Giveaway: Antec 1250 Kuhler Closed-Loop Liquid Cooler

By Published May 25, 2014 at 5:55 am

Antec's 1250 CLC presently rules as king over our CPU cooling test bench. The liquid cooler uses a dual-pump design with fixed fans, ensuring rapid exchange of liquid through the radiator. Software controls the fan RPMs (silent, extreme, and custom speeds) in a manner that enables silence and extreme performance, depending on the use-case scenario.

All this stated, we're happy to announce that Antec has kindly provided us with a 1250 Kuhler for giveaway on the site.

Let's just cut to the chase, yeah? The video above describes the win conditions pretty thoroughly and showcases the CLC, but here's the short of it:

  • You must enter by June 3rd, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.
  • You must be subscribed to us on YouTube.
  • Leave a comment on the YouTube video above that answers the following question: "What hardware or gaming topic would you like our next article or video series to explore in more depth?"
  • The winner will be selected based on this answer.
  • No purchase necessary to enter. Must be in the US or Canada to win (sorry! It's a legal / shipping issue!).

As for the CLC itself, well, I've been pretty happy with it since our review. The cooler puts out superb thermal performance and can be tweaked for ideal speed/cooling potential. Overall height is a bit large, but anyone using a case like the H440 or similar will have no issue mounting the unit. The mounting bracket has always been my single complaint about the 1250; it's a bit of a pain to install and may evoke some swearing, but once installed, it's well worth it.

You can see me tear apart the 1250 in this video, if you're curious about how it works:

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- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on May 25, 2014 at 5:55 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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