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The NZXT Kraken is Getting an Update

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Posted October 18, 2016 by Josh Jackson in Cooling

Some products go through numerous revisions in an ever-evolving attempt to gain relevance. Others are so good at the start that revisions are few and far between. The Kraken falls into the latter group, having had a great reputation since the very first releases. In fact, the Kraken lineup has only seen one revision since it’s first release years ago. With that in mind, it’s pretty exciting to see that NZXT is about to release the X42, X52 and X62 coolers with some simple improvements that will keep the Kraken name going strong.

The revisions on the series are nothing major, but look like they’ll keep the Kraken performing well in cooling and silence. The pump seems to be a bit stronger with what looks like an improved lighting effect, while the added Aer P fans seem to follow in a similar fashion. There’s some other improvements, but what I like about this is the concept of bringing better cooling performance without sacrificing the noise the unit will have. The reviews will confirm this, but I’m not seeing much to indicate that this won’t be the case here. On top of that, NZXT is including a phenomenal 6-year warranty. That’s pretty ambitious for a CLC.

Availability on the units will be about a month out, but I’m already excited to see how the new Kraken units will do. Once again, NZXT’s lineup already has a good reputation that didn’t require a whole lot to be changed, but I doubt anybody will complain about any improvements. Check out below for some more pictures and the full details from the press release.

NZXT Releases the All-New Kraken Liquid PC Cooler

Los Angeles, CA – October 18, 2016 – NZXT today announces the latest evolution in its renowned Kraken series, featuring the most advanced controls included in an all-in-one liquid cooler. With the debut of the Kraken X52, and the upgraded Kraken X42 and X62, everything, including the pump, radiator and fans have been designed and engineered to deliver cooling performance that is second to none.
The launch of the Kraken X52 allows us to provide optimalcooling performance to builders in a 240mm form factor,” says Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder and CEO. “With the all-new Kraken series, we’ve improved upon the previous generation in many ways. Incorporating HUE+ lighting and NZXT’s new digital control interface allows unprecedented customization to be delivered. The pump has been redesigned to bring quieter operations with improved performance.
Introducing the All New NZXT Kraken Series Liquid Coolers
All-new Kraken Series features:

  • Redesigned quieter pump: Embrace the silence
  • CAM 3.2 Powered Pump and Fan Speed Controls: Full control to cool your way
  • All-new Aer P Fans: Built for cooling perfection
  • Reinforced Tubing: Nylon enhanced for added protection
  • Advanced RGB Lighting Effects: Informative and fun
  • Industry Leading 6-year Warranty
MSRP Pricing:
Kraken X42 – $129.99
Kraken X52 – $149.99
Kraken X62 – $159.99Aer P120 -$15.99 each
Aer P140 – $17.99 each
Aer P Colored Trim – $5.99 for two trims​ (Available in Red, White, and Blue) ​

Availability: 
USA – Available for preorder at NZXT; ships early November
EU – November
ROW – November



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