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Will the Antec Kuhler H20 920 Cool a i5 3570k sufficiently?

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May 26, 2012 5:16:58 PM

Will the Antec Kuhler H20 920 cool an overclocked Intel Core i5 3570K? I am planning on overclocking the CPU to around 4.5ghz. Will the closed loop water system cool it sufficiently?
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May 26, 2012 6:24:01 PM

Yes, it will.
But at the expense of noise and hotter graphics cards.
A good air cooler will do about as well, be cheaper, and quieter. ...Just my opinion.
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May 26, 2012 6:41:02 PM

Yes, buy it, no Idea how the GPU would get hotter and a good aircooler would probably be a bit quieter but they take up so much space on the motherboard and there's RAM compatibility to worry about etc...
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May 26, 2012 7:20:57 PM

The all in one coolers want you to mount the radiator so that it draws in cool air from the outside to cool the radiator better.
This takes up one of the cases fan outlets, and discharges the heated air into the case where case cooling has go deal with it.
The cpu does get cooler, but all the other internal parts get hotter air, including the graphics cards.
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May 26, 2012 7:29:34 PM

Hmmm, I see... I was planning on buying an ASUS GTX 670... I heard it has good cooling and such.
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May 26, 2012 7:43:36 PM

iraserei said:
Hmmm, I see... I was planning on buying an ASUS GTX 670... I heard it has good cooling and such.


In comparison tests, the Corsair H100 is superior to the Antec 920, both in terms of cooling efficiency and noise. However the H100 is a 240 radiator, so it will need a dual 120mm fan bay to mount.

Since they are the same price, there's no reason to get the Antec unless you have a space issue. The Corsair rad may be mounted outside the case on the back panel in neccesary.
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May 26, 2012 7:50:40 PM

buzznut said:
In comparison tests, the Corsair H100 is superior to the Antec 920, both in terms of cooling efficiency and noise. However the H100 is a 240 radiator, so it will need a dual 120mm fan bay to mount.

Since they are the same price, there's no reason to get the Antec unless you have a space issue. The Corsair rad may be mounted outside the case on the back panel in neccesary.



I see, I am getting a CM HAF X 942 case... I just heard that the 920 is just a folded up h100 considering that the 920 is thicker yet smaller... Plus, It has space for 4 fans on the h100 right? Would a push-pull confid even aid in the cooling?
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May 26, 2012 8:00:22 PM

iraserei said:
I see, I am getting a CM HAF X 942 case... I just heard that the 920 is just a folded up h100 considering that the 920 is thicker yet smaller... Plus, It has space for 4 fans on the h100 right? Would a push-pull confid even aid in the cooling?


Yeah that case should be no problem. Yes, many users do push pull with those rads. I can't say from personal experience with that particular rad, but I can tell you that with a high end air cooler that extra fan makes about a 3 to 5C difference in temps which can be significant when you are overclocking. About the same with my Antec 620 in push pull.

Here's some articles:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1278/pg1/corsair-...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1223040/h100-vs-antec-kuhler...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h2o-h80-h100-benchm...
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May 26, 2012 8:34:25 PM

buzznut said:
Yeah that case should be no problem. Yes, many users do push pull with those rads. I can't say from personal experience with that particular rad, but I can tell you that with a high end air cooler that extra fan makes about a 3 to 5C difference in temps which can be significant when you are overclocking. About the same with my Antec 620 in push pull.

Here's some articles:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1278/pg1/corsair-...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1223040/h100-vs-antec-kuhler...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h2o-h80-h100-benchm...



Huh, I see. If I were to use all the 4 fan slots on the H100, i'd have to purchase extra screws and such which isn't a problem. A trip to Home Depot can solve that issue. However, The H20 920 has the fan inputs on the waterblock itself. Does the h100 have a similar design, and if so, does it support 4 fans?
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May 26, 2012 8:48:05 PM

iraserei said:
Huh, I see. If I were to use all the 4 fan slots on the H100, i'd have to purchase extra screws and such which isn't a problem. A trip to Home Depot can solve that issue. However, The H20 920 has the fan inputs on the waterblock itself. Does the h100 have a similar design, and if so, does it support 4 fans?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbH1mhZWRn8
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May 27, 2012 3:25:08 AM

Sorry about that, mom took me to her friends house. Anyways, I see now it has space on the controller for 4 fans. However, I have heard there is compatibility issues with certain fans being plugged into the controller itself. Also, If i were to do a push pull configuration, should I mount the top 2 fans above the bracket, then the radiator and bottom 2 fans below it? I heard you need more screws for that.. Or i could just attach the entire push-pull configuration under the bracket itself. If i go this method, I can put the 2 200mm fans ontop of the bracket. I heard that adding the larger fans will prohibit proper airflow through the case. I am not sure what to do.
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May 27, 2012 3:39:52 AM

iraserei said:
Sorry about that, mom took me to her friends house. Anyways, I see now it has space on the controller for 4 fans. However, I have heard there is compatibility issues with certain fans being plugged into the controller itself. Also, If i were to do a push pull configuration, should I mount the top 2 fans above the bracket, then the radiator and bottom 2 fans below it? I heard you need more screws for that.. Or i could just attach the entire push-pull configuration under the bracket itself. If i go this method, I can put the 2 200mm fans ontop of the bracket. I heard that adding the larger fans will prohibit proper airflow through the case. I am not sure what to do.


If top mount presents a problem then consider a bottom mount. You can pull fresh air from the bottom of the case, then the top fans can serve as exhaust.
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May 27, 2012 3:54:32 AM

Hmmm, Is there even space to do that? Like the HAF X is huge, so i don't think the tubing would reach all the way up.
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May 27, 2012 4:47:02 AM

For $20 more you can go custom watercooling (XSPC Rasa kit) which will give you MUCH better temps than an H100 or Antec 920.
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May 27, 2012 5:03:14 AM

amuffin said:
For $20 more you can go custom watercooling (XSPC Rasa kit) which will give you MUCH better temps than an H100 or Antec 920.


This is not a bad suggestion really. the tubing would be long enough. Well, then your best bet would be top mount or back panel.
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May 27, 2012 2:53:28 PM

This is my first computer build and I understand that it'd introduce me to custom watercooling and such, but I don't think i'm ready for all the tubing and things.
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May 27, 2012 4:35:14 PM

iraserei said:
This is my first computer build and I understand that it'd introduce me to custom watercooling and such, but I don't think i'm ready for all the tubing and things.


Agreed, I think the H100 is your best bet if you can find room to mount it. Otherwise the H80 may be a better choice for you than the Antec 920. Should be more quiet anyway, and a bit more affordable.
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May 27, 2012 6:25:37 PM

buzznut said:
Agreed, I think the H100 is your best bet if you can find room to mount it. Otherwise the H80 may be a better choice for you than the Antec 920. Should be more quiet anyway, and a bit more affordable.


Alright, I think I am going to go with that. I am going to try and concoct a Push-Pull Mechanism to go along with it. I still, however, don't know if I should mount the ENTIRE radiator with all 4 fans UNDER the HAF X's Bracket, or Have just the radiator and the bottom fans under and have the other 120mm fans on top. which do u recommend?
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May 27, 2012 8:36:29 PM

top mount, don't use the 200mm, use the 4 120's
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May 27, 2012 9:13:40 PM

From this web page:


http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1311/8/


How do I mount a radiator on the top?

HAF will support a 240, 360, or 280mm radiator with no modification. Remove the top 200mm fan, and use the 8 holes to attach the radiator. The top panel must be removed by pressing on the internal plastic clips within the chassis. Some extreme radiators over 60mm thick, or too heavy may run into some issues in support, although most 360mm radiators will be accommodated with no issues.
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May 28, 2012 5:28:28 AM

buzznut said:
From this web page:


http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1311/8/


How do I mount a radiator on the top?

HAF will support a 240, 360, or 280mm radiator with no modification. Remove the top 200mm fan, and use the 8 holes to attach the radiator. The top panel must be removed by pressing on the internal plastic clips within the chassis. Some extreme radiators over 60mm thick, or too heavy may run into some issues in support, although most 360mm radiators will be accommodated with no issues.


Hmm, I see. So the radiator goes above it?
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May 28, 2012 6:09:47 AM

sounds like it
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May 28, 2012 5:37:31 PM

Interesting, Never heard of that setup before... Huh. Anyways, I will take your advice since its the same price as the Kuhler with more fan options. Space isn't really a problem. Plus, I don't like the way the 920 is mounted.. Its twisted on intead of screwed down.. And i think the bracket is platic aswell.But yeah, I think i'm also going to purchase these additional fans for the H100. I'll have the stock fans on the bottom pushing, and the top ones pulling. Would that work?Using it as an exhaust.

The fans- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 28, 2012 6:57:38 PM

iraserei said:
Interesting, Never heard of that setup before... Huh. Anyways, I will take your advice since its the same price as the Kuhler with more fan options. Space isn't really a problem. Plus, I don't like the way the 920 is mounted.. Its twisted on intead of screwed down.. And i think the bracket is platic aswell.But yeah, I think i'm also going to purchase these additional fans for the H100. I'll have the stock fans on the bottom pushing, and the top ones pulling. Would that work?Using it as an exhaust.

The fans- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Looks good to me.
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