As you can see it made quite a difference
As you can see it made quite a difference
I just replaced my Zalman 9900 cnsp led air cooler with aan Antec Kuhler 620. The air cooler is deffinately more consistant and steady cooling for the proc. but under load the liquid cooler shows it''s true colors and keep my games running about 4c-6c cooler.
NOTE: The Antec 620 runs all the time with no way to control it. (no software) The Antec 920 DOES have software to control the fan speed and whatever other functions.
I selected the H20 620 as I had read alot about the H50/H70 coolers from Corsair so did a bit or research after finding the 620 at Scan to find it appears to cool better than the H50 for less money. It meant there wasn't alot of weight on the processor compared to some of the larger air coolers and it reminded me of the coolers shuttle used to use with the headpipe/radiator configuration. I installed another fan for a push/pull configuration and have been extremely impressed.
hello, I know that antec recommeded to position 920 in the Kuhler expulsion of air out of the case but would not it be better to position it for that it pulls the air inside the case al.
I have the 620 in mmy rig and i have got no bad things to report - only incident i have had is when i transfered my rig to my new house, when i started up it made a little noise and stopped after 1-2 seconds and has never done it since.
I currently have my i5 running at 4.4Ghz under load and my system doesn't get above 40 degrees but genertally hovers around 35-36 degrees and as far as the noise goesyou can bearly hear the rig running even though I have 1x230mm, 4x200mm & 3x120mm (including the 2 on the radiator - 1 each side)
*from up close to 4 - 5 meters away (video)*
overall I would give thes product a solid 9.5/10
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I've got dual 620s, both the plastic on the pump started to deform, & recently 1 of the 2 pumps started making ticking noise.
They're mounted on a 2600k, load max temp 85 celsius. The inside of the computer gets quite hot with dual 560ti sli, so temperature in the case might contribute to the condition of the pump plastic. Though by no means it's a bad case, they sit in a defini mini with 3x120mm intake fans and 2 fans out.
Seeing how not a lot of people have this issue, it seems to be caused by extreme temperatures inside the case (95-105 celcius). They are about 6 mths old.
Comments/ideas? Happened in both my pc, they're identical, not sure if you can tell from the pics, but notice the plastic deforms the exact same way on both units. Can't really tell from the pic, but study closely you'll also see where the antec words are, the plastic expanded upwards at two locations.
See pics at link below.
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running the AMD branded 920 that's bundled with the FX-8150 chip... (purchased from scan computers, bolton, uk who have a bit on this forum but neither they, nor AMD can help me so i am here...)
firstly - *wow*... pump at full speed, fans pulling inwards and blowing through the case at 20start-45end - no matter *what* i do... 5.5 gig, silly volts - nothing will heat my chip up!!
now then... 2 issues i need resolving:
with the light set at 255 255 255 the light comes on with USB power.
with the light set at 1 1 255 the light comes on with USB power.
*with the light set at 0 0 255 - chill control must be active for the light to light*
issue 2 and a bit:
entering and resuming from s1 suspend crashes chillcontrol on resume
entering and resuming from s3 suspend crashes chillcontrol on suspend
scan have confirmed the behaviour but will not guarantee what will happen if i lose my fan settings etc etc so i am pretty concerned what may happen if the device's firmware or whatever gets corrupted...*is something burning??*
scan don't have a clue, AMD didn't even know they 'made' this product (their rep was Jonas on the UK phone number - an hour i waited at 0.10GBP a minute on the telephone to find that out)
tried my amd disc (18.104.22.168), chillcontrol 1 from you guys, chillcontrol 1.2 from you guys and no dice.
i've observed the same behaviour on over 10 systems, all with different boards, chips (intel setups too), ram, g-cards, everything.
can someone here please help to resolve these *minor* niggles - i'm sooo close to having a perfect system (you guys n girls will know how frustrated i am at these silly issues haha) and i'd love if for the first time in like 3 decades i could say 'yes, my computer works'
hoping for some good replies, 86sixsix
PS: again - *wow* - brrrrr-freezing!
Last edited by 86sixsix; 15-04-2012 at 01:57 AM. Reason: layout
Hey guys, I got my 920 about a week ago. As of today, I hear this clicking sound like every 3-5 seconds on the radiator? Is that normal? Using it on an i5 3570k @ 4.0ghz.
Weird thing.. I tried to listen to it before I post this and it was gone. Any idea what it is? Should I be alarmed?
I bought a 920 that made the fish tank noise. I returned it to the store, they cheked it and told me that it really is faulty so i got a new one. The new one was quiet for a while but now it is making the noise again, a bit less then the old one thought. :/
I have recently bought an Antec 620 and I thought I would share my experience and recommendations.
Firstly the cooler is a cracking bit of kit, very quiet, flexible and well built so well done on that point. Temps never go higher than 45 degree no matter what I throw at it.
However (as I stated in another thread) your installation instructions are poor and need re-doing. The fact that there is no mention in the instructions of what to do with the plastic circular bracket (that holds/fixes in place the cpu block to the mounting bracket) is shocking.
As for recommendations I would like to see both the Antec 620/920 sold with & without fans as I think there are a fair few people that buy these kits and then replace the fans that come with them (me included).
Even with the instruction issues I would still recommend the 620 kit to friends.
I'm happy with my 920! Cooling an i7 2600k 4ghz, got it to idle at 27 degrees last night on the slowest fan speed..! Mid 40's under load, i'm happy.
Do I prefer air cooling?... Well, kinda, but try to find a air cooler that can handle 125W TDP, your choices are few, and can cost as much (or more) than a Kuhler. I actually got a great deal on my 620, it was a lot less than most of the high end air coolers.
My opinion, and suggestions?... Okay, I have a few things to relate. The installation instructions could be a lot better. The font for the printed instructions needs to be bigger. In general some of the homemade YouTube videos were more instructive. The mounting hardware for Intel, and AMD should be in separate bags just for less confusion.
Overall my experience with the Kuhler 620 has been very positive, and I'd do it again.
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