Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 CPU cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅16-08-11
Packaging and Content

The packaging

The packaging employed by Antec follows on the same trend as that used with their KÜHLER H2O 920, with its black and yellow colour scheme. Initially the box comes wrapped in a plastic film for added protection. This helps the box retain a very clean look. Antec make the most of the box to display as much information as possible about the cooler including the specifications and features.

The front of the box

At the front, Antec illustrate the ALC unit so users know exactly what to expect, i.e. a single fan and 120mm radiator setup with cool air being pulled through. Antec also list some of the unit’s key attributes over other water cooling units such as quick installation and zero-maintenance. Like most other coolers these days, the KÜHLER H2O 620 supports all current AMD and Intel sockets. The ‘Antec 25’ branding showcases the company’s 25 years of experience in the business delivering quality and innovation. We certainly revere Antec as one of the most popular manufacturers out there so it remains to be seen if their expertise translates well into the KÜHLER H2O 620 as it did with the 920.

The back of the box

At the back, Antec describe some of the cooler’s features in more detail with illustrations depicting them. Antec’s global appeal is reflected in the 5 other languages the features are described in. Again, this is very similar to the KÜHLER H2O 920’s packaging.

The specifications

On the side, all the specifications are listed as described on the previous page. All the radiator size specifications are listed so users can check to see if the cooler will fit inside their cases. The hose and pump sizes are also listed.

Inside of the box

The cooler comes packaged in what looks like an egg carton. The specially shaped cardboard does a good housing the cooler and protecting it so that the fins on the radiator are not bent out of shape. Compared to the CoolIT Eco and Corsair H50 packaging, Antec’s is a clear step above. The fan and mounting kit also have their own compartment in the middle.

The bundle

Bundled in the packaging are the mounting kits and the cooler itself. Included are the:

-AMD back plate
-Intel back plate
-AMD retention ring
-Intel retention ring
-Washers x4
-Metal back plate inserts x4
-Mounting screws x4
-Adhesive backings x2
-Long fan screws x4
-Green retention inserts x4
-Blue retention inserts x4
-120mm fan x1
-Installation guide

The mounting kit is very comprehensive and exactly the same as Corsair’s H50 and H70 units as well as Antec’s own KÜHLER H2O 920 due to their Asetek origin. We will have a closer look at the installation later on.

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