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January 28, 2020

NZXT Announces Kraken X-3 and Z-3 Series

Jan 28, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, today announces the Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 series, the next iterations in NZXT’s award-winning line of RGB all-in-one liquid coolers. This new generation of Kraken gives PC builders more options to uniquely customize their builds while providing enhanced cooling performance backed by NZXT’s industry-leading warranty.

New to the NZXT Kraken ecosystem, the Z-3 series (available in both 280mm and 360mm configurations) is the quintessential centerpiece to the ultimate gaming battlestation. A beautiful 2.36”(60mm) LCD screen providing unlimited visual customization, powered by NZXT CAM, is capable of displaying vital system health data as well as an animated GIF. With unparalleled aesthetics, the Kraken Z-3 series provides builders the opportunity to express themselves in an all-new way.

“The CPU cooler is the centerpiece for every PC Build,” says Johnny Hou, Founder and CEO of NZXT. “We took great lengths to ensure that the newest generation of Kraken is the most visually appealing and highest performing AIO ever. The possibilities for customization with the Kraken Z are endless and I cannot wait to see what the community does with this potential.” 

“When NZXT approached us with ambitions for the ultimate in all-in-one CPU coolers, we knew some of our newest and most exciting technology advancements were an ideal fit to take gameplay to the next level,” said André Eriksen, CEO and Founder of Asetek. “With our all-new performance engineered pump, the new Kraken all-in-ones provide superior cooling and whisper quiet operations, plus give builders a platform for unique self-expression.”

The refreshed Kraken X-3 series (available in 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm configurations) improves on the iconic RGB infinity mirror design by enlarging the size of the ring. An upgraded cap is now rotatable to ensure correct orientation of the NZXT logo, accommodating more builds. Additionally, an NZXT RGB channel is built-in to allow for the easy addition of any NZXT RGB products, such as AER RGB 2 fans.  

Both the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series are compatible with mainstream CPU sockets such as Intel’s LGA 1151 and AMD’s AM4, giving builders access to high-performance cooling no matter which platform they choose. 

Kraken X-3 Series Exclusive Features 

 

Bigger and Brighter

A 10% bigger LED ring allows for more vivid RGB. A rotatable top accommodates re-orienting the logo no matter the direction the cooler is installed.

 

Kraken Z-3 Series Exclusive Features 

 

Customize your Battlestation

With a bright, 2.36” LCD screen capable of displaying 24-bit color, you can now completely customize the look of your CPU cooler. Whether it’s a funny gif, or CAM data, you can use your Kraken to express yourself in an exciting new way.

 

Features found in both the Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Series

Stay in Control

CAM’s elegant, user-friendly software makes you the master of your PC. With simple-to-use, intuitive controls, you can manage your Kraken’s performance and appearance with ease.

 

Incredible Performance 

The included Aer P radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, long-term reliability, and powerful cooling performance.

 

Simple Installation 

Fine nylon mesh sleeves strengthen the rubber tubing, providing durability and protection against mishandling. The pump can be rotated or placed to fit the needs of your motherboard without affecting the direction of the logo or image.

 

Additional Features

  • Install your pump in any direction to avoid conflicts with memory slots by rotating the Kraken X-3’s NZXT logo or placing the Kraken Z-3’s screen in the proper orientation.

  • Includes an NZXT RGB connector to power NZXT RGB lighting accessories, including Aer RGB 2 fans

  • All-new 7th generation pump from Asetek, providing better cooling and whisper-quiet performance at 800RPM

  • Improved synchronization of lighting modes across other NZXT RGB accessories

  • NZXT CAM-controlled pump and lighting effects

  • Easier installation with reinforced extended tubing (400mm)

 

MSRP Pricing

Kraken X-3 Series

Kraken X53 (240mm AIO cooler): $129.99 USD

Kraken X63 (280mm AIO cooler): $149.99 USD

Kraken X73 (360mm AIO cooler): $179.99 USD

 

Kraken Z-3 Series

Kraken Z63 (280mm AIO cooler): $249.99 USD

Kraken Z73 (360mm AIO cooler) $279.99 USD

 

Availability

USA: Now at nzxt.com

ROW: Early February

 

Please visit NZXT.com for additional information.

You can access visual & PR materials here.

About NZXT

Founded in 2004, NZXT is a leader of gaming products and services. Their award-winning products include computer cases, PC cooling solutions, RGB lighting kits, power supplies, and their free PC monitoring software, CAM. NZXT was created out of a passion for PC gaming and is dedicated to improving products and services to achieve extraordinary gaming experiences.

 

About Asetek

Asetek, the creator of the all-in-one liquid cooler, is the global leader for liquid cooling solutions for high performance gaming and enthusiast PCs, and environmentally aware data centers. Founded in 2000, Asetek is headquartered in Denmark and has operations in China, Taiwan and the United States. Asetek is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ASETEK.OL). www.asetek.com

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