I think the day has finally arrived where a closed loop AIO can really start to take on custom water kits, and with most of the old issues well in the past, there is no reason to shy away from these systems to cool your processor. That being said, pound for pound, if you want a killer CPU cooler that does almost as well but is significantly quieter than its competitors, than the Kraken is for you. Image Unavailable Image not available for Colour: I was left with no choice but to use a metal backplate that came with the Megashadow. Unable to add item to Wish List.

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There are a total of 13 flat pipes where the water passes through.

NZXT Kraken X60 review – Noise levels – Sound pressure readings

As for the noise produced by the fans, I do not have an accurate noise meter to keep track of the noise level. Well the Hi has 2xmm fans on top of the radiator and the x40 only has a single mm fan. The backplate fits, but it does not align square with the Motherboard. You can only attach two mm fans in the radiator, or do a push-pull setup with four mm fans.

Have one to sell? It just sucks that it occupies a usb 2. But now, since the birth of All-In-One liquid coolers a. Sign in Recover your password.


A password will be e-mailed to you. Both the Hi and the Kraken x40 use temp monitoring software that lets you observe and track temps and fan speeds with various statistics. I give it 4 out of 5 stars because krraken software is great! Subscribe to our Newsletter. NZXT definitely brought these Kraken Series radiators to the market with a competitive and attractive price.

I had to use the CD software it came with, because I had issues downloading the Software via website. But it is also the one thing that would hinder it from being installed in smaller cases that supports only up to mm radiators.

The letter A is added nzdt indicate the correction that was made in the measurement.

The first way is to thicken the single kra,en radiator to give you double the surface area of the fins, but with a thicker radiator come issues with finding a fan really capable of getting all the way through with anything left in the tank.

That’s why we measure the dBA level.

NZXT Kraken X60 Review – A Powerful AIO Liquid Cooling System

Add to Wish List. The temperatures might be different from one system to another as well. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. There are two profiles, the Extreme and Kraekn mode.

Liquid State Bearing Motor Speed: They may look plain and ordinary but they are powerful. Noise with significant measured levels in dB at high or low frequencies will not be as annoying as it would be when its energy is concentrated in the middle frequencies.




This happened to me after transferring the Kraken X60 from one system to another. So, how does it stack up against the Hi? This allows you to program, customize an So I was limited with Turbo speed which is 4. I think I should have followed the paper directions after all. That being said, If you are an avid cooling enthusiast who wants the coolest possible rig at all times, the Kraken x40 might not get you there; you would need a CPU cooler with 2 fans.

I honestly recommended that NZXT would somehow change the mechanism or use a more durable backplate without sacrificing the cost. Write a product review. On the backplate for the Intel vers. This Asetek Gen4 all copper base uses both micro channels and a split flow design, which will allow it to be the most efficient cold plate on the market by reducing thermal resistance.