NZXT Kraken X40 & X60 CPU Water Coolers Review

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NZXT Kraken X40 & X60 CPU Water Coolers rated 100% KICKASS by 3dGameMan.com

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The NZXT Kraken X40 & X60 CPU Water Coolers are just incredible. The X40 comes with a copper block, quiet pump, long tubes, 140mm radiator and one 140mm fan. The X60 also has a copper block, quiet pump, long tubes, 280mm radiator, but two 140mm fans. Both of these coolers perform very well, but the X60 is a beast!


 

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Anonymous

does this liquid cooler fits the NZXT phantom? anyone tried installing it there?

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just found out it will fit perfect in my storm trooper case but only in push or pull. not enough room for push/pull. could fit one fan on top of the top panel but the 2nd fan slot is blocked by the handle of the storm trooper :(

Kraken X40 and X60 case compatibility
http://www.nzxt.com/new/news_detail.php?id=318

You dont know me but that's the way i like it!

Anonymous

Will the NZXT Kraken X60 fit in to the Corsair Carbide 400R? :)

Anonymous

The 280mm radiator of the X60 is obviously much better than the 240mm radiator of the H100i. On top the X60 has a better cooling head. The X60 will smoke the H100i and Noctua any day...

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I was wondering if you could use the x40 on your GPU?

Anonymous

My balls are farting!

Anonymous

My balls are farting!

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My balls are farting.

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Hey Rodney!
What were the temps on both setups , but on the lowest fan setting??
Thanks! And Merry 3DG-XMAS!!

Anonymous

Any idea how the X60 compares to the Thermaltake water 2.0 extreme?

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Any of these ALCs with the same size radiator and comparable fan(s) will perform about the same.

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Looks pretty sharp and a worthwhile competitor to the H100 system. Too bad they don't yet have it on NewEgg. Rodney, what are you seeing as far as MSRP is concerned?

All is fair in love and war... just don't cry about it when either of them frags you.

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I've asked, but haven't gotten a reply yet. I'll post when I do. I do know they should be released in stores next week.

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Thanks as always, Rodney. Just gotta love a guy who's as helpful and cordial as you. Kudos.

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Hi Rodney,

Do you know how the X60 compares to the Corsair H100i?

Thanks,

Ted.

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Results should be about the same, although, I haven't reviewed the H100i.

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Nice coller system.

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Hey Rodney was there any problems installing the fans and rad to the case? nzxt fans are known for their screw holes not lining up with normal screw holes.

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You know what, with all rads, I find that a bit of any issue, but nothing to serious. The trick is to put screws in loose and once they are all in a bit, tighten.

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i want a x60!

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Does it perform better then the Noctua NH-D14 ?

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Hey, would you go for watercooling like this or a custom watercooling solution with custom tube fittings etc.. Or would you go for the traditional fan cooling?

Me personally think that having a much quiet Corsair H70 liquid cooled cpu gives you much more advantages than a Cooler Master fan based cooling. I mean, with the cooler master I really strugled installing the component, the Corsair is much easier to install, I dont have to worry so much about noise, dust (I have a pull setup for my fans) and looks of my build. I have to admit that I think my Corsair H70 looks alot sleeker in design than the huge CM fan cooling with heatpipes and fins.

The only disadvantage with the Corsair H70 is that you could get a pretty darn good fan cooler for the same price, and note that the Corsair H70 is not the best water cooler on the market.

But I really love my H70

Please reply with your opinion Rodney Reynolds.
Thanks man :)

Merry xmas!

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I was big into custom water cooling, but as of late I prefer these ALCs. They're easy to setup, don't really have to worry about leaks and they are affordable. Custom water cooling will give you better results though and you can cool more components with it.