? Sorry to be so longwinded, I just want to make sure to do this the best possible way, the first time.
post #3612 of 6068
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Hey all, I hope everything is going well for you. I just ordered my new CPU (FX-8350) and MoBo (Sabertooth 990fx) and I'm getting my case (Thermaltake V3 B.E.) organized for when they arrive. This is my first venture into liquid cooling and I just want to make sure I'm doing everything correctly. I'm installing my 620 on the bottom intake in push/pull (antec stock fans) with 1x intake fan and 3x exhaust (all 120mm 87.5cfm). I run into problems when it comes to connecting the pump and fans. What is the best way to connect them? Should I plug them into a splitter and then into the header on the pump? I can also plug the fans into the splitter and plug them into a motherboard header or should I plug them all into seperate headers? Sorry to be so longwinded, I just want to make sure to do this the best possible way, the first time.

The fans plug into the splitter which plugs into the unit. I wasn't even aware the splitter was detachable from the pump. It is totally up to you if you want to plug the fans into the motherboard though, via a splitter to one header or each separately to it's own header. Just make sure to plug the pump into the CPU fan header of the motherboard.

As far as best config and placement of the radiator goes though, I'd say is a case by case scenario as it really depends on each individual setup. I think your plan to install as intake at the front bottom of your case is solid, but if you find it isn't working for you for some reason you can always try something else.

EDIT: And use v1.2 for the Chill Control software as people have reported issues with 1.3.
post #3613 of 6068
Do you want to be able to control the fan speed? If so pick a motherboard header and setup Chassis Q-Fan Control in the bios which should regulate fan speed using voltage.
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post #3614 of 6068
Thinking I'm gonna get myself one of these. That should improve airflow.

I will have to completely forego physical media, but that shouldn't be an issue unless I reinstall Windows. For anything else I guess I could always get an external optical drive. Scratch that - I have 4 drivebays. Dunno what I was thinking.
Edited by 8bitG33k - 2/14/13 at 8:18pm
post #3615 of 6068
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Hey all, I hope everything is going well for you. I just ordered my new CPU (FX-8350) and MoBo (Sabertooth 990fx) and I'm getting my case (Thermaltake V3 B.E.) organized for when they arrive. This is my first venture into liquid cooling and I just want to make sure I'm doing everything correctly. I'm installing my 620 on the bottom intake in push/pull (antec stock fans) with 1x intake fan and 3x exhaust (all 120mm 87.5cfm). I run into problems when it comes to connecting the pump and fans. What is the best way to connect them? Should I plug them into a splitter and then into the header on the pump? I can also plug the fans into the splitter and plug them into a motherboard header or should I plug them all into seperate headers? Sorry to be so longwinded, I just want to make sure to do this the best possible way, the first time.

sounds good. Extreme setting the stock antec fans are loud but they work, normal operation they are not that loud. I have had no thermal issues breaking the 5.0 GHZ barrier. I also use them as intake into the case, evacuating the hot air is very important.
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post #3616 of 6068
That's a lot of money for what most people just mod themselves with foam. There's some things in cooling section showing what to do. Let me find the link.

Found it, was in my favorites. http://www.overclock.net/t/1037539/intake-fan-in-a-5-25-bay-warning-graphics
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post #3617 of 6068
Thanks for the advice. The 620 doesn't have a splitter, just a plug for a 3-pin. I have an extra 3 pin Y-connector. I would prefer to have fan control, so I'll be plugging them into the motherboard. Should I use the Y or plug them into seperate headers? Also thanks for the advice about 1.3.

*Edit*
I'm also replacing the stock thermal paste with Cooler Master IceFusion
Edited by holiman1982 - 2/14/13 at 8:38pm
post #3618 of 6068
Me personally I would use the Y splitter (assuming the two fans don't use more than 12w combined) so there's still open headers on the mobo.

Also check the splitter cable and make sure there isnt it a yellow wire on both ends, the yellow wire sends RPM info (you don't want both fans sending their rpm to the mobo).
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post #3619 of 6068
Thanks for the heads up! I'll be happy if I run 4.6 to 4.8, but I really want to break the 5.0 barrier!
Edited by holiman1982 - 2/14/13 at 8:43pm
post #3620 of 6068
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That's a lot of money for what most people just mod themselves with foam. There's some things in cooling section showing what to do. Let me find the link.

Found it, was in my favorites. http://www.overclock.net/t/1037539/intake-fan-in-a-5-25-bay-warning-graphics

Love it! Thanks for the suggestion I think I'm gonna do something like that. Mesh and another fan shouldn't run me more than 30- 35 USD, depending on the fan. Oh and another 5-ish for the foam. thumb.gif
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