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This review is from: NZXT RL-KRG10-B1 Sleeve Kraken G10 GPU Bracket
Pros: Fitted this onto an EVGA GTX 660Ti
-Allows me to attach my Corsair H55 which lowers my idle temp to 26°C and my temps under full load never get over 36°C with my pump running about 30%. See other thoughts.
-Simple design and construction.
Cons: -Only compatible with certain cards.
-Included fan is very sub-par. Cheap, loud, and doesn't move a lot of air.
-A bit pricey for what you get. 30 bucks plus S&H seems a bit high.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am happy with this purchase. The bracket did not exactly fit my 660 Ti, and the VRAM fan suspended over the back of the card, cooling nothing. This also left VRAM uncooled. To work around these, I decided to simply cut the bracket in half and only use the water pump block. This worked spectacularly and my GPU temps never get into the 40 degree ranges.
To deal with the VRAM cooling, I purchased an 80mm case fan from Thermaltake model AF0043 which is a very very quiet fan for its size, and has good longevity. I attached it to the card directly over the VRAM with some clever plastic stand-offs and zip ties. I have a thermal sensor right on my VRAM and idle temps hover about 28°C and again never go into the 40s.
All in all I probably over paid for what this bracket really does, and could have saved a few bucks if they would release a product that does not include the useless fan and instead just had the cooler backplate. I am happy with the results. Near-Room Temperature and more quiet than my refridgerator in the other room.
This review is from: AOC FC-2000 PCI Slot Case Cooler
Other Thoughts: Over-all, this is a decent cooler for the price. It will move some air and cool your case temps a bit, but as I expected its cheaply built and probably won't last too much longer. Looking into a new case with better airflow so I can get rid of it (actually using a gutted E-Machines case which is terrible)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Great performance and overclock headroom
- Great price for the performance
I bought the 2GB version of this card a year ago in preparation for FFXIV and I must say I am completely impressed. I run that game, and any other game I've played, at 60 FPS or higher at max settings, but see the other thoughts.
Cons: - A little loud under load.
I am not used to these "new gen" cards, my last card was a Radeon 4600, so the noise was a little bothersome. Its not so bad as to be annoying, but when your in a quiet room it definitely draws your attention, and thats behind some noise cancelling foam.
Other Thoughts: Stock this card runs great, but there is some room on air for a modest overclock. I was able to get mine to just under 1200 MHz on air and capped around 79ºC. On liquid though, the cards a monster. I was able to get it to a considerable overclock of 1306 MHz, which is a performance increase of 42% over its stock speed of 915 MHz, and the temps never went above 46ºC. Whats my point? If you can get this thing on water (check out NZXT's G10) it transcends its already amazing performance for price.READ FULL REVIEW