Liquid-cooling is nothing new in the world of computers; enthusiasts first started creating custom water cooling setups back in the 80486 era, and even prior to that some mainframes used liquid-cooling. Due to their cost and complexity however, such cooling solutions often do not appeal to a large portion of users. With the advent of of closed loop, ready-to-run liquid-cooling kits from Asetek and CoolIT a few years back, however, liquid-cooling is now significantly less costly and complex. Today, the cooling solutions of both these two OEMs are being marketed by several brands and are becoming increasingly popular among all classes of users. Today we have NZXT's Kraken G10 GPU cooler; read on to see how it performs relative to the stock air-cooling solutions.

Closed Loop AIO Liquid Coolers: 14-way Mega Roundup Review

There was a time when liquid-cooling a computer chip was considered to be "extreme", something you'd only see hardcore enthusiasts or overclockers doing. It took a lot of work...

134 by E. Fylladitakis on 2/12/2014

Swiftech: Enhanced Liquid-Cooling Options

Swiftech is a fairly well-known name in the realm of computer cooling, founded nearly 20 years ago by Gabriel Rouchon (but not officially named Swiftech until 2001). While they...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2014

VisionTek at CES 2014: The R9 290 Liquid Cooled CryoVenom

Extra performance is always welcome, whether that is CPU performance, memory performance, SSD performance or GPU performance. It makes it a lot more worthwhile if the performance comes...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/8/2014

The Neophyte's Custom Liquid Cooling Guide: How To, Why To, What To Expect

When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Case Review

Work in this industry for long enough, and the word "innovation" will grate like glass in your eardrums. Every so often, though, a case comes along that merits it...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/10/2013

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Closed Loop Cooler Roundup

Closed loop coolers are only growing in popularity in the industry, and this month we have all three models of Thermaltake's latest revision in for testing.

18 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/31/2013

Corsair Obsidian 900D Case Review: Think Big, That's Only HALF as Large

An enclosure built from the ground up for custom liquid cooling loops is actually a fairly rarefied thing. Why wouldn't it be? Building a custom loop is expensive and...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/16/2013

iBUYPOWER Erebus GT: Custom Cooling for Less

Boutique gaming desktops are nothing new around here; while enthusiasts may readily dismiss them, it's easy to forget they do serve a purpose and a market beyond the do-it-yourself...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/15/2012

Puget Systems Deluge: Revisiting the Art of Custom With X79

It's been a little while since we've had a Puget Systems desktop in, and so far we haven't yet tested any of their big dog gaming machines. Everything else...

72 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/24/2011

Corsair Hydro Series: H60, H80 and H100 Reviewed

Closed-loop liquid CPU cooling solutions are gaining popularity as more and more vendors are carrying their own variation. We've even seen both Intel and AMD announce the inclusion of...

90 by Jared Bell on 11/7/2011

Computex 2011: New All-In-One CPU Water-Cooling

In the modern era, we’ve had systems from CoolIt, Corsair, Antec and others who are trying to bridge the barrier between high-end air-cooling and low-end water-cooling. At Computex...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2011

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