Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 2, 2017 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Kraken X52, nzxt, watercooler
The Kraken X52 is twice the cooler the X42 is, with two 120mm fans on its 240mm radiator and should fit in more cases than the 280mm X62. It is fully RGB'd with a wide gamut of colours to dispaly as well as pulsing and rotating effects if a simple glow doesn't satisfy your cravings. [H]ard|OCP tested it out on a Core i7-4770K with the fans at full speed as well as the minimum possible speed. At full speed it was only a hair short of becoming the most effective cooler they've reviewed but did take the loudest noise produced by a cooler handily. Reducing the speed had an enormous effect on the sound, reducing it to being barely audible but unfortunately the cooling effectiveness also dropped significantly; those who are interested in this cooler should be able to find a happy medium between audibility and cooling performance. The full review is right here.
"NZXT has been stepping up its cooling game this year, and the Kraken X52 All-In-One represents its "in between" liquid CPU cooler model for those cases with somewhat limited space for the radiator. The Kraken X52 comes with a healthy feature set that has most of the bells and whistles that are needed to make it competitive."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Cryorig C7 Low-Profile Cooler @ Kitguru
- FSP Windale 6 @ techPowerUp
- Game Max Sapphire RGB (w/ Mirror-Finish Tempered Glass) Case @ Kitguru
- be quiet! Pure Base 600 @ techPowerUp
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.