NZXT Kraken X61 Review & Specs

NZXT Kraken X61 RL-KRX61-01

NZXT Kraken X61 RL-KRX61-01


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  • World's first Integrated Variable Speed Pump
  • Bigger radiator: 36% More Surface area
  • CAM Software Kraken+ :Integrated Hue and digital fan control
  • Extended 16" tubing and premium black sleeved cables for easy installation and improved air ow.
  • Powerful, quiet, and durable new FX 140 V2 water-cooling PWM fan tuned for radiator cooling.
  • 6 Year Warranty
  • COMPATIBAL CPUS: INTEL SOCKET 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3 Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium/ Celero; AMD SOCKET AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 FX / Phenom / Phenom II / Athlon / Athlon II / Sempron /A-Series APU

Specifications Overview

Model RL-KRX61-01
Release Date October 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Supported Sockets
  • AM2
  • AM2+
  • AM3
  • AM3+
  • AM4
  • FM1
  • FM2
  • FM2+
  • LGA1150
  • LGA1151
  • LGA1155
  • LGA1156
  • LGA1200
  • LGA1366
  • LGA1700
  • LGA2011
  • LGA2011-3
  • LGA2066
  • sTR4
  • sTRX4
Liquid Cooler
Radiator Size 280mm
Bearing Type Unknown
Noise Level 20.0 - 37.0 dbA
Fan RPM 800 - 2000 RPM


The Kraken X61 takes our industry-leading 280mm platform to new heights by bringing the latest in cooling hardware and software technology directly to your PC. It is the first consumer closed loop cooler with an integrated variable speed pump. The variable speed pump keeps noise to a minimum during use without sacrificing top end pump power. Our legacy Kraken Control software has been replaced by our all-new software suite, CAM. NZXT CAM allows you to control your Kraken X61's fan speeds, Hue lighting, and other custom cooling settings. CAM also supports multi-Kraken systems natively, allowing you to designate a Kraken as a CPU or GPU cooler and link the fan/pump performance to those specic components.

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