NZXT Unleashes the Kraken -- World's first all-in-one 140mm & 280mm liquid-cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 31, 2012 - 02:18 PM |
Tagged: watercooling, all-in-one, nzxt, Kraken X40, Kraken X60

30th October, 2012 – High performance liquid cooling has finally arrived in an easy to use, all-in-one package. NZXT releases the Kraken, the first premium all-in-one water cooler series for PC enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 are high end, all-in-one 140mm and 280mm liquid-cooling solutions where ease of use meets unmatched performance.

Applying its forward-thinking design philosophy to the water-cooling market, NZXT raises the bar with a userfriendly solution that brings unrivaled liquid-cooling performance to your fingertips. With 36% more surface area than standard 120mm/240mm radiators and fully interactive fan control, NZXT’s Kraken series is nothing short of a water-cooling behemoth.

NZXT brings its innovative HUE controlled lighting system to the Kraken, setting a new standard for design and performance. Featuring premium black sleeved cables and extended 16-inch tubing for large tower support, the Kraken brings high performance cooling with an uncompromised look that any enthusiast will be dying to show off.

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At its core, the Kraken features a state-of-the-art pump attached to an all copper base that is compatible with all of the current offerings from Intel and AMD. Included with the 140mm Kraken X40 is one NZXT FX-140 PWM fan, with the ability to install an additional 140mm fan for a push-pull configuration, offering unmatched cooling performance.

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The 280mm Kraken X60 features two NZXT FX-140 PWM fans, with the ability to install an additional two fans for a push-pull configuration as well. Additionally, the Kraken X60 utilizes a SATA power connector for easy installation and effortless cable management.

Both Krakens are aggressively priced at $99 and $139 for the X40 and X60, respectively, and backed by a 2 year warranty. With the Kraken, NZXT set out to unleash the best closed loop water cooler on the market, and believes its customers should not settle for anything less.

Source: NXZT
October 31, 2012 | 02:38 PM - Posted by John Blanton (not verified)

Think the X60 would fit in the Prodigy MiTX case from BitFenix??

October 31, 2012 | 04:13 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Legit Reveiws tried it with Corsair ...  "Since we weren't able to run an optical drive with the Corsair H100, we switch it out for the Corsair H60. This wasn't without issues either. Looking at the above photo, you may notice that the optical drive is right up against the H60."

October 31, 2012 | 02:50 PM - Posted by Mnemonicman

The X60 would be perfect for that LianLi PC-Q08 I took a dremel to last year. This would be a lot easier and cheaper than building a custom loop in such a small space. Though it did work well until the coolant turned brown and the pump died after three months.

Curious how the Kraken X60 compares to Corsair's H100.

October 31, 2012 | 09:21 PM - Posted by razor512

Does anyone know how well the x40 will fit in an antec 300 case, i would totally get one to mount in place of the top fan and that location will be perfect for a push pull config without blocking the VRM heatsinks.

November 1, 2012 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I wonder if Asetek or CoolIt had a hand in making these.

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