Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler Review

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Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

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Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler is the KÜHLER H2O 620's bigger brother! The KÜHLER H2O 920 is similar to the 620, but has a thicker radiator, extra 120mm fan, RGB LED and Chill Control software. If you're in the market for a CPU cooler, this is one of the best options out there.


 

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Anonymous

will this fit in nzxt phantom 410 or cooler master haf xm

Anonymous

will this fit in nzxt phantom 410 or cooler master haf xm

Anonymous

is it possible to mount it on asus rampage 3 black edition?

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wouldnt it be cooler if the radiator is set in the airflow input instead of the output?, and, would you recomend to get one of those instead the noctua d-14? I already have the noctua but I am not sure (I am having problems there or with the gpu or the psu)the computer turns off, or would you recommend me to take the computer to a repair center -XD I dont like to pay for computer issues-

may be the answers are too obvious...

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thanks and congratulations for the good job!

Anonymous

i have both the antec 620 H2O liquid cooler on my Gigabyte HD 6570 1GB DDR3 128 BIT=. temps from 40ish tonow 30ish great cooler for videocards plus the antec 920 H2O liquid cooler on my AM2 Athlon 6000+ cpu stock 3.11 O.C. too 3.41 stable i could push it lilbit more but its does the job iplay staem games Americas army 3. L.O.T.R. AVA. Bulletrun. and its not bad for what my computer is my case is a modded Alienware Area 51 i cut the vents out the side leaving the grills on the out side. and the north bridge heatsink has been modded took the same mobo broken one and the fan from the southbridge and now theres two fans north & south bridge are chilli.plus i cut the top of the case too vent it with fanns the rads both of them are in the front of my case pushing air out the back the video card fan was converted to a 120mm fan and linked to my anten 620 rad, the card lowers the speed when i tell it to then speeds it back when i tell it to its nice and both fans on the rads are blue leds thats cool matches the theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va3YW_ATOgM&feature=plcp you can see this here i will be upgrading this & make a video

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I want one of this. Easy to install and very effective!

Anonymous

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Anonymous

este cooler viene con liquido refrigerante? o el liquid
o refrigerante hay que comprarlo aparte ?

Anonymous

Viene con liquido, es abrir la caja y ponerlo.

Anonymous

Hello. I just bought this cooler, looks awesome. One problem is that when I try to open ChillControlV, I get this error: Cannot connect to Chill Control device. Check USB connection on device and restart the Chill Cotrol Appliaction..What can cause this? I didnt install the software before I installed the cooler.

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do you know if the pump gets its power from the usb? this would make it possible to use a 3rd party fan controll

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do you know if the pump gets its power from the usb? this would make it possible to use a 3rd party fan controll

Anonymous

Heya wich cooler u think is best cooling Zalman 9900 , Antec Kühler H2O 920 or the Corsair Cooling Hydro H70?

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Seems like an excellent cooler, very impressive.

I sure wish CoolIt hadn't partnered with Corsair, they were just starting to release some really fantastic hardware with the Coolit Eco and Omni. I still think I'll buy a Coolit ECO, the performance was great and it looked much better than the Corsair or Antec block.

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looks nice
but i still prefer my air cooling lol

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Anonymous

who needs usb connection on a CPU fan? this is a copy of corsair for me with just added some features for more money spending on nothing rather increasing performance of coolers :)

Anonymous

Do you have temperature readings for low or med fan setting on the overclocked settings?

Thanks!

Anonymous

hey guys... i was wondering if the cooler will mount on the Antec 1200 case, also would it worth to replace my coolermaster V8? This Antec cooler look awesome! (i have already googled the Antec case question nothing came up)

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In your 620 review load temp is 63c and in your 920 review load temp is 62c. That can't be correct can it? In other reviews the 920 is much cooler than 1c over the 620.

Anonymous

In your 620 review load temp is 63c and in your 920 review load temp is 62c. That can't be correct can it? In other reviews the 920 has a much larger lead than 1c over the 620.

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Im still using an old Thermaltake Bigwater 760i liquid cooler on my computer. It works well, but I think i would rather one of these because you dont have to change the coolant.

I think my water block is starting to corrode, when I changed the coolant last year I saw a lot of little particles come out of the water block.

Im going to replace it with a Cooler Master V6GT later this year.

Anonymous

620: 63c load 920: 62c load? That can't be right? The 920 must cool better than 1c on load than the 620 right? At least that is what I've seen in other 920 reviews...

Anonymous

Off topic, but when are we going to see one of these ALC's for GPU's? CoolIT had their Omni but now that they are partnered with Corsair, it would appear that the Omni is dead. I am sure most people would just prefer to do a custom setup over having an ALC for their CPU and an ALC for their GPU but I am lazy, fearful of leaks and flat out uninterested in designing a water cooling setup. I have a case that could house 3 or 4 ALC's if it were necessary, so space is not an issue for me. Perhaps I am just in the minority here but I would actually prefer to pay for an ALC for the GPU and one for the CPU over a custom water cooled setup. Overall I just want decent cooling with decent noise levels. Maybe I just need to rethink which GPU I should buy....

by the way here is a link to my case, they are a bit much but I'll never go back:

http://www.mountainmods.com/computer-cases-u2ufo-c-21_32.html

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Hey Dude it may be a little late but check this out :-)

http://www3.pny.com/GTX-580-Liquid-Cooled-Graphics-Card-with-CPU-Cooling-font-colordc0431LIMITED-TIME-BUNDLEfont-P3016C470.aspx

ALC for GPU and CPU all in one

Anonymous

Anyone know if this type of cooler will fit in a Silverstone FT02?

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It has a 120mm fan at the top, so it should.

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Custom is better IMHO, if you have the skills and desire (...and $$$...)
I understand if someone doesn't and wants to go with something simple like this, it is kickass!
I wish it were 1/2" tubing, that would make a difference to me in performance.

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True, custom would offer better performance, but to much hassle for most.

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massau
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is't the old kind of water cooling (costum water cooling) better for preformance? and more quiet.

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Yes, customs water cooling would outperform this, but a custom water cooling kits means more setup required, more expensive and a greater possibility of leaks. I know because I had custom water cooling for years.

Anonymous

Just installed the H70... Is the air blowing out of the case Antecs suggestion or your personal one? Corsair recommends having it pulling air from the back of the case with a exhaust fan on the top of the case (to draw out any warm air) which i have.

Just thought I'd post some temps for a 2600k in an Obsidian 800d case (running at 3.8ghz)

Stock cooling
Idle 44 C
Load 85 (before i stopped prime 95, i got scared)

H70 cooling after 1 week Curing time (Ic Diamond 7 paste)
Idle 33 degrees
10minutes stress test = 57 degrees
50minutes stress test = 59 degrees

H70 cooling with an extra fan added on my motherboard (P67 Sabertooth) with 50mm assist fan

Idle = 31 degrees
10 minutes prime = 53 degrees
1 hours prime = 55
2 hours prime 55 degrees

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Yes, it's a preference to have the fan(s) intaking or exhausting. If you case has excellent ventilation there won't be a big difference either way.

Anonymous

How are the stock fans? I'm guessing that they aren't the best, what are some recommended replacements?

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These stock fans are excellent.

Yes, one CPU fan lead will power pump and fans. I'm using this cooler in my #1 computer ATM: www.RodsRig.com

Anonymous

I have another question. Is a typical motherboard's CPU header enough to power the pump as well as the two fans? In the following review there is a suggestion to power this all from the power supply rather then using a fan header on the motherboard. I fail to see how that is possible.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=721&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=2

Anonymous

Thanks for you great reviews. Can you adjust the fan speed using 3rd party software with the H2O 620 like a presume you can with the 920; or does the 620 require a PWM fan? One other question; do you have to connect CPU fans to the motherboard instead of a fan controller? Thanks, David.

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No, the 920 has the USB connection that enables software control.

Anonymous

would you recommend this over the h70???

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Very similar, but I haven't tested the Corsair h70.

Anonymous

These are nice, but my ultra Chilltec does a better job. My i7 965 extreme, 12 gb ddr3 balistix tracer, and two GTX 580s, and it idles at 25c, max load at 36c. All air, no liquid. The next build with a i7 990x, Asus rampage III Extreme Black ROG board will have the black edition chilltec. If the cooling were better, this would be tempting.

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Remember, in my test setup I'm using an overclocked i7 920 (2.66GHz) @ 4GHz. Are you overclocking that i7 965 extreme?

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Please could you tell me if the max load temperature was the CPU temperature or the hottest core temp and what software you used to measure the temperatures - thanks.

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I used Core Temp and took an average temp.

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Hi Rodney,

Thanks for letting me know how you tested.

I have an NH-D14 with 3 fans and a lot of extra custom fitted fans on my Antec 1200 but this cooler is incredible, as at the same room temperature I can only get an average of 69 deg C.

Admittedly I am slightly overclocking more 4.2 @ 1.32v but given I have all that extra case cooling; your results were pretty remarkable.

I might just go and get one when they arrive in the UK.

Regards,

Ted.

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I think he used a software call Core Temp to measure the CPU temperature.

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That's nice, but I already have corsair H50 and my cpu is cooler than my room temperature at idle. My room temperature is 18C and one of my cpu's core is 17C.

Anonymous

No offense dude, but that's physically impossible ;) One of your readings must be incorrect

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Definitely a great product... One thing I just realized was that you can't disconnect closed systems like this for case pass-through... bummer :/

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True, it has to remain inside the case.