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This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Water / Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm
Pros: Keeps my GPU cool in my main desktop in tandem with an NZXT g10.
Keeps an i3 4340 in my HTPC/console-killer cool and quiet.
Cons: There are better performers, but not at this pricepoint
Other Thoughts: If you're not going to push an overclock to the extreme, this should be enough. And if you're looking for a AIO for a GPU, you really don't need more than this.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT RL-KRG10-B1 Sleeve Kraken G10 GPU Bracket
Pros: Dropped my typical max temps to ~61 C, even when hammering the GPU with ENB-enabled Skyrim, or Crysis 3 at max everything.
Cons: I have no gripe with the bracket itself. Its simple, and works as intended. The VRM cooling leaves much to be desired, and this is where research is so important. Check if your card has VRM heatsinks already. Mine did. If not, do some Googling and find some for your particular card.
Purchase RAM heatsinks for your card. They're not entirely cheap, but they will really help keep those components cool. I went from having artifacts at a mild overclock, to no issues and low temps with 100mhz over stock with heatsinks.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this along with a PowerColor 290x. The card, even with PowerColor's admittedly very good cooler, was a loud space heater.
I did my research, and also bought some RAM heatsinks for the card. My video card already came with VRM heatsinks, but if your card does not, I strongly recommend purchasing some!!
Pros: Fits just fine in my Cooler Master 130, runs games at 1080p, sips power, and after the firmware update, stays relatively quiet. I'm using it as part of my HTPC upgrade, and it has turned a very modest machine into an Xbox One/PS4 killer. Runs Skyrim at Ultra without missing a frame. Crysis 2 requires some settings to be dialed back, but still looks amazing. Looking forward to running Titanfall on this bad boy.
Cons: Be aware that this edition of the card requires a 6-pin power connector. Also, card runs fairly loud until you perform the firmware update. Hopefully, newer editions of the card will come with the update already applied.
Other Thoughts: If you don't need top of the line, if you want energy efficiency, or if you want a simple upgrade to a pre-built or store-bought system, the 750ti is for you. If you're putting this in a store-bought system, you'll probably want a version without the 6-pin plug.READ FULL REVIEW