NZXT Kraken X61 280mm All-in-One Liquid Cooling Solution

Water cooling used to be something only the absolute computer enthusiast would try their hands on. The idea to bring a conductive liquid inside a computer full with expensive components was not something anyone would find appealing, especially since you had to rely on your own skills when it came to make sure the tubing was made correctly and didn’t leak. Anyone who in the end built a water cooled system probably always dreaded waking up one morning and realizing that the reservoir was empty, the system flooded and all the nice shiny toys broken. The last few years though things have gotten easier with all-in-one solutions with radiators, tubes and a heatsink for the CPU (and in rare cases the GPU) that already are assemble. Today we are taking a look at one of these solutions: the NZXT Kraken X61 280mm All-in-One Liquid cooling solution.

The Specifications

The Kraken X61 is the biggest All-in-One solution from NZXT with two 140mm fans. In addition to this beast the company also have the X31 with a single 120mm fan and the X41 with a single 140mm.

Model Number RL-KRX61-01
Fan Air Flow 42.4-106.1 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 0.36-1.97mmH2O
Fan Bearing Nano Bearing
Motor Speed 2400-3600 ± 150 RPM
Fan Connector 4 Pin PWM
Motor Voltage 12V DC
Motor Connector 3 Pin
Compatibility Intel LGA 2011-3, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150 CPUs
AMD FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
Fan Dimensions 140 x 140 x 25mm
Motor Current 325mA
Fan Current 12V DC
Radiator Dimensions 140 (W) x 312.5 (L) x 27mm (D)
Fan Model NZXT FX V2 140mm Performance PWM Fan
Material Copper
Tube Length 400mm
LED Color Hue Controlled Color Changing Lights
Fan Speed 800~2000 RPM ± 10%
UPC 15671011954
EAN 5060301691203
Control Method Kraken+ Software Module
Warranty 6 Years

Some of the highlights with the Kraken X61 is two low-noise high performance 140mm fans, a big nice dual fan radiator, the ability to change the color of the LED-lights as well as support for NZXT’s own CAM-software. The fans can spin between 800 to 2000 RPM which should help keep the noise down (and it actually succeeds). The Kraxen X61 supports basically every type of socket.

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