NZXT Kraken X42 Review

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An Silent Introduction

The new Kraken series also feature reinforced extended tubing across the board, with reinforced nylon sleeves that add strength while showing no compromises in flexibility.

All-new Kraken Series features include:
  • Redesigned quieter pump for silent operation
  • CAM Powered Pump and Fan Speed Controls
  • All-new Aer P Fans built for cooling perfection
  • Advanced RGB Lighting Effects
  • Industry-leading 6-year Warranty

Through CAM's intuitive design and full software integration, the new Kraken series by NZXT allows for independent regulation of pump and fan performance, while allowing full control over additional options, like cycling through different lightning presets and operation modes. CAM 3.2 will be available for download soon and feature numerous updates including HUE+ lighting sync, support for Aer RGB, and Game mode for CS:GO lighting operation.

Alongside the new Kraken series, NZXT is debuted the Aer P series of high static pressure fans, which feature chambered intake and exhausts, winglet designed fan blades and fluid dynamic bearings. These will be available separately, in 120 mm (included with the Kraken X52, and $15.99 each) and 140 mm models (included with Kraken X42 and X62, $17.99 each). The Aer P series also includes sleeved cables, as well as vibration dampeners, with three available colored trim choices to color coordinate your build. These trims come in at $5.99 a pair for the Aer P120 and Aer P140.  The Kraken series are available in the USA and EU, through order at NZXT, with prices at $129.99 for the Kraken X42, $149.99 for the Kraken X52, and $159.99 for the Kraken X62. EU and ROW availability is slated for early November, at which time the USA pre-orders will begin shipping.


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