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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 54% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 45% (129)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
281 Total Votes  
post #3681 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gh0sT-NoVa View Post

Hey TD , about this , i only read abit about it , i also read the link you posted with your experience with Scan that rejected your Mobo RMA , but i want to make sure , what did actually really happened ?

1) Your Antec 920 isn't cooling as it suppose to be
2) Your Mobo die on you too , then you send back to Scan for RMA , but they rejected your RMA , saying

" Rejected due to physical damage - Severe track damage around one of the cpu cooler mounting holes. The serial number label has been tampered with, looks like its been removed and taped back on. Photos on the OLQ "

Hmm im not saying you did or so , but was there something happened when you removing / installing the cooler on your CPU ? Because i heard someone in Newegg said the Antec 920 is badly made , and somehow he had a hard time removing the cooler backplate or something and he said it's as if it will break the Mobo while trying to do so ! Also i think he said the screws can only be use once or something , if you tend to remove it and install to another new PC , that be a problem , i may misunderstood what he meant because my English isn't so good
Is there really such a big problem with this cooler ??

Read the 4th comment

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-209-054&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

Also must i use the sticky tape ? Could i just have someone hold the backplate for me while i screw it in together ?

Hi there mate,

Well there are a few things here - first of all design flaws:
1. Antec with their plastic backplate
2. Asus having traces by the CPU mounting holes

I wouldn't put sticky tape.
I would either leave it without any sort of tape - or put the adhesive strip on, knowing that it might be very hard to get off afterwards.
In reality, I don't see why you should need to remove it in the first place.
post #3682 of 6063
Yeah i saw online the backplate...i never expected they really use such a method ! This really make me reconsider getting it....hmmm
Maybe i might go to Hydro 80 instead....
About the the part removing it , it's because as for now im on my budget Mobo that i built 4 months ago...another 2 months or so i think i be changing to a better and bigger Mobo , i only have a P8Z77-M which is a Micro-ATX , matter of fact im already using a CoolerMaster TX3 EVO , its running pretty well , since im only using a i5 @ 3.3 Ghz no OC , keeping it nice and cool....but since everyone this days uses water cooler and it looks so cool well you know biggrin.gif
Another main reason why i switching to water cool , is because i have Corsair Vengeance RAM , which have big heatsinks....not many big air coolers can fit specially if you want push pull configuration , kinda regretted getting this big RAM ! mellowsmiley.gif
post #3683 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gh0sT-NoVa View Post

Yeah i saw online the backplate...i never expected they really use such a method ! This really make me reconsider getting it....hmmm
Maybe i might go to Hydro 80 instead....
About the the part removing it , it's because as for now im on my budget Mobo that i built 4 months ago...another 2 months or so i think i be changing to a better and bigger Mobo , i only have a P8Z77-M which is a Micro-ATX , matter of fact im already using a CoolerMaster TX3 EVO , its running pretty well , since im only using a i5 @ 3.3 Ghz no OC , keeping it nice and cool....but since everyone this days uses water cooler and it looks so cool well you know biggrin.gif
Another main reason why i switching to water cool , is because i have Corsair Vengeance RAM , which have big heatsinks....not many big air coolers can fit specially if you want push pull configuration , kinda regretted getting this big RAM ! mellowsmiley.gif

In that case don't put the sticker on at first - and then apply it on your final build smile.gif!
post #3684 of 6063
Sup guys new owner of a 920 here smile.gif
Dropped my temps by 6-7 degrees from A Zalman9900MAX. Was expecting a bit more but then again I am running an QX6700. I gotta say this plastic backplate sucks..... It usually takes me a couple of tries to get the best mount on, and it feels to me that I can shave of a couple more degrees but I got one of the bolts a bit loose in the back plate. And it seemed to me as that one screw had much less twists than all the others. Anyone know of a way to make secure the bolt? I would like to try to remount it for the second time.
post #3685 of 6063
Hi guys i currently have the Kuhler 620 and 2 x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm fans..

Ive read several different posts about the setup of these fans on the cooler and was wondering which ones you guys found best..

01. Ive read that the fan from the pump goes to the CPU Header on the motherboard and then the 2 fans plugged into a fan splitter and then plugged into the other header from the cooler..

02. Plug the pump in the the PWR System fan header and then do the same with the fans as above...

03. Plug the pump directly into a supply directly (As this will run the pump 100%) from the power supply and then the same with the fans above...

Which one of these are correct?? Any help is much appreciated as im not 100% sure which would be better?

Thanks guys and look forward to a quick response so I can get this up and running without worrying myself to death... lol
post #3686 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjBodya View Post

Sup guys new owner of a 920 here smile.gif
Dropped my temps by 6-7 degrees from A Zalman9900MAX. Was expecting a bit more but then again I am running an QX6700. I gotta say this plastic backplate sucks..... It usually takes me a couple of tries to get the best mount on, and it feels to me that I can shave of a couple more degrees but I got one of the bolts a bit loose in the back plate. And it seemed to me as that one screw had much less twists than all the others. Anyone know of a way to make secure the bolt? I would like to try to remount it for the second time.

if you push with your screwdrive on the screw bit, the bolt should pop out with pressure.
Once that happens - hold the bolt with one hand and screw (whilst still applying pressure) and it should tighten it up a bit more smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler68 View Post

Hi guys i currently have the Kuhler 620 and 2 x Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm fans..

Ive read several different posts about the setup of these fans on the cooler and was wondering which ones you guys found best..

01. Ive read that the fan from the pump goes to the CPU Header on the motherboard and then the 2 fans plugged into a fan splitter and then plugged into the other header from the cooler..

02. Plug the pump in the the PWR System fan header and then do the same with the fans as above...

03. Plug the pump directly into a supply directly (As this will run the pump 100%) from the power supply and then the same with the fans above...

Which one of these are correct?? Any help is much appreciated as im not 100% sure which would be better?

Thanks guys and look forward to a quick response so I can get this up and running without worrying myself to death... lol

1. would be the one.
Plug the antec into the CPU FAN HEADER - then the two fan splitters can be connected up to your Typhoon's (as long as the typhoons are 4pin PWM fans - or else you won't be able to control their speeds through the antec software)
post #3687 of 6063
Thread Starter 
To those wanting to improve temps - and weren't too sure about the information provided by users - here's the official word from Stefan @ Antec:

"Let's talk about the temps first. Seeing a max temperature of 70°C at 100% load
is not unusual on an i7 3770K with these compact liquid coolers. Did you use the
stock fans while testing this, or the Corsair ones from your installation guide?
A method to reach better temps is to switch around the fans directions so cool
air is sucked into the radiator from the back into the case. Your top mounted
fans will handle the exhaust function just fine, and the positive side effect is
that the cooling performance will become better. Please give it a shot when you
have the chance."
post #3688 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

To those wanting to improve temps - and weren't too sure about the information provided by users - here's the official word from Stefan @ Antec:

"Let's talk about the temps first. Seeing a max temperature of 70°C at 100% load
is not unusual on an i7 3770K with these compact liquid coolers. Did you use the
stock fans while testing this, or the Corsair ones from your installation guide?
A method to reach better temps is to switch around the fans directions so cool
air is sucked into the radiator from the back into the case. Your top mounted
fans will handle the exhaust function just fine, and the positive side effect is
that the cooling performance will become better. Please give it a shot when you
have the chance."

Thanks for sharing!

Not sure about the
Quote:
Seeing a max temperature of 70°C at 100% load
is not unusual on an i7 3770K with these compact liquid coolers.

bit since it's more like in the high 80's/ low 90's for some of us.

Switching the fan direction is one of the things on my list though.

On an unrelated side note TD, did you have your SP120's speed controlled by your motherboard or did they always run on full speed?
post #3689 of 6063
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8bitG33k View Post

Thanks for sharing!

Not sure about the
bit since it's more like in the high 80's/ low 90's for some of us.

Switching the fan direction is one of the things on my list though.

On an unrelated side note TD, did you have your SP120's speed controlled by your motherboard or did they always run on full speed?

Well for me the max temp using STOCK i7 + antec fans was around 65-75c - so that makes sense to me - just expected the antec 920 to perform better to be honest.
I have gone ahead and asked more questions:
-Backplate
-Screws
-Instructions
-Scratch

I have my SP120's connected to the motherboard yes, and they run from 800RPM to 1300RPM (for some reason don't go to 1500RPM) -they vary on load
post #3690 of 6063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

To those wanting to improve temps - and weren't too sure about the information provided by users - here's the official word from Stefan @ Antec:

"Let's talk about the temps first. Seeing a max temperature of 70°C at 100% load
is not unusual on an i7 3770K with these compact liquid coolers. Did you use the
stock fans while testing this, or the Corsair ones from your installation guide?
A method to reach better temps is to switch around the fans directions so cool
air is sucked into the radiator from the back into the case. Your top mounted
fans will handle the exhaust function just fine, and the positive side effect is
that the cooling performance will become better. Please give it a shot when you
have the chance."

I was actually thinking about doing this, it makes sense. Ill try this tomorrow, good share smile.gif
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