NZXT Kraken X72 AIO Cooler Review

Conclusion

NZXT Kraken X72 AIO Cooler Review

Conclusion

It's been a pleasure to review the NZXT Kraken X72, it was a doddle to fit, and obvious from the start that build quality and attention to detail were high, as indeed they always are with NZXT.  The CAM software that is used to control every aspect of the hardware speeds and lighting configurations is a vast improvement on the earlier versions, but can at times still be a bit buggy and clunky.  Once you get the hang of it though you're good to go.

When we got to torture testing, we were impressed with the noise levels of the X72 when the fans were cranked down a bit, and also the sheer performance when you're running at the full 12V that we test at.  Granted they get louder, but still not ear bleedingly loud, all of which means you can crank it up for some gaming goodness, or leave it on a low speed and almost silent running for general everyday use.

The Cold head has full LED RGB control via the CAM software, which when combined with the parallel mirror "Infinity Effect" technology within the cold head makes for a very impressive light show.  For the money, we were a little disappointed that it didn't come bundled with RGB fans, and although you can change the rings in the cowling for different colours, these need to be purchased separately.  OK, so they're only a few quid, but it would've been great to see a few optional colours come as part of the bundled package.

And so to performance.  OK, so it didn't make the top spot, but it wasn't far off, and for that we feel it's rightly earned a Performance award. 



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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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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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