Antec Kuhler h2o 1250 Cooler Review

Installation:

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The backside bracket is double sided for both Intel and AMD.
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It comes with 3M double side tape to hold it in place on the Motherboard.
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The metal inserts go into the plastic brack depending on CPU socket.
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Here are the four inserts in place for a Intel Socket 1150.
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After turning it over, it is ready to fasten to the Motherboard.
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The top bracket has sliding ears to use for either Intel or AMD (Intel shown).
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Here the ears have been slid to the position for AMD CPU Sockets.
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Once the ears have been slid into location they are locked with a rubber insert.
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The rubber inserts are pushed into each leftover slot, locking the ears in place.
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Now the front and rear brackets are ready to install on the Motherboard.
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Here is the backside Bracket affixed to the back of the Motherboard.
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The Waterblock has slots to mount into the front bracket (push in and twist).
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After inserting the Waterblock into the front bracket, It’s ready to install.
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Use the spring loaded screws to mount the front brack to the backside bracket.

Note: The metal inserts kept falling out of the backside bracket.

To get them to stay, I finally duct taped them into the bracket!
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The Antec Grid software was very basic.

Silent ran the pumps/fans at 600RPM.

Xtreme ran the pups/fans at 2200RPM.
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While there was a “Custom” setting, it only allowed you to adjust the speed of the pumps/fans.

It didn’t allow you to setup a custom pump/fan curve that adjusted depending on the CPU Temps.

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3 thoughts on “Antec Kuhler h2o 1250 Cooler Review

  1. Hmm, interesting setup. Only having the single set of fans and not being able to run push pull if I wanted is kind of a deal breaker. Thanks Greg for the review.

  2. Great review man! I also want to know if the fans can be setup as Push/Pull. Everything else looks good, other than those fans. I really don’t like the way they look lol. I mean it would be different if they worked real cooling miracles, but other than that, they look like the radiator’s boobs. By the way, I really like that you tested it in different cases!

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