When a good friend of mine asked which GPU water cooler I can recommend, the answer was quite simple: Phanteks Glacier! I showed him the water cooler and he was immediately thrilled. What’s the matter with you? This is what I show in this review, together with a field report on assembly.
Design & Workmanship
The common water coolers hardly differ from the mode of operation and so the design usually becomes the decisive factor when buying a GPU monoblock. Here the Phanteks Glacier can shine with a black or chrome aluminium top. Special highlights are the RGB LED lighting and the possibility to continue using the backplate of the graphics card. In this case the backplate of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus 11G. When it comes to workmanship, the good quality from Phanteks is once again a big advantage.
Integrated RGB LED Illumination
The Phanteks Glacier water cooler for graphics cards has integrated RGB LED lighting. This can be controlled via the mainboard (ext. 4-pin RGB header) or the graphics card via software. If you have a Phanteks case with RGB-LEDs and corresponding control on the case, you can also control the graphics card via the case at the push of a button.