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|Review: Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 CPU Cooler|
|Posted by Winston|
|Sunday, 15 May 2011 23:03|
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Today, watercooling kits are widely avaialble. Some kits are complete with separate waterblock, tubing, pumps and radiators, while others come in the form of an all-in-one unit. Personally, I prefer to choose my own watercooling components separately, as this makes the system unique and original. However, having said that, it does involve a lot of planning, time and extra costs. For those who don't want all the hassle ... then this is where these all-in-one watercooling units come in. They are cheaper, easier to install, low maintenance and there's no headache over which watercooling components to buy.
Antec have been producing computer chassis and power supplies for many years. Their products are extremely popular among gamers and enthusiasts alike. It now seems you're producing CPU coolers ... of the watercooling kind! For those who are not familiar with Antec or its products ... here's a little blurb taken from their website.
One of the first all-in-one watercooling unit we've tested was the CoolIT ECO and Vantage, which we reviewed last year. Both units are extremely affordable, easy to install but most importantly ... they offered excellent cooling performance. I believe over the next few months, we'll be seeing a lot of other manufacturers producing these "all-in-one" watercooling units ... it's a growing niche market. Coolermaster have tried and failed, Corsair has done it, Thermaltake are thinking about it, and Antec have finally done it ... they've recently released their all-in-one watercooling unit called the Kuhler H2O 620.
The unit is made from good quality components and looks and feels pretty solid. However, there was one little issue which I thought was a bit annoying, and that's the fittings and backplates for the processor sockets. After correctly aligining the fittings and the backplate for my motherboard, I found it a little arkward trying to mount waterblock over the processor. You definitely need some balancing skills ;)
OK ... let's get busy and take a closer look at the specifications and features of the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 watercooling system.