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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

(134 Ratings, 4.5 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X61

Part #

RL-KRX61-01

Manufacturer

NZXT

Fan RPM

800 - 2000 RPM

Noise Level

20 - 37 dB

CPU Socket

  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • AM4
  • sTR4
  • sTRX4
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA1366
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066

Water Cooled

Yes - 280 mm

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    Space_DollarDollar
    • 89 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build A Tribute to Jipster

    Beautiful cooler, wish it would be in form factor with the case, but besides that, great and worth it more than the h110i gt

    EvZ_2
    • 75 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build House Targaryen

    Easy to Install - RGB lighting - looks CLEAN! - just make sure you plug it into the CPU header :)

    jonathansun728
    • 68 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Skylake Evolv Build

    Got this coz of the sick LEDs (better than Corsair's imo), but it does great on cooling as well! And I love the CAM Software.

    Colomon
    • 52 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build The Green Demon

    Quiet, no pump noise, and amazing radiator and hose quality. CAM software is a little wonky but overall a very nice cooler.

    trentzapro
    • 46 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build White Light

    Makes a fair bit of noise but once you get your fan curve right, Never hear a sound unless under load. Makes a weird sound in the mornings/1st power up of the day.

    mrtravis2772
    • 44 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build Personal 10 core editing machine

    Fantastic cooler, works very well. 30 degree idle temps on i7 6950x and 45 degrees on 100% load

    achtungpanzer
    • 42 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build AMD Krait Snake Build

    I chose the NZXT Kraken X61 because it seemed a perfect fit with the NZXT case and it was. However, this was a different case with the motherboard, which it did not accomidate at all thanks to the socket holes being larger than NZXT anticipated, meaning it was impossible to install the cooler as intended. I was able to jury rig it using nuts from another cooler and it fit perfectly afterwards. Just keep that in mind if you want to use this motherboard with this cooler.

    FriarNurgle
    • 41 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Don't Panic

    Is a refurb unit from NZXT. Was a little worried when it made a gurgling sound when first powered on but after a few seconds it went quiet. Very please with sound, looks, and cooling. Nice being able to change the LED color.

    dpaquet1
    • 39 points
    • 42 months ago

    So far this thing keeps my CPU nice and cool. It would be nice if the CAM software that manages it was a little more stable, but otherwise its been a great AIO so far and the lighting is pretty cool.

    cfdevkev
    • 37 points
    • 53 months ago

    Overall very pleased so far. Probably on par with high end air coolers, but definitely no custom loop competition. Five stars because I find it hard to imagine a similar AIO performing better to any large degree, but I have not personally tested any others.

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