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This review is from: NZXT RL-KRG10-B1 Sleeve Kraken G10 GPU Bracket
Pros: This thing keeps your GPU cool. If you do it right, of course.
You really gotta tighten that bracket down. Make sure you can not see any gaps or openings between the waterblock and the gpu core. BUT DON'T TIGHTEN IT TOO MUCH OR YOU WILL BEND YOUR PCB. I tightened it down to a good degree and have a tiny, very slight bend. which is not good, but i'm fine with it as long as my temps are good. And they're not so bad - about 48-50 C under FULL load on a gtx 780 6gb. Bear in mind that my ambient temps are real bad (30-35 C)
And don't put too much thermal paste, a little pea sized dot is more than enough. Also don't use arctic silver or you'll blow your gpu
Cons: You really gotta do it right. took me a few tries and a few reapplications of thermal goop. Make sure that puppy is nice and tight - but not TOO tight.
And this thing is heavy when you pair it with an x40. Turns your GPU into a 3 slot card. with some added gpu sag as a bonus.
last but not least. don't plug the pump into your motherboard or you might fry it - just plug it into your power supply with a molex to 3 pin adapter. i actually fried my mobo by using the usb header on the x40. don't use it.
Other Thoughts: the manual is awful and confusingREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN Ultra Slim, Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler NC2000NT (BLK)
Pros: Keeps things relatively cool. Stopped my MSI GE40 from overheating too much.
Cons: It isn't what you'd call quiet. It's huge and takes up a lot of space on the desk. The USB hubs DON'T WORK! I emailed them about a driver but i got no reply at all! (it has been over six months!)
Don't even think about buying this product. If you need cooling for your laptop, it's probably too dusty to begin with. Clean it out!
.. Or, get a desktop PC.
Other Thoughts: all msi laptops overheat..READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's silent (more silent than my directcu ii 780 ti)
Cons: I bought this card from Memory Express and I'm just here to give a warning. It leaks an oily substance from the fans, which gets progressively over time.
Coil whine was awful, too.