NZXT Kraken X40 review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/11/2013 08:37 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
So to recap, NZXT released the Kraken X40 and X60, in today's review we'll handle the Kraken X40. The NZXT Kraken series is according to them the first premium series all-in-one water coolers for PC enthusiasts. The Kraken X40 is a high-end 140mm water cooling solution where ease of use meets functionality. Included are NZXT FX-140 PWM fans, with capacity to install an additional fan in a push-pull configuration for even better cooling performance.
|Pump||Motor Speed||2900 + 150 RPM|
|Fan Control||Interactive Digital Fan Control|
|LED Color||Hue Controlled Color Changing Lights|
|Dimension||140 x 140 x 25 mm|
|Bearing||Liquid State Bearing|
|Speed||800 - 2000 RPM + 10%|
|Noise||21 - 37dBA|
|Voltage||4.5 - 12V|
|Air Flow||54 - 98.3 CFM|
|Air Pressure||0.8 - 2.2 mm-H2O|
|Connector||4 Pin PWM|
|Radiator||Dimension||138.4 x 27.0 x 312.5mm|
|Compatibility||Intel Socket 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011
Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3
AMD Socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1
Phenom II / Ahtlon II / Phenom / Athlon FX / Athlon X2 / Athlon / Sempron / Dual-Core Opteron / Opteron / Fusion
The Kraken X40 is a high-end 140mm water cooling solution where ease of use meets functionality. Included is one NZXT FX-140 PWM fan, with capacity to install an additional in a push-pull configuration for unrivaled cooling performance.
At the core of the cooler is a pump attached to an all copper base. Bridging the radiator and pump is an extra-long 16” tubing and premium sleeved cables, easily installed into even in the largest chassis. NZXT developed the Kraken series to be the best closed loop water coolers on the market.
- All-in-one 140mm cooler with capacity to mount up to two140mm fans
- High performance pump and copper block with interactive digital fan control
- Integrated HUE controlled LED pump cap
- Large tower support with extended 16" tubing and premium black sleeved cables for a clean look and improved airflow
- SATA power connector for easy installation and effortless cable management
- Completed sealed system backed by a 2 year warranty
A quick search shows prices of roughly 90~100EUR for the Kraken X40 here in the Netherlands with the Kraken X60 costing roughly 145 EUR. But let's have a look at the product, in more detail.
NZXT recently unleashed the Kraken X40 liquid cooler, we test and review it. The Kraken X40 is a 140mm radiator based LCS unit that offers pretty solid performance.
NZXT Kraken X60 review
We review and test the NZXT Kraken X60 liquid cooler. The Kraken 60 is a 280mm radiator based LCS unit that offers pretty solid performance numbers as you are about to find out.