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Antec Kühler H2O 920

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      03.03.2012 09:43
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      Liquid cooling for your computer, here is a kit which provides you with everything you need.

      This is the Antec KUHLER H2O 920 water cooling kit for your processor. This is a kit which requires no build, no technical knowledge of water cooling and no refills. This is what drew me to this product as I have never used water cooling before and didn't know where to start, using this kit everything was done for me all that was required was mounting it in my computer.

      Upon unboxing I was unsure what to expect, it came packaged in a rigid hard cardboard which held all of the components in place. At first I was a bit upset with this packaging but the cardboard was more than sufficient to hold all of the parts in place and stop them from breaking.
      So let's take a look at some of the features this offers.

      * Supports Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366.
      * Supports AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.
      * Included software for full control.
      * Easy bend tubes for maximum flexibility.
      * High end fans to provide high performance cooling.
      * Customisable RGB LED.
      * Environmentally friendly cooling liquid.

      Installing this was relatively easy as the hard part was mounting the bracket under the motherboard; this wasn't too hard mind and can be done by almost anyone. Once this was done I screwed the fans and the radiator to the side of the case, I then placed the top bracket on and slid the cooling block on the CPU screwing it down to tighten.

      Yes that was every step right there, overall it took me about 20 minutes to install this system and I had no problems accept the orientation of the radiator itself was a bit unclear on the instructions so I just placed it in the way it would fit. I was really happy with the way it all fitted into my system and the easy bend tubes really are great as you can place the radiator almost anywhere within reach in your computer and you don't need to worry about these tubes kinking or tearing. The tubes also move on the CPU block so you can adjust them according to which way the tubes are coming in, this is pretty cool because it stops any unwanted pull on the tubes.

      The radiator and the fans itself worried me a little because when they are put together in the fan-radiator-fan formation they really make a big block but it went onto the back of my case and didn't block anything on the motherboard. The CPU clock itself isn't much bigger than the actual CPU and is made of a copper plate and comes pre applied with high quality thermal paste.

      So this runs really well in my system keeping the CPU at a nice average 60 degrees when I'm running games and around 40 degrees when it's idle. To put this into perspective when I was using air cooling my CPU ran at 85 degrees sometimes more, so hats off to the Antec which I'm more than happy with. On the CPU block itself is a RGB LED which you can control via the software provided, this is more of a vanity thing as you just change it to whatever you want.

      The software provided lets you take full control over the kit and that includes the fans attached to the radiator. You can set it to increase in power as the CPU heats up which is pretty neat because it means the system is super quiet when my computer is idle.

      Overall guys im really happy with this product, I purchased it for around £80 which may be steep for some people but this seemed to be a lot cheaper than other kits. It runs great and keeps my computer nice and cool which should help it increase the lifespan.


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