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Old September 2, 2011, 07:12 PM
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Thats actually kinda cool, never seen it or done it myself but thanks for the FYI on it.

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Not sure how much the H80 is than these other models but my h80 keeps my 2600k clocked at 4.2Ghz under 60 degrees under full load and about 32 idle on the lowest fan/pump setting. I'm using an Rv03 so where the rad is located probably helps u can see it here http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...d-img_0502.jpg
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Old September 3, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I'm running a Kuhler 920 with a 1090T (stock clocked) and the unit keeps the CPU needlessly cool.
My understanding is that the Kuhler 920 is only slightly better then the Corsair H70.

The stock cooler kept things at
IDLE 36 Celcius
LOAD 62 Celcius
and was very loud!

The Kuhler 920
IDLE 22 Celcius
LOAD 36 Celcius
and is very quiet

Room temperture was 20 Celcius and LOAD was with prime95 running all 6 cores for a long time (hours)

That's a big difference even without overclocking.
But I think there's a bit of a novelty factor here as well.
I think self contained water coolers offer people a first step into water cooling without
having the work and expence of some of the crazy systems on this site.
I just wish you could get sealed water coolers for the graphics card as well.
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Old September 12, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Hi all,

Just wanted to chip in my two cents and say that I've had an H50, and decided to go for a custom water setup. But the H50 was a good thing. It worked well in push pull with a mild overclock on my i7 and was, as many have said, an introduction to water cooling. Let's not forget that the more people decide to give custom water cooling a go, the easier it is for manufacturers to lower prices which benefit us all. It's almost like when your computer has liquid in it - it wants more! I think the H50 was great for more than one reason.
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Old September 15, 2011, 11:31 PM
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The radiator is a little small for a CPU but I have 2 h60's I bought and mounted to my Crossfire setup and it works awesome for cooling my 5850's. The highest temps I have gotten so far is 30C and that with them clocked at 900/1250 the highest overdrive will let me go. I just made a couple of 110 copper 1/8th cold plates and mouted the blocks to them, using the AMD adaptors and 3mm bolt I just dilled and tapped so I could bolt the block to the cold plate. The only mod I am going to make is change the tubing its a little to stiff and makes it difficult to remove them for cleaning or adding new add in card so I picked up some 1/4 ID tubing for $6 at HomeDepot which is much more flexable and I will also going to increase the lenth. They make amost no noise at all they are alot quieter then the stock cooler and are still only take up a duel slot like the stock cooler does. I will also use them on the nest vdeo cards I get.
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Being a complete noob when talking about water cooling, how often does a person need to top this cooler up with H2O? Just plain tap water? Like i said... noob.

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It's an all-in-one Larry, a self-enclosed leak-proof system. No need to refill, nor to flush. But from past experience I'd rather look at the H80.
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It's an all-in-one Larry, a self-enclosed leak-proof system. No need to refill, nor to flush. But from past experience I'd rather look at the H80.

THats the truth, the H80 is worth the money in every way.

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I watched the video review of the Antec Kuhler H20 920 at NCIX. The reviewer said the 920 is much more quiet than the Corsair cooler,and in particular,the fans. It also moves more air. 110 CFM. I have the Corsair H80 in my rig right now,but it is indeed noisy. I'm thinking of switching to the 920. Would I be making a mistake? SKYMTL? Any advice? Anyone? Thanks.
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Thanks guys. Like I said... Noob! I read, after I posted, that the Antec 920 was a sealed unit but didn't find that info on the Corsair site. Thinking about switching over when I upgrade my mobo as I would have to find a new mounting bracket for my air cooler anyways. Thanks again all!

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I watched the video review of the Antec Kuhler H20 920 at NCIX. The reviewer said the 920 is much more quiet than the Corsair cooler,and in particular,the fans. It also moves more air. 110 CFM. I have the Corsair H80 in my rig right now,but it is indeed noisy. I'm thinking of switching to the 920. Would I be making a mistake? SKYMTL? Any advice? Anyone? Thanks.
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