NZXT G10 Allows Users To Unleash The AIO Water Cooler Kraken On Graphics Cards

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2013 - 01:03 AM |
Tagged: water cooling, nzxt, kraken, gpu cooler

NZXT has a new cooling product coming out next week that caught my attention recently. Called the KRAKEN G10, it is a bracket and fan assembly that allows users to attach All In One (AIO) water coolers – those traditionally aimed at CPUs – to graphics cards. The Kraken G10 consists of a steel bracket with a CPU waterblock mounting hole, 92mm fan, and water tube routing space.

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The Kraken G10 is a stylish approach to pairing cheap sealed water coolers to graphics cards with reference PCBs – a feat that has traditionally been limited to adventurous enthusiasts armed with zip ties and a good deal of patience. The bracket is compatible with many recent GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA, and it allows enthusiasts to mount AIO water coolers from NZXT as well as other manufacturers. The water cooler is then able to efficiently cool the GPU while the pre-installed 92mm fan works to keep the VRM and memory areas of the graphics card cool. The G10 bracket measures 177 x 32.5 x 110.6 mm (WxHxD) and comes in white, black, or red with white fan blades and NZXT logos on the side and fan.

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Specifically, the KRAKEN G10 supports the following graphics card models (with reference PCBs only).

AMD NVIDIA
  • R9 290X
  • R9 270X
  • HD 7870
  • HD 7850
  • HD 6970
  • HD 6950
  • HD 6870
  • HD 6850
  • HD 6790
  • HD 6770
  • HD 5870
  • HD 5850
  • HD 5830
  • GTX TITAN
  • GTX 780
  • GTX 770
  • GTX 760
  • GTX 680
  • GTX 670
  • GTX 660 Ti
  • GTX 580
  • GTX 570
  • GTX 560 Ti
  • GTX 560
  • GTX 560SE

Further, users can use the G10 to mount the waterblocks of the following sealed loop water coolers.

Antec Corsair NZXT Thermaltake Zalman
KUHLER H2O 920V4 H110 KRAKEN X60 Water 3.0 Extreme LQ-320
KUHLER H2O 620V4 H90 KRAKEN X40 Water 3.0 Pro LQ-315
KUHLER H2O 920 H55   Water 3.0 Performer LQ-310
KUHLER H2O 620 H50   Water 2.0 Extreme  
      Water 2.0 Pro  
      Water 2.0 Performer  

It is a niche, but useful, product that can allow users to more easily upgrade the cooling of their graphics cards to allow for higher overclocks and/or quieter operation. The NZXT KRAKEN G10 will be available on December 16, 2013 for $29.99 from NZXT’s website. Update: It appears the first batch of G10 brackets has sold out already. Fret not, a second batch of Kraken G10s will be available towards the middle of next month according to NZXT. (End of update.)

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Are you planning to unleash the Kraken G10 on your GPUs (I expect crypto currency miners might be especially interested in this product heh).

Source: NZXT
December 12, 2013 | 03:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

legitreviews tested this on a r9 290x and it drop the temps a massive 50c.

http://www.legitreviews.com/nzxt-kraken-g10-gpu-water-cooler-review-on-a...

December 12, 2013 | 03:44 AM - Posted by arbiter

i am gonna have to call BS on that one. no way in hell would there be a 50c drop. Something doesn't sound right with that one.

December 12, 2013 | 03:51 AM - Posted by Prodeous

Yup. AMD's cooler is that bad.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671-4.html

at 12v, the accelero cooler also got to 50*c, and that is an Air cooler

December 12, 2013 | 03:22 AM - Posted by Prodeous

That is an impressive modification. Wonder what improvements will this bring to the R9 290(x)... and I see that there is already an article on it. Thanks Annymous

December 12, 2013 | 03:48 AM - Posted by Prodeous

with regards to their excitement for the drop of 50*c, they are basing it on a badly designed cooler from AMD on a product that deserves better. TomsHardware tested a replacement cooler :

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671.html

they got a drop to 50*c, so any cooler on the R9 290 series would be a major improvement.

December 12, 2013 | 04:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah the r9 290(non x) with proper cooling should be a gem of a card. As long as the price remains the same or close to it.

That's the card I'm waiting for :)

December 12, 2013 | 05:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No 7970 :( will be nice to try these in the future though

December 12, 2013 | 04:24 PM - Posted by mLocke

attractive proposition for microATX\miniITX gamers.

December 14, 2013 | 04:22 AM - Posted by Kyle (not verified)

Where did you get your info about the release date? Website says mid-january.

December 16, 2013 | 09:44 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Wow, looks like the first batch already sold out which was available Dec. 16th. As you said, the second batch will be available mid-January. Looks like it's quite popular atm.

December 14, 2013 | 09:04 AM - Posted by Angry

Please Please review this...

December 18, 2013 | 01:21 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Heh, Ryan said on TWICH that he has one at the office but hasn't tested it out yet ;).

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