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NZXT - Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler

( 4.4 Average / 11 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X72

Part #

RL-KRX72-01

Color

Black

Supported Sockets

AM2
AM2+
AM3
AM3+
AM4
FM1
FM2
FM2+
LGA1150
LGA1151
LGA1155
LGA1156
LGA1366
LGA2011
LGA2011-3
LGA2066
TR4

Liquid Cooled

Yes

Radiator Size

360mm

Noise Level

21 dB - 36 dB

Fan RPM

500 - 2000 RPM

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Prices

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Reviews

TheDahle 8 points 9 months ago

I went big. I wanted no issues with cooling. Go big or go home.
I love the look of the unit and the hoses are sturdy. The fans, when they pick up speed, create little noise (mitigated by the beQuiet case) and do the job. I had issues deciding exactly how to get the radiator in the case. And had to give up on the optical drive tray (I have an optical drive sitting around that I could have used) But once it was in, it works great! But.... and it is a BIG but. The software just pisses me off to no end. I was in love with this thing for a while and I started watching my computer more closely and I realized that it was using resources that it shouldn't. Then I read the disclosure agreements and they can mine your personal info and collect data on purchase and almost anything you do on your PC. I stopped using this PC for personal use and only game on it currently and will be replacing the cooler soon. Unfortunately I can find no way of running the cooler without the software.

I paid at time of build $168.99 for this cooler.

Hammerman55 9 points 8 months ago
from completed build I9 7900x

Starting with the air cooler Cool Master V8 GTS, however overclocking was limited, so I replaced it with the Kraken X72. The Kracken is a perfect match for me. Its performance is super. Plus the lighting is so cool and blends in with the other devices running RGB. Would like to see it sync a little better with Asus Aura. Still playing with it and tweaking. Cam has some presets included, but for some reason I cant access them. Looking for solution.

rpaul0624 10 points 6 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 9 points 5 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).

KaptainKris1 26 points 4 months ago

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

zapptv 6 points 3 months ago
from completed build Vote 4 RGB Compatibility laws

Incredible temps out of the box. Only problems are with software and being unable to control the RGB without jumping through (what should be) unnecessary hoops.

mayatola 26 points 14 days ago

Very solid, well built cooler. Only thing about it is that it's a tad big for my motherboard and RAM (pushes slightly on the RAM), but I suppose that's because it supports Threadripper CPUs. Prices have gone down now so it's definitely worth it.

PeriodicSkill 5 points 11 days ago
from completed build White-Out (First Build)

As of now, the cooler seems to be keeping my 9900k at great temps, but I'm removing one star because of CAM. I've had this pc operational for three days, and it's already shut down my computer for some unknown reason. Looks great though, and was relatively easy to setup.

chrisjmartini 10 points 3 days 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.