NZXT Kraken X72 AIO Cooler Review

Up Close: Radiator and Cold Plate.

NZXT Kraken X72 AIO Cooler Review

Up Close:  Radiator and Cold Plate.

The X72 has a length of 394mm and is designed to take 3x120mm fans.  The rad itself has a thickness of just 27mm which means when fitted with 25mm thick fans will bring the whole shooting match up to 52mm thick.

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The fin density and water channels are about average for a 360mm AIO, bring just a little higher than your average 240mm offering.

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The braided hoses attach to the end tank by means of the "Grannies Ankles" method that it's fair to say we're not too fond off.  Don't go thinking they're going to snap off if you fart in there general direction, or anything like that, we just don't like the aesthetics of them.

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The upper surface of the cold plate has the NZXT logo within it (you can just see it under the OC3D watermark.  When powered up the head has individually addressable RGB LEDs, which, when used in conjunction with the CAM software and the built in parallel infinity mirrors can produce some wonderful lighting effects.  Just the shame the fans aren't RGB. 

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The crown of the cold plate is of brushed Aluminium effect, with the rest of the housing being Matt Black plastic.  The hoses connect via 90 degree rotating elbows, and have a good degree of movement.

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The copper cold plate is on the small size by modern standards but should be large enough to get the job done.  What thing that is disappointing is the lack of thought that's gone into the tidying of all the wires as they leave the cold plate assembly, as they do make it look a bit untidy.

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23-05-2018, 11:43:09

MiNo
When the “key features” Section is directly from the marketing material then I instantly stop reading thinking this is as far from a “review” as it gets.

Now, I usually force myself onwards knowing you guys draw your own conclusions. But I really wish you would write the section yourself and exclude all the Marketing BS. Or put in a disclaimer explaining where this particular text comes from.Quote

23-05-2018, 11:44:34

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
When the “key features” Section is directly from the marketing material then I instantly stop reading thinking this is as far from a “review” as it gets.

Now, I usually force myself onwards knowing you guys draw your own conclusions. But I really wish you would write the section yourself and exclude all the Marketing BS. Or put in a disclaimer explaining where this particular text comes from.

Most of the specs pages are straight from blurb.... Total waste of time to write it all out when really youre only here for the results and conclusion anywaysQuote

23-05-2018, 14:07:56

MiNo
^ I get that. But when I read the first section above, it’s your words in “your voice”. Then I come to the marketing stuff and it’s STILL in your voice, because it’s written in the same way, same formatting with no “warning”.

Oh well, perhaps it’s just me - but in my mind you are the one throwing around “market leader”, “world class”, “engineering marvel” all the time ;-)Quote

23-05-2018, 14:36:26

NeverBackDown
Where in the first page did he say: market leader, world class, or engineering marvel?

He said, "On paper it's got the credentials to take the top spot. Let's see shall we?"

How is this different from any other high end review? What do you want him to say?

"I guess we will take a look and hopefully it sucks"

That better for you?

How would you do his intro different and how would you do his first page different? Because you're criticizing for no reason and not giving examples of what YOU think it should be for a more "neutral" presentation.Quote

23-05-2018, 16:03:07

MiNo
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Where in the first page did he say: market leader, world class, or engineering marvel?

He said, "On paper it's got the credentials to take the top spot. Let's see shall we?"

How is this different from any other high end review? What do you want him to say?

"I guess we will take a look and hopefully it sucks"

That better for you?

How would you do his intro different and how would you do his first page different? Because you're criticizing for no reason and not giving examples of what YOU think it should be for a more "neutral" presentation.

I'm sorry I'm not able to be more clear than my last post. I'm really sure how to put it, but your are not understanding what I'm trying to say :-(


I can try again by saying it like this "you should not include other peoples text inside your own, without clearly marking it as such".


Make it clear what is your own text, and what is copy-pasta from somewhere else.


Better? If not, I give up.Quote
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