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NZXT unleashes the Kraken series all in one coolers

NZXT launches the Kraken Z and X series all-in-one CPU cooler series, promising strong cooling performance if you've the cash to spare.

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NZXT has launched three new lines of all in one CPU coolers the Kraken X, Kraken M and the Kraken Z. These coolers are available in different sizes, with the key difference being the design of the CPU heatsink itself, not in terms of its ability to cool the CPU, but in terms of its style. The Kraken Z sports a 2.36in LCD screen with a 24-bit colour display on the CPU cooler while the Kraken X and M have an RGB ring and a rotatable logo at the hub of its cooler.

The Kraken Z is available in two versions, the Z63 and the Z73. The Z63 makes use of twin 140mm fans while the Z73 uses a trio of 120mm fans. The Kraken X range includes the X73 with a trio of 120mm fans, the X63 which has dual 140mm fans, and the X53 which is a duo of 120mm fans. The Kraken M is something of the black sheep (or should it be squid) of the family, with only a single 120mm fan. While the Kraken Z and X ranges are compatible with almost every type of CPU socket still in regular desktop use, the Kraken M is not compatible with Threadripper or Ryzen 7, 5 or 3 CPUs. There is after all only so much cooling you can do with a single 120mm fan on a matching radiator.

The Z, M and X series Krakens use either Aer P120 or Aer P140 fans with PWM controls to keep the speed to a minimum.

The Kraken X start at $179.99 US and the Kraken Z start at $289.99 US.