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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X42 Liquid CPU Cooler

(5 Ratings, 3.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X42

Part #

RL-KRX42-01

Manufacturer

NZXT

Fan RPM

500 - 1800 RPM

Noise Level

21 - 38 dB

CPU Socket

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

Water Cooled

Yes - 140 mm

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    Jaux
    • 11 points
    • 32 months ago

    from completed build My Curvy Build o_O

    I love the aesthetics this cooler brings to this build and I would've given it 5 stars had the NZXT CAM software not messed with my friends Star Craft 2 gaming. Had to bring it back to my place to trouble shoot for a couple of days and realized the CAM software was interfering. It can be installed but cannot be running in the background while trying to play Star Craft. It totally froze up his game play and was very frustrating to see that happen to my friend from the first week of having it. Other than that, it looks great and provides so many other visual effects to add more flare to any build.

    Viperay
    • 9 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build XR-440

    The fan power cable does not fit anywhere on my board or my power source. It has a male plug instead of a female plug so I will have to do some modifications

    Bembi
    • 4 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build Red Panda 1.1

    In my personal opinion. If you are thinking of getting a 140mm liquid cooler, you might as well go for a high end air cooler at around the same price. It just isn't worth it. I got okay idle temp but I would of been able to avidly overclock if I had just used the same amount of money to get an Air cooler. Thats why I will shortly be upgrading to a 280mm version.

    Aside from the worse than expected cooling, I have to admit the LEDS are ******* insane. It can add any feel you want to any build you want. Which is why I am upgrading to the larger version of this cooler! XD.

    the_f0rk
    • 4 points
    • 9 months ago

    from completed build Silent and compact build

    OK for GPUs and lower wattage CPUs, but higher wattage CPUs with high OCs needs a bigger radiator.

    scowan86
    • 4 points
    • 7 months ago

    from completed build Gertrude

    This product is not only beautiful inside an RBG focused build but dropped my idle temps over 10 degrees and ZERO over heating under full load at 4.9 Ghz. Highly recommend!

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