Antec Demos Kühler H2O 1250 and Kühler H2O 650

Antec is showing off two new coolers at Computex, the Kühler H2O 1250 and Kühler H2O 65. Both of the coolers feature a new concept for liquid cooling -- quite an interesting concept. The fan's motor hubs also work as the coolant pumps, meaning that there is only a single moving part (or two in the case of the 240 mm H20 1250) in the devices. This also means that the flow of the coolant is in direct proportion to the fan speed, so a higher fan speed directly translates to a higher coolant flow.Antec Kühler H2O 1250Antec Kühler H2O 1250

With fewer moving parts, we'd imagine the device is more silent; however, a lot more power will be required from a single motor to do the two tasks. Moreover, the unit's fans will not be replaceable, nor will the orientation be switchable; it can only be used in a push configuration.Antec Kühler H2O 650Antec Kühler H2O 650

The units will be compatible with all of the most recent CPU sockets, including LGA1150. The company gave no word on pricing or availability, but we can likely expect some price premium over competing units.

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  • irish_adam
    i would like to see some reviews on this, i would like to think it would be quieter but given the fact that there cant be a lot of coolant in those pipes the fans must be working pretty hard to keep it cool
  • Larry Bob
    They better put some damn good fans on.
  • ubercake
    It's an interesting first pass, but with the inability to operate in push/pull, I'd be curious to see how these things perform.
    Because of the knobs, they take up almost the same width as something like the H100. I'm not sure placing the pump on the fans is the best idea either since you can't swap out the fans.