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

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  • 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


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.


  • 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


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.

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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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Paul Y.
  • 2/6/2015 4:37:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate to Previous Review: Bad Customer Support

Pros: It worked brilliantly at first keeping my case nice and cool.

Cons: After about 3 months one of my fans seems to have started to fail. First of all, their website was a bit clumsy to navigate to get to the warranty support. But after spending 15 minutes and finding the darn thing and filling it out, it's been now almost a month with 0 response. Not even a notice of declining my claim. Now i'm completely turned off by NZXT products after seeing how little they do to actually support their products.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Valued NZXT Support.

We do apologize for the lack of communication we would never want to not help our customers or stand behind our products. At this point I would highly recommend contacting us directly at +1-800-228-9395. Also we are available Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm pacific standard time. We really look forward to speaking with you we also deeply apologize for this.

Kind regards,
NZXT Support.

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  • Paul Y.
  • 1/15/2015 10:40:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler, Fan is Failing?

Pros: The Cooler works great with my NZXT H630 Silent case. I was having cooling issues with my H630 case with my standard radiator w/fan.

The downside to having the H630 case is that the airflow is pretty restricted. But its a price you pay for having a silent black box. So my system would occasionally BSOD from my CPU overheating. I have a rather old i7-950 CPU but paired with my sapphire 280x Toxic card, it has no problems running all of the newest games on near max settings with no overclocking.

The only issue I had with my setup then was the BSOD. I was concerned with getting a closed loop liquid CPU cooler. But this has performed great so far after 6+ months of ownership

Cons: Well after 6+ months of using it, one of the fans is failing. I think the ball bearings is loose, causing a "marble" like sound. I thought at first it was my hard drive because it almost sounded like my HDD was going through it's last legs. But as I was doing a disk diag, I forgot that I had a solid state. So that sound had to be coming from one of my fans. After a couple minutes of waiting for the sound to come through again, I found that it's coming from one of the 2 fans that the cooler comes with.

here's to hoping that the NZXT warranty will help me!

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  • Shwe A.
  • 10/2/2014 5:46:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: run cools, low temperature. it stays at around 30'C.

Cons: run too loud when at 100%. some cables are wear, but it's ok

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  • Paul J.
  • 9/8/2014 9:19:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Cooler, but fans......

Pros: Cooler is a great all in one application. Setup and install wasn't that bad if you follow the instructions and decipher its content. I got this cooler because of the all in one and its rating on multiple forums. It is a good cooler, and keep my cpu <44C at load.

Cons: Fans are noisy. One fan started clicking about 4 months after use when they were at full tilt (I have them in a pull set up). Noise on fans means bad. Before I could adjust the the fan through the NZXT program a blade on one of the fans broke, then another. Right now it is running with one fan until i can find a suitable "less noisy" fan to replace it.

Other Thoughts: If it wasn't for the fans being noisy, seriously sound like a turbine at full tilt and push a lot of air; I would rate 5 Eggs.Between than and the blades breaking against its own brace at full tilt. All in all a good product, just wish the fans were better, maybe mine were defective.

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  • Jordan S.
  • 6/2/2014 7:47:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, but failed after 4 months

Pros: Pretty easy assembly and installation, other than some trouble with my case, the Rosewill THOR V2. Works great and keeps my i7-3930k CPU 10° C cooler than my Thermaltake CLP0596 air cooler. Very quiet, though I paired it with 2 Noctua NF-A14 fans for even less noise.

Cons: It worked great for 4 months, then suddenly the pump stopped during a gaming session, resulting in my system slowing to a crawl then just turning off. Very disappointed by this, and to make matters worse I'm past Newegg's 30 day RMA period, so no chance of a replacement. Oh well, I guess buying computer parts is always a gamble.

Other Thoughts: For some reason plugging in the USB connector caused my USB bus controller to overheat. Not sure if I'm the only one with this issue. I have a ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Sucks since without the USB the LED won't light up, but oh well, not a big deal.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Techjar,

We're sorry to hear about your Kraken x60 unit failing. Have you been able to contact our Support team via our Helpdesk at URL: We are available from 9:30-5:00pm PST M-F and can assist you with the non-working pump issue. Please let us know how we can help.

NZXT. Support

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  • Philip D.
  • 6/2/2014 1:02:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsWill not fit in NZXT Source 220

Pros: Cools well. 26c-28c under load 3.4Ghz I5k

Cons: NZXT Kraken x60 will not fit in many of its cases, including the Source 220, Tempest, Gamma Classic and the M59 . the screw holes do not match up. nor is there enough room to even install if you drill it out.

the back plate for the CPU mounting bracket also is a poor fit for 1150. it wont fit flush and has to be bent and forced into place.

also the software will not pick up the CPU temps correctly unless you refresh the hardware monitoring tool

Other Thoughts: Good cooling. poor false compatibility. buyer beware

I had to cut into my NXZT Source 220 case with a Dremel and mount the Kraken externally and the fans in a push configuration internally.

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  • Roger P.
  • 5/22/2014 10:47:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsKraken X60

Pros: Love It! Does the job I expected it to do. Easy to install. Didn't have to buy it - Present from son...

Cons: Kraken Control Window will occasionally not show CPU Temp. Starting Open HWMonitor software always fixes this. Might be a "biggie" to some, but I don't find it to be.

Other Thoughts: Originally running FX-4100 OC'd to 4.8GHz with CM-212 EVO. Temps remained well under maxes running various stress software P95, IntelBurn, etc. Upgraded CPU to an FX-6350, and the CM-212 EVO wasn't up to the job.

NZXT Source 530 (5 x 120mm case fans)
NZXT MIX2 Fan Controller
Rosewill Capstone 750W (Gold) PSU
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
G.Skill Ares 8GB @ 1665MHz (9-9-9-27-35-2T)
NZXT X60 Liquid CPU Cooler (Extreme)
FX-6350 @ 4750MHz
CPUNBv 1.2375v, CPUv 1.4875v
Temps: < 53C Core, < 64C Socket (20 passes IBT)
Ambient Room Temp: 25.2C
MSI GTX 660 (Stock)

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  • Jeremiah A.
  • 5/19/2014 4:37:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFits great in a Phantom 530

Pros: Good quality build and extremely simple installation in my new Phantom 530 case.
Installation was a breeze and the instructions were good.
Looks great! Its nice not having a giant cpu heat sink hogging up my pc case.
Take the plunge into water cooling your rig, the easy way.

Cons: Not a huge con but if you have the NZXT HUE light kit, it is tricky to sync up the heat sink light with the HUE lights when you put it in the color fade mode. Other than that one mode,(which really looks great, btw), it is really easy to match up your lighting colors.

Other Thoughts: I have been tip-toeing around water cooling for some time now, due to reviews I have read on the difficulty with some kits. My hesitation was unfounded! The Kraken x60 was extremely easy to place in the case I used. It was even easier than a couple of "big air" coolers I have used in the past.
No problems with overheating or leakage and the included fans are actually pretty quiet.
It may sound like I am swilling the old NZXT Kool-Aid here but all of the products I have mentioned have been high-quality components, that fit together perfectly, all at decent prices! Win-Win, I say!

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  • patrick r.
  • 4/28/2014 8:34:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: works great unbelievably easy installation for amd sockets

Cons: yes the fans can get loud if you turn them up to a higher rpm i have mine set to silent and don't even hear them while still maintaining a temp gave it a 4 because there software is not as great as others

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  • Nicholas J.
  • 4/28/2014 7:42:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything you wanted... in a Rocket Can

Pros: 1st off, I never write reviews despite buying thousands of dollars of products from Newegg, but this liquid cooler merits proper attention.

Short version of review:
-COMPATIBLE WITH THERMALTAKE XASER VI FULL TOWER CASE *TOP MOUNTED* AND IN PUSH-PULL CONFIGURATION! (there is NO info on this on the internet... believe me, I've checked. I took the gamble and bought this beast anyway, and I'm here to share the news)
-Easily overclocks intel i7 920 to 4.2 GHz rock solid stable @ 1.35 v with max temp 68-70 using prime95.
(not a lot of info on Kraken's and i7 920's...)

Long version: (please read whole thing before installing into Xaser VI)
I was using a Coolermaster V8 air cooler for 4 years, running my i7 at 4.011 GHz. Unfortunately, Temps would quickly hit 83 while playing BF4 and well over 90 on Prime95... and this was in the dead of winter in the Great Northeast. I knew in order to survive summer, I would need to take the plunge into water...cooling. (+10 points for using a solid pun). Anyway, there is only 1 clown running around the internet saying the Kraken x60 works in the Thermaltake Xaser VI case, but he claims it needs to be installed on the bottom. Wrong. Despite the top mounted PSU, the Kraken CAN be mounted on the top. Although it wasn't hard, I wanted to provide full disclosure so that you know what you need to do.
1. Remove whatever is in your top 5.25" bay
2. obviously remove the cool little storage tray above the 1st 5.25" bay.
3. line up the radiator with tubing pointing down into the 5.25" bay (obviously the radiator hangs from the underside of the roof of the case)
4. Mark where the screw holes will go and drill out the screw holes in the top of the case (i know it sounds scary to "put holes in your case", but it seriously was easy and is 4 little holes... Plus the end results will definitely be worth your while)
5. There are little metal tabs on the xaser that used to hold the cool little plastic tray we talked about in #2. As you try to position the kraken, you'll notice these prevent the kraken from fitting above the 5.25" bay. Simply bend these metal tabs out of the way with a pliers.
6. Finally! You made it to attaching the kraken to the case. One last trick, though! You NEED TO ORIENT THE KRAKEN SO THAT THE TUBES JUT DOWN INTO THE 5.25" BAY! Because of the top mounted PSU, the PSU cords get in the way of the downward projecting tubing of the radiator. Simply place the radiator in with the tubes toward the front of the case, and it will fit! The kraken's tubing is actually long enough to pull this off! (the H110's tubing is not long enough)
NOTE #1: You'll notice the front (square) 140 mm fan hole is a nonstandard square shape that is actually too wide to line up with the holes of the kraken. Because of this, you can only attach the kraken with 4 screws instead of all 8. I assure you that this is more than enough screws as the radiator is very light. It won't move on you with 4 screws, I pro

Cons: No cons.
...So how did I get this into push pull configuration while installing this into a "non-compatible Thermaltake Xaser VI", one might ask? Simply purchase 2 Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 140 mm and attach them on the top of the roof of the case/above the radiator, and the slide cover of the Xaser can actually slide over these super slim 15 mm depth fans. Voila, Push-Pull config.

Other Thoughts: Intel i7 920 D0 @ 4.2 GHz 68-70 oC max (Prime95)
...60-62 playing BF4
...40-44 Idle with all power-saving settings turned off in Bios
...27-29 with all power-saving settings turned on
(all temps reported with fans on auto... which normally run around 40-60%)
Kraken X60 Liquid Cooler
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition OC (Core: 1267 MHz. Mem: 7048 MHZ)
Gigabyte G1. Assassin X58 motherboard
12 GBs DDR3 G.SKILL RipJaw 2133 MHz
Auzentech Hometheater HD Sound card hooked up to 7.1 Surround Sound
Intel 335 SSD
3x 640 GB WD Black Edition in Raid 0
1x 1.5 TB WD Green Edition
Aerocool Strike-X Fan controller
7x Aerocool Shark - Red Devil Fans
3x Prolimatech Ultra Slim Vortex 140 mm Fans
Rosewill Card reader
LG Supermulti CD/DVD
NZXT IU01 USB 2.0 Header Expander
NZXT Red Sleeved LED kit - 2 meters
Additional cold cathodes and led strips.

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