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Old October 13, 2011, 05:23 PM
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not bad picked up a antec kuhler 920 and love it not as good as custom water but better then air and 80 bucks makes me happy when i am paying almost that for the air coolers i buy
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Old October 14, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Great review AkG, very well done. Although, and I think others would agree, I would like to see a few other non water cooling results to compare to. Mainly just the couple top end air coolers, just to see how these closed loop systems compare to them.

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I will say, Corsair's QC has been pretty poor as of late, but when their products work, they work really well.

I've been using the H100 for quite some time now, and it does a great job of cooling my rig, but I swear the fan controller doesn't work with my Gentle Typhoons, but haven't bothered to really check by trying the stock fans and see if all is well. Other than that, it's a solid cooler.

I am pleased with mine as well. I also have Gentle Typhoons on mine and it appears to me that the fan controller works well for me. I will say that I just want to get my hands on the Corsair link though so I can monitor everything better.
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Old October 14, 2011, 08:47 AM
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not bad picked up a antec kuhler 920 and love it not as good as custom water but better then air and 80 bucks makes me happy when i am paying almost that for the air coolers i buy
Hey Gingerbee,

Did they get the mounting system done better than Astek's original setup? I am curious to know if they mount easier or not.

AS for the cooler themselves, I love these Sealed WC systems now becuse I have no more worries on RAM clearance issues.

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Great review AkG, very well done. Although, and I think others would agree, I would like to see a few other non water cooling results to compare to. Mainly just the couple top end air coolers, just to see how these closed loop systems compare to them
I swear, I must be seeing things:

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I am pleased with mine as well. I also have Gentle Typhoons on mine and it appears to me that the fan controller works well for me. I will say that I just want to get my hands on the Corsair link though so I can monitor everything better.
So are you saying that you can tell that the fan speed changes when you push the fan controller button?
Are you using the AP-15's or another model of the GT's?
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Old October 14, 2011, 05:51 PM
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I swear, I must be seeing things:

Ok, sure make me feel like a blind idiot.

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So are you saying that you can tell that the fan speed changes when you push the fan controller button?
Are you using the AP-15's or another model of the GT's?
Yes, there is very much a distinct difference between the three settings. Plus I could notice the temp differences at load.
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I looked through the review but did not see if the installation called for the fans to be pulling air into the case or pushing air through the rad and exhausting from the case. I am assuming that the fans are drawing air from inside the case and exhausting it out.
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I believe corsair recommends that you have the unit pulling cold air from outside into the case through the rad. But for most people(myself included) just use it to blow air out of the case. The temp difference isn't huge unless you have bad airflow in your case.
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Thanks for the feedback SA. I'll probably set it up to exhaust then. I have the 650D and the front fan should pull in enough fresh air I think. I'll vent back and top and see how that goes.
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With water cooling units ALWAYS config them to exhaust (I dont care what the mfg'ers say...its just not an optimal choice to push hot air INTO a case). Doing otherwise negates one of the largest benefits of running water instead of air: COOL case temps. All that hot air inside a case is not a good thing. ;)
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