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    Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    A worthy alternative to the reference AMD cooler?
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Change the GPU cooler, reduce system-wide power draw by 10%.

    Wait, what?

    Interesting to see how good the stock solution is at keeping the primary VRM cool, though. Apparently the cooler design wasn't all bad....

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Change the GPU cooler, reduce system-wide power draw by 10%.

    Wait, what?
    Not sure, but I think it has to do with the internal TDP/Turbo clock calculating which gets less stressed with a proper cooling solution.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Really is poor value for money, especially considering the temperatures are no better than most custom coolers. It takes up so much room in the case, the VRM's are exceptionally hot compared to other solutions. Just buy a non-reference card, works out cheaper, cooler, more practical and quieter.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Wouldn't it be fairly easy to fix the VRM heating issue using a fairly straight forward fan profile that makes them up the RPM at lower core temperatures? If someone is savvy enough to install a cooler such as this, i'm fairly certain they can handle doing that.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Wouldn't it be fairly easy to fix the VRM heating issue using a fairly straight forward fan profile that makes them up the RPM at lower core temperatures? If someone is savvy enough to install a cooler such as this, i'm fairly certain they can handle doing that.
    Perhaps, but part of the benefit of these kinds of cooler is the reduced noise levels and by having the fan ramp up you'll be losing some of that benefit.

    Regarding the cooler bracket, whilst it is a good concept I think the execution has been a bit rushed. VRMs should never get that hot surely.

    I agree above with the comment about a good third party cooler.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Quote Originally Posted by oldvikingschool View Post
    Not sure, but I think it has to do with the internal TDP/Turbo clock calculating which gets less stressed with a proper cooling solution.
    Oh, I know exactly how it works - cooler silicon has less leakage so works more efficiently (plus the lack of fans on the Rajintek obviously helps shave off a few watts too). I was just highlighting that using practically the same components, you can reduce system power draw by 10%. That's a massive efficiency saving to attribute directly to a different cooling solution.....

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    So it turns a dual-slot air cooled card into a 3+ slot water-cooled card with an external rad?
    Not much good for SLI / Crossfire users, then.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    So another manufacturer jumps on "the mod". Was a nice solution for my hot and loud GTX 560 ti 448 eGPU.
    Not necessary for my current GTX 760, but I can see how AMD's 290 and 290X are a good fit.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    I'm surprised it has taken Corsair this long to bring this to market and even more surprised that it looks the way it does. NZXT were both faster and they ended up with a far more elegant design, this on the other hand looks like it fell out the ugly tree, hitting every branch with its face on its way down.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Really want to get one of these.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    I want to get one of these for a Nvidia GTX 970, wonder when they will be available though

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Hydro Series HG10

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    So it turns a dual-slot air cooled card into a 3+ slot water-cooled card with an external rad?
    Not much good for SLI / Crossfire users, then.
    Not sure what you are talking about.
    The corsair, with a bit of finesse, only takes up 2 slots, then the radiator fitting somewhere.
    Not 3+ slots.
    Very good if you want to cool a crossfire setup (with the right chassis to arrange it all, of course).
    Maybe you confused it with the Raijintek Morpheus (if you are like me, reading through this at 1.30am), just reread the second last paragraph of the review.
    Also the last photo shows it only taking 2 slots, as there are 4 slots still visible. Just have to wriggle the hoses around to make the second card fit.
    I know, I use them on non-overclocked and originally very noisy reference versions of 290x's in crossfire, particularly so I can access more PCIe slots., all in a Thermaltake Core chassis which makes fitting a breeze.
    Last edited by whatif; 21-07-2015 at 11:34 PM.

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