This comes down to what we brought g10 in kraken introduction: Similar Items 2 G10 Products. Since the bottom of the cards are covered by the bracket and fan, we instead took thermal images of the top of the cards. Guaranteed Delivery see all Guaranteed Delivery. Only expensive because I need a cooler Edit: Enter in the email kraken associated with the account nzxt receive instructions on how to reset your password. We found this extra tubing to pretty much be a requirement for buy the buy anywhere other than the rear fan nzxt on the chassis.
The one concern we still have with the Kraken G10 is how hot the other chips on the card get now that they are not being cooled by the stock heatsink. The new Kraken enables independent tuning for the fan and pump performance. Similar Items 2 Similar Products. You can leave your review regarding this NZXT product. By Drakepc Started 8 minutes ago Posted in Troubleshooting. We have to say we think it makes perfect sense.
And you have no exhaust fans other then the one kraken the other buy for the cpu Very kraken to spot it to be 3. Nzxt double check anything I say to make sure it is correct, buy I nzxt not always correct. G10 tubes should reach the front intake, but I'm not sure which solutions will reach? Conclusion After using the Kraken G10, we've come to the conclusion that it isn't quite g10 perfect as most reviews are currently making it out to be.
By firelighter Started 39 minutes ago Posted in General Discussion. Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook. Sign in with Twitter. Sign in with Microsoft. Sign in with Google. Sign in with Steam.
Sign in with Discord. Link to post Share on other sites. Posted December 5, Not surprised NZXT has made this. Oh man, if I had the money for this! Only expensive because I need a cooler Edit: Might get this with a R Linus should also mention it comes in three colours: Man, I do miss Dwood's design Glad he and NZXT made out a deal. Please do provide the temps on the R9 card if they're available! Ok, I have to get this and mod it a little bit, this is way to awesome.
So this will not work on a Bitfenix Prodigy. Im just sad now. And which mm closed loop single radiator to use with it? This is essential for this setup since plugging the fan into the motherboard would make it ramp according to the CPU or motherboard temperature rather than the video card.
We will be using two different fans to cool the radiator: Acoustically, the ambient noise level stays at roughly 33 dBa, with a variation of about. Temperature and noise readings at idle are not a great metric since most modern hardware is really good at ramping down when not needed, but it is still somewhat useful information if your system is going to spend much of it's time in a low-load state like browsing the web.
We know that this isn't actually the case since reviewers with access to much more sensitive equipment and quieter locations have shown that the GTX Titan is quieter than the R9 X at idle, but in our system with our setup, the difference is so small that we can't reliably measure it. This comes down to what we brought up in the introduction: In gaming situations, we see a huge thermal advantage using the Kraken G10 with a closed-loop cooler.
These temperatures are not quite as low as what you would see with a more traditional full liquid cooling setup, but they are within a couple of degrees. The one concern we still have with the Kraken G10 is how hot the other chips on the card get now that they are not being cooled by the stock heatsink. The Kraken G10 comes with a 80mm fan to help keep those components cool, but we frankly are not sure if the fan alone will be enough without the aid of a heatsink.
So to get an idea of whether the chips are being adequately cooled or not we decided to use our thermal camera to get a look at the temperatures of the various chips on both video cards.
Since the bottom of the cards are covered by the bracket and fan, we instead took thermal images of the top of the cards.
Even if the chips we really want to see are on the bottom of the card, we should still be able to observe any hot spots as the heat should "leak" through the PCB to the components on the opposite side. So if you are gaming with the GTX Titan you can use the Kraken G10 to get great temperatures, but at the cost of increased noise levels. If you go with a quieter fan like the Corsair one we used, you can reduce the noise levels even further. Furmark is somewhat of an unrealistic test for most users since it puts a much higher load on the video card than almost any game.
However, it is a good way to put a "worst-case scenario" load level on the card so it is very useful. We know that Furmark puts a strain on the VRM, however, so the main test is to see how well the VRMs are being cooled with just the 80mm fan that is on the Kraken G10 bracket. While the GPU core is certainly being cooled well in Furmark, the thermal images give us a great look at the problems associated with removing the stock heatsink.
Our thermal image doesn't quite show the exact temperature since we are looking at the back of the card rather than the front, but we are still able to see that the VRMs are running at dangerous levels. In Furmark, we see slightly different results than we saw when running Unigine Heaven Pro. After using the Kraken G10, we've come to the conclusion that it isn't quite as perfect as most reviews are currently making it out to be. Not only will you run into problems with the VRMs overheating when the video card is put under abnormally heavy loads, but the noise level of the cooler makes it not very attractive for some video cards.
The Kraken G10 will make the GPU run cooler, but at the same time is louder than the stock cooler, and your VRMs will run hotter when under heavy loads. Since the stock cooler on the R9 X is so loud, using the Kraken G10 will both lower your GPU temperature by a significant amount while also lowering the overall noise level of your system. The big downside is the VRM cooling. The 80mm fan on the Kraken G10 is able to keep the VRM and other chips on the card cool enough while gaming, but simply isn't up to the task when the video card is under very heavy loads.
No matter what card you are using, if you are doing anything that puts an extreme load on the video card we do not recommend the Kraken G If you are running normal loads like gaming you should be fine, but need to be aware of the risk you are accepting by running your VRMs hotter.
You can of course apply additional heatsinks to the VRM which is what NZXT recommends if you are concerned about the VRM cooling, but you would need to use thermal expoxy to ensure they are secure which means you likely cannot switch to a different cooler or even back to the stock cooler in the future.
Another kick-ass review Matt. Again, thanks for this. I wish there were more of these articles from you though. Save kraken g10 to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Unfollow kraken g10 to stop getting updates on your eBay Feed. You'll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. Turn off email alerts. Skip to main content.
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