NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Heatsink Review

Up Close: Packaging and Contents

NZXT Kraken G10 Review

Up Close:  Packaging and Contents

The Kraken G10 comes packaged in quite a flimsy card box, the exterior of which shows images of the product within as well as graphs relating to the expected performance gains.

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Although NZXT may have scrimped a bit on the box they've certainly pushed the boat out on the internal packaging, with layers of expanded foam cosseting the contents, the star of which is the G10 bracket itself.

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Aside from the actual bracket you also get a two tone 92mm fan, a matching back plate and all the screws you should need (alternative screws are available for specific coolers listed in the Technical Specification).  You also get a set of instructions and a slack handful of cable ties to help tame the various tubes and cables you're likely to need to wrangle as part of the fitting.

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15-05-2014, 07:06:13

megaspeed2
You missed out a HUGE point here. check the VRM temperatures, in other reviews ive seen with these the VRMS end up 10-20 degrees hotter than the STOCK cooling would acheive, would have been useful to see that tested and maybe given some tips to reduce it, ie will some aftermarket VRM heatsinks fit and therefore fix the problem? or are they too big therefore making this cooling solution totally unviable.Quote

15-05-2014, 07:09:52

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by megaspeed2 View Post
You missed out a HUGE point here. check the VRM temperatures, in other reviews ive seen with these the VRMS end up 10-20 degrees hotter than the STOCK cooling would acheive, would have been useful to see that tested and maybe given some tips to reduce it, ie will some aftermarket VRM heatsinks fit and therefore fix the problem? or are they too big therefore making this cooling solution totally unviable.
Not all cards have probes there dude, we have had 0 issues with it though and the fan right over the top of it should be ample, if end uers are worried then it will require bonding heatsinks to the fets etc anyways and we cant do that with a card we need to reuse Quote

15-05-2014, 07:18:33

RobCrezz
Nice review TTL.

Heres a few pics of me putting one on my GTX 680.
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=64279

I rate it as a solution, so much quieter with better temps Quote

15-05-2014, 07:19:47

megaspeed2
both the GTX titan and R9 290 have been shown in this review ( http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/art...G10-Review-527 ) to run significantly hotter in VRM terms compared to the reference cooling. since the titan gtx 780 and 780ti are so very closely related i think it would be safe to say that they would have similar if not the same results; hotter VRM than reference. I dont think that just because you cant test how much better using vrm heat pads is a good reason not to test vrms at least to see what kind of a difference it has made removing the heatsink from the vrms and having only a fan pointing at them as the G10 does, for any component to run hotter than the reference cooler... thats pretty scary and more than 100% worth putting at least a paragraph or two to talk about.Quote

15-05-2014, 07:26:56

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by RobCrezz View Post
Nice review TTL.

Heres a few pics of me putting one on my GTX 680.
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=64279

I rate it as a solution, so much quieter with better temps
It was Gary that did the review - says at the topQuote
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