Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

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Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:52 am

Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Antec has been a maker of PC cases and power supplies for years. Now Antec has stepped into the world of CPU coolers, both air and water. Today we look at their second self-contained water cooling kit offering, the Kuhler H2O 920. Join us as we put the Kuhler H2O 920 through the paces on our Intel Core i7 test system and see how it performs.

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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:51 am

Thanks for the underline in the chart. Much easier to spot the product being tested.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:07 am

Photoshop line tool FTW :mrgreen:
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Antec_Jessie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:16 am

Thanks to Legit Reviews for doing an incredibly thorough review of the 920. If you guys have any questions about the product, I'm happy to answer them for you.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby FZ1 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:32 am

Good job Shane!
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:01 am

Thanks everyone. Thinking of putting it on my personal rig and playing with it some off and on while working on other reviews.

These little kits are getting better and better, looking forward to see what comes next.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:18 pm

I wonder if 38MM fans would help move more air since they're supposed to have a higher static pressure.
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I meant to say this earlier. I really like the Antec software package. And I REALLY like the idea that you can turn off any LEDs on the unit.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:15 pm

I totally agree... I want control over any lights in my system.

This looks like a decent cooling kit. I need to see if I can get my hands on one to try it out myself... Maybe change the fans with some different ones and see if I can keep the performance up there and the noise down.

Might be time to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge system with one of these!
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby stereo55 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:04 pm

Nicely done review!
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:01 pm

Thinking my weekend is going to be not so jam packed. Think I might put this back on the test bench switch it around to "intake" in "silent" mode to see how this does. I'm hoping within a couple degrees of the H70. I'd like to get my hands on a set of Gentle Typhoons, but they are out of stock every where I have looked.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Ditiris » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:51 am

I'm going to add another thank you for underlining the review product in the charts, so much easier to spot and compare now.

If you're going to play around with the unit some more I think two custom settings between the Silent and Extreme profile would be nice, let's call them Normal and Gaming. Normal would be the same level as your Scythe case fans, and Gaming would be the same level as a GPU spun up a bit during a normal gaming session.

The min and max are nice to have, but I would think most users would probably want something between the two, given the poor performance of the Silent profile and the ear-splitting performance of Extreme.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:03 am

Ditiris wrote:I'm going to add another thank you for underlining the review product in the charts, so much easier to spot and compare now.

If you're going to play around with the unit some more I think two custom settings between the Silent and Extreme profile would be nice, let's call them Normal and Gaming. Normal would be the same level as your Scythe case fans, and Gaming would be the same level as a GPU spun up a bit during a normal gaming session.

The min and max are nice to have, but I would think most users would probably want something between the two, given the poor performance of the Silent profile and the ear-splitting performance of Extreme.


Very good points and I totally agree with you.
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Re: Antec Kuhler H20 920 CPU Water Cooler Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:13 am

Apoptosis wrote:...Might be time to upgrade to a Sandy Bridge system with one of these!



as in "hey, I just got a nice $100 cooler, now I desperately need to build a $2000 system around it!" (spoken like a true technogeek) :lol:


Great job as usual Shane ;)
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