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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 #3831 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Callumpy View Post

Cheers, but isn't +31 the area code for The Netherlands I'm not sure calling that is a good idea, unless you did?
just send them an email instead
post #3832 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

just send them an email instead

Ok will do, cheers smile.gif

I so hope I can get a replacement soon, my replacement motherboard arrived today and I don't have any spare coolers or heat-sinks lying around.
post #3833 of 6063
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Ok will do, cheers smile.gif

I so hope I can get a replacement soon, my replacement motherboard arrived today and I don't have any spare coolers or heat-sinks lying around.

Always keep the stock one!
I have 2 intel stock coolers lying here - one is in my system atm.
Going to put the Antec in now and see the temps difference on stock vs stock cooler whilst folding.
80c was max temp on stock with my stock intel cooler -> de-lidded btw
post #3834 of 6063
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Always keep the stock one!
I have 2 intel stock coolers lying here - one is in my system atm.
Going to put the Antec in now and see the temps difference on stock vs stock cooler whilst folding.
80c was max temp on stock with my stock intel cooler -> de-lidded btw

Holy hell, I've never even ran my 3570K above 60c, that's mad!
post #3835 of 6063
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Holy hell, I've never even ran my 3570K above 60c, that's mad!

Lol - then you've never folded tongue.gif
My i3 runs at 60c whilst folding with the arctic pro 7 cooler
My i7 with stock cooler runs at 80c

Soon I'll have my antec temps.
post #3836 of 6063
My FX-6100 usually runs between 55 and 60c whilst folding or boincing
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post #3837 of 6063
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My FX-6100 usually runs between 55 and 60c whilst folding or boincing

But AMD doesn't count tongue.gif
post #3838 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Lol - then you've never folded tongue.gif
My i3 runs at 60c whilst folding with the arctic pro 7 cooler
My i7 with stock cooler runs at 80c

Soon I'll have my antec temps.

I did fold for a bit, I run my 3570k at stock though and at 100% usage it sits around 50c. (thats under the antec)
post #3839 of 6063
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I did fold for a bit, I run my 3570k at stock though and at 100% usage it sits around 50c. (thats under the antec)

that's mentally low - but wait OC'ed or not?
post #3840 of 6063
Final testing and conclusion.

I put the stock Antec fans back on and kept them running at full speed the entire time. Temps got up to 84 this time around, which only 1C better than having Chill Control control the fan speeds. All conditions were the same or very close to the same as in previous tests. To recall, my max temp on air (212+) hit 93.

I had kept the Corsair SP120 (High Performance) in my previous test at full speed also, and the temps had gotten up to 85C.

While this is a significant temp difference in itself, I doubt most people are willing to keep their fans running at full speed all the time - as this is what is necessary to achieve the lowest possible temps with the 920 and for it to be competitive with a $30 aircooler. For stress testing purposes, this is probably tolerable for many people.

My theory was that since Chill Control operates off the liquid temp rather than the CPU temp, that there was going to be a delay between the CPU hitting high temps and the fans picking up speed. Obviously the Chill Control settings matter as my temps had hit 89 when allowing Chill Control to control my fan speeds. I used two different control settings, one being Fan Ramp Up speed 30/ Full Speed 35 and Fan Ramp up 40/ Full Speed 50, in both cases my temps hit 89.

Running the two different sets of fans (stock Antec and Corsair SP120's) at full speeds resulted in a max temp of 84 (Antec) and 85 (Corsair).

The unit performs adequately, but some mid-performing air coolers such as the 212+ of the Xigmatek SD1283 which can both be had for ~ 30USD offer a far better value, especially when not overclocked. Nose levels will be higher if not the same with the 920 but mileage will vary because this is highly dependent on the settings a given indiviudal sets in Antec's Chill Control software. The 920 is far from being a bad product, but for the average user I think Antec's price mark is far beyond the sweet spot of price/ performance ratio as similar performing (air) coolers can be had for less money. However, for overclocking and stress testing purposes this can be a good investment, depending on an individuals budget and personal opinion.


Feel free to agree or disagree. I am always open to debate.
Edited by 8bitG33k - 3/1/13 at 12:05pm
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