Tuesday, April 12th 2011

Antec Launches KÜHLER H2O 920 Maximum-Performance CPU Cooler

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the KÜHLER H2O 920 - Antec's new maximum-performance liquid CPU cooler.

Antec's KÜHLER H2O 920 offers a sealed liquid CPU cooling solution for PC hardware, overclockers and gaming enthusiasts world-wide, and was developed in conjunction with Asetek (www.asetek.com,) the industry-leading supplier of OEM liquid cooling systems for computers. An advancement of the popular KÜHLER H2O 620, several key upgrades of the KÜHLER H2O 920 enable it to deliver even greater CPU cooling performance in a quick, easy-to-install package that requires zero maintenance and is built to OEM standards for reliability.

Antec's KÜHLER H2O 920 features a double-thick radiator and two 120 mm fans, as well as interactive fan control via Asetek's ChillControl software. In addition, the KÜHLER H2O 920 includes the latest-generation low-profile pump for exceptional liquid circulation while preserving internal airflow, easy-bend tubes for maximum flexibility in radiator positioning, a third-generation copper cold plate for optimal conduction and a push-pull configuration for high airflow and maximum CPU heat dissipation.

The KÜHLER H2O 920 utilizes Asetek's Advanced Fan Control technology (for customized liquid temperature fan control via Asetek's ChillControl V software) to deliver Antec's renowned Quiet Computing™ technology for quiet, efficient performance. Additionally, the KÜHLER H2O 920's dual Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) speed-switchable cooling fans provide finely tuned control delivering high-performance at minimum noise levels.

ChillControl V software, which is exclusive to the KÜHLER H2O 920, provides monitoring and control of liquid temperatures, fan speed, pump speed, sound level, and the ability to customize fan speeds at three levels based on liquid temperature for maximum performance and lowest noise. ChillControl V software also allows users to select and modify the Antec logo color on the pump cap to match system interiors.

"Like the popular KÜHLER H2O 620, the KÜHLER H2O 920 provides the benefits of water cooling in a sealed and prefilled unit, with zero maintenance required," said Tak Niwa, director BU 1, enclosures and accessories at Antec. "It's a very powerful and capable solution giving users the freedom to finely tune and customize cooling to fit their needs."

"Asetek drew on its deep experience with the enthusiast community when developing the new control technologies featured in the Antec KÜHLER H2O 920," said Steve Branton, director of marketing at Asetek. "Enthusiasts will appreciate the interactive control experience KÜHLER H2O 920 delivers with its combination of excellent performance, liquid temperature fan control and the ChillControl 5 application."



The KÜHLER H2O 920 high-performance CPU cooler is backed by Antec's Quality 3-year (AQ3) limited warranty on parts and labor and is available today for pre-order (with free ground shipping) on Antec's online store (http://store.antec.com) for a price of $119.95. Complete availability of the KÜHLER H2O 920 is slated for the end of April through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors.
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33 Comments on Antec Launches KÜHLER H2O 920 Maximum-Performance CPU Cooler

#1
Chevalr1c
Why on earth would a USA-based company give its products German names? Fail.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
hows it compare to corsairs H50/70?
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#3
Chevalr1c
Well, I guess roughly the same...
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#4
claylomax
by: Mussels
hows it compare to corsairs H50/70?
They're both made by Asetek, right?
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#5
Loosenut
Another plus is a 10% off going to a good cause:
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#6
claylomax
I just watched the video and aren't those temps too high?
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#7
Kovoet
Almost an exact copy of my H50 damn have they no shame
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#8
Loosenut
by: claylomax
I just watched the video and aren't those temps too high?
No kidding, when I first saw 78° I thought, nice for °F but then I saw the °C :eek:
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Chevalr1c
Why on earth would a USA-based company give its products German names? Fail.
To make it sound KÜHL, I guess.
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#10
bear jesus
by: Mussels
hows it compare to corsairs H50/70?
by: Kovoet
Almost an exact copy of my H50 damn have they no shame
The 920 is just the parts Asetek use to make the H70, the 620 was the base Asetek used for the H70 and the rad they used on the H50 although they used different tubing and maybe connectors on these compared to the ones branded corsair.

It's pretty much just another Asetek cooler with sticker on it :laugh:

I would hope the 920 performs exactly like the H70, although the 620 has a different base than the H50 so there may be some difference there.
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#11
DarkMatter75
All of this sealed water coolers are made by the same manufacturer, Asetek, based on their LCLC (Low Cost Liquid Cooling) they've presented years ago for OEMs.

If someone has the chance to try them all, in the same system, same room temp with the same fans, they're gonna perform the same way because they're the same thing (except for the tubing in the Antec).
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#12
Kovoet
Thanks guys for the clear up, but I can see a whole lot of manufactures going to use the same concept now. Oh well as long as they work who am I to complain
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#13
LAN_deRf_HA
The H70s fugly cousin. Funny what a different set of a tubes a sticker does for looks.
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#14
stupido
by: DarkMatter75
All of this sealed water coolers are made by the same manufacturer, Asetek, based on their LCLC (Low Cost Liquid Cooling) they've presented years ago for OEMs.

If someone has the chance to try them all, in the same system, same room temp with the same fans, they're gonna perform the same way because they're the same thing (except for the tubing in the Antec).
here you go...
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#15
Flibolito
84C @ 4.2GHz seems a little steep as does the price.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
i7 980x @ 4.6Ghz and people are complaining about temps? i'm surprised a single 120mm rad can even achieve that.


spiking to 84C on one of the cores sure aint great, but i dont think any other coolers in this size/price range will do any better... and hey, at least it was stable XD



also, software control of pump + fan speed does seem quite nice. i like that.
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#17
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
I dunno. I just can't see spending $120 on a psuedo water cooler (with Delta fan) which is bested by high end air like the Venomous-X at half the cost. Just doesn't make sense to me.
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#18
claylomax
by: Mussels
i7 980x @ 4.6Ghz and people are complaining about temps? i'm surprised a single 120mm rad can even achieve that.


spiking to 84C on one of the cores sure aint great, but i dont think any other coolers in this size/price range will do any better... and hey, at least it was stable XD



also, software control of pump + fan speed does seem quite nice. i like that.
I haven't overclocked an Intel cpu for a while, I have AMD that's why I thought 84c is too high.
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#19
newfellow
Finally some competition to the market.
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#20
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
The temps in the video were a bit to high for my liking, then again, if it is in fact a 980x @4.6 GHz being stress tested then i give it a full pardon based on the fact that it was able to remain stable on such a cooler.
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#21
asetek_stu
Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you guys know I'm around =)

If you guys aren't aware, there is quite a bit different about this generation than the last. Let me know what you think and if there are any questions about it.

All feedback is welcome!

Cheers,
Stu
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#22
asetek_stu
by: Flibolito
84C @ 4.2GHz seems a little steep as does the price.
4.6GHz sir =)

by: Mussels
i7 980x @ 4.6Ghz and people are complaining about temps? i'm surprised a single 120mm rad can even achieve that.


spiking to 84C on one of the cores sure aint great, but i dont think any other coolers in this size/price range will do any better... and hey, at least it was stable XD



also, software control of pump + fan speed does seem quite nice. i like that.
Thank you =)


There is a lot more than just a new sticker guys. We have redesigned our coldplate specifically for CPU heatmaps and if you think this performance was decent, you should see it on the Sandy Bridge platform.

The tubes give you increased flexibility without any loss in performance or life of the product. This is the result of our engineers spending a year on materials research with evaporation testing, temperatures, flow and more.

The ChillControl software is something we have had for awhile, but gave it an upgrade and integrated control into the pump while maintaining a low profile.
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#23
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Hey Stu! be sure to hit up erocker or W1zzard for a title that indentifies you as a company rep ;) Good to see you posting!
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#24
asetek_stu
by: cadaveca
Hey Stu! be sure to hit up erocker or W1zzard for a title that indentifies you as a company rep ;) Good to see you posting!
Will do =)
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#25
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
pricing?? if it is indeed as good as that video. i consider 80c on a 980x at 4.6GHZ damn good from a single rad cooler. I may considering getting one to relieve the stress on the motherboard from the big heatsinks. Also is it possible to change the fans??
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