NZXT Unveils Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Series Closed-Loop CPU Coolers
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|
|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|
|MTBF (hrs)||≧60,000 @ unknown oC|
|Connector||4-pin PWM connector|
|Pump||Speed (RPM)||800 – 2,800±300 RPM|
|Life Expectancy||? @ unknown oC|
|Tubing Length||400 mm|
|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|
|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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