NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Heatsink Review
Up Close: Bracket Assembly
Although we've got the white version as a review sample the G10 is actually available in White, Red and Black, meaning that you should be able to find something that is either neutral or matches the internal colour theme of your case, although with MSIs M power range becoming ever more popular we wouldn't be surprised if we saw a yellow version in the near future. Still, with the G10 essentially being just a bit of bent Steel, it would be very easy to mod it to a colour of your own choice. The instructions provided are quite clear and it is worth giving them a bit of a read through before you start as assembly is not as straight forward as you might think, leaving you on many occasion with the feeling that you've built it back to front. With the instructions read, and the Man card handed in, the first job then is to insert and attach the fan which will be used to directly cool the VRM section of the GPU
With the fan in place it's now time to secure the matching logo'd back plate. The plate has a selection of holes which match up with the spacing for the various GPUs the G10 will fit. If in any doubt the instructions are there to make things clear. With the cold plate of the selected AIO in place, in this case the Kraken X40, the long bolts from the back plate then pass through corresponding holes in the bracket with rubber washered nuts holding them in place, tightening down the assembly and essentially sandwiching the cold plate in place.
The Bracket has a couple of cable tie points built into it which is a very nice touch as it allows you to put the included cable ties to good use in tidying up the assembly, hiding away all those tubes and cables.