The NZXT relies on the exceptionally high quality of its products, which shows the very long manufacturer's warranty of six years for all-in-one water cooling.
The NZXT Kraken X42 V2 Complete Water Cooling Overview:
Complete Wakü system with easy installation
140 mm aluminum radiator
A 140mm fan (Aer P140) included
Stylish LED lighting effect on the pump
With control and control option via CAM software
High compatibility with AMD and Intel
6-year manufacturer's warranty
Pump, fan & cooling performance
Like the direct predecessor, the NZXT Kraken X42 V2 also uses a slightly larger dual radiator made of aluminum in 140 mm format. The cooling capacity and the resulting volume are not only controlled by the fan speed of the supplied 140-millimeter fan, but also by the motor speed of the pump, which can be between 1,000 and 2,800 rpm. As usual, the pump is integrated in the back of the CPU cooling block, which rests with its copper surface on the AMD or Intel processor.
NZXT uses one of its modern Aer-P fans in 140-millimeter format to cool the radiator. Thanks to the angled air inlets and outlets as well as the so-called "winglet" fan blades air resistance is minimized and increases the fan performance and static pressure. As a result, the PWM fans deliver excellent cooling performance of up to 166.79 m³ / h. Due to the fluid dynamic bearing made of copper, the Aer-P fan even has a longer service life of more than six years. In addition, it ensures an ever-uniform lubrication, which noticeably reduces the noise during operation.
The connection of the pump to the mainboard is done befittingly via USB, while the fan is connected as usual directly to the pump.
Infinity mirror, LED lighting & CAM software
In terms of design, NZXT has come up with something very special. On the back of the cooling block is a stylish LED lighting with infinity mirror, which gives a fantastic effect. With this lighting, it is possible to illuminate the NZXT logo and the circular LED strip in various colors and effects depending on the user's ideas and discretion, which amounts to a lot on the motherboard.
With the CAM software, NZXT even gives users the opportunity to adjust their pump and fan performance themselves. So if you want to adjust the balance between cooling and volume or between pump and fan speed, instead of relying on the out-of-the-box settings, with the KRAKEN X42 V2 has the opportunity to do so. In addition, the current water and core temperatures are also specified here and it is even possible to switch between different profiles.
Compatibility & manufacturer's warranty
If you are not convinced by the NZXT Kraken X42 V2, you should read a bit further, because the X42 V2 is not only extremely cool and works relatively quietly, it is also highly compatible with all modern sockets from AMD and Intel and can be mounted very easily. In particular, from V2 AM4 compatibility is given. It is also noticeable that the closed water cycle does not have to be maintained, of course, and the complete water cooling system also fits into some smaller housings in which large tower air coolers can not fit.
The Kraken X42 V2 is pre-filled and delivered with already applied thermal grease on the CPU contact surface. Thanks to 40 cm long hoses, the radiator can be flexibly positioned on a 140-millimeter fan slot in the housing. In addition, this high-quality compact water cooling system comes with a manufacturer's warranty of six years, which shows how sustainable the principle of all-in-one water cooling works.
Radiator: 175 x 143 x 30 mm (W x H x D)
Pump: 80 x 80 x 52.9 mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 0.89 kg
Materials: aluminum, copper, plastic, rubber, nylon
Pump speed: 1,000 - 2,800 rpm +/- 300 rpm
Voltage (pump): 12V
Connection (pump): USB
LED lighting (pumpe): RGB
Hose length: 40 cm
Fan: Type: 1x 140 mm (Aer P140)
Speed: 500 - 1,800 rpm +/- 300 rpm)
Flow rate: 46.33 - 166.79 m³ / h
Static pressure: 0.21 - 2.71 mm H2O
Volume: 21 - 38 dB (A)
Connector: 4-pin PWM
Compatibility: Intel Socket: 115x, 1366, 2011 (-V3) AMD Socket: AM2 (+), AM3 (+), AM4, FM1, FM2 (+)
Manufacturer Warranty: 6 years