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Review: NZXT Kraken X42

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the NZXT Kraken X42 Series Liquid cooler, the little brethren of that X62 we reviewed. The smaller model is nearly as good as its big brother though. This revision CPU cooler is compatible w...

    Review: NZXT Kraken X42
     
  2. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Maha Guru

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    Is this model compatible with GPU's also ?
     
  3. kroks

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    usb cable ruins the design
     
  4. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Good review, thanks! Nice 140mm AiO although a bit pricey considering it has a 140mm rad, 120€ is price range where decent 240mm AiO's can be found. But for small ITX and HTPC builds X42 could be just perfect.

    As you just sad HH although we're a bit tired of this RGB stuff LED tubes on this one looks rather interesting and you can dim it enough with pretty nice NZXT CAM software to be on "non eye-violent" mode.

    page 9, "...We decided to go with the Core i7 4790K as it literally is the hottest processor your money can get you...."

    ^^^ :) You have to update this statement boss.
     

  5. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Actually well crap yeah .. it isn't the hottest anymore is it ? :)
     
  6. The Edge

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    That whole page would deserve an update as you are presenting pretty old processors as the ones to buy nowadays.
     
  7. Octopuss

    Octopuss Master Guru

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    I can't decide if I like 1x140 or 2x120 fans version more.
    I don't see a reason to put AIO cooler on a CPU these days though. The amount of heat is significantly lower than a GPU.
     
  8. The Edge

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    I'm using the Kraken X31 myself, but if I was to choose again, I would go for the best Noctua air cooler option that would be available at that time instead (at least for CPU). CAM got a bit better but I had a lot of problems with that software. I had to open a support ticket because some of the features just weren't working properly. What I can praise though is the way their support actually worked. Two different persons contacted me directly and helped me to solve the issues pretty fast. Performance wise, this seems to me as the same cooler as I have, just with added RGB and even higher price. The only big advantage this solution has is the silence, that I can agree with.
     
  9. BahamutxD

    BahamutxD Master Guru

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    After all the **** is coming out of CAM with their data collection telemetry, bugs and how slow/unresponsive their support is I just cant see this as an option. Sure the hardware is awesome but their software ruins it.
     
  10. Hughesy

    Hughesy Master Guru

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    Why is performance mode quieter than silent mode?
     

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