February 29, 2024

NZXT, a leading provider of PC gaming hardware and services, has announced the release of its newest line of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers: the Kraken and Kraken Elite. These coolers offer high-quality cooling and the iconic NZXT design while displaying essential data via NZXT CAM, a free software that enables users to monitor, control, and customize their NZXT products.

The Kraken and Kraken Elite are the latest iterations of the award-winning Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 series of liquid CPU coolers. The Kraken Elite boasts a 2.36″ LCD screen with higher resolution and frame rate, a better viewing angle, and higher color accuracy than its predecessor. This screen can display data from NZXT CAM, as well as static or animated images with greater clarity. The Kraken features a 1.54″ LCD screen that can display system temperatures and static images from NZXT CAM.

Kraken and Kraken Elite

The new Kraken series is available in 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm sizes, delivering exceptional performance with a 7th-generation Asetek pump that is both efficient and quiet. Users can choose from the High Static Pressure F Series fans or the new F Series Core RGB fans, both of which can efficiently cool the latest CPUs from Intel and AMD. Additionally, the installation process is simplified with a single breakout cable and reinforced tubes for enhanced durability.

NZXT is also introducing RGB versions of their H5 Flow and H7 Flow, as well as a retooled version of the H7 Elite. The H7 Elite comes pre-installed with the new F Series Core RGB fans and includes an RGB controller for an easy out-of-box RGB experience controlled by NZXT CAM.

NZXT CAM has been updated with new features for the Kraken Elite and Kraken Z-3 series, including a dual infographic and carousel mode for displaying system data. With the integration of GIPHY, users can access a vast library of GIFs and add them to their Kraken’s screen quickly. The new browser stream mode allows users to display data from websites like Google Photos, Spotify, or any website of their choosing, adding even more customization and function to their builds.

New 7th Gen Asetek Pump and High Static Pressure Fans

The Kraken series delivers exceptional cooling performance, thanks to its 7th-gen Asetek pump and High Static Pressure F Series fans. These fans are equipped with Fluid Dynamic Bearing technology, ensuring smooth, quiet operation with a long lifespan. Additionally, precision PWM control enables fans to cool quickly when needed, while staying quiet at lower loads for maximum efficiency. The RGB variants of the Kraken series feature F Series RGB Core fans, which offer a vibrant feel to your gaming setup with eight individually addressable RGB LEDs on each fan.

Installation of the Kraken series is made simple with a single breakout cable that removes the guesswork from the installation process. Liquid tubes are protected with reinforced nylon-braided sleeves for durability and worry-free handling. Mounting accessories are included for the latest Intel and AMD motherboards.

Personalize to your Hearts Content with NZXT CAM Software

NZXT CAM software enables users to personalize their Kraken’s screen content easily. Control fan and pump speed by running your fans at 0 RPM mode at low temperatures for a quiet operation. Set your Kraken’s RGB and other NZXT lighting effects to cater to your setup’s style. The Kraken features a 1.54″ diameter LCD screen that displays custom images and system specs in real-time, while the Kraken Elite’s 2.36″ wide-angle TFT-LCD screen comes with a 640 x 640 resolution, brightness of 690 cd/m², and a refresh rate of 60 frames per second, which offers a clear and sharp picture with enhanced color accuracy and is visible from more viewing angles.

Key Facts about the Kraken Series

Stay Cool

  • The 7th gen Asetek pump ensures your Kraken cools and stays quiet
  • F Series Fans provide High Static Pressure to optimize air push through your radiator. This allows for superior heat dissipation.
    • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) ensures smooth, quiet operation with a long lifespan.
    • Enjoy precision PWM control, which means fans cool quickly when needed, but stay quiet at lower loads for maximum efficiency
  • RGB Varitents include the F Series RGB Core fans that give a vibrant feel to your gaming setup with the 8 individually addressable RGB LEDs on each fan.

Simple Installation

  • Setup is made simple with a single breakout cable that removes the guesswork from the installation process.
  • The liquid tubes are protected with reinforced nylon-braided sleeves for durability and worry-free handling.
  • Includes mounting accessories for the latest Intel and AMD motherboards

NZXT CAM Ready

  • Personalize screen content with user-friendly NZXT CAM software.
  • Control fan and pump speed by running your fans at 0 RPM mode at low temperatures for a quiet operation.
  • Set your Kraken’s RGB and other NZXT lighting effects to cater to your setup’s style.

Performance in Real Time

  • Display custom images and system specs in real-time on the 1.54″ diameter LCD screen.
    • Transmissive TFT, 262K color display with 240p x 240p resolution, brightness of 300 cd/m², and a viewing angle of 80°.

Kraken Elite Exclusive Features

Eye-Catching Quality

  • Showcase your favorite images, animated GIFs, and CAM information with outstanding visual quality.
  • The Kraken Elite’s 2.36″ wide-angle TFT-LCD screen comes with a 640 x 640 resolution, brightness of 690 cd/m², and a refresh rate of 60 frames per second, which offers a clear and sharp picture with enhanced color accuracy and is visible from more viewing angles.

Personalize screen content with new NZXT CAM Features:

  • GIPHY integration is now within NZXT CAM, allowing you to pick your favorite GIF within NZXT CAM easily.
  • A new Browser Stream to display things from Google photo albums, Spotify “Now playing,” and your favorite websites.
  • The ability to relay CAM system info with animations and infographics.
  • Screen Rotation in 30° increments to support several pump orientations. (before 90° increment)

Pricing

Kraken MSRP

Non-RGBRGB
Kraken 240:$139.99Kraken 240 RGB:$179.99
Kraken 280:$159.99Kraken 280 RGB:$199.99
Kraken 360:$179.99Kraken 360 RGB:$219.99

Kraken Elite MSRP

Kraken Elite 240:$239.99Kraken 240 RGB:$259.99
Kraken Elite 280:$249.99Kraken 280 RGB:$269.99
Kraken Elite 360:$279.99Kraken 360 RGB:$299.99

H Series RGB Cases MSRP:

H5 Flow RGB: $119.99

H7 Flow RGB: $159.99

H7 Elite (2023): $199.99

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