Antec and Asetek Unveil New Partnership, Create Next-Generation CPU Cooling Products

January 22, 2011 // 3:38 a.m.

All-new Antec KÜHLER H2O series uses Asetek technology, sets latest standard in high-performance and quiet CPU cooling



Fremont, CA – January 21, 2011 – In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has teamed up with Asetek, the industry-leading supplier of OEM liquid cooling systems for computers, to bring the latest iteration of Asetek’s award-winning, sealed liquid cooling technology to the well-established Antec brand, with the launch of the KÜHLER H2O series.

The KÜHLER H2O series is the next-generation top-of-the-line solution – crafted to bring sealed liquid CPU cooling to mainstream PC hardware and gaming enthusiasts world-wide – all delivering a Quiet Computing™ experience that requires Zero Maintenance™, and that’s built to OEM standards for reliability.

“Antec’s global reach and excellent reputation make them an ideal partner to bring Asetek’s next generation of sealed liquid cooling technology to the DIY market,” said Steve Branton, Director of Marketing at Asetek. “From a technical perspective, we are delighted by the new levels of performance, quiet operation and just plain fun features that partnering with Antec is bringing to the new KÜHLER H2O series.”

“Our collaboration with Asetek demonstrates that we’ve taken an important step to deliver a solidly-built, trusted cooling product to our core users,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. “We are thrilled to release the new KÜHLER H2O series as it represents the pinnacle result of joint-development efforts, and provides users with a quiet performing, easy-to-install solution – one that offers a richer experience and that’s compatible with a wide array of builds.”
The first model in the series, the KÜHLER H2O 620, features Asetek’s low-profile pump for exceptional liquid circulation while preserving internal airflow, and easy-bend tubes for maximum flexibility in radiator positioning. Additionally, each model in the KÜHLER H2O series utilizes liquid temperature controlled fans to deliver Antec’s renowned Quiet Computing™ technology for quiet, efficient performance and uses the latest generation copper cold plate for optimal conduction.

The KÜHLER H2O series of high-performance CPU coolers are backed by Antec’s Quality 3-Year (AQ3) Limited Warranty on parts and labor and were showcased at this year’s CES show. The first model, the KÜHLER H2O 620, will be available at the end of January through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors.

For up-to-date information and product videos, follow the official Antec Facebook page www.facebook.com/AntecEurope or the official Antec blog at blog.antec.com.

About Antec, Inc.

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the industry, and has maintained its role as market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products.

Now in its 25th anniversary year celebration, Antec has achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, innovative state-of-the art LanBoy Air and Skeleton cases, critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures, and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market.

Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium High Current series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred Two. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries world-wide. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

About Asetek

Asetek is the world leading system thermal and acoustic management solution provider to OEMs servicing the gaming, workstation and performance PC markets. The company’s liquid thermal management systems deliver superior thermal and acoustic performance in a factory sealed unit that sets new standards for reliability and suitability to large volume production. Leading OEMs use Asetek’s liquid cooling products in systems where end users demand exceptional performance, low noise and maximum reliability.

Founded in 2000, Asetek has offices in San Jose, California, Denmark and Asia. For more information, please visit www.asetek.com.
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