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This review is from: NZXT RL-KRG10-R1 Sleeve Kraken G10 GPU Bracket
Pros: -Straight forward design
-High compatibility with current offered AIO coolers
-Quality paint job
Cons: -Single 92mm fan not adequate enough for cooling hot VRMS
-Doesn't come with small heatsinks to tape or glue to VRMS and VRAM to compensate for the lack of cooling over them
Other Thoughts: First off, even with the con's I have listed, I am still give this 5 eggs. The bracket is a godsend for anyone not willing to spend $500+ on a custom watercooling loop. Yes it really does cost that much you can do the research yourself. To give you an idea, a quality full waterblock that covers the entire card starts at ~$125 without shipping.
I'm using this bracket on a Powercolor PCS+ AMD R9 290X GPU. The great thing about the GPU I own is that Powercolor went the extra mile to put fastened heatsinks over the VRMs while the reference cards are just left bare. This put myself at ease to buy this bracket and an accompanying Corsair H55/H50 AIO cooler.
The install is very straightforward with not much to figure out. I pulled off the foam pad on the backside of the GPU die bracket and used the sticky VRAM pads from the stock Powercolor cooler since they were lower profile. The reason why I did this was so I could keep the Powercolor backplate installed with this bracket to further help cooling.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all AIB partners are going to design their PCB to reference dimension. A few of the reviews on this bracket complain that it didn't fit their card, well that's because this bracket was designed for the reference PCB. I was very lucky that Powercolor made their own PCB but still styled it after the reference PCB and made my install go along smoothly.
I wholly recommend this bracket and your choice of Asetek AIO cooler for those looking to squeeze that extra bit of performance out of your card(s) and get your system to run more quietly.
I own 2 Powercolor PCS+ R9 290X's in CrossfireX with the top card using this cooling solution and the bottom card still on the PCS+ cooler. The top card before this solution would reach temps of 85*C and the bottom card would only get to 65*C. By themselves the cards would get to about 65*C-72*C depending on the game I was playing. Now after just doing the top card it never gets over 65*C and the bottom card on the PCS+ cooler stays at or below 65*C
I'm buying another one of these brackets shortly to get them both under water to try and break 1200mhz core clocks!
Pros: -super quiet pump
-barebones/no included bloatware (such as the H100i)
-compatible with custom fan/pump controllers
-perfect length hoses
-super clean and sleek looks
Cons: -designed for cavernous cases
-HORRIBLE QUALITY FANS
Other Thoughts: When I first installed the H110 I didn't have enough fan splitters for the 2 included fans that required a 4-pin fan header. I then installed the fans in my motherboard and they were running around half speed.
After the fan splitter arrived I promptly ran the fans straight from my power supply to run them at 100% speed. Since then 1 of the fans made a rattling noise eerily similar to an HDD writing data. Just this week the second fan started having SEVERE rattling to the point where my hearing impaired wife with hearing aids can observe the noise.
This is unacceptable Corsair. I read the other reviews here and online elsewhere on forums about how you have to do an advanced RMA and send the whole unit altogether to get replacement fans. I refuse to have my computer down to wait for you to fix your mistake.
I own Corsair AF series fans, SP series fans, and an AX850 and all have exceeded my expectations. As this is my 4th purchase of a Corsair product I was expecting the same but now it will definitely be putting a dent into my faithfulness in Corsair.
I'll be replacing the fans out of my own pocket with a pair of another brand fans.
I can only recommend this product if Corsair didn't have such a bad quality control with the supplied fans. Until then, only 2 eggs.
Pros: -IPS monitor
-1920x1080 max resolution
-3.5mm audio output jack
-Super sleek design
-Perfect for multiple display use
Cons: VGA input? Why give me a VGA input and not a DVI-A/D input?
Other Thoughts: If I had the space available I would have bought 3 of them instead of 2READ FULL REVIEW