At this year’s CES there were a few surprise announcements including Corsair’s decision to work with both Asetek and CoolIT Systems on their various all-in-one liquid cooling units. Another announcement in this market segment was Antec’s deal with Asetek that will see the long running chassis manufacturer launch two of its own products.
The Kuhler H20 620 and 920 are based on Asetek’s 3rd generating design and will feature the same type of block and integrated pump system found on most, if not all current self contained liquid cooling systems. The 920, being the higher performance model of the two, will feature a thicker radiator and offer a push/pull configuration to allow for more cooling. Both units will also feature a different form of rubber tubing that is more flexible and should reduce crimping if bent to more extreme angles.
To further increase value, both units will feature custom software that allows for temperature monitoring and on-the-fly fan control. Those with windows in their case’s side panel who enjoy a little bling, will be happy to know that this software also allows for the LED behind the Antec logo on the pump to be modified to just about any color.
Both units are expected to be on the market by the end of the month.
One of the big stories of CES 2011 was that Corsair had partially moved away from Asetek as its primary OEM water cooling distributor, to Canadian based CoolIt. Antec has seized on this opportunity and in partnership with Asetek is launching its own line of Kuhler H2O all-in-one water cooling systems.