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So the Corsair H90 is the AIO of choice? I just hate loosing the cool red color of the MSI cooler ;p

How hard is it to install?
    
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Guys in here have gotten good results with the cheap H55 to the medium H75 and some on the H90. The biggest variance in temperatue between people who have installed these different AIO coolers is actually not the coolers themselves, but the mounting pressure. Snug even pressure is important.
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So the Corsair H90 is the AIO of choice? I just hate loosing the cool red color of the MSI cooler ;p

How hard is it to install?

I'd go H90. 140mm vs 120mm. Better overall cooling at lower fan speeds. Worth the extra $30 or $40. And, you can use it on the next gpu you get.

At first I thought the same. Now that it's installed and my wires are tucked away it looks pretty damned nice in my Air 540. It looks clean.

It was not fun to install, but, you can handle it. Just be careful and you'll be good.

Yea, it might not be full on water cooling, but, it's worlds above the stock air cooler. When you see your boost clocks holding steady you'll know you've done the right thing.


***I was running a heaven bench early testing at 1080p... The screen shot caught a blank of heaven, but, you can see what the GPU clocks did and heat.



Nice clean straight boost clock.
Edited by Chargeit - 11/6/15 at 9:15am
     
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The vrms on the MSI are already cooled by the heatsink. These aren't AMDs. Aslong as you have a fan dissipating the heat off MSIs heatsink, the vrms run acceptable <60 temps considering their threshold is well over 100.
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I guess another concern is I would need to mount the H90 radiator + fan on the rear (exhaust). My Kraken x61 is on top in a push config (exhaust) and I have (3) be quiet! Silent Wings 2 fans on the front for intake and (1) be quiet! Silent Wings 2 fan on the rear for exhaust. I would actually probably replace the H90 fan with a Silent Wings 2 fan since that is what is on the rear right now.

I guess I have to decide if it is worth it...also loose the color scheme and coolness factor of the MSI stock cooler...my build is REALLY cool (cool looking that is) right now as is...and I would hate to mess up the scheme.
    
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So the Corsair H90 is the AIO of choice? I just hate loosing the cool red color of the MSI cooler ;p

How hard is it to install?

It's not hard to install at all, and the VRM and VRAM aren't an issue, they should actually do the same OC or a bit better.

The OEM cooler dumps hot air onto the heatsink plates, but AIO will dump the air out or somewhere else. The G10's fan should blow ambient case air temperature onto the heatsinks.

an H55 will get you around 55C and a H90 as it seems will get you around 45C and be quieter.

I feel like I should have just got a H90. I got a H55, bought two Noctua fans for it to be quieter and realized I could have just got a H90 for the same price and ran the 140mm fan at a lower setting...
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You'd be amazed how well it will blend in. I personally got the black G10, but, there is a red one. I'd go for black though since black works with everything.

One issue I see you having is your Kraken x61 in push/pull will block the installation of a H90/fan. Personally I'd ditch the push/pull since you shouldn't need it. The benefits of AIO cooling your GPU will far outweigh the few C decrease from push/pull on your CPU rad.

I think visually the red G10 would be a little too much. I think the black one with the 6g's backplate left on will look nice and stealth and you'll appreciate the look once you adjust to it.
     
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I don't have push pull on my AIO...just push...only way I can do it anyways. The Kraken G10 looks a lot better than the H90 IMO so maybe that would be a decent option. Are there videos on how to install the G10?

Any big performance difference between the H90 or G10?

It sounds like other than doing a full custom water loop (which I won't do), the H90 or G10 is the next best thing?
    
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Bit of a change of subject from the recent posts, however.. This card has been a worry from day 1 for me & it's only a week old.

I've been reading various posts about the BIOS, voltage, overclocking etc and believe a fair share of folks out there with the MSI 6G believe it's quite the troubled card.

I noticed having run some tests at factory OCs (1354Mhz in-game, never manually touched memory/core myself) that sometimes the GPU load can throttle right down to 50% even though it has been running at 98% throughout the entire gaming session, but core clocks do not change.

Cross referencing that finding I decided to open up GPU-Z and run Heaven 4.0 @ 1440P with MSI Afterburner only running for a custom fan curve.

After the first bench, I looked at the sensors in GPU-Z and TDP was in the 90s throughout the entire bench. The PerfCap reasoning showed plenty of 'VRel' which is 'Reliability Voltage'

I decided to take the 'Power Limit %' to it's maximum 109% in MSI Afterburner, ran the benchmark again and this time 'VRel' never appeared once within GPU-Z.

I'm absolutely baffled as to why the card is essentially saying it's not getting enough power at it's stock factory settings..?
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I don't have push pull on my AIO...just push...only way I can do it anyways. The Kraken G10 looks a lot better than the H90 IMO so maybe that would be a decent option. Are there videos on how to install the G10?

Any big performance difference between the H90 or G10?

It sounds like other than doing a full custom water loop (which I won't do), the H90 or G10 is the next best thing?

The Kraken G10 is the adapter to install the H90 (or AIO) onto your GPU.
     
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