NZXT Kraken X52 AIO CPU Cooler Review



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Introduction


Ready to take your systems cooling to the next level? The new NZXT AIO cooler is in the eTeknix office today, and we can’t wait to see what it has to offer. Water coolers are big business, and very popular among those who love to overclock their processors for maximum performance. The main selling point of the new X52, however, isn’t just performance. This cooler has some aesthetic swagger, that’s sure to appeal to those who want an aesthetically pleasing system. It features an RGB-lit pump housing, sleek looking fans, and CAM support, giving you plenty of customisation.

High-performance 240mm liquid cooler with lighting and CAM controls

“The all-new Kraken Series features the most advanced controls ever to be included in an all-in-one liquid cooler. Through CAM’s software interface, users can fine-tune settings to ensure an optimal performance, even in the most intense gaming sessions. Everything, including the pump, radiator, and the fans, have been redesigned to bring you the greatest experience in liquid cooling, all backed by an industry-leading 6-year warranty.” – NZXT

Features

  • New performance engineered pump
  • Individually addressable RGB and infinite mirror design
  • CAM Powered for complete software control
  • Includes Aer P radiator-optimized fan
  • Advanced lighting modes for a fully dynamic lighting experience
  • Reinforced, extended tubing for increased durability
  • Industry-leading 6-year warranty

Specifications

DimensionsRadiator: 275 x 123 x 30mm
Pump: 80 x 80 x 52.9mm
Material(s)Aluminum, copper, plastic, ultra-low evaporation rubber, nylon sleeving
Weight1.08kg
CPU Socket SupportIntel Socket 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3
AMD Socket AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
Ram Height Clearance35mm
Control ModesFan: Silent / Performance / Custom / Manual
Pump: Silent / Performance / Custom / Manual
Control MethodSoftware with CAM
LED ModesPreset Modes: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Tai Chi, Water Cooler, Loading
Reactive Modes: Smart and Audio
Pump Speed1,600~2,800 +/- 300RPM
Fan ModelAer P120
Number of Fans2
Fan Speed500~2,000 +/- 300RPM
Fan Noise Level21-36dBA
Warranty6 years
Model NumberRL-KRX52-01
RL-KRX52-02 (Includes AM4 Bracket)
UPC815671012869
815671013439 (Includes AM4 Bracket)
EAN5060301693191
5060301693757 (Includes AM4 Bracket)
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“The all-new Kraken Series features the most advanced controls ever to be included in an all-in-one liquid cooler. Through CAM’s software interface, users can fine-tune settings to ensure an optimal performance, even in the most intense gaming sessions. Everything, including the pump, radiator, and the fans, have been redesigned to bring you the greatest experience in liquid cooling, all backed by an industry-leading 6-year warranty.”

Packaging and Accessories

In the box, you’ll find all the hardware you could possibly need to install on both Intel and AMD platforms. The cooler does support AM4, but you’ll have to contact NZXT for a free upgrade kit. There’s also a bundle of cables, these are for connecting to your motherboard for CAM, as well as powering the fans/pump.

Also included, two very sexy looking NZXT fans. Each with black sleeved cables, and a dark grey/matte black finish that’s sure to look stunning in your system.


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One Response to “NZXT Kraken X52 AIO CPU Cooler Review”
  1. Casper Claudi says:

    Please, please, please put a red mark on the product you are testing i don’t wan’t to look everything through to find it – i wan’t to see the product fast and compare it to others – i really like you guys – but this is such a small thing that would make the article so much beter!

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