Monday, April 23rd 2012

Antec Intros Kühler H2O 920e CPU Cooler

Antec introduced its newest closed-loop liquid cooler for CPUs, the Kühler H2O 920e. A variation of the H20 920, the 920e features stronger fans to ventilate the radiator in push-pull configuration, and higher coolant pressure, to keep up with the high thermal output of socket LGA2011 processors, which it supports out of the box. So the "e" in its model name really just denotes "enhanced [performance]."

The dimensions of the cooler are the same as the H20 920, with 70 x 70 x 25 mm (WxDxH) block, featuring a polished copper base; 120 x 49 x 151 mm radiator (without fans), and 120 x 120 x 25 mm fans (x2). The fans have more aggressive automatic speed profiles, they can spin at speeds as high as 2400 RPM pushing 110 CFM of air, each. The cooler includes sensors, which can be read by an included software, and speeds can be controlled. The retention kit includes support for all modern Intel and AMD sockets, including LGA2011, LGA1155, AM3+, and FM1.

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9 Comments on Antec Intros Kühler H2O 920e CPU Cooler

#1
arterius2
so how is this any different than corsair h80 released year ago?

o wait, there is no difference.

whatever.
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#2
KissSh0t
by: arterius2
so how is this any different than corsair h80 released year ago?

o wait, there is no difference.

whatever.
Much quieter pump for starters.
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claylomax
I used the 920 for a few months with my 1090t and it was by far the loudest component I ever had (it will drown the noise of my two GTX 480) and one of the loudest things in my house (no joking) to the point I couldn't benchmark late at night. Of course it would beat all heatsinks but maybe the Corsair H100; and don't say "you should have changed the fans" because two 2200 rpm fans will always beat any 1200/1500/1700 rpm fans no matter the brand. I prefer a big heatsink or a proper watercooling setup. I can't imagine how loud this new one is going to be.
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Rylan
by: claylomax
I used the 920 for a few months with my 1090t and it was by far the loudest component I ever had (it will drown the noise of my two GTX 480) and one of the loudest things in my house (no joking) to the point I couldn't benchmark late at night. Of course it would beat all heatsinks but maybe the Corsair H100; and don't say "you should have changed the fans" because two 2200 rpm fans will always beat any 1200/1500/1700 rpm fans no matter the brand. I prefer a big heatsink or a proper watercooling setup. I can't imagine how loud this new one is going to be.
Yeah, if you need high RPM fans, the GT 2150 gives the best performance per db. The fans they package with these all in one units move a lot of air, but are not easy on the ears at full tilt.
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: arterius2
so how is this any different than corsair h80 released year ago?
Differnt pump head, different fans, differnt band...Antec vs Corsair.


I have a feeling that these are the AMD FX coolers redone, due to the mention of the fans, etc.

Also, H80 doesn't have software fan contorl, unless you use the Corsair Link stuff, but these coolers have it built-in, connects to motherboard over USB. This allows you to control fan speed based on coolant temp, something I really like about my AMD FX cooler.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: claylomax
(snip)and don't say "you should have changed the fans" because two 2200 rpm fans will always beat any 1200/1500/1700 rpm fans no matter the brand. I prefer a big heatsink or a proper watercooling setup. I can't imagine how loud this new one is going to be.
well as a 920 owner and someone whose switched the stock fans with 1850RPM Sythe GTs.

I have to turn down every fan on my rig to hear it and even when its turned down the noise is still partly drowned out by the gentle hum of a hard drive or the PSU.

I do agree that the stock fans were like a fighter jet taking off when under load and that was one of the major reasons why i swapped the fan out. Despite that though you could have set your own custom fan profile to keep the CPU from getting too hot. my settings were 25|50 or 30|50 if i want a little peace and quiet.

Now i dont have to worry at all as temps dont go anywhere near 65'c during 12hrs of prime95.

'Silence' can be a subjective thing though. I know GTs can be a little 'noisy' then some 'silent' fans but for their speed and their static pressure I dont really care much as the noise isnt intrusive.
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claylomax
by: FreedomEclipse
well as a 920 owner and someone whose switched the stock fans with 1850RPM Sythe GTs.

I have to turn down every fan on my rig to hear it and even when its turned down the noise is still partly drowned out by the gentle hum of a hard drive or the PSU.

I do agree that the stock fans were like a fighter jet taking off when under load and that was one of the major reasons why i swapped the fan out. Despite that though you could have set your own custom fan profile to keep the CPU from getting too hot. my settings were 25|50 or 30|50 if i want a little peace and quiet.

Now i dont have to worry at all as temps dont go anywhere near 65'c during 12hrs of prime95.

'Silence' can be a subjective thing though. I know GTs can be a little 'noisy' then some 'silent' fans but for their speed and their static pressure I dont really care much as the noise isnt intrusive.
I know you have one :) What I mean it's that the moment you change the fans you lose efficiency; no matter how good those fans are at say 1200/1500rpm, they can't beat the stock fans at 2200rpm; because of the radiator FPI it works best with high speed fans. And yes I created my profile but at the minimum speed it was still noisy for me when I'm just browsing. By the way it's still here, I need to post it on ebay soon.
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FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: claylomax
What I mean it's that the moment you change the fans you lose efficiency; no matter how good those fans are at say 1200/1500rpm, they can't beat the stock fans at 2200rpm; because of the radiator FPI it works best with high speed fans
In a sense yes... Liquid temperature is just a touch higher without the stock fans. but putting some 1850RPM GTs on makes a world of difference even though you sacrifice higher rpm and more efficient cooling for something thats a lot lot easier on the ears. trust me - Dont sell up just yet, just grab some 1850rpm GTs and the setup beats even the best air coolers out there

the average 1200-1500rpm fan might not have good static pressure. but Scythe GTs are highly recommended across many many forums as they move loads of air despite being slower then 2200rpm. Its all about the static pressure of a fan when it comes to using it on a radiator.

Im not saying you are entirely wrong. but it could be fixed and the small sacrifice is well within reasoble and acceptable limits.

the only time I really had to care about my temps was during the heatwave last year where idle temps jumped about 5-10'c then i just broke out the aircon unit and it was back 30'c at idle in no time
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#9
claylomax
by: FreedomEclipse
Dont sell up just yet
I think I am; I got the 920 along with a 1090t back in October but I was set for a total upgrade to an X79 rig in March; Antec offered those free screws needed to install the 920 on a X79 mobo but after a few emails to them during the winter I never got the screws; I couldn't wait and got the Archon but I tell you what I might get one of those Scythe or Noiseblockers 140mm fans because the fan supplied with the Archon (Rev. A) is so big (150mm) I have to force-slide it up the heatsink otherwise it touches the top GTX 480.
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