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NZXT Kraken G12 Video Card Cooling Bracket Review

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Posted July 24, 2017 by Josh Jackson in Cooling

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $29.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Excellent Cooling performance, Extremely Quiet Operation, Professional Looking Design
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Although it could be worse, the install process is still a bit of a pain, No option for flashy LED lighting on the side of the bracket
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Sure, the install process isn't for the feint of heart, but darned if this design doesn't have some awesome cooling performance to make up for it.
by Josh Jackson
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Introduction

Liquid cooling is all the rage with these kids today, but back in my day…. Ah who am I kidding? I’ve mostly experienced the ease and simplicity of CLC units myself. While I firmly believe that aluminum rads and integrated pumps have their clear performance limits, CLCs offer a simple, yet fairly safe alternative to air cooling while giving consumers a huge variety in aesthetic design. The only problem is that these units have primarily catered to cooling the CPU.

NZXT is trying to change that with their Kraken G12 cooling bracket. Even though it isn’t a full closed loop cooler, it’s supposed to easily adapt the Kraken (an other) coolers to be used on a graphics card instead of your CPU. The concept is great and I suspect we’re getting closer to an age where extra cooling isn’t going to net near as much of a benefit on a 95W CPU as it is on a massive 300W GPU. Before we move on, let’s take a quick look at NZXT’s company values.

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13 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL SERVICE

CORE VALUES

These are the principles that inspire our creativity, drive our decision-making, and guide us in bringing you the best PC gaming products possible.

PURSUE PASSION

WE ARE A COMPANY OF GAMERS CREATING THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR GAMERS. REVEL IN THAT.

FOSTER COMMUNITY

WORK AMONG FRIENDS. LISTEN TO AND SUPPORT OUR USERS. BOTH ENSURE OUR CONTINUED SUCCESS.

DEMONSTRATE COURAGE

GO BEYOND WHAT’S EXPECTED. DO NOT COMPROMISE OR FEAR MAKING MISTAKES.

BE HUMBLE

CONFIDENCE IS VITAL, BUT THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO KNOW AND ACHIEVE.

ACCEPT ACCOUNTABILITY

WHAT WE THINK, SAY, AND DO MUST BE IN COMPLETE ALIGNMENT. OWN VICTORY AND DEFEAT.

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