Antec Kühler H2O 920 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/Water Cooling by stefan @ 2011-07-04

Antec has brought another compact water cooling system to the market, the Kühler H2O 920, which comes with a bigger radiator, more powerful PWM fans in a push-pull configuration, a multicolored LED and software customization through ChillControl V.

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A Closer Look Contd.

On the back of the fans, we can locate the Antec logo:




Both fans that come with the 920 are PWM (four wires); the fan supplied with the 620 model had only two wires:




For additional protection, the pump/block is wrapped inside a small plastic bag:




The top side of the pump/block combo looks similar to the one on the 620 model, but now under the Antec logo we can find a multicolored LED, fully customizable via the supplied application:




The thermal compound comes pre-applied; a plastic cap is used for protection and has to be removed prior to installation, by rotating and lifting it up:





After the installation has been completed, the two PWM fans need to be connected to the respective headers:




The 3-pin connector must be plugged in the CPU Fan header on the motherboard (the software regulation must be disabled on this header from the BIOS/UEFI):




The USB cable is used for being able to communicate with the pump (via the supplied software utility):




While looking at the radiator, we can find the holes needed to mount both fans with the supplied screws; it has a higher depth compared to the 620 radiator (49mm vs 27mm):






The top side holds the product serial number:



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