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NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
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Abstract: This is a preliminary review of the NZXT Kraken X60 self contained liquid cooling system. The Kraken X60 uses a very large, 280mm heat exchanger designed for dual 140mm fans.

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NZXT   $$ Price It! ££ Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 29, 2013   Max Page  

This is a preliminary review of the NZXT Kraken X60 self contained liquid cooling system. The Kraken X60 uses a very large, 280mm heat exchanger designed for dual 140mm fans (side-by-side). The pump/waterblock is built around a novel micro skived copper base plate and connected to the heat exchanger via long, 400mm rubber tubes. NZXT's Kraken X60 self contained liquid CPU cooler installs onto Intel socket LGA115x/1366/2011 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs. Retail price is pegged at $142 USD / CDN. Please see for full specifications.

NOTE: In an effort to keep up with the increasing pace of heatsink releases and provide a timely reference to our readers, Frostytech has decided to release its heatsink test results in a preliminary review format as soon as the data is compiled. Contained within this preliminary article are the complete set of thermal test results charts for Frostytech's 125Watt AMD, 150W & 85W Intel LGA115x/775 and 200W Intel LGA2011 synthetic thermal test platforms, acoustic measurements and a 360° pictorial overview of the thermal solution. This preliminary look at the NZXT Kraken X60 will be updated to a full review.

NZXT Kraken X60 Self-Contained Liquid Cooling System

Manufacturer: NZXT
Model No.: Kraken X60
Materials: Aluminum radiator, copper-base water block.
Fan Mfg: FX-140KRX-PWM

Fan Spec: (x2) 2000-800RPM, 12V, 0.59A

Fan Dim: 25x140x140mm
Waterblock Dim: n/A
Heat Exchanger Dim: 312.5x140x27mm
Pump Spec: 2900RPM, 12V DC, 0.28A
Flow Rate: unknown
Head: unknown
Coolant: distilled water/propylene glycol
Weight: est. 1000 grams
Includes: Multi-socket mounting hardware, thermal compound, instructions.

Compatible with Sockets:
Intel - LGA2011/1366/115x
Est. Pricing: $142USD ($142CDN)

Base Finish and Flatness

Mounting Hardware

The NZXT Kraken X60 is compatible with Intel socket LGA2011/1366/115x and AMD socket FM2/FM1/AM2/AM3 processors. The cooler ships with a couple motherboard brackets and a pair of metal mounting plates that attach to the pump head to facilitate each particular socket.

This heatsink will be tested on FrostyTech's Intel and AMD version of the Mk.II synthetic thermal temperature test platform, and compared against hundreds of reference Intel and AMD heatsinks. The whole test methodology is outlined in detail here if you'd like to know what equipment is used, and the parameters under which the tests are conducted.

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Article Contents:
 Page 1:  — NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
 Page 2:  Preliminary 360° View - NZXT Kraken X60
 Page 3:  Preliminary Acoustic Measurements
 Page 4:  Preliminary AMD Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 Page 5:  Preliminary Intel LGA115x/775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 Page 6:  Preliminary Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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