NZXT KRAKEN 240 Liquid Cooler Review
Recently we have reviewed many AIO (All-In-One) PC liquid coolers from different brands and most coolers comes with some sort of RGB lighting implemented in it. And as in current PC market, we all are seeing that RGB lighting is becoming a common feature in every possible PC peripheral.
But today we are reviewing a non RGB 240mm CPU liquid cooling solution from NZXT, the NZXT KRAKEN 240 Liquid CPU Cooler. NZXT KRAKEN 240 is a high-performance liquid CPU cooler comes with a 240mm radiator and a PC monitoring 1.54” LCD screen on top of the pump-cpu block.
Now let’s see with 240mm radiator and LDC, what more the NZXT is offering.
Get high-performance cooling and display a favorite image or GIF, monitor real-time PC performance metrics, and more with NZXT CAM software.
- Pump features an embedded 1.54” square LCD screen to display real-time system info or custom images
- Adjustable screen orientation accommodates pump head position
- Powerful Asetek pump provides optimal cooling and up to 2,800 RPM whisper-quiet operation
- Includes high-performance PWM fans with fluid dynamic bearings for optimal cooling
- Includes F140P/F120P Static Pressure fans
- Single breakout cable simplifies installation
- Rubber tubing is reinforced with nylon-braided sleeves to prevent leaks
- Control custom screen content, pump speed, and zero-noise fan curves with NZXT CAM
1.54" square LCD display with 240x240 resolution, 30 Hz refresh rate, and high brightness.
The powerful Asetek pump circulates coolant efficiently and quietly.
Static Pressure Fans with fluid dynamic bearings provide powerful cooling with minimal noise.
Installation Made Easy
A single breakout cable from pump to motherboard streamlines installation.
Includes compatible mounting brackets for Intel (LGA 1700/1200/115X) and AMD processors (AM4, AM5).
Pre-applied NZXT High-Performance Thermal Paste.
Extended rubber tubing with durable nylon-braided sleeves for worry-free handling.
NZXT CAM. Lights. CAM. Action
NZXT CAM is your go-to software for personalizing the look and performance of your build.
NZXT KRAKEN 240 Liquid CPU cooler comes in a securely packaged box with product image, Model name and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Box contains hard molded cardboard cutout holding NZXT Liquid CPU Cooler securely along with Mounting kit for most modern CPU sockets, Two F120P Static Pressure Fans, Breakout cable set, Thermal compound (pre-applied) and Quick Start Guide.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
|| AORUS AX370-Gaming 5
|| 2 X 8GB Kingston DDR4-3600
|| WD Blue SN570 nvme
|| NZXT KRAKEN 240
|| MSI RX 6600 XT
|| CORSAIR iCUE 5000T RGB Case
|| Windows 10 (22H2)
NZXT KRAKEN 240 Cooler supports NZXT CAM software which can be easily downloaded from NZXT website.
For testing thermal capability we manually overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and stressed the CPU using AIDA64 for 10 minutes. We set NZXT KRAKEN 240 CPU cooler using NZXT CAM software to ‘Silent’.
We choose ‘Silent’ profile in our testing because the new 7th gen Asetek pump used in the cooler was running at about 2300RPM in this setting and stays quiet. To keep consistency in all our AIO coolers testing we try to keep pump RPM close to 2300RPM.
Ambient Temperature 33C
NZXT KRAKEN 240 CPU cooler maintained stable CPU temperature and provide constant CPU performance.
- No RGB
- 1.54" Transmissive TFT, 262K color LCD screen
- Silent Asetek Pump
- NZXT CAM support
- Easy Installation
- Two F120P Static Pressure Fan
- Great Price
- Even at max brightness LCD display was little dark
In our testing, being a 240mm AIO cooler, the NZXT KRAKEN 240 performed good and maintained a stable temperature on a high-end AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU. Max temp reached was 72C and whole cooler was very silent during long test runs. The 1.54" Transmissive TFT LCD was on little darker side in brightness section, even with max brightness set in the NZXT CAM software some users with a dark tampered glass side panel PC Case, may find LCD to be little dull.
In the current PC hardware scenario, where brands are trying to put RGB on every possible peripheral, the NZXT KRAKEN 240 Liquid CPU Cooler is great option for Non-RGB professional PC build and it’s LCD can be used to display some useful real-time system information.
Finally at a great price of Rs.11.5K (approx.) the NZXT KRAKEN 240 Liquid CPU cooler is worthy of our PC TeK Reviews Value Award.