|Antec Kühler H2O 920 Liquid Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 12 April 2011|
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Antec Kühler H2O 920 Liquid Cooler Review
Manufacturer: Antec, Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article was provided by Antec.
Since Corsair popularized their version of Asetec's "LCLC" (low cost liquid cooling) system back in 2009, it seems that every time you look, another variation on the theme appears. Other manufacturers have leafpt into the fray, and Antec's initial entry into the market, the Kühler 620, impressed us with its amazing performance. Now Antec's introduced a new product, the Kühler 920. At first glance it seems very similar to Corsair's Hydro H70 product, but Antec distinguishes their offering with exceptional performance and features.
Since all retail CPUs are boxed with perfectly good coolers (which are pretty quiet), the main reason to buy an aftermarket cooler is its performance when your processor is overclocked. (There might be some who buy coolers based on the aesthetics of their appearance through a windowed CPU case, but we'll assume they're in the minority.) But while performance is certainly the main criterion, other factors must be taken into consideration as well, such as noise, size, other features, and price. The ideal cooler keeps your processor at or near ambient temperature, is silent, free, and unfortunately doesn't exist. Manufacturers vary the performance, noise, size, features, and cost factors of their products to address different segments of the market.
Antec is best known for their line of computer cases, which have been enthusiast favorites for years. They've only recently branched out into the cooling market, and the Kühler H20 920 is their second liquid cooler.
Kühler H2O 920 Specifications