Corsair Rolling Out Hydro Series HG10 Bracket

On Monday, Corsair revealed the Hydro Series HG10 GPU cooling bracket, a new accessory that enables users to replace a graphic card's stock cooler with any Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU cooler. This setup promises a reduction in GPU temperature by as much as 50 degrees Celsius, lower fan noise and reduced GPU throttling.

According to the company, the liquid cooling bracket is compatible with reference design GPUs, thus this solution also cools the VRMs and VRAM installed on the graphics card, lowering the temp by up to 25 degrees Celsius when compared to the stock GPU fan by itself.

To install, users simply grab a screwdriver and swap out the stock fan for the new Corsair bracket without the need for setting up "open loop" liquid cooling. The bracket actually re-uses the stock cooler's radial fan to maintain compatibility with the GPU's built-in fan control circuitry, the company reports.

"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 PR states.

The HG10 will cost $39.99 and will be made available in several editions for specific AMD and Nvidia graphics cards layouts. The first version will appear in June and will fit on AMD 290x/290 reference cards. Nvidia flavors and other AMD editions will be made available later this year.

Corsair also announced a new "LED-infused" versions of its Air Series SP120 and SP140 static pressure fans. These will arrive in five different colors: red, white, blue, green, or purple, and two sizes: 120 mm and 140 mm. The lighting will illuminate the clear-frosted blades with four LEDs, which should create an interesting lighting design on any "windowed" desktop.


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  • thundervore
    You know you could at least link to a source or show a picture so people wont think it is a Kraken G10 copy.

    Youtube video

    What is great about this is that it does not limit you to the Asetek coolers like the NZXT bracket does so you can use your CoolIT rebranded coolers (H80, H100, H60, H80i H100i). It only takes up 2 slots where as the Kraken G10 takes up about 3 slots.

    What sucks about this is that it is only for reference cards and each plate must be customized per card model. You will also have to remove the mid plate if your GPU have one and reuse the stock blower fan. So unless Corsair decides to make one for your reference model card you are basically SOL. Not to mentionthe refrence model cards fly off the shelves because those are the cards that gamers use since most waterblocks for open loop liquid cooling are made for refrence cards.

    Most likely they will only target the latest higher end cards too (R9 290 / 290X GTX Titan, 780 Ti, 780 and 770) where as the NZXT Kraken G10 has a much wider compatibility.
  • ubercake
    Interesting. I would like to see a review on these once they are released.

    Would be cool to see an SLI or crossfire edition for people with two-card setups.
  • BranFlake5
    What's the chance these would be compatible with a GTX 670 FTW?