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 Post subject: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:19 pm 
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Interesting, thank you for the review. Would be more interesting to test the X41 in combination with the G10 GPU adapter on a high end gfx card.


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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Interesting, thank you for the review. Would be more interesting to test the X41 in combination with the G10 GPU adapter on a high end gfx card.

Sample coming.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:54 am 
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maybe stupid question but : i have a cooler master silencio550 that have two hole for liquid cooling i can unplug the tubes to place the heat sink outside the case ?


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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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Great review! And very interesting findings concerning the efficiency of X41.

I am also very much looking forward to the G10 testing, high end GPU cooling with water cooling should be very efficient.

I am also hoping for a review og Arctics newest solution, the The Accelero Hybrid II 120:
http://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/accelero-hybrid-ii-120.html

It should efficiently fix the cooling problem of the RAM and voltage regulators!


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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:40 am 
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maybe stupid question but : i have a cooler master silencio550 that have two hole for liquid cooling i can unplug the tubes to place the heat sink outside the case ?

Hi, no I would think not, as far as I know these are sealed units, the pipes do not disconnect. The radiator mounts inside the case. If you wish to mount a radiator outside the case you will have to build a water cooling system from parts.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:22 am 
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Coolers from swiftech might be able to, since its not a fully sealed set up.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:
The new H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit, i believe has the pump on the rad or side of it, but i somewhat doubt soft mounting would help much.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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xan_user wrote:
while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:
The new H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit, i believe has the pump on the rad or side of it, but i somewhat doubt soft mounting would help much.

Mostly it's motor noise & often the gurgling of air bubbles. Not sure how you could get rid of both entirely.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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xan_user wrote:
bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?

Maybe. It seems mostly acoustic but you never know till it's tried.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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xan_user wrote:
bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?

Maybe. It seems mostly acoustic but you never know till it's tried.

to me it seems lie a logical extension of the SPCR mantra. reduce, decouple, under volt/clock.

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 Post subject: Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers
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Are H440's 120 mm fans the same of the X31?


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