Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by MiniCale Pain to install
I got this for my evga reference 580 and it was near impossible to mount having to put an insane amount of pressure to get it to mount with my h105 (which is compatible on the website) and after a struggle to get it on I realised that the tubing wasnt quite long enough by about an inch now this is partly my fault but it was also due to the design of the bracket in the way that that you have to feed the tubes it would only fit when it would cause the card to bend and to make things worse I put the power connecters in without seeing the card bending slightly and they got stuck because of the amount of room inbetween the bracket and the card and I had to get a screwdriver involved to flick the clip of the connector to get it out so all in all I am not impressed and I would return it if I had not spraypainted it beforehand.
02 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eddie321231 Incredible difference
I fitted this and a Kraken X40 to a MSI Radeon R9 290x with 2x noctua fans in push pull. The max running temperature of the card is now 48 degrees at standard clocks, with a 32% overclock it runs at a max of 59 degrees.
The reference cooler throttles the card unless the fan is so noisy you can't hear the game you're playing anymore, this system allows for a much quieter and better experience, and it allows a large amount of overclocking headroom.
The only issue I had when installing this is that the watercooling block was a bit of a pain to get in the right position and keep in that same position when trying to fix it to the card. I overcame this with the help of a friend being a third hand.
It is also worth putting some heatsinks on the VRM before installing this system, it helps dissipate heat from them a huge amount.
27 March 2014