Question to 920 owners: How are you enjoying your product? I may pick one up Monday, but I'm tossing up between this and the Corsair H80.
Im thinking of getting this, but I read about noise issues on newegg, the clunking sounds. I see some have the tubes on top while others have them on the bottom. Maybe something to that?
Anyway Im looking to get this myself but concerned about the fan noise, can I change the fans out for quieter ones? If so what do you all recommend?
Im getting the SILVERSTONE FT02B so it would be mounted on top above the cpu. I take it that should take care of any potential noise from the radiator. Iv seen complaints about the fan noise though and even came across this youtube video showing that it can get loud under load. Just would like the option to change out the fans as long as its viable.
By "push pull" does that mean from the inside of the case to the outside?
No, it just means one fan is pushing into the rad and one fan is pulling into the rad. Both fans are facing the same direction. Same as with a traditional heatsink.
You can mount the rad as intake or exhaust. I get better results as intake as the cold air from outside gets directly to the rad instead of recycled air from inside my case.
Kyle, can you let us know if you choose to mount your 920 with the pipes in the lower or upper orientation or if it made a difference to pump noise? Also, are you using the stock compound or replacing it with something else?
The software is handy isn't it? Antec has made a much better and user friendly choice rather than what Corsair did with users having to wait for a Corsair Link unit which you would have to pay extra on top of their WC unit and adds more kludge to your build. Just being able to control and monitor the unit via desktop software is so much more convenient.
Just trying to figure out the best configuration using the New Silverstone FT02 case. I plan to have the rad at the top like in the following image. Just wasnt sure the best config for the fan directions.
With the FT02 in particular, everything is exhausting out the top so I would follow the path of hot air convection and have your fans exhausting as well. Since you can mount your rad on the top of the case above the CPU socket, it will be quieter as well. You don't want your CPU sucking in hot air from the videocards and the PSU which would be right beside it.