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NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler

( 4.7 Average / 17 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X52

Part #

RL-KRX52-01

Supported Sockets

AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2011-3

Liquid Cooled

Yes

Radiator Size

240mm

Noise Level

21.0 - 36.0 dbA

Fan RPM

500 - 2000 RPM

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Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
SuperBiiz $139.99 +FREE s/h $139.99
NCIX US $149.98 $149.98+
B&H $149.99 +FREE s/h In stock $149.99
NZXT $149.99 +FREE s/h In stock $149.99
Newegg $149.99 +FREE s/h In stock $149.99

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Reviews

mc41 20 points 2 months ago
from completed build Sky's the Limit

Awesome CPU cooler! Keeps the CPU cool and the new pump looks great. Idle CPU temp 22'c - 25'c Load temps 44'c - 50'c Stable 4.6 ghtz overclock. I want to say bad things about the Cam Software not running at start-up and, having to install and, re-install about a hundred times for the first month. After installing it worked fine until you restart the computer. Then the only way to get it to work again was to re-install. After a month they finally sent out an update that works. Thanks NZXT for a GREAT product!

jasonaxt 14 points 2 months ago
from completed build V- Card Build (Editing + Gaming)

By far the coolest looking cooler.

spazz2sick 20 points 1 month ago
from completed build Another NZXT White Build

I love how the CPU looks, which is why I bought it, but another reason this cooler stands out is; The new Aer fans are so much quieter then previous fans.

FriskyTurtlez 11 points 1 month ago
from completed build Chroma

It gets a bit loud, so I would recommend adjusting the curves in the CAM program. That is my only complaint. Other than that it is a very nice looking aio liquid cooler & it keeps my cpu from getting too hot. On a sidenote if you are interested in getting one of these kraken series coolers you will need sata power, cpu fan header, and usb 2.0 header for it. On the power cable it has 4 fan headers for the case fans which was well appreciated.

jpatrick02 11 points 1 month ago
from completed build Shelby - She rides like a dream

Love this thing. It's sexy AF, super quiet, keeps my CPU nice and cool. What more can you ask for? The CAM app is pretty nice, not sure why some people dont like it. It gives full control over the LED's and also monitors your system.

dsegura90 26 points 1 month ago
from completed build Gurren Lagann

Quiet Unit.. very classy and the lighting is entertaining plus it keeps my CPU cool and is very quiet

PTjutsu 81 points 1 month ago
from completed build StriX99

Pricey but super sweet looking, highly customizable unit and it is operating quiet. I don't like all the non-sleeved cables running to the cpu block, the non-copper radiator and the crazy cam software (which is running a bit better now).

ravershafeeq 7 points 1 month ago
from completed build IKIGAI - 2017 Build

The mirror leds are gorgeous! and keeps the CPU very cool : l idle ~20-30° degree ,under load can keep it under ~60-70° so far with OC

WirelessCables 41 points 28 days ago
from completed build Daylight

Poseidon in disguise.

DevvM 52 points 25 days ago

This cooler happened to just come out as I was looking for an AIO, and there were a few reasons as to why I chose this over my other option, the Corsair h110i. First off, look how sexy that infinity mirror is, and the led functionality is incredible. While looking into reviews, I also noticed that the Kraken was much quieter than that of the h110i, something to take note if you are in the market for a cooler. The only thing that is a minor concern is the CAM software that is used to control the AIO. Sometimes I have to reinstall the software to get it to work properly, but because it is so new, it should only take a few updates which should come soon to fix it overall. This is as of Jan. 31st btw.