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Message 1518769 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 20:10:39 UTC

Has anyone used these with an Asetek type cpu cooler? Like a Corsair H70 or a CoolerMaster Nepton 140XL, etc, etc... I've seen reports of really low gpu temps with these, which are better than what I'm running currently, at idle or at full load.
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Message 1518821 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 21:53:14 UTC

While it's not that exact product, I have an HD 6970 with an Accelero Hybrid cooler on it (same basic idea) and it does do a good job cooling the card. Probably 15 - 20 degrees C better than the stock cooler. I used to have an Accelero Xtreme cooler on the same card (air cooling only) and the hybrid is a few degrees better than that was at its best (as it aged, the cooling power diminished, possibly the heat pipes leaked?).
In the same system, I also have a Corsair H70 on the CPU. The one thing you need to be aware of is it can be difficult to route everything around in the system with 2 closed loop systems. I don't know what the reach on the NZXT is like, but the Accelero Hybrid had to go to the rear or bottom of the case (HAF 932) - for my setup, it worked best mounting the fan & radiator on the bottom intake next to/behind the power supply with the fan in intake orientation.

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Message 1518836 - Posted: 20 May 2014, 22:55:06 UTC - in response to Message 1518821.  
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I'm converting a Zotac GTX580 Infinity(flashed w/an EVGA Bios) to a setup like below, of course I have to buy a stock 570/580 gpu cooler for the card since it came water cooled, under load I get temps of 65-75C, at idle the card is at 49C, I know an H70 or the Nepton 140xl will do better on the gpu than what I have now, the H70(it's being used on My current i5 750 cpu) is going to be replaced by a Nepton 280L for use on My X79 Classified with a 3820 cpu that I have, if I'm lucky the H70's tubing will reach across the card to the back fan hole for the Azza 9000B that I need to get in July, but the 280L won't be bought until October, as I've got an opportunity to buy a Maximus III Extreme motherboard in September, nothing like a slim budget, can't be helped either. Anyway the NZXT G10 comes in White, Red and Black versions for about $30 plus shipping, as prices go up from the $30... I may need to get a CoolerMaster Nepton 140XL for the 580 in November, since the H70 tubing may not reach the back of the case, though I hope the tubing does reach.

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Message 1530279 - Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 16:04:23 UTC

In case some are thinking of buying this adapter, here is a point to ponder, the adapter and pump take up 3 slots, not 2, if you want one that can take up 2 slots look elsewhere, like Corsair or the one from Pulse Modding, though I don't know if Pulse Modding will be making new brackets with both NZXT and Corsair making AIO brackets.
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