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Kraken G12 Worth It?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I currently have an EVGA GTX970 SSC and a spare KUHLER H2O 620 that I don't use. I'm thinking of buying a G12 to make use of the liquid cooling I have and OC the card. I have never properly OCed a graphics card before (always assumed that the card manufacturer would know best, I mean, it's their cooler and all) so I am unable to have a proper judgement on the performance gain. I need advice, is it worth spending the extra buck considering I will have to get a new case to house the Kuhler radiator? Will the performance increase be worth spending nearly 100 bucks on a case + g12?

 

Thanks in advance guys

 

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Nope, I don't think it's worth it. EVGA cards have some of the best coolers on the market, so I'd try overclocking it as it is before buying a G12.


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I think you'll get rather insignificant performance. Can't you get a used 970 for about 100$ though? (Think I saw on eBay, could be wrong) 

 

As bad as the state of SLI is, I think you'll see better bang from your buck for it if those 100$ are reaaaaaally burning a hole in your pocket. 


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1 minute ago, LukeLinusFanFic said:

Can't you get a used 970 for about 100$ though? (Think I saw on eBay, could be wrong) 

Sounds about right. I grabbed a 970 a couple weeks ago for $70.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for replies. Unfortunately 970 is closer to $250 in my country (about half the minimum wage, insert rant on politics). Just seems pointless to invest that much. Doing nothing seems to be the best option. 

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