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AlphaC, man... I don't know I made a mistake and accused you, I was wrong, but you're getting really negative in this thread, I have less posts, doesn't mean I have less knowledge.
I happen to have the same case, I happen to know, EVEN with the proper airflow, removing the side of the case, (which was my only point, Ramme223 went into it deeper)
seriously reduces effectiveness... THAT WAS MY POINT!


Ramme223 :
I've never see anyone do that for this case yet, thank you.
Edited by drdrache - 1/12/14 at 6:20am
post #692 of 1588
Well, 1st impression doesn't show it be be better than NZXT cooler ...

At full speed, running valley several minutes at stock speed (947/1250 Mhz), VRM1 goes up to 78°C.

So heatsink seems to be needed to make it REALLY better.

Regarding heatsink, the best would be something we can screw .. like this:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=13&id=62

Anyone knows if this would ever fit on R9 290?
Edited by Shine6 - 1/12/14 at 10:17am
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post #693 of 1588
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Well, 1st impression doesn't show it be be better than NZXT cooler ...

So heatsink seems to be needed to make it REALLY better.

Regarding heatsink, the best would be something we can screw .. like this:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=13&id=62

Anyone knows if this would ever fit on R9 290?

Currently waiting for my G10 to ship. However, I bought that kit and have it ready to install to see if it fits or can be modified to fit.
post #694 of 1588
i'm rather interested in geting one or two of these, but i don't want to void my warenty. i'm not afraid of setting it up, but is it possibole to get vram/vrm heatsinks that can be removed? that way i can atleast hide it from my supplier =D
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Currently waiting for my G10 to ship. However, I bought that kit and have it ready to install to see if it fits or can be modified to fit.

Good to know.

Please let us know if it fits .. or not. If we can screw it instead of using some paste, that looks better to me.
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hello everyone.
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. smile.gif

thanx for help smile.gif
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hello everyone.
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. smile.gif

thanx for help smile.gif

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?
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hello everyone.
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. smile.gif

thanx for help smile.gif

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?

why would you shim a 290x? that would reduce the core temp a tiny bit, not in any relation to the amount that single vram chip will be cooled, if you are determined to heat-sink everything, get smaller heat-sinks, or trim the heat-sinks you have.


honestly, you should go a bit slower, test fit everything before you use something that is supposed to be non-removable, bad things can happen.


and the AIO on the cards.... too much weight? REALLY? have you seen the prolimatech M26? I think people are looking for problems where there are none.
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why would you shim a 290x? that would reduce the core temp a tiny bit, not in any relation to the amount that single vram chip will be cooled, if you are determined to heat-sink everything, get smaller heat-sinks, or trim the heat-sinks you have.

the shim has nothing to do with temps, as I said, it's so it will clear the VRAM heatsinks.

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honestly, you should go a bit slower, test fit everything before you use something that is supposed to be non-removable, bad things can happen.

you know, I hadn't thought of that at all. that makes a ton of sense, now that you bring it up...

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and the AIO on the cards.... too much weight? REALLY? have you seen the prolimatech M26? I think people are looking for problems where there are none.

yes, it's definitely more weight than the reference cooler, and it's definitely also distributed differently. there is visible flex at the end of the PCB, almost 1/4"
   
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has anyone here installed a shim on a 290X GPU?

I installed a 0.5 mm shim on a HD7950 and noticed that the thread engagement of the retention nuts for the backplate seemed marginal or at least it made it a little more difficult to get the nuts started, so check the stackup first to make sure everything will go together.
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