Antec has been around for as long as I can remember; my very first custom system I built used an Antec case. Now Antec has thrown their hat into the cooling world and one of their first offerings was the Kuhler H20 620. Now they have released the Kuhler H20 920. The Kuhler H2O 920 has a thicker radiator, dual fans, and is adjusted via software Antec calls Chill Control. Now if the Kuhler H20 920 looks familiar to you’re not crazy. It’s a team effort between Antec and Asetek, just like the H50/H70 was for Corsair and Asetek, but this last year Corsair moved away from Asetek to went to another company called CoolIt Systems for their Hydro series water coolers.
In our previous review of the Antec Kuhler H2O 620 we noted that it was similar Corsair Hydro H50, but way different. The Antec Kuhler H2O 920 and the Corsair Hydro H70 are like this as well. To compare them visually the Kuhler H2O 920 has a thick radiator and low profile pump and cold plate like the H70, but under the hood they are different units. For instance the coolant tubing on the Kuhler H2O 920 is not corrugated like on the Corsair coolers, the non-corrugated tubing is more flexible making it easier to install and position the radiator. The Kuhler H20 920 also has the newest generation pump and cold plate.
To add to the improvements there is a software utility called Chill Control V that allows the end user to adjust the cooler between two preset configurations or set a custom config. The presets are Silent and Extreme, now the Silent mode the fans run at a 600-900 RPM at 15-20 dB. On extreme the fans are run at full throttle at 2400 RPM pushing 110CFM each at an ear splitting 55 dB.
Features of the Kuhler H20 920
Specifications for the Kuhler H2O 920