NZXT Kraken X40 review -
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.
- Liquid 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.
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.
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