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post #161 of 6448
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Originally Posted by ldewitt View Post

New egg has opened shipping to the UK and Australia last month thumb.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=kraken+g10&N=-1&isNodeId=1

Yup, looks good! Until they add tax + international shipping on top and I have to wonder what drugs the Newegg guys were on when they thought opening to the UK was a good idea biggrin.gif

It works out at almost £40, or $65.
post #162 of 6448
Finally got my H55 and copper VRAM heatsinks in this weekend and was able to put everything together. So far I have to say it's outstanding. Took me about 30 mins to do everything. I will get pictures up this weekend, but at idle its sitting at 28C and under full load running Heaven with an overclock it hit a high of 47C, whereas it was typically hitting ~75C on the stock windforce cooler.

I have my voltage set to +12, power limit at 125, core clock at +60 and memory at +155 under MSI afterburner. This is a gigabyte gtx 770 4gb rev. 2. My only question so far is the vrm's on the back of the card. I put heatsinks on the front side under the fan, but I don't see corresponding vrm's to put sink on on the back side. Maybe I'm just missing something:\




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post #163 of 6448
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Originally Posted by quick1unc View Post

Finally got my H55 and copper VRAM heatsinks in this weekend and was able to put everything together. So far I have to say it's outstanding. Took me about 30 mins to do everything. I will get pictures up this weekend, but at idle its sitting at 28C and under full load running Heaven with an overclock it hit a high of 47C, whereas it was typically hitting ~75C on the stock windforce cooler.

I have my voltage set to +12, power limit at 125, core clock at +60 and memory at +155 under MSI afterburner. This is a gigabyte gtx 770 4gb rev. 2. My only question so far is the vrm's on the back of the card. I put heatsinks on the front side under the fan, but I don't see corresponding vrm's to put sink on on the back side. Maybe I'm just missing something:\
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Nope not missing anything mine is the same just put them on the backside of where the vrms are. Takes a little guessing but you should be able to line it up.
post #164 of 6448
So I got my stuff today, everything was going good until one of the mounting screws for the G10 broke. Two of the provided screws would not accept the fastener more than one or two turns by hand so I tried using a screw driver and the screw just snapped after a couple turns. Couldn't get the other one on by hand either so not wanting to break another I left it alone. Really disappointed this didn't work out, mainly in myself for breaking the damn screw. I'm going to be emailing NZXT to see if I can get some more screws, though in the meantime does anyone know of any screws I could get at a hardware store to use for the time being?
post #165 of 6448
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Originally Posted by Stratys View Post

So I got my stuff today, everything was going good until one of the mounting screws for the G10 broke. Two of the provided screws would not accept the fastener more than one or two turns by hand so I tried using a screw driver and the screw just snapped after a couple turns.
During initial tightening, one must be careful to engage the first few threads of the retention screws by hand. The best way to do so (IMO) is to assemble the Kraken G10 and graphics card on a table or countertop so that slight pressure can be used to compress the square rubber gasket on the Kraken backplate against the backside of the card. This allows adequate thread engagement for the thumbscrews on the gpu side of the graphics card.

I know that some users are using a screwdriver for the final tightening of the thumbscrews, but I tighten mine by hand, ONLY. The thumbscrews are very snug, but not as tight as I can possibly screw them down. Let the gpu temperature reading during gameplay or benchmarks be your guide wink.gif
post #166 of 6448
I'm using the aluminum support plate from an EVGA ACX Cooler (but not the heatsink and fan assembly), along with an EVGA backplate for an EVGA GTX TITAN BLACK card. The ACX support plate requires modification by grinding off the four threaded lugs that protrude into the area surrounding the gpu. I used a Black & Decker RTX tool, but a Dremel with a cutting disc will work fine.

Because the EVGA backplate adds thickness to the whole assembly, care must be used to compress the square rubber gasket on the Kraken G10 backplate to allow enough thread engagement on the gpu side for adequate thread engagement using the supplied thumbscrews. I didn't have to source or use longer screws. All four thumbscrews were finger-tightened snugly, without use of a screwdriver.



post #167 of 6448
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Originally Posted by Wingless Wonder View Post

I'm using the aluminum support plate from an EVGA ACX Cooler (but not the heatsink and fan assembly), along with an EVGA backplate for an EVGA GTX TITAN BLACK card. The ACX support plate requires modification by grinding off the four threaded lugs that protrude into the area surrounding the gpu. I used a Black & Decker RTX tool, but a Dremel with a cutting disc will work fine.

Because the EVGA backplate adds thickness to the whole assembly, care must be used to compress the square rubber gasket on the Kraken G10 backplate to allow enough thread engagement on the gpu side for adequate thread engagement using the supplied thumbscrews. I didn't have to source or use longer screws. All four thumbscrews were finger-tightened snugly, without use of a screwdriver. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Nice! What temps do you get?
post #168 of 6448
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Originally Posted by melodystyle2003 View Post

Nice! What temps do you get?
Under load, 42 C to a maximum that I've seen at 51 C, on a day with ambient room temp of 78 F (25.5 C) and my air-cooled cpu fans from Hyper 212 EVO blowing right into the H90. This is during PrimeGrid task crunching an OpenCL app, which works the TITAN BLACK's gpu at a constant 98% load and heats up the VRM to the point of introducing errors unless I downclock the memory of the TITAN BLACK. If the cpu is not being used to crunch cpu tasks at the same time, then the cpu temp stays in the low to mid 40 C range.

Crysis 3 gameplay at the moderate resolution I use, 1920 x 1080, does not work the TITAN BLACK as hard and temps stay in the low to mid 40s.

Ideally, someone will figure out how to mate an excellent air cooler with an elaborate arrangement of a heatsink and heat pipes like the EVGA ACX cooler to use with the Kraken G10. This would cool both the gpu and the VRM and VRAM very well.
post #169 of 6448
After spending half a night getting hold of nuts and other tools to sort out the G10 and the faulty screws in the box I finally got mine assembled, had torn apart my Gigabyte 770 GTX rev.1, when I came to assembly one of the screws were slightly bigger than the others, so had to do a minor modification to the G10 mounting bracket, along with getting a hold of nuts etc.

Runs stable though with a Corsair H105, maxed out at 58 celcius in Heavens benchmark, having all at 1920x1080 maxed settings. So quite happy with the outcome, rather unhappy about the contents of the G10 package, their support being a royal pain getting a hold of.

But yeah, all in all, faulty content but the outcome was somewhat decent, quiet system along with some proper good temps.
post #170 of 6448
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Originally Posted by Ized View Post

Any reasonable UK prices been spotted?

If so, where? smile.gif

Amazon UK £25 delivered though its on 1-4 weeks back order.

Gives me a few weeks to find a cheaper options I guess.
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