NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Heatsink Review

Assembly

NZXT Kraken G10 Review

Assembly

No we haven't made a mistake and copied the same images three times.  The G10 Bracket is designed in such a way as to enable the tubing to come out of it in multiple directions.  To this end we've shown the assembly with the tubing as it would appear for a front mounted fan location in the top picture and in others below.

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Here we've shown the G10 with the tubing exiting out the bottom of the bracket before curving up to the rear 140mm fan mount location for the rad.  Fitting the G10 will rob you of an additional PCI slot, and potentially two depending on how you organise your tubing, and although it doesn't overhand the end of the card it will add another 20mm or so to the depth.  Not a problem in most cases but may become a factor if you're planning an install into a slim line case or where there is limited headroom.

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We've now placed the rad and fan up in the roof.  Again with the Kraken X40 you get plenty of tubing and as the Cooler Master test trooper case we use is on the large side you can still see how much room there is should you need further extension. 

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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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