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NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 Ultra Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 280MM

  • 800 - 2000 RPM +/-10% 54 - 98.3 CFM
  • Radiator Dim. 138.4 x 27.0 x 312.5mm
  • Fan Dim. 140 x 140 x 25mm
  • Fan Noise 21 - 37 dBA
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Kraken X60

280mm All-in-One Liquid Cooling Solution

RL-KRX60-01





280mm All-in-One Liquid Cooling Solution

NZXT introduces the Kraken series, the first premium all-in-one water coolers for PC enthusiasts. The Kraken X60 is a high-end 280mm water-cooling solution where ease of use meets functionality. Included are two NZXT FX-140 PWM fans, with capacity to install two additional fans in a push-pull configuration for unrivaled cooling performance. At the core of the cooler is a state-of-the-art pump attached to an all copper base. Bridging the radiator and pump is extra-long 16in. tubing and premium-sleeved cables, easily installed into even the largest chassis. We developed the Kraken series to be the best closed-loop water coolers on the market – our customers should not settle for anything less.


Features

  • World's first all-in-one 280mm cooler with capacity to mount up to four 140mm fans
  • High-performance pump and copper block with interactive digital fan control
  • Integrated HUE controlled LED pump cap
  • Large tower support with extended 16in. tubing and premium black-sleeved cables for a clean look and improved airflow
  • SATA power connector for easy installation and effortless cable management
  • Completed sealed system backed by a two-year warranty


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Excellent Cooling Performance

With capacity to mount up to four 140mm fans, the NZXT Kraken X60 high-end 280mm cooler can offer smooth airflow through your CPU. High performance pump and copper block with interactive digital fan control deliver excellent heat transfer.
 

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Ease of Use

The NZXT Kraken X60 supports large tower with extended 16in. tubing and premium black-sleeved cables for a clean look and improved airflow. And the SATA power connector ensures easy installation and effortless cable management.
 

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Learn more about the NZXT RL-KRX60-01

General

Brand
NZXT
Series
Kraken X60
Model
RL-KRX60-01
Type
Liquid Cooling System

Block

Block Compatibility
Intel: LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150 CPUs
AMD: FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
Block Material
Copper

Radiator

Radiator Dim.
138.4 x 27.0 x 312.5mm
Radiator Material
Aluminum

Fan

Fan Dim.
140 x 140 x 25mm
Fan RPM
800 - 2000 RPM +/-10%
Fan Air Flow
54 - 98.3 CFM
Fan Noise
21 - 37 dBA
Fan Connector
4 pin PWM

Tube

Tube Dim.
Length : 400mm
Tube Material
Rubber

Features

Features
World's first all-in-one 280mm cooler with capacity to mount up to four 140mm fans

High performance pump and copper block with interactive digital fan control

Integrated HUE controlled LED pump cap

Large tower support with extended 16" tubing and premium black sleeved cables for a clean look and improved airflow

SATA power connector for easy installation and effortless cable management

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Chris A.
  • 4/2/2014 8:40:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKraken X60 Cooler

Pros: Easily mounts to CPU
Includes all the hardware to mount to compatible Sockets
Extra long flexible tubing
Quiet pump
no maintenance
COOL TEMPS
Includes fans to set up either push or pull config

Cons: Software to manage the device is buggy,
Software does not separately handle multiple krakens
Software custom profile maker is hard to be precise with
Included fans seem a bit loud at moderate RPM

Other Thoughts: I am satisfied with my purchase of the X60.
I have mounted it on my I7 4820k and can overclock it to around 4.6ghz with little worry.
Its mounted in an NZXT H440 Case- Topside in a pull config.
Temps stay around 70c under load. Idles down at about 38-42c. (It could run much cooler but i have the fans dialed way back to stay silent even while gaming)

If you are looking for an AIO solution to cool your CPU i would recommend this one over its competitors at the time of writing. I did a lot of research and they all perform nearly the same. But the x60 is just slightly better. It is the largest radiator available in an AIO format.

The software is my only real complaint. These coolers are all produced by ASETEK and rebranded for other companies. So NZXT spent almost no time with the actual workings of the control software. Its basically a re skinned interface from the original asetek software.

If you are managing multiple krakens (CPU & GPU) for instance, there is no way to separately program the fan curves or light effects within the management software.

To program mine separately I had to get resourceful. I left the one i wanted to adjust enabled in the device manager and disabled the other. I started the control software, I confirmed i had the right kraken enabled by toggling the light. then i programmed in the fan curves and light settings, saved them to the cooler. closed the software and repeated the steps for the other cooler.
The management software does not need to run constantly. From what I can figure- the cooler has a built in memory that the software writes to. So the cooler will retain its programming until you reset it.

Another complaint is the software will not display my cpu temp, only the loop temp. I have followed all the fixes listed in forums and from NZXT. Still no temps.

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  • Joseph A.
  • 3/31/2014 5:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool. Really cool.

Pros: Keeps my 4770k amazingly cool. No issues with performance whatsoever.

Cons: Installation is a nightmare. Not so much a nightmare as a really uncomfortable dream that involves resitting the radiator multiple times and a cheap plastic back plate.

Other Thoughts: Would definitely recommend. I really wish NZXT would put out better instructions for this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/14/2014 4:23:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Water Cooler For A First Time User

Pros: +Nice Software Features
+Control For 4 Fans
+Good Radiator Thickness
+Can Run Silent & Cool or Loud and Cooler
+Good Fan Control
+Simple installation

Cons: - It 'can' be noisy only if you run it at max rpm.. Read further

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  • Gregory C.
  • 3/8/2014 6:27:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product, Bad Instructions

Pros: 1. Works Great. i7-4770k@ 4.2 at under 40 Celsius during stability testing.
2. Very quiet as long as the controller and software are installed properly (see cons and other thoughts.)
3. Easy to install, if you know how (see cons and other thoughts)

Cons: The directions are next to useless for this thing, and are in many ways actually misleading.

Some important pointers:
1) When it says "Install Software Before Hardware" this is wrong. What you actually have to do is install everything except the USB header, then install the software, then install the USB header. If you don't follow this procedure the control software will never work correctly and the unit will simply run at max all of the time. This is covered in NZXT's installation video but not in the instructions.

2) When using any 115_ socket, including the 1150 you have to use the holes for 1155/1156. Note that the backplate will not be aligned square with the motherboard, but it will work. The pump will be square.

3) As soon as the screws on the pump catch the sockets on the backplate you're good. DO NOT TRY AND TIGHTEN THESE FITTINGS! YOU WILL STRIP THEM!

Other Thoughts: This is a really great product that causes frustration with it's unclear instructions which is shame because the entire point here should be to provide high end performance to less skilled users.

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  • Joshua V.
  • 3/5/2014 6:22:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful All In One

Pros: This thing cools my 4770k great and lets me overclock to my hearts desire. Put it at the top of my Phantom 630 in push-pull with the 2x140mm's pushing and 2x200mm fans pulling. This thing runs so cool and even while gaming, recording and playing music this thing never lets my CPU go over 50C. Very Impressive to say the least. Also have never heard the pump or had any vibrations or fans grinding like some people have complained about.

Cons: Directions for installing could have been slightly more clear, but it's mostly my fault for just skimming instead of fully going over the instructions.

Other Thoughts: Another great product from NZXT. Good packaging and quick processing and delivery from Newegg as I have come to expect.

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  • joshua h.
  • 2/27/2014 6:55:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Keeps my i5 3570k cool at 4.7 ghz
Idles around 28c and never gets above 68c
The led looks great in my case
The software is also a nice touch with lots of features
my gtx 780 ti dropped 5c thanks to it no longer having a gigantic heatsink sitting above it

Cons: Instalation was a pain for me..I really had to fight to get the backplate on and the backplate threaded nuts kept turning when I tightened up the water block

fans are very loud at max speed however there really is no need to turn them that high in my case which has very good airflow

I got a warning no cpu fan message upon booting it up but I was able to disable the warning in my bios

Other Thoughts: The pros far outweigh the cons,at 120 bucks this aio cpu cooler is a bargain..Nzxt makes top notch products..I now own a nzxt case,aio cpu cooler and a few nzxt led fans..Im looking into buying more nzxt products because I have yet to be disappointed..Keep up the good work!

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  • Justin F.
  • 2/25/2014 7:36:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice cooler

Pros: It's easy to install and quiet most of the time. Software is fairly decent besides the 1 con.

Cons: You need to have "open hardware monitor" open in order to check temps.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 2/24/2014 12:01:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler

Pros: Well constructed. Keeping my old 8120 nice and cool at 4.6ghz.

Cons: Doesn't install itself.

Other Thoughts: I put this in my NZXT source 210. Requires some slight modding as it doesn't fit stock. I knew this going in. Still the install was simple enough.

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  • David L.
  • 2/22/2014 7:22:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery big and effective cooler

Pros: Really does the job, compared to a H90 on my last build. I haven't owned this rig long enough to establish how fast I can go with how a temp I'm comfortable with to how much noise til the wife in the same office complains but it raises my bar a lot.

Cons: Had both fans going full blast while I checked out my hardware and installed control software. It does sound like a small hairdryer or large model airplane.

Other Thoughts: The best part is coming off a Prime95 run with these fans going full blast and watching the core temps drop, like, DROP. Bam, I'm back at idle temps.

Remember these are 140 fans, not 120s.

Signature Rig:
i7-4770K
ASRock OC Formula
NZXT Kraken X60
16G GSkill Ripjaws Z CL 9 2133MHz F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH
EVGA GTX 680 FTW+
Fractal Design Arc XL

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  • Gregory H.
  • 2/22/2014 7:15:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooling Solution, Easy Install

Pros: This is a great liquid cooling solution.It hits the sweet spot when it comes to cooling performance, low noise, ease of installation, and price. I hit low 30's when idle with my i7-4770K. Mid 40's-50's when gaming OC'd or doing other cpu intensive tasks.

Cons: - The warning sticker on the CPU cooler was difficult to remove.
- You can't connect the USB header until after you install the software. After I had the rest of my system built and running, I had forgot that I needed to connect this after installing the driver.
- Not really a Con- but I wish I could connect it to my video card as well. I'm going to look into the KRAKEN G10 for that.

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic liquid cooler. Take your time installing this cooler, don't rush it- I'd estimate it took me around 30 minutes to install. The directions are quite good, but I watched a few YouTube videos because there are considerations not covered in the directions, such as how you want to mount this in your case. I installed this in an NZXT H440 (top mounted), with the cooling tubes towards the front of the case.

Tips:
- Mount the fans to the radiator before you put it in the case.
- Pay attention to the orientation of the logo on the cpu cooler.
- The thermal paste included on the cooler works well. No need to use something else.

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