NZXT Kraken X41 Review

Up Close: Packaging and Contents

NZXT Kraken X41 Review

Up Close:  Packaging and Contents

The X41 comes in a flashy Red, White and Black coloured box.  Usefully, as well as presenting us with images of the cooler within the box also gives plenty of detail with regards to the specification and even a brief explanation of the CAM control software, more of which later.

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As with many products these days the X41 is nestled within egg box style inner packaging, with each of the main components wrapped, bagged or cardboard sleeved to protect them

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Along with the Intel mount that we'll see when we look in more detail at the Cooler itself you also get fittings for AMD.  A look back at the Technical Specification will show you that it fits most Intel and AMD sockets with the exception of 775 (is it really that old now?)  The instructions provided with the Kraken are amongst the worst we've seen, with no clear indication given as to which parts should be selected for which fitting.  The blue on grey nature wonderfully executed by Fractal appears to have failed NZXT with it being almost impossible to work out what you should be attaching where.  All is not lost however as the last box of the instructions points you towards a website that shows short animations of how things are to go together, so NZXT score 0/10 for the paper instructions and 10/10 for the online option.

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Most Recent Comments

23-07-2014, 06:37:18

Excalabur50
This cooler should make for a good GPU cooler as I'm sure it would beat air by a fair bitQuote

23-07-2014, 07:53:35

GadgetGarrett
I'll be sticking with my H80i then

Great review.Quote

23-07-2014, 10:21:48

RickPlaysWarr
Thank you for the review Gary. I am wondering if using two fans in push pull might be in order. Thinking of getting one of these to cool the GPU in my H440 build. I have a G10 bracket in red just waiting to be used. I might wait and see what the X61 review looks like and then make a choice. The tubing can be easily routed to the front of the H440 and will be hidden by the HD mounting wall. I would love to see the X41 tested on a GPU with the G10 bracket like you did in your G10 review.

Thank you again.

--Rick--Quote

23-07-2014, 10:40:00

Wraith
Excellent write up Gary and nice little Rushkit unboxing "I'm taking notes" Tom you should have fun with NZXT CAM software I know I did when Beta Testing it for them last year (I even have the T-Shirt to prove it)
http://i.imgur.com/nYLrAUD.jpg
I did do a news piece a while back and it really should have been a review but hey ho..Quote

13-08-2014, 16:14:51

PooBrain
Well overpriced if you ask me.Quote
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