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Hardware Corsair Hydro Series HG10 A1 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 18 Nov 2014.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    SchizoFrog New Member

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    While the results are extremely practical, the looks are not exactly pretty are they? Certainly not recommended for a case with a window.
     
  3. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    3 hardware reviews in 24hrs from BT!!!

    Freelancers must want their Christmas mince pie money early this year..:)
     
  4. Mockingbird

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    Is it still a backplate when it mounts on the same side of the board as the pump/block?

    As for the looks, I'd say it doesn't look too bad, but I suspect the routing of the pipes could be a real pain in a lot of cases.
     
  5. abezors

    abezors Lurking since '08

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    Great idea, but I think they're a bit late to the party (surely by now anyone who would have bought a 290X / 290 already has one? And has committed to aftermarket cooling?).

    Plus I'm sure the whole fan assembly bit could have been redesigned to fit a more efficient and quiet "normal" fan instead of a radial one.
     
  6. greigaitken

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    anyone who bought a 290 has already rma'd it and got a 970 now....
     
  7. David

    David RIP Tel

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    £30 for a bracket and fan shroud...

    I think they could've made a bigger effort with the presentation, because it's a bit fugly.

    I'm all for the concept - I'm running an Accelero Hybrid on my 680, but at least Arctic tried to address the cosmetic appearance.
     
  8. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I don't think it looks ugly, tube routing could better its not terrible.

    Just seen the Accelero Hybrid.
    How can you call this fugly when that thing looks like a Power Ranger weapon?
     
  9. David

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    As I said - at least they tried to address the appearance. Differing tastes notwithstanding, it looks a sight tidier than the unfinished-looking offerings from Corsair and NZXT.

    A little more effort to include some kind of adjustable cover plate (to accommodate varied tube fitting) and they'd be golden. It's almost like they thought "meh, that'll do - NZXT didn't close it off, why should we?".
     
  10. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Why does it need to be closed off, it'll be facing down, plus closing it off might limit where you can place the radiator.
     
  11. David

    David RIP Tel

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    No other options exist then? :duh:

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    wtf?
     
  12. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Not for 99.9% of cases there isn't.

    I have a G10 if it was closed off I would not be able to make the tubes reach where my radiator is.
     
  13. David

    David RIP Tel

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    99.9% of cases?

    Only one in a thousand cases has a reverse mounted or horizontal motherboard? :eyebrow:
    What part of "adjustable cover plate (to accommodate varied tube fitting)" wasn't clear?
     
  14. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    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.
     
  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Cable ties Cheesecake!
     
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    Overclocking benefit?
     
  17. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    It would be good to know. I'm getting one just to save my ears! But seriously, this is the last chance for my 290x. Hopefully this will allow the card to actually perform as it is supposed to.
     
  18. David

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    I'd say not quite as good as a full cover water block. I can't push my memory as hard as I could with a full cover block. The GPU core didn't suffer though. *

    *A couple of things to note - I'm using a different AIO and I have a 680, but relying on air cooling for the VRAM isn't as a effective as a water block that makes full contact.
     
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