Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 23:58
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All in one liquid CPU coolers already count many years in the market and although they haven't actually managed to surpass regular CPU air coolers in terms of sales (and even performance in some cases) they have become the popular choice among gamers, professionals and even enthusiasts all over the world. Unfortunately as many of you are well aware we haven't witnessed any serious advancements in AIO liquid CPU coolers so leaving out some slight improvements primarily on the fans and pumps used (both performance and visual enhancements) there hasn't been any sudden boost in cooling efficiency. The increase in competition however has sliced prices over the years so currently consumers can even find affordable yet high-performance dual 120mm AIO liquid CPU coolers in the market and one such model seems to be the Kuhler H2O H1200 Pro by our friends over at Antec.
For 30 years, Antec, Inc. has been the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, being the pioneer and market leader for quiet, efficient and innovative products such as the P280 and SOLO II enclosures as well as for their award-winning PSUs having the lowest returns in the industry. Antec continues to further the industry with performance-rich enclosures, efficient power supplies, reliable cooling components, the cutting-edge Antec Advance accessories line, and the Antec Mobile Products (A.M.P). Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in The Netherlands, Germany, China and Taiwan.
Just like with the single 120mm Kuhler H2O H600 Pro model and its predecessor the Kuhler H2O 650 the Kuhler H2O 1200Pro is also quite different with its predecessor the Kuhler H2O 1250. The main difference is clearly the two separate 120mm PWM blue LED fans (1800RPM @ 35dBA) which can be easily replaced/exchanged if they are too slow for you or if they stop working something which you couldn't do with the built-in fans (intergrated fan/pump combo) of its predecessor. Another difference (not as important) is the use of 315mm long FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) tubes instead of the 300mm long PA (polyamide) ones found in the 1250 model. Just like the H600 Pro model the H1200 Pro features a 3-phase liquid engine with graphite pump bearing which always according to Antec increases durability while at the same time reducing noise levels (unfortunately again no performance numbers are available). So who wants to see just how good the H1200 Pro really is compared to its predecessor?