Monday, June 2nd 2014

Corsair Unveils the Hydro Series HG10 GPU Cooling Bracket

Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the Hydro Series HG10 GPU cooling bracket, a powerful new accessory that gives gamers the opportunity to replace a stock graphics card cooler with any of Corsair's Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers. The resulting upgrade unleashes the GPU's hidden graphics performance by reducing GPU temperatures by as much as 50°C (122F), cutting down on droning fan noise, reducing GPU throttling, and boosting overclocking potential.

In conjunction with the new HG10, Corsair also premiered new LED-infused versions of its award-winning Air Series SP120 and SP140 static pressure fans in five different colors - red, white, blue, green, or purple.

Hydro Series HG10 GPU Liquid Cooling Bracket
The HG10 offers full coverage for compatible reference-design GPUs, meaning it's not just cooling your GPU itself, but the red-hot VRMs and VRAM on your card. After installing the HG10 GPU bracket, a PC enthusiast can mount any Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler (available separately) to chill their graphics card's GPU (up to 50°C) and VRM/VRAM (up to 25°C) lower than stock temperatures. Don't be afraid to push that overclock and extract every bit of performance from a graphics card - paired with a Hydro Series cooler, the HG10 can quickly dissipate large amounts of heat, and will reduce noise significantly compared to the GPU's stock fan.

The HG10 is a straightforward to install. With only an ordinary screwdriver, you can easily swap your graphics card's stock cooler with the HG10 bracket - all without the hassle and mess of installing a custom "open loop" liquid cooling setup. The HG10 cleverly re-uses the stock cooler's radial fan, ensuring consistent airflow over the graphics card's memory and power circuitry while maintaining compatibility with the GPU's built-in fan control circuitry.

The HG10 is priced at $39.99 and available in several editions designed for specific AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards layouts. The first available edition - due in June - supports the AMD 290x/290 reference cards. Future versions for NVIDIA and other AMD cards arrive later this year.
  • Construction
Black anodized aluminum with opaque black ABS shroud
  • Compatible liquid coolers:
Corsair Hydro Series H110, H105, H100i, H100, H80i, H80, H75, H60, H55
  • HG10 Editions and supported graphics cards:
HG10 A1 Edition - AMD RadeonTM R9 290X/290 reference cards
HG10 N1 Edition - NVIDIA GeForce Titan, 780 Ti, 780, 770 (coming Q3)
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: $39.99
Air Series LED SP120 and LED SP140 High-Performance Edition Static Pressure Case Fans
The visually striking Air Series SP120 LED and SP140 LED fans incorporate the award-winning design of Corsair's SP series fans - a design that utilizes seven ultra-wide, custom-molded blades to deliver higher static pressure for radiators and heat sinks, resulting in superior cooling efficiency. Rubber mounts and highly reliable hydraulic bearings deliver outstanding cooling with exceptionally low vibration, noise, and turbulence. These new LED fans are available in 120 mm and 140 mm sizes with red, white, blue, green, or purple LED lighting which illuminate the clear-frosted blades with four vivid LEDs.

Air Series SP120 LED
  • MSRP: $12.99 single pack / $23.99 double pack
  • Size: 120 mm x 25 mm
  • Operating Voltage: 7-12V
  • Airflow: 57.24 CFM
  • Static Pressure: 1.6 mm/H20
  • RPM: 1550
  • Sound level: 26.4 dBA
  • Connector: 3-pin
Air Series SP140 LED
  • MSRP: $15.99 single pack / $29.99 double pack
  • Size: 140 mm x 25 mm
  • Operating Voltage: 7-12V
  • Airflow: 49.49 CFM
  • Static Pressure: 1.17 mm/H20
  • RPM: 1440
  • Sound level: 29.3 dBA
  • Connector: 3-pin
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8 Comments on Corsair Unveils the Hydro Series HG10 GPU Cooling Bracket

#1
lZKoce
The Kraken is 10 bucks less, it looks a bit clunky, compared to this. I have the feeling though it's got better customizability. And you can always change the fan or cut the excess part of the bracket. This one is really sleek though.
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#2
Yellow&Nerdy?
I feel like this is a better implementation of VRM cooling than the Kraken G10. Interesting to see what VRM temps are with this vs. the G10.
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#3
Baum
do i have to pay 39.99 for the bracket and then buy the radial blower seperately??


what? no...
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#5
Casecutter
by: Cristian_25H
The HG10 cleverly re-uses the stock cooler's radial fan, ensuring consistent airflow over the graphics card's memory and power circuitry while maintaining compatibility with the GPU's built-in fan control circuitry.
I'm not sure if this works all that good. I mean wouldn't the fan's speed be controlled through the heat of the GPU, and if you just made it super cool wouldn't the fan running slow, although the VRM's are still working like crazy? Perhaps the radial blower still moves enough air at low speed to do the job with what basically appears to be nothing much different/new than what the stock VRM plate and thermal foam/tape does. I’d rather Corsair plate have that area above the VRM’s machined out like a heat-sink to permit improved dissipation. I’d like to see W1zzard’s do a review with his thermal camera on this one!
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#6
Hitman_Actual
by: Casecutter
I'm not sure if this works all that good. I mean wouldn't the fan's speed be controlled through the heat of the GPU, and if you just made it super cool wouldn't the fan running slow, although the VRM's are still working like crazy? Perhaps the radial blower still moves enough air at low speed to do the job with what basically appears to be nothing much different than the stock VRM plate and thermal foam/tape. I’d rather the Corsair plate have that area above the VRM’s machined out like a heat-sink to permit improved dissipation. I’d like to see W1zzard’s do a review with his thermal camera on this one!
it works extremely well.

I have my fan set at a static 2000 RPM

VRM never go about 50c according to my thermal scope.
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#7
Frogger
I like the look but I'd like to see a pic of the bottom side for the pad placement.
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#8
Ronnyv1
so im paying 10$ more for a slimmer bracket and have to buy my own fan if it isn't reference? lol
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