Rhe packaging, well everything is packaged, cushioned and bundled safely in the box. Let's open it up . Once unboxed you'll spot the liquid cooling unit consisting out of the radiator, fan, tubing, pump/cooling block. Most of the kit is pre-fitted and ready to use of course. We do need to prep a number of things though.
You'll spot a back plate that support a wide variety of CPU sockets. 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 based processors can be used in combination with this cooler.
Multi-platform mounting kit for all modern CPU sockets
Dual High Performance Fans
Fan and radiator mounting screws
Thermal compound (pre-applied)
Quick Start Guide
Washers screws and other small kit gear.
So summed up, once unboxed you'll spot the cooling unit consisting of the radiator assembly, fan and brackets + back plate that support a very wide range of AMD and Intel processors. A little thermal paste is pre-applied on the cooler for you.
Here we have the Kraken X40 unit taken straight out of the packaging, we'll need to mount a variable PWM fan (138mm), pump and radiator are assembled in one single unit. The fan is re-wired on one connector and are controlled from a RPM/PWM controller that resides in the cooling block. With Kraken control software you can regulate it and setup you RPM preferences. We'll show you that later on in the article.