Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 16, 2017 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: AIO, nzxt, Kraken X42, RGB
It will ruin its stealth abilities, but then again a Kraken doesn't worry about such things. [H]ard|OCP had a chance to test the new Kraken X42 from NZXT, with a pump they advertise as more efficient and with quieter operation than the previous model, along with a new 140mm fan. The performance of the X42 on high speed offers almost exactly the same performance as the X60 on low, which is a shame considering the ~$130 price tag. It seems that NZXT put a lot more effort into the RGB effects than the performance of the cooler. If that does happen to be your thing, you should check out the review here.
"The new NZXT Kraken X42 is its new "entry level" All-In-One CPU liquid cooler. The Kraken series is not new to us, but NZXT makes a lot of claims about this cooler being better in many ways, and of course has all kinds of cool RGB LED lights built into it. But all of this comes a price. Does it keep your CPU cooler while overclocking?"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler Review @ NikKTech
- Bitfenix Portal @ techPowerUp
- X2 Isolatic 6020 ATX Mid-Tower Review @ NikKTech
- Fractal Design Define Mini-C Tower @ HardwareOverclock
- Aerocool Aero-1000 @ techPowerUp
- RAIDMAX Monster II Review @ OCC
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2016 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: nzxt, kraken, Kraken X42, Kraken X52, Kraken X62, Aer P120, Aer P140, AIO
NZXT have announced one new AiO watercooler and updates to two of their existing models, along with new features and CAM 3.2 fan controller software allow you to change fan speeds and lighting on the watercoolers. That software will also handle any firmware updates that are released to ensure even your radiators can be upgraded. All have new Aer fans with variable speeds and are fully infected with RGB for those who need an even more intense lightshow in their case.
The X52's radiator has dual 120mm fans, to allow you to slip it into a narrow case while the X42 and X62 both use 140mm fans, single in the former and dual in the latter. All three coolers come with a six year warranty are available for preorder here.
- Kraken X42 – $129.99
- Kraken X52 – $149.99
- Kraken X62 – $159.99
Stand alone fans
- Aer P120 -$15.99 each
- Aer P140 - $17.99 each
- Aer P Colored Trim - $5.99 for two trims (Available in Red, White, and Blue)
The full PR is below the fold.