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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler

(26 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X72

Part #

RL-KRX72-01

Manufacturer

NZXT

Fan RPM

500 - 2000 RPM

Noise Level

21 - 36 dB

Color

Black

CPU Socket

  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • AM4
  • sTR4
  • sTRX4
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA1366
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066

Water Cooled

Yes - 360 mm

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    jingrokku
    • 115 points
    • 3 months ago

    from completed build The Ascension 2020

    A very nice-looking AIO and three great-performing static pressure AER P fans. Does a good job keeping my loaded i9-9900K below 75°C.

    Ephrretim
    • 38 points
    • 8 months ago

    Probably absolute overkill for my system but I have several reasons for why I wanted one this size. My pc is stationed in the attic where it gets very high ambient temperatures (with the recent European heatwaves, about 40+ degrees celsius). Another is that it provides proper exhaust with all the intake I have in this case. Lastly, I just love the CPU cooling block looks.

    KaptainKris1
    • 29 points
    • 16 months ago

    Keeps My Cpu Nice and Cool as well as being the best looking Liquid CPU cooler on the Market in my opinion

    SUPERHERCPLAYS
    • 27 points
    • 9 months ago

    The 9900K runs very hot a 5GHz so I knew id need Watercooling. This Aio is personally the best looking one on the market IMO and works great with CAM. The lights are easy to setup and look great with the mirror well design. Make sure to put the header into the CPU_Fan header not the AIO_pump header on the motherboard. The computer will show error and not load into windows.

    Nvoltis
    • 27 points
    • 7 months ago

    Absolutely amazing cooler, my 3700X doesn't go anywhere past 55 degrees while gaming, it's quiet, it looks amazing, the CAM software works wonders, and it was so easy to install based on the instructions in the packaging.

    My only complaint would be the price point, but you get what you pay for I guess -- would love to see an RGB variant down the line for those SP fans!

    brettsullivan3
    • 25 points
    • 1 month ago

    from completed build NZXT High End Build

    Does an amazing job at cooling. I have it in a push/pull config with 6 fans in the NZXT H710i with it mounted on the front intake. I paired it with the 3900x and it keeps it pretty cool at high overclocks. The infinity mirror design looks amazing as well and it was very easy to mount. Stock thermal paste seemed to be very good but I had to replace due to returning my defective motherboard. I knocked one star off because the CAM software can be hit or miss. I find myself closing it and restarting it a lot for it to properly control fan speeds. I have all 9 fans being controlled through CAM and sometimes they don't throttle down to idle speeds after startup or they are delayed in ramping up during high loads. But the software is manageable and not the worst I've seen. The UI is very nice looking and the organization seems better than Icue, even though Icue is much more reliable and has way less problems.

    alexly123
    • 15 points
    • 2 months ago

    Keeps an overclocked R9 3950X below 70C, and looks great. I'm happy, and I would recommend.

    chrisjmartini
    • 13 points
    • 11 months ago

    from completed build The White Kraken (2019)

    Well built, all in one water cooler. This was pretty easy to setup. Cooling is excellent, even on an i9 9900k, which tends to run hot at the highest clock speeds. The aesthetic of the RGB ring in the cpu block is classy and the CAM software is pretty comprehensive. There is an option to disable the rgb NZXT logo on the cpu water block as well. I noticed when setting an RGB pattern in the software, that it coordinated my motherboard and RAM RGB colors to match. Nice touch.

    rpaul0624
    • 12 points
    • 18 months ago

    from completed build ROG STRIX Build

    So far this is keeping my power sucking CPU ice cold. I've over clocked while playing games for hours and the CPU temp stays at 28-31 degrees. I'm glad i sprung for the Kraken X72 the 3 fans mounted on top of my cooler master H500M perfectly.

    bulletsponge514
    • 11 points
    • 17 months ago

    from completed build First One.

    zero complaints - RGB is adjustable any way you can imagine, fans are quiet, pump and fan curves can be adjusted easily in the app. I'd buy again for sure (as of now).

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