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Antec Kuhler H2O 950 AIO CPU cooler

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Posted December 31, 2013 by Mike in Cooling

Overview

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Release Date: Currently Available
 
Price at time of Review: $99.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Solid construction, decent cooling performance, few points of failure, great lighting system, simple control software, easy to install, innovative mounting solution, whisper quiet below 1300 RPM
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Potentially polarizing aesthetics, Too noisy at higher fan settings, Grid software must be running to keep custom settings, bulky end tanks might limit fitment, integrated fan can't be chaged
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you can get past the odd look, the Antec Kuhler H2O 950 is a solid cooler with great performance and customization.
by Mike
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Introduction

In a market which is quickly becoming saturated with a great selection of All-In-One (AIO) water cooling systems, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd. After all, there’s only so much innovation to be had before you’ve exhausted all of the possibilities of the specific form factor that these products really have to take. Antec believes that there is some unexplored territory left in this realm and have answered the call to be different with the introduction of their new lineup of AIO CPU coolers. On hand today is the middle child of the bunch, the Kuhler H2O 950:

 

Will its unique design and feature set enable it to stand out in the crowd, or does it fall flat and just blend in with everything else? Read on to find out, but first here’s a little bit about Antec:

www.antec.com

Whether you’re a gamer looking for that cutting-edge case or a system integrator seeking a reliable and efficient power supply, you’ve got a lot of factors to consider, from performance to stability to style. As the leading global provider of high performance PC components, we believe in delivering products that not only meet your expectations, but exceed them. Your computing experience should be quiet, efficient, cool and elegant; we don’t believe in compromise, and neither should you. Here are just a few of the core values that set our products miles ahead of the competition.

Quiet Computing

From the buzzing of a fan over sound of your favorite game to the whirring of a hard drive over a whispered line in your favorite movie, today’s computers can be noisy and disruptive. Since it was founded in 1986, Antec has been a pioneer in the field of Quiet Computing™, developing cutting-edge technologies that enable whisper-quiet operation. Antec offers a wide variety of Quiet Computing™ solutions, from enclosures with sound-deadening panels to low-noise cooling fans to vibration-reducing silicone grommets. Once you’ve experienced a truly quiet computer, you’ll never accept anything else.

Incredible Efficiency

When it comes to building a PC, it’s not just the cost of the parts that matter, but the total cost of ownership. Many power supplies are highly inefficient, wasting energy and costing you extra on your electrical bill, as well as polluting the environment. Antec is proud to offer a wide variety of power supplies that pass 80 PLUS®, the highest independently certified standard in energy efficiency. These power supplies have been tested and guaranteed to operate at 80 or more percent efficiency with no reduction in performance; an 80 PLUS compliant PSU can save 21 percent of total electricity use across all modes of operation. If that weren’t enough, many Antec enclosures, like the New Solution series or the Sonata III 500, come with 80 PLUS® power supplies installed, delivering the power you need and saving you money on your power bill.

Amazing Cooling

Nothing poses a greater danger to computers than overheating. Improperly cooled computers degrade quicker, and can even be severely damaged as a result. Antec offers the latest in cooling technology, from our standalone blue LED fans to our actively cooled hard drive enclosure. Whether it’s a power supply, a gaming enclosure, or a home theater case, Antec solutions are designed to optimize airflow and maximize cool, leveraging features like triple chamber design and advanced cable management. Whatever you’re building, Antec keeps it cool.

Unbeatable Style

Appearances matter. We understand that. And no matter what product you’re looking for, Antec can guarantee that it has the elegant and sleek look you crave. From our understated and subtle New Solution enclosures to our unbeatably stylish TruePower Quattro power supplies, Antec products are attractive, enticing, and utterly irresistible.

A PC is an investment, and you should settle for nothing short of the system of your dreams. Build it. Believe it. That’s the Antec way.

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One Comment


  1.  
    Jim Lipscomb

    Thanks, I feel I am already better at grips to install this cooler’s bigger nrother now!





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