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  • GKraken Makes It Incredibly Easy To Manage NZXT Water Cooling Setups On Linux

    Phoronix: GKraken Makes It Incredibly Easy To Manage NZXT Water Cooling Setups On Linux

    With most all-in-one water cooling setups I am used to seeing no Linux support at all either from the vendor themselves or any third-party/community reverse-engineered support, but in the case of the NZXT Kraken X series with the independent GKraken open-source software is easily the best experience I've had to date in managing water cooling setups from the Linux desktop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...nux-Water-Cool

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    hrm, being that these are all asetek rebrands underneath - I wonder if we can add some USB ids and get the corsair AIO's going too

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boxie View Post
      hrm, being that these are all asetek rebrands underneath - I wonder if we can add some USB ids and get the corsair AIO's going too
      I just looked at the code... gkraken is using the liquidctl python module to access the cooler. in liquidctl there is a find_liquidctl_devices function that gkraken could call to support other devices. liquidctl supports the asetek gen5 coolers, but not the gen 6 coolers like the 150i (which I have). There is another utility that works with the 150i (opencorsairlink), so liquidctl could be extended by pulling in the pertinent pieces from opencorsairlink to support gen 6 coolers.

      I'm going to play around with this a bit in the next few days.

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      • #4
        I hope they have no issues with naming from GitKraken.

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        • #5
          The unsung hero of linux water cooling. OpenCorsairLink is another, but it's hit or miss.

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          • #6
            Ironic, I just built a rig with the X52, this program is great!
            Main System: Thinkpad E585, Ryzen PRO 2700U, Vega 10 GPU, 32GB RAM, 500gb SSD, Fedora KDE Workstation
            Server: Gigabyte Brix i7H-5500, i7 5500u, 16gb RAM, Fedora Server

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            • #7
              How loud is the NZXT Kraken series? How does its noise compare to a high-end air cooler, like a Noctua U9S?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Venemo View Post
                How loud is the NZXT Kraken series? How does its noise compare to a high-end air cooler, like a Noctua U9S?
                Mine is pretty quiet. Noctua is going to be king of silence though. I use liquidctl to configure my Kraken X52 and it supports lighting controls.
                Gkraken is built using the liquidctl library, so the lighting controls "coming soon" seems plausible.

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