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Kraken X61

Title: Matte Black


$ 13999

Product overview

  • Our 280mm radiator platform gives 36% more surface area over comparable 240mm coolers.
  • State of the art high performance variable speed pump.
  • High pressure, micro-fin copper coldplate.
  • Integrated Hue and digital fan control with CAM connectivity.
  • Two newly designed FX140 V2 performance liquid cooling PWM fans tuned for static pressure.
  • Large tower support with extended 16” tubing makes installation a breeze.
  • Premium black sleeved cables for a clean look and improved airflow.
  • Pre-installed Intel mounting for easy block mounting.
Model NumberRL-KRX61-01
Fan Air Flow42.4-106.1 CFM
Dimensions140 (W) x 280 (H) x 27mm (D)
Fan Air Pressure0.36-1.97mmH2O
Fan BearingNano Bearing
Motor Speed2400-3600 ± 150 RPM
Fan Connector4 Pin PWM
Motor Voltage12V DC
Motor Connector3 Pin
CompatibilityIntel LGA 2011-3, 1366, 115X CPUs
AMD FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs
Fan Dimensions140 x 140 x 25mm
Motor Current325mA
Fan Current12V DC
Fan ModelNZXT FX V2 140mm Performance PWM Fan
MaterialCopper, Aluminum, Rubber, Plastic
Tube Length400mm
LED ColorHue Controlled Color Changing Lights
Fan Speed800~2000 RPM ± 10%
Control MethodKraken+ Software Module
Warranty6 Years

by dodell89

Great After I finished building my rig which consists of an msi gameing 5 and a i7-4790k clocked to about 4.6ghz I was getting idle Temps of about 41c to 45c, those Temps were with ambient temp hovering at about 90f after installing the kraken x61 I did a solid burn in with the thermal paste that Nzxt apply for you and haven't touched it since. The Temps I get now on silent are about 10 degrees less being a steady idle of 31 to 33c which was a huge improvement. Debating on getting two more for my gpu's but don't know how it work out have three closed loops in 1 system. Anyway great product..

by eTeknixSmall eteknix

The real star of the show is the X61, which is easily one of the best coolers on the market today. more..

by Hard OCPSmall hardocp

NZXT has increased the cooling performance and managed to lower the noise levels of the X61. more..

by 3D Game ManSmall 3dgameman

The combination of a large 280mm aluminum radiator, two 140mm fans, long tubes, variable speed pump & copper waterblock makes the NZXT Kraken X61 an awesome Liquid CPU Cooler. It also comes with CAM software for the PC and smartphone to monitor temps, con more..

by Pure OverclockSmall pureoverclock

For an AIO system I was pretty impressed with the overall performance of all three units and I would recommend the purchase of all three of these units based on the various needs of the individual. more..

by TweakTownSmall tweaktown

Not only the world's first variable speed AIO, NZXT delivers the most customizable, most controllable, and best dual radiator sealed AIO performance to date! more..

by Tom's HardwareSmall tomshardware

Best Performance and safer portability (little weight on motherboard) make this the best choice for anyone who can afford and install it. more..

by Hardware CanucksSmall hardwarecanucks

It does provide a significantly better value [over its predecessor, the Kraken X60.] more..

by Silent PC ReviewSmall silentpcreview

After repeated disappointments [in AIO coolers], the X61 is the first to truly impress us, doing so in stunning fashion. more..

by Overclock3DSmall overclock3d

[We have the Kraken X61] beating the older X60 by a small margin in both the 4.0GHz and 4.4GHz tests. more..

by Tweak.dkSmall tweak dk

Alt i alt er det et godt produkt, der yder, som det skal. more..

by Inside HardwareSmall insidehw

La nuova generazione del sistema di raffreddamento a liquido All-In-One di punta di NZXT mantiene tutte le premesse della precedente generazione sfoggiando un design migliorato ed introducendo alcune funzionalità che migliorano sia le performance che la s more..

by El Chapuzas InformaticoSmall elchapuzasinformatico

La refrigeración líquida NZXT Kraken X61 ofrece un excepcional rendimiento para los usuarios que quieren realizar overclocking o mantener las temperaturas a raya en procesadores con un alto TDP. more..

by Next HardwareSmall nexthardware

Dopo un non esaltante Kraken X40 da noi provato nei mesi scorsi, NZXT coglie decisamente nel segno, dando alla luce due prodotti da tenere in seria considerazione. more..

by Hi Tech LegionSmall hitechlegion

If open loop is not your desire, the NZXT X61 stands near the top of the CLC market and is highly recommended. more..

by 3DNews.ruSmall 74511d1b3043fab8

A new pump with a variable rotor speed, new fans, multifunction software and the warranty increased threefold – are significant advantages in comparison with the previous version… Thus, Kraken X61 can also be considered one of the best AIO liquid cooling  more..

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The Kraken X61 is one of the first consumer closed loop coolers with an integrated variable speed pump. The variable speed pump keeps your PC’s noise to a minimum during use without sacrificing top end pump power.

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Kraken allows you to control your X61’s fans and other cooling settings easily from the comfort of NZXT’s CAM desktop or mobile software suite.



The FX140 V2 watercooling PWM fan is tuned for radiator cooling and is more durable, quiet, and powerful than the first-generation FX fan.

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Large tower support with extended 16” tubing, pre-set Intel mounting, and premium sleeved cables makes installation and cable management in your PC a breeze.

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Our industry leading six-year warranty keeps your rig performing reliably at top performance.

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3DGameMan 100% Kickass
Eteknix Editor's Choice
Hardware Canucks Dam Good
KitGuru Must Have
NextHardware 5 / 5 Rating
Overclock 3D Silver
Pure Overclock Good Hardware
Silent PC Review Recommended
Toms Hardware Approved Safe Buy
TweakTown Editor's Choice
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