With the Kraken X61, NZXT has an all-in-one watercooler in its portfolio, which comes with the a rather slim radiator and two 140 millimeter fans. At a first glance the design is looking good while you get a black radiator and fans with white rotor. Overall we're now curious to find out what this cooler can do in terms of cooling and noise levels.
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After the Kraken X31 today we're taking a look at the bigger brother: the NZXT Kraken X61 liquid cooling system, which, according to NZXT, should be compatible even with small cases and tighter spaces, due to a 27mm slim dual-radiuator. Apart from that there are kink-resistant tubes, which allows for tight routing even in very small cases. Overall this cooler is well made and with its black and white color scheme it's easy to integrate into the design scheme of lots of builds. The bundle includes two 140mm PWM fans with white wings and black frame. The mounting system supports most, if not all, recent Intel and AMD socket CPUs.
If you wonder which company is actually the OEM behind this cooler, then we can tell you that this is a typical closed-loop cooler from Asetek.
|Dimensions||280 x 27 x 140 mm (WxHxD)|
|Provided Fan(s)||2 x 140x25mm PWM (2400-3600 ± 150 RPM)|
|Supported Fan(s)||4 x 140mm|
|Socket Support||Intel LGA 1150, 1155, 1156, LGA 1366,
AMD AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2, FM2+
|Product Page||Kraken X61|
|Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications|
|Page 2 - Photo Gallery|
|Page 3 - Installation & Test Setup|
|Page 4 - Absolute Performance|
|Page 5 - PWM Performance|
|Page 6 - Conclusion|