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Compatibility and Installation

Just like its predecessor, Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 is compatible with all contemporary platforms, but at the time of tests the system didn’t have LGA 2011 support yet, which could be nice to have, because the platform is already here and there are not that many cooling solutions for it yet. You can download the installation manual from Antec’s official web-site (PDF-file, 0.6 MB).

The first step during Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 installation is to prepare the backplate and tension clip. You need to insert special threaded bushes into the retention holes in the ends of the backplate and then put two pieces of double-sided tape on two of its sides:

 

This helps keep the backplate in place on the back of the mainboard.

Then you insert plastic bushes with holes in them into the ends of the tension clip:

Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 comes with two types of bushes: green for AMD platforms and blue for Intel platforms:

These plastic bushes are locked in the ends of the tension clip:

After that you use screws that go through the PCB into the backplate to keep the tension clip in place:

However, you shouldn’t tighten these screws and install the mainboard into the system case until the water block is in place.

Before the mainboard goes in, you should arrange Antec KÜHLER H2O 92 system in the case. There must be a spot for a 120 mm fan on the system case back panel in order to fit the system perfectly:

It is attached with long screws and washers. Note that it is better to install the second fan onto the radiator after the mainboard has been successfully installed and the water block attached to it:

The water block is pressed against the processor with a tension clip. You should tighten its screws only after the water block has been pushed beneath its retention loops:

Completely assembled Antec KÜHLER H2O 920 system doesn’t take up too much room inside the system case:

It is connected to the processor fan connector on the mainboard using only one three-pin cable. The fans are powered via the pump cable. Besides, you should connect a four-pin monitoring and control cable to any available onboard USB connector:

The Antec logo on top of the pump is glowing:

Moreover, you can change the LED color of the logo any way you like. We will tell you how in the next chapter of our article.

 
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