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NZXT Compatibility List for Kraken X40 and Kraken X60

Posted November 7, 2012 by Kevin in Hardware

NZXT Adopts 15mm Fan Spacing Standard

Bringing revised top steel panels to the Switch 810

Switch 810 top panel

7 November, 2012 – Following the introduction of the 280mm Kraken X60, NZXT is officially adopting the 15mm fan spacing specification for 140mm radiators. Prior to this, all NZXT cases with 140mm radiator support had fans placed 20mm apart. This was due to a split standard in the industry, leaving some radiator and case manufacturers supporting fans with 20mm spacing while others supported 15mm spacing. Since the 15mm specification has grown to become the widely accepted standard among many companies due to the facilitation of a shorter radiator with better cooling efficiency, NZXT will now adopt the 15mm spacing specification on all future projects.

We would also like to address some concerns this change may bring regarding our previously released products:

- Phantom 820 already features the required fan spacing specifications for the NZXT Kraken X60.

- Switch 810 has already begun production with revised top steel panels which allows for both 15mm and 20mm spacing.

- Phantom 410 and Tempest 410 will happily accept the Kraken X40; however they will not be able to natively support the Kraken X60 due to their inherent hole spacing.

At the moment, NZXT’s Switch 810 will be the only case receiving revised top steel panels for native Kraken X60 support. If you already own a Switch 810 and wish to purchase an NZXT Kraken X60, you may contact NZXT Support (http://nzxt.com/support) for a free replacement. The revised steel panels utilize screws for its installation, allowing users to easily replace the top steel panel with a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

For a complete list of Kraken X40 and Kraken X60 compatibility for both NZXT products and its competitors, please see the table below:

Kraken Compatibility Chart



    What about people who just want to get the new top for their existing 810s??


    This chart really helps with finding a case for my upcoming build.


    For an extensive list, it seems pretty light. Will the Kraken X60 fit in a Coolermaster HAF 912…


      Nope, I got the x60 for another build and just for fun wanted to see if it would fit in my current Haf 912. Your going to need another case that’s bigger ….


    What does the fan spacing at the last row mean? Sorry I am not very good at this kinda stuff. Y


    The guide is a complete and utter lie. They have not tested in any of the cases bar their own. This comes direct from an email by the Head of Tech Support (online name of xD3aDPooLx”).

    I have a Corsair Carbide 500R and the guide states rear placement fully compatible. This is not the case. There is ZERO way of fitting it with any kind of rear placement.

    Head of tech tried to say to me he had the case in front of him and had tested it himself with no issues, it took me sending a video and photos to prove he was lying. When I called him out on it, he said ‘I must have got it wrong’. How is that possible, he lied, its patently obvious.

    I could never recommend a company who treats customers this way, nor could I recommend a company who lie about what cases you can use their products in. I based my case purchase on what their guide said, and now i’m out of pocket with a semi useless cooler in the process. I can place it at the top, yes, but cooling wise, this is not the ideal place for it.

    TLDR – Don’t trust the compatibility list. They outright lie and haven’t tested a single case listed except their own.

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