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800 - 2000 RPM
20 - 37 dB
Yes - 140 mm
- 42 points
- 50 months ago
from completed build Apollo, God of Light
I originally wanted one of the Fractal Design Kelvin coolers, but they weren't released when I was buying my parts. So instead I went with the NZXT Kraken. I was looking for a solid 140mm cooler and this one ended up fitting the bill. Besides matching the case, this one came with variable pump speed and a cool LED (bonus!). It has been working fantastic, keeping my i7 nice and cool. This cooler was well worth the money.
- 39 points
- 42 months ago
from completed build i7 workstation. It's green, but also white.
It matched my case and it got great reviews. Plus the customizable LED is cool. I cleaned off the OE thermal grease on the Kraken and used Arctic Silver 5 directly on the CPU surface. Easy to install, although I was confused about the power and fan headers. The IKEA like instruction manual was vague, so I had to look up a youtube video to figure out what headers to use. Apparently the 3-pin plug goes into the CPU_FAN header, the waterblock fans go into the CPU_OPT header, and there is a USB plug (which doesn't have all the pins, on purpose) which plugs into an available USB_2 header on the MOBO. NZXT warns to install the CAM+ software BEFORE plugging in the USB header. I followed that advice and had no problems. The CAM+ software is cool but it requires you to submit/register with NZXT. The radiator and fan are quiet and keeps my i7 in the low 20's.
minus one star because I spent a bunch of time trying to decipher all the wires, the installation instructions could have been clearer. Plus the CAM software required internet connectivity
- 38 points
- 28 months ago
from completed build The White Queen Mini-ITX Gaming Rebuild
Love it. Keeps things cool, easy install. Instructions were lacking. BTW love CAM software.
- 32 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Tux
I purchased mine as a refurbished unit. Even so, this cooler performs admirably. Right now I have it fixed to my GTX 980 by using the Kraken G12, and it's difficult to reach core temps above 55 degrees Celsius. Included fan is reasonably quiet, too.
- 23 points
- 52 months ago
from completed build LGA1150 Green/Black Build
After hearing some bad things about Corsair products, I made a last-minute switch from the H80i to the X41 - and I couldn't be happier. Overall, this is a stunningly polished cooler; the performance and aesthetics that it added to my build make it well worth the pricetag.
- 23 points
- 45 months ago
from completed build Our new family PC
Great piece of kit. If the mobo supports it, attach the pump to the W_PUMP header, and the refrigeration unit fan to the CPU_FAN header rather than to the extension plug on the pump power lead.
- 17 points
- 38 months ago
from completed build Price/performance Mini ITX
Replaced Cryorig m9i, improved temperatures by about 10 degrees and isn't any louder.
- 15 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Build for a friend of a friend
Neat water cooler that is easy enough to access settings to monitor temps and change LED settings.
- 11 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build My Humble PC
I need a 140mm radiator because I want it to be put at the top. Can't go with x61 because I can't remove the drive bays, I need it for Sentry 3 and an optical drive. It keeps my CPU very cool.