NZXT Kraken X40 test and review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this review we check out the NZXT Kraken X40 liquid cooler. The Kraken X40 is a 140mm radiator based LCS unit that offers pretty solid performance numbers as you are about to find out. Combined wi...

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  2. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    What wizardy is this? A 140mm radiator at Silent(39DBa) outperforming a 240mm radiator at Perf.(43DBa) in 1.2v and as good in 1.3v?


    Are they using this guy's piss or unicorn blood as liquid?

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  3. makaveli316

    makaveli316 Member Guru

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    Those closed liquid coolers are too noise for my taste.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Well, this one's not noisy, according to the dB levels.

    So glad I was holding off getting an H70 or H80 Core.
    This is so getting on my buy list.
     

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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Koniakki, I'm trying to make some sense out of your post, but not once did the X40 Silent pass the X60 Extreme ?
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    The H100i is also having a 240mm radiator, I believe. ;)
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ah compared to Corsair. Well, the results are what they are, NZXT is far more aggressive in airflow overall + I find the 140mm and 280mm products to be overall better then the 120/240 ones.
     
  8. ThE OnLy !peR

    ThE OnLy !peR Member

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    Dear Hilbert, could it be possible to add in future LCS reviews Push/Pull configuration results too?

    They are supposed to get more performance out of the units, I've seen that fact in other sites reviews, but I want the info comming from a respectable site like guru3d.

    Greetings and thanks.
     
  9. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Indeed I was referring to the H100i Hilb .. X40's(140mm) 39DBa vs H100i's(240mm) 43DBa with about the same perf.! Dang!

    +1 I though about it also when I read the review. I thought he would test the X40 at least, in push-pull config.
    But that might make the difference from X60 even less and that will not look good for the X60. That would be bad press/marketing for the X60. ;)
     
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