The Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 CPU Cooler is an advanced liquid cooler. It's not an air cooler nor is it a custom water cooling setup, instead it offers the best of both works. It's easy to install, is compact, quiet, performs very well and is affordable. If you're intimated by custom water cooling, this would be a perfect solution.
I have this cooler in my Antec 1100. It is cooling a i5 2500k on a Asus Maximus IV Gene Z68 board. I haven't seen the cpu go up past 31c. Awesome cooler!
I totally hear you on the plastic wrapping, it gives me those "warm fuzzies" about getting to open it and knowing its only me who opens it. As for the product itself. I'm most interested in using it in my next build. The temps you showed from your benchmark are impressive enough to justify the cost, which I find pretty comparable to air/fan coolers.
Just ordered one for my new ASRock X79 Extreme4 + i7-3820 cpu, looks like it will perform the same or better and the new intel watercooler and for about half the price.
Yes this will work with the LGA 2011, all you have to do is call Antec and they will send you the new 2011 backplate for free! Didn't even have to pay shipping.
Just Wondering..........If I have a fan already built into the back of the case and I have the Water cooling, will I still need to put the extra fan on? Tanx!
P.S. Love the Reviews!!!!!!
Great review, very informative. I think I may give this one a try. Thanks Rodney, keep up the good work!
Rodney don't know shit. I stopped watching his youtube channel long ago. Not surprised he still fucking up with something as simple as socket compatibility. Thank god he can get on youtube for free, or else he'd be homeless and out of "work."
Hey guys can anyone help me. I just installed one of these. But due to the push pull setup i made i had to install the pump (heat plate) upside down with the tubes coming from the top. It was either this way or the radiator upside down with the tubes up the top. which one would be safer or should i just make the tubes twist awkwardly so it is all the right way.
p.s This is a really good cooler.
i think i will get it
I have a small pipe coming from the air conditioner and blowing cool air right on top of my stock cooler fan. Its the best :)
LOL were you drunk while filming this Rodney? Awesome awesome awesome. Looking forward to some scotch reviews in the near future :D
Lotta misinformation up there:
1. It's not an 1156 only product, it fits Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, AMD AM2, AM3, AM2+, AM3+
2. This is no look-alike product. While that might be said of Corsair which is simply slapping their label on the Asetek LLC550, Antec had Asetek make design changes and, Asetek is not selling a version of this cooler w/ those design improvements.
3. As to the claim that it's got the same performance as other products in this category, check the test results on benchmarkreviews.com It beats the H50 by 7.2C with the stock fan and 9.4C with a common Delta fan. The 620 even beats the much more expensive H70 by 8C in this test.
Rodney, I really like the plastic wrap too! For that reason is it only bin open by only me.
overclocking a 920 processor to 4Ghz WITH STOCK COOLER?! i know it's a comparasion but doesn't it crash after awhile? makes me regret i have a 950 not overclocked except for the memory bandwith to 1600Mhz
I wouldn't consider it Kickass but more along the lines of a great product.
Only supports LGA 1156 which is a dying/dead platform. No AM3 or LGA 1366 support is puzzeling. The performance doesnt seem any different than an H50 or H70, looks like a copy and most likely is since its made by the same people.
Innovation - gets a big zero - nothing new to see here folks and has less flexibility in it's application. Would give negative marks if I thought that right.
Performance - a 5 since it's about the same as other products in this category,
Value - a 10 if it's free, but a 5 if it costs the same as the others.
No, not a Great product because it has already been done and there is nothing wrong with those versions of this product either.
It fits all current sockets. 1156 and 1155 use the same pin pattern for cooler mounting. In total it works on LGA 775/1156/1155/1366, AM2, AM2+, and AM3. That much I know for sure.
Thanks for giving a star rating system, it makes the reviews better for me. I like this idea, but the cooling is not great. I have an Ultra Chilltec Thermoelectric cooler. On my i7 965 Extreme it runs at 25c idle and 31c on load. While this is better than factory, and takes up little room, I still go for the air solution. Perhaps if they could bump up the cooling ability it would be better. By the way you sounded tired in that review, were you not feeling well?
25c on idle? 31 on load?
Or you trying to be funny? Or are you running your cpu at 1Ghz?
Are you allowed to keep all those products they send you?
I hate the advertisement in the beginning, I can't skip it and it's 30 seconds long :(
Thumbs down for that.
Blame Youtube, not Rodney. Try installing Adblock Plus addon for Firefox.
939 btw not 636
I'm writing this before seeing the benchmark results.
In my opinion, single radiators for water cooling in closed loops just can't justify the cost at all. For a lower price there are plenty of fanless coolers with cooling on par or better than these. Even my CoolIT Eco 240mm only just beats my Scyth Ninja Rev'b (With dual fans). Only real advantage is less clutter in the case and a cleaner look.
There is no fanless cooler that will keep up with this. It actually gets temps around the same as crazy coolers like the Thermalright Silver Arrow. And that can be said for most kits like this. Custom cooling can get you near room temp though with enough rads.
I dunno bout you, but I love plastic wrapping cause it feels like Christmas in July.
Uses the same brackets as the H50 and H70. I wonder if it's just Antec licencing it from Corsair.
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