So my graphics card (GTX 560Ti) gets really noisy when I'm running intensive programs such as Battlefield 4, Arma III, DayZ, Rome Total War II, and even Rust/DotA 2 sometimes. The fans seem to go crazy. This PC was pre-made 2-3 years ago and is my uni pc. I've built my own PC at home so I know my way around the basics. However, I've never touched water cooling as I've heard stories about water leaks/fried GPUs etc. and I've never really seen the need to overclock/use water cooling so I stuck safely to fans.
I read about the NZXT Kraken G10 GPU cooler, and heard really good things about it being a huge improvement on the stock cooling, so I'm tempted to try it out for my 560Ti. I'm a little confused though, as I originally thought it was just a fan attachment, but after reading more about it, it appears to involve water cooling, and there's related stuff like NZXT Kraken CPU coolers. I'm not sure I want to dabble in water cooling as I know nothing about it and can't afford to fry my graphics card/CPU etc.
Is the NZXT Kraken G10 GPU cooler easy to set up? Do I need anything extra? (Like a whole load of other water cooling components and other stuff)? I have no idea how it works, so I'm not sure if it requires a whole special water cooling setup or whether I can just buy the Kraken G10, attach it to my card and that's all I need...
Thanks for your help, sorry for the long question - trying to be as comprehensive/specific as possible.
all the Kraken is, is an adapter to use a cpu water cooler on a GPU. So you need the Kraken and a water cooler such as the corsair h110 or h55. I believe the cheapest water cooler that will work with it is about $60 and then the Kraken costs $30 so that's $90 for the cheapest setup. I do not know a lot about it but I have also heard it works pretty well. for the cost I would probably just try to sell your GPU and upgrade using that money and the money you would have spent on a cooler to get something like a 760 which will be quieter and a good deal faster. if you really want to keep your gpu though you could look into after market heatsinks for it