Originally Posted by Assyle
at the end of the month NZXT KRAKEN G10 will finally be available at my area so Im planning to buy it.
I will run it on evga gtx770 acx in corsair 540. Since the gpu has reference design pcb and 540 has plenty of space it wont be a problem. But Im wondering if someone tried it on gtx770 already? how are the temps? I will use it with old antec 620 which I dont use now. I will try it with antec, and if it will work good, I will try to change it to something like h110.
And also, I noticed that NZXT KRAKEN G10 has a small backplate to connect cooler, is it possible to use it with gpu's stock backplate from evga? Maybe to drill a bigger holes with a drill on a stock backplate? I love my gpu's backplate, it improves esthetics so much so I dont want to get rid of it.
thanx for help
I was trying to figure this out myself the other day, the AIO cooler puts quite a bit of weight on the PCB once installed. You could possibly modify your EVGA backplate, but the issue is that it's not just a matter of larger holes. the holes the bolts for the G10 go through on the backplate are not round, they're actually almost square. granted, this is only so the bolts themselves do not turn when tightening the nuts, so it may work just to drill round holes
the other option I was considering is just cutting out a square section of a stock backplate to allow for the Kraken G10 stock backplate to fit within the knockout.
I saw someone else asking about the measurement between the top of the PCB and the under side of the bracket in regards to installing VRAM heatsinks. personally, this is where I ran into trouble. I had bought these aluminium heatsinks (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007XA969G
) and found that when I went to tighten the cooler down, the bottom-most VRAM chip (nearest the PCI slot) hit the copper cooling plate and cracked off..
chip is fine, must have been a bit dirty and that's why the Arctic Alumina didn't hold up because I've otherwise heard that stuff is pretty much permanent. my solution for this is to add copper shims. I wasn't sure of the size for the copper shim, though, and bought 15mm x 15mm x 1.2mm ones (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PODQTQ
) to see if they're big enough. the only other size I saw was 42mm x 42mm to fix PS3 GPUs, but figured they are way too big.
has anyone here installed a shim on a 290X GPU?Edited by jchap1590 - 1/13/14 at 5:43am