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CPU Cooler

NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

(25 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

NZXT

Model

Kraken X41

Part #

RL-KRX41-01

Manufacturer

NZXT

Fan RPM

800 - 2000 RPM

Noise Level

20 - 37 dB

CPU Socket

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

Water Cooled

Yes - 140 mm

Fanless

No

Price History

    Reviews

    Vengeance1871
    • 42 points
    • 54 months ago

    from completed build Apollo, God of Light

    I originally wanted one of the Fractal Design Kelvin coolers, but they weren't released when I was buying my parts. So instead I went with the NZXT Kraken. I was looking for a solid 140mm cooler and this one ended up fitting the bill. Besides matching the case, this one came with variable pump speed and a cool LED (bonus!). It has been working fantastic, keeping my i7 nice and cool. This cooler was well worth the money.

    adobo
    • 39 points
    • 47 months ago

    It matched my case and it got great reviews. Plus the customizable LED is cool. I cleaned off the OE thermal grease on the Kraken and used Arctic Silver 5 directly on the CPU surface. Easy to install, although I was confused about the power and fan headers. The IKEA like instruction manual was vague, so I had to look up a youtube video to figure out what headers to use. Apparently the 3-pin plug goes into the CPU_FAN header, the waterblock fans go into the CPU_OPT header, and there is a USB plug (which doesn't have all the pins, on purpose) which plugs into an available USB_2 header on the MOBO. NZXT warns to install the CAM+ software BEFORE plugging in the USB header. I followed that advice and had no problems. The CAM+ software is cool but it requires you to submit/register with NZXT. The radiator and fan are quiet and keeps my i7 in the low 20's.

    minus one star because I spent a bunch of time trying to decipher all the wires, the installation instructions could have been clearer. Plus the CAM software required internet connectivity

    maverickvii
    • 39 points
    • 33 months ago

    Love it. Keeps things cool, easy install. Instructions were lacking. BTW love CAM software.

    Spyder756
    • 32 points
    • 26 months ago

    from completed build Tux

    I purchased mine as a refurbished unit. Even so, this cooler performs admirably. Right now I have it fixed to my GTX 980 by using the Kraken G12, and it's difficult to reach core temps above 55 degrees Celsius. Included fan is reasonably quiet, too.

    Grimblade20
    • 23 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build LGA1150 Green/Black Build

    After hearing some bad things about Corsair products, I made a last-minute switch from the H80i to the X41 - and I couldn't be happier. Overall, this is a stunningly polished cooler; the performance and aesthetics that it added to my build make it well worth the pricetag.

    alexjberry
    • 23 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Our new family PC

    Great piece of kit. If the mobo supports it, attach the pump to the W_PUMP header, and the refrigeration unit fan to the CPU_FAN header rather than to the extension plug on the pump power lead.

    Dacra
    • 17 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Price/performance Mini ITX

    Replaced Cryorig m9i, improved temperatures by about 10 degrees and isn't any louder.

    Would recommend.

    Four_Balls
    • 15 points
    • 37 months ago

    from completed build Build for a friend of a friend

    Neat water cooler that is easy enough to access settings to monitor temps and change LED settings.

    iamangeloeugene
    • 11 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build My Humble PC

    I need a 140mm radiator because I want it to be put at the top. Can't go with x61 because I can't remove the drive bays, I need it for Sentry 3 and an optical drive. It keeps my CPU very cool.

    Cruzn1k
    • 9 points
    • 53 months ago

    from completed build Aquila White + Red LED (mATX)

    Great AIO cooler. Fits pretty well in Xigmatek Aquila (in certain places/directions).

    Software works fine. If Specs could be modified to be at a certain distance in games, this would be perfect.

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