So, watercooling - NZXT Kraken G10 + Cooler Master Glacer 240L

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  1. TheBlueBrazil

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    So, I know there are a lot of hardcore watercoolers on here, I'm not wanting anything silly but would like to water cool my CPU and GPU's and the products below could be a solution. It certainly caught my attention.

    Kraken™ G10 - NZXT (approx. £30)

    Glacer 240L - Cooler Master (approx. £90)

    Both of these got a mention in Maximum PC this month, so I'm just starting to look into if these components can work together and how much they might cost in the UK.

    They look quite new so not sure if anyone here has used or seen them but at a cost of about £150 to cool my CPU and 2 x GPU's, suppose I'll need extra tubes and bits to expand it as well.

    Is the price competitive? The solution looks pretty simple which suits me.
     
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    i wouldnt do it personally, they wont be that quiet, thats one of the reasons, the pumps are hard mounted in the rads from what i can tell so shakey shakey.

    And a single rad solution for the gpu isnt really what i'd want, dual per component is the way to do it.

    TBH from my pov the best way you could do it from what youve said is a good air setup.

    I guess their reasoning behind having a fan over the vrm's rather than full cover is so the block can be used to fit multiple gpu types.

    Just not ideal IMO, thats my 2 pence, no doubt people will disagree.
     
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    I wouldnt use any of that gear.
     
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    I can only echo what has already been said, either stay on air or buy proper custom watercooling.
     
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    Also with the Kraken thing, you actually need to buy an All in one Cooler such as a Corsair H80i which is going to cost between £50-£100 depending on which one you buy
    As others said, stay on air, or for CPU use a AIO
     
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    Wouldn't get any of that stuff either. I would only use the Corsair cpu coolers and wouldn't bother with the the GPU cooler at all. If I wanted to cool both, I would save and do it properly :)
     
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    Livilion did you end up doing this? Or going for custom / staying with air.

    As I am currently building a new mini-itx rig and was thinking of having two AIO coolers; one for cpu and one for gpu. Cos my gpu is reference and I'm anticipating that the stock cooling will be a bit crappy.
     
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    I have heard about issues with the kraken relating to VRM and ram cooling, as the kit has no heat sinks included. They can be retro fitted but really should be included as standard. If cooling both cpu and gpu on water you are really probably best with a custom loop, not cheap I know but an enjoyable area to work in and gives great results. I just need to get my new gpu under water.
     
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    I did see that about the VRM....and retro fitting heat sinks.

    I was hoping to short-cut the custom loop for the time being... it's more about the maintenance on a custom loop...and me having no time to do it.... to be honest I'm not sure why I'm building this rig... I just wanted to do it to see what would happen.

    There's a corsair version (HG10...pretty similar name) coming out...which they say has taken into account the VRM heat issues...but no release date anywhere!
     
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    The g10 I gather will only be available for certain GPUs and not a multi GPU tool
    Looked at something like the Evga hadron hydro kit?
     
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    Don't worry too much about maintenance as I just run distilled water and a couple of drops of biocide in mine and have had no problems. You are supposed to drain the refill the loop every 6/12 but mine was not touched for over a year and when I drained it down last week it was as clean as the day I filled it. However my loop has all copper components, you have to be a lot more careful if you are running mixed metals (usually copper and aluminium). The costs is quite high for custom looks but performance is much higher as well. With my fairly modest loop I was seeing full load temps around 50 degrees with an overclocked i7 and gtx 580 in the same loop.
     
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    Hi - I left my GPU's on air and got a Corsair H110 for my CPU.
     
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    Distilled water and a silver coil for me. Think I added something else last time but not sure
     
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    Snap, along with biocide.
     
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    Cheers guys.

    I'd like to do a custom loop...but I think the other half would go mental...even though I bought her, I mean us a new vacuum cleaner. Hence the thought of AIO

    Either way I can't do anything until the bloody case I want is released.
     

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