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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler

(19 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

    KaptainKris1
    • 27 points
    • 12 months ago

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

    Ephrretim
    • 25 points
    • 4 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.

    SUPERHERCPLAYS
    • 23 points
    • 5 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
    • 23 points
    • 3 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!

    mayatola
    • 17 points
    • 5 months ago

    from completed build Build for my brother

    One of the best 360mm AIOs I've tested, and I've tried more than a few. Only downside is CAM, but it's really not a big deal as you can get full functionality of the product using "guest mode" (no sign in or data transmit required).

    rpaul0624
    • 12 points
    • 14 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.

    chrisjmartini
    • 12 points
    • 7 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.

    bulletsponge514
    • 11 points
    • 13 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).

    TheDahle
    • 9 points
    • 16 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
    • 16 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.

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