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NZXT Kraken X62, X52 and X42 Announced – See Features, Specs and Price

NZXT recently announces their new and improved Kraken Series all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The new Kraken series includes the following models: Kraken X62 with a 280mm radiator, Kraken X52 with a 240mm radiator and Kraken X42 with a 140mm radiator. All three models are high-performance liquid CPU coolers built with RGB lighting, infinity mirror design, CAM controls, new performance engineered pump and many more. Check out the rest of its features, specs, pricing and availability of these new Kraken series CPU coolers below.


NZXT Kraken X62, X52, X42 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Features

NZXT announces the latest evolution of 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 now upgraded Kraken X42 and X62, everything, including pump, radiator and fans, has been designed and engineered to deliver cooling performance that is second to none. The new Kraken series also feature reinforced extended tubing across the board, with reinforced nylon sleeves that add strength while showing no compromises in flexibility.

All-new Kraken Series features include:

  • Redesigned quieter pump for silent operation
  • CAM Powered Pump and Fan Speed Controls
  • All-new Aer P Fans built for cooling perfection
  • Advanced RGB Lighting Effects
  • Industry-leading 6-year Warranty

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Through CAM’s intuitive design and full software integration, the new Kraken series by NZXT allows for independent regulation of pump and fan performance, while allowing full control over additional options, like cycling through different lightning presets and operation modes. CAM 3.2 will be available for download soon and feature numerous updates including HUE+ lighting sync, support for Aer RGB, and Game mode for CS:GO lighting operation.

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Alongside the new Kraken series, NZXT is debuting the Aer P series of high static pressure fans, which feature chamfered intake and exhausts, winglet designed fan blades and fluid dynamic bearings. These will be available separately, in 120mm (included with the Kraken X52, and $15.99 each) and 140mm models (included with Kraken X42 and X62, $17.99 each). The Aer P series also includes sleeved cables, as well as vibration dampeners, with three available colored trim choices to color coordinate your build. These trims come in at $5.99 a pair for the Aer P120 and Aer P140.

NZXT Kraken X62, X52, X42 Specifications

SpecificationsKraken X62Kraken X52Kraken X42
DimensionsRadiator: 315 x 143 x 30mm
Pump: 80 x 80 x 52.9mm
Radiator: 275 x 123 x 30mm
Pump: 80 x 80 x 52.9mm
Radiator: 175 x 143 x 30mm
Pump: 80 x 80 x 52.9mm
MaterialAluminum, copper, plastic, ultra-low evaporation rubber, nylon sleeving
CPU Socket SupportIntel Socket 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3
AMD Socket FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
Control ModesFan: Silent / Performance / Custom / Manual
Pump: Silent / Performance / Custom / Manual
Control MethodSoftware with CAM
LED ModesPreset Modes: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Tai Chi, Water Cooler, Loading
Reactive Modes: Smart and Audio
Pump Speed1,000~2,800 +/- 300RPM1,000~2,800 +/- 300RPM1,000~2,800 +/- 300RPM
Fan ModelAer P140Aer P120Aer P140
Number of Fans221
Fan Speed500~1,800 +/- 300RPM500~2,000 +/- 300RPM500~1,800 +/- 300RPM
Fan Noise Level21-38dBA21-36dBA21-38dBA
Warranty6 years6 years6 years
Model NumberRL-KRX62-01RL-KRX52-01RL-KRX42-01


Pricing and Availability

The new NZXT Kraken series are now available in the USA, with prices at $129.99 for the Kraken X42, $149.99 for the Kraken X52, and $159.99 for the Kraken X62. EU and ROW availability is slated for early November, at which time the USA pre-orders will begin shipping.

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