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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

(51 Ratings, 4.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X52 Rev 2

Part #

RL-KRX52-02

Manufacturer

NZXT

Fan RPM

500 - 2000 RPM

Noise Level

21 - 36 dB

CPU Socket

  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • AM4
  • TR4
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA1366
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066

Water Cooled

Yes - 240 mm

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    Compromise
    • 205 points
    • 10 months ago

    from completed build Quiet White

    Does great and has RGB. The included fans are quiet but not as quiet as the SilentWings 3.

    AstraelOrannis
    • 42 points
    • 19 months ago

    Absolutely love this cooler. Extremely easy to install, supports 4 fans out of the box (if you have an extra two sitting around and have the room in the case to use Push/Pull.

    MacDiddy
    • 33 points
    • 11 days ago

    Works great now that all the bubbles are 'settled', I had a bit of a problem getting it working initially because there were a lot of bubbles in the pump, but after a few restarts and a bit of jostling the bubbles have found their way out of the pump and now it works fine. As for the cooling performance, it works great, its able to keep my 9900k at 70c during a benchmark and 45c - 50c during gaming with an all core 5ghz overclock.

    Another thing I should mention is that I haven't had any problems with NZXT's CAM software, at the time of writing this (10/13/2019) it seems that they've worked out most of the bugs with their software, the only thing I can gripe about is that it uses a weirdly large amount of RAM, about 400MB.

    LeFunny
    • 30 points
    • 23 months ago

    from completed build RGB Skin Insanity

    Great cooler with simple installation, slap some HD120s on it and you are for the RGB races. It's keeping my CPU under 60 degrees when video rendering.

    Mjgaga666
    • 30 points
    • 21 months ago

    Honestly only hear a tiny amount of pump noise if I take the side panel off. Otherwise it looks amazing and is silent. The fans that come with it are also really good at pushing "aer" through the radiator. I like it. The only problem is it needs a USB 2.0 slot on the motherboard, so I had to buy a splitter. It would be nice if it could connect right to the smart device, or hue + that comes with the h200i.

    craigjohn
    • 30 points
    • 13 months ago

    from completed build Vader's Chamber

    I was tempted by the X62, but gave the X52 a shot, as it was small enough to allow me to mount it to the top of my Meshify C.

    And BAM! It's working perfectly to keep the beastly 7820x nice and cool when I'm running a 1000 image export in Capture One Pro - and I'm overclocked to 4.5GHz. Best of all, the fans are nice and quiet. I never hear them spin up. :)

    Definitely recommended.

    Chuuko
    • 28 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Project Niji

    will never buy a kraken cooler again, it looks cool but the software pretty much loses it for me, nzxt cam is a joke. Plus the wierd way it mounts with the braket having some wierd spacing caused it to not rest properly on the cpu so i was getting 75 degrees idle and it went way past 100 on load. I had to re seat it several times. it looks cool though...

    Skraydd
    • 27 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build Project Roadz'

    Certainly the best looking cooler out there. It keeps the CPU really cool, but the fans are a bit too noisy in our opinion. It's far from being extremly loud, but we can hear them. But this look !

    Phildilf
    • 26 points
    • 11 months ago

    from completed build Phildilf's RTX 2080 Build

    Kraken X52 This is the next part that will be upgraded, but will do for now. It cools the cpu as needed, but have been a bit disappointed with CAM and the lighting issues I constantly have with it. Kinda seems like the lights go on and off as they please, no matter how many times I apply my changes. Also, the drivers for it are a basic CAM software driver. I find it odd that most other Kraken products have a specific driver for the specific cooler (atleast that's what it looks like on their site).

    Skraydd
    • 22 points
    • 26 months ago

    from completed build Demonz'

    It looks great. EXTREMELY great. It must be the best AIO we have seen (and we have seen a lot). The only downside is the pump and the fans not being totally silent, unlike that be quiet! AIO solutions. But don't get us wrong, it is far from besing super loud.

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