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NZXT Kraken X52 All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooling System Cooling, Black RL-KRX52-01

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Sleeved tubing, easy installation

Cons: price tag

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Packaging

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If you've already owned an Asetek OEM AIO cooler, you'll immediately notice the similar packaging. It's very well packaging to ensure nothing gets damaged during shipping. I was surprised at the size of the pump unit, it's much bigger than all other AIOs I've gotten my hands on, but I'm not saying it's too big, it's just bigger.


Test installation in NZXT S340 Elite Matte White


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The installation of the cooler is super simple like all Asetek AIOs too, it's one thing I really like about them. It makes for a really clean installation too.


Second test installation with working platform


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Both platforms I installed it on are LGA 1151, so basically all intel after 775 should be really easy to install. I suspect that any AMD patterns should be as easy. The braided tubing is great, it adds a nice touch to the systems and helps match when one uses sleeved cables. The LED is easily controllable with the installable software. I had to install the cooler with the logo vertically because the tubes would interfere with my RAM on an ITX motherboard. I choose to take pictures with white as the color to show all the LEDs on simultaneously, you can see that it isn't perfectly lit, but very, very close, I wasn't expecting it to be actually this uniform.


Fans at 100% noise tests


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Take my results with a grain of salt because of the fact my phone isn't calibrated, but I'm getting results of 41 dB with everything at 100%, it isn't that bad and I don't think you need that high of a fan level while gaming, so honestly, this is really a great unit.

I would definitely recommend this unit if you can justify the price tag, which I find a bit steep, but you do get a real quality item with a long warranty.

I want to thank NZXT for sending me this unit and the NZXT S340 Elite for review, both items are top notch.
NZXT Kraken X52 All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooling System Cooling, Black RL-KRX52-01
Description:

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.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandNzxt
EAN0815671012869
FeatureEnhanced design achieves superior cooling with efficiency while keeping acoustics to a minimum Independent tuning for the fan and pump performance though CAM software Customize the pump with the most advanced lighting effects Fine nylon sleeves strengthen the rubber tubing Uses Aeer P radiator fans for maximum performance and minimal noise
LabelNZXT - US PC
ManufacturerNZXT - US PC
ModelRL-KRX52-01
MPNRL-KRX52-01
PublisherNZXT - US PC
StudioNZXT - US PC
TitleNZXT Kraken X52 All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooling System Cooling, Black RL-KRX52-01
UPC815671012869
Warranty6 years
ColorBlack
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementRL-KRX52-01 LN76028
Item Height1.18 inches
Item Length10.83 inches
Item Width4.84 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height5.43 inches
Package Length12.2 inches
Package Weight4.06 pounds
Package Width8.43 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberRL-KRX52-01
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_COOLING_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement815671012869
Item Weight2.38 pounds
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
AspectRatioUnknown
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