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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
  • 53% (152)
    Antec Kühler H2O 620
  • 46% (130)
    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #761 of 6068
So you guys spent $120 on two 620 to do the CPU and GPU?

Why not just get the XSPC 240 kit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS240_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_-HOT.html?tl=g30c321s1310

And a GPU block:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5297/ex-blc-329/Danger_Den_Maze5_Video_Card_Liquid_Cooling_Block.html?tl=g30c87s143

A lot more expandability and only costs a little more.
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post #762 of 6068
no....as i mentoned....all i bought was tubing and a res...$30 is all i spent. ive had my 620 for a while now. it's just more for fun for me. not expecting big gains.

for the other user...yeah, you have a good point.
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post #763 of 6068
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Originally Posted by Neet_za;14806641 
you're mostly getting the reading from CORE temps NOT the CPU temps, core temps are electronically estimated and are about 8~12c off thus they are VERY inaccurate, so add said amount and that is your CPU temp from the diode.
Get "Open hardware Monitor" and look for CPU or compare the core temps from programs and there's your proof tongue.gif
mine is 18c if I used core temp, but the CORRECT temp is 30c

I use both core temp and open hardware to read the temps and both give me the same reading.

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post #764 of 6068
Wife's away today so took the time to lap my Kuhler 920 and core i7 860 CPU. Have had experience lapping the Corsair H70 so this was not my first time...thought I'd share my observations.

A razorblade test revealed the 920 has a *very* apparent convex base, with the peak in the middle of the "spiral" fine-groove pattern in the base. Took 8 sheets of 400 grit paper to sand down the peak and flatten the base so that sharpie marked "X"'s sanded away evenly.

Also realized I had to disassemble the 920 to keep everything as flat as possible (the swinging momentum of the rad wasn't so easy to resist while moving the base back and forth across sandpaper). Gonna have to apply the H70-reservoir mod to the 920 now that its now emptied and apart.

Wife arrived home early so couldn't finish CPU lapping and reassemble for testing (she hates all my modding projects!)...will keep everyone posted.

So, have others found the base of the 920 to be very poorly flat? Even though my Corsair H70's base was quite grooved and rough finished, it was very flat to begin with and sanded down to an optically flat surface with comparatively no effort.

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Edited by tfoss - 9/3/11 at 4:58pm
post #765 of 6068
i dunno...i wouldn't trust the coldplate to be perfectly flat anymore than i would a razor blade. when i was building drumkits, i would use a slab of granite and a flashlight to check edges, but it's a different beast i suppose.
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post #766 of 6068
i would like to have a high performance watercooler, but DEAD SILENT and as compact as possible.

so that's why H620 block + thermochill + microres V2


any doubts thermochil is the best for power and silence ? then take a look at the techincal specs and reviews...
post #767 of 6068
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO;14812562 
i dunno...i wouldn't trust the coldplate to be perfectly flat anymore than i would a razor blade. when i was building drumkits, i would use a slab of granite and a flashlight to check edges, but it's a different beast i suppose.

When placing the CPU IHS on the 920 coldplate surface (upsidedown), I could see light around the edges, and I could barely *just* see it rock as it "perched" on the high point in the middle. OK, that may not have been that perceptible, but certainly the amount of lapping work it took to remove all that copper was!! Three advil for my aching shoulder... rolleyes.gif
post #768 of 6068
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Originally Posted by tfoss;14812782 
When placing the CPU IHS on the 920 coldplate surface (upsidedown), I could see light around the edges, and I could barely *just* see it rock as it "perched" on the high point in the middle. OK, that may not have been that perceptible, but certainly the amount of lapping work it took to remove all that copper was!! Three advil for my aching shoulder... rolleyes.gif

haha...well, hopefully that amount of work will be beneficial. i'm taking my 620 out this wednesday to add a reservoir and switch out the tubing, so i may check tolerances on my plate/cpu while i'm at it...

i'll take the advil before hand, and drink beer during the procedure, just to be sure biggrin.gif
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post #769 of 6068
Quote:
Originally Posted by eaglesdare;14812753 
i would like to have a high performance watercooler, but DEAD SILENT and as compact as possible.

so that's why H620 block + thermochill + microres V2


any doubts thermochil is the best for power and silence ? then take a look at the techincal specs and reviews...

If you are talking about the coolant, power and silence has nothing to do with it. Power and silence comes from the pump and low rpm fans. Aside from that there is no reason to use coolant aside for asthetics. Distilled water is your answer.
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post #770 of 6068
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Originally Posted by TechSoldier;14795960 
We need more specs (ie: processor, overclock, case, etc) to be able to tell you if your idle temps are within reason based on your system. Just remember, idle temps aren't that important, you really want to focus on load temps, which in your case look good. If you haven't done any overclocking and plan to, just remember that 75C is the general temp you should stay under at 100% load.

System specs at bottom of my post.

Decided to reseat the block and BAM done the job. idles around 35-40c and under load around 62c.

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Edited by Kutocer - 9/4/11 at 1:12am
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