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 NumberRL-KRX61-01
Fan Air Flow42.4-106.1 CFM
Fan Air Pressure0.36-1.97mmH2O
Fan BearingNano Bearing
Motor Speed2400-3600 ± 150 RPM
Fan Connector4 Pin PWM
Motor Voltage12V DC
Motor Connector3 Pin
CompatibilityIntel LGA 2011-3, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150 CPUs
AMD FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
Fan Dimensions140 x 140 x 25mm
Motor Current325mA
Fan Current12V DC
Radiator Dimensions140 (W) x 312.5 (L) x 27mm (D)
Fan ModelNZXT FX V2 140mm Performance PWM Fan
Tube Length400mm
LED ColorHue Controlled Color Changing Lights
Fan Speed800~2000 RPM ± 10%
Control MethodKraken+ Software Module
Warranty6 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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