NZXT Kraken X42 Review

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So here is the phase where we slowly start assembling a test setup. First we mount the two fans towards the radiator, four screws and washers each. 


Once done you need to decide where you'll be positioning your radiator and how the tubing and wiring will be managed. The fan has connectors you can merge together with a y-splitter cable that leads out from the cooling block. BTW notice that the screw holes have rubberized inserts, do NOT screw the screws all the way to the bottom as you could hit the radiator. The top end there is fine, let that rubber do it's work.


You connect the three pin fan connector to the CPU FAN header on the motherboard, and you can connect the two fans to the CPU cooling block actually as there is y-splitter. So yeah, a push-pull setup could be done. The cooling block has a USB controller tied to the CAM software for silent and performance modes. Depending on your choice you'll get a cooling performance that best suits your needs.


It already looks pretty powered off, but you haven't seen the LED functionality on this puppy, it is frickin awesome! Also, subtle detail, the logos in black on the fans look great. The NZXT logo is there but nothing is too shouty or screaming right?

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