NZXT Kraken X62 Review

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Unleash the Kraken X62
NZXT Taking AIO Liquid Cooling To A New Level

We  review the Kraken X62 Series LCS cooler from NZXT. An AIO liquid cooling solutiob for your CPU and cases with 280 mm radiator mounts. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with NZXT CAM software. The software allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with two 140 mm PWM fans and a nice 280 mm radiator the performance should be really good, and with the CAM software you can monitor temperatures, adjust cooling performance and customize LED lighting directly from your desktop. You know, in the world of CPU coolers nothing ever stops developing. These days you can pick a hundred different heat-pipe based coolers, where many are shaped, formed and priced the same. The better heatpipe based coolers are good though. Next in line are LCS systems (liquid cooling), the entry level products are affordable, easy to install pre-fab liquid cooling kits. We've seen and tested many of them as Corsair, Asetek, Cooler Master and yes NZXT and so on all have interesting kits.


The bigger problem is cooling performance. The gear behind these kits are good yet the performance is often battling a small included 120 mm radiator with thin tubing and lacking coolant levels due to missing reservoirs. To compensate FAN RPM goes up making a good looking product noisy again. With that in mind NZXT started to develop a new Kraken series  coolers. The product we test in specific is the Kraken X62, an updated design with new cooling block and regulated control for pump and fans. Next to that what's interesting is that this product is based on a 280 mm radiator which gives it quite a bit of cooling surface area. It is a cooler series that is easy on the eyes and comes with a relatively tool free installation. Next to some very good performance, the product is compatible with NZXT CAM software. You hook up the LCS unit towards a USB port and then the software allows you to program, customize and monitor this easy to install liquid cooling solution.

And guess what, NZXT took it even further as the Kraken X62 has a new RGB LED concept, the most wicked one you probably have ever seen, and it is very cool. 

Before we begin I like you guys to watch the above demonstration video so that you can understand and grasp the LED lighting system as this is a premium feature on this LCS kit. So without further ado, let's have a peek at the Kraken X62 from NZXT and then head on-wards into the review...

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