NZXT has introduced its new Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 closed-loop CPU coolers. The coolers are compatible with all modern platforms and are based on Asetek’s latest pumps, offering a blend between performance and quiet operation. Like all modern hardware for enthusiasts, the look of the coolers can be customized using the company’s proprietary software.

The new NZXT Kraken X-3 series includes 240 mm, 280 mm, and 360 mm radiator models, while the more expensive NZXT Kraken Z-3 family is comprised of a 280 mm and a 360 mm SKUs. All five closed-loop coolers are based on Asetek’s 7th Generation pump, which uses a 800 - 2,800 RPM motor. Paired with the Asetek pump are NZXT’s Aer P120 fans, which offer an operational range from 500 to 2,000 RPM and are rated to generate 21 dBA - 36 dBA of noise. The cooling systems use rubber tubing with a nylon braided sleeve as well as caps with a 360° rotation orientation feature, so that the cap can be installed in any direction.

The more affordable NZXT Kraken X-3 comes with a 10% bigger LED ring (when compared to previous models) with a rotable top featuring the company’s logotype. The more expensive NZXT Kraken Z-3 has a 2.36-inch LCD screen that can display various useful information (or just a picture) in 24-bit color, thus allowing to completely customize the look of the cooler.

As for compatibility, the new all-in-one coolers from NZXT can work with all modern CPUs from AMD and Intel, including those that use mainstream AM4 or LGA1155 form-factors as well as HEDT CPUs featuring LGA2066 and TR4 packages.

Specifications of NZXT Kraken X3 & Kraken Z3 Cooling Systems
  General Specifications
Fan (single) Speed (RPM) 500-2,000±300 RPM
Airflow (CFM) 18.28 - 73.11 CFM
Static Pressure (mm-H2O) 0.18 ~ 2.93 mm-H2O
Noise (dBA) 21 - 36
Power 3.84 W
MTBF (hrs) ≧60,000 @ unknown oC
Connector 4-pin PWM connector
Pump Speed (RPM) 800 – 2,800±300 RPM
Life Expectancy ? @ unknown oC
Power 4.8 W
Tubing Length 400 mm
Compatibility AMD AM4, TR4
Intel LGA 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066

NZXT’s latest Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 closed-loop CPU coolers are immediately available in the USA directly from the company and will be launched in other countries next month. The cheapest Kraken X53 carries an MSRP of $129.99, whereas the most expensive Kraken Z73 is priced at $279.99.

NZXT Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Coolers
  Size MSRP
Kraken X53 240 mm $129.99
Kraken X63 280 mm $149.99
Kraken X73 360 mm $179.99
Kraken Z63 280 mm $249.99
Kraken Z73 360 mm $279.99

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Source: NZXT

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  • 29a - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - link

    I have that case and it is so easy to build a clean looking computer in.
  • haghands - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    yeah I see those cases CONSTANTLY on reddit. I have a feed setup just for tech and its like every 5th post. But I'm not even mad, they always look really good lol.
  • Sivar - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - link

    Please avoid propagating bad marketing claims with in AIO cooler reviews.
    Three 120mm units do not equal a 360mm unit.
    Two 120mm units are note equivalent to a 240mm unit.

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