Corsair is using Computex to launch a new watercooling accessory for graphics cards. The Hydro Series HG10 is essentially a bracket that allows you to use the company’s Hydro Series CPU cooler on your GPU.
If you’ve ever tried to watercool your GPU, you already know it’s not as simple as adding a closed-loop system to a CPU. The HG10 should make the process much easier and Corsair even claims it can lower GPU temperatures by as much as 50C. That’s not bad for a $39.99 bracket although you’ll also need the Hydro Series CPU Cooler.
Watercooling was once reserved for hardcore enthusiasts looking to squeeze every bit of performance out of their hardware via overclocking. Most early setups were built at home but as the niche market slowly grew, companies like Swiftech and Koolance launched custom gear to make the job easier.
Even still, however, watercooling was no easy task. You had to buy all of the right equipment then plumb the system yourself. This allowed for more flexibility and customization with installation and oftentimes better performance but there was still far more work involved compared to today’s plug-and-play closed-loop offerings.
The Hydro Series HG10 will initially be compatible with AMD Radeon R9 290 and 290X cards as well as Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 770, 780 and 780 TI later this month. A version for the hulking Nvidia Titan will arrive during the third quarter, Corsair said.