Product Comparison: NZXT Kraken X61 vs NZXT Kraken X62 (RL-KRX62-02)

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General Specifications
Kraken X61
Kraken X62
About the Product
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 Our legacy Kraken Control software has been replaced by our all-new software suite, CAM.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.
The all-new Kraken Series features the most advanced controls ever to be included in an all-in-one liquid cooler. Through CAM’s software interface, users can fine-tune settings to ensure an optimal performance, even in the most intense gaming sessions. Everything, including the pump, radiator, and the fans, have been redesigned to bring you the greatest experience in liquid cooling, all backed by an industry-leading 6-year warranty.
Key Specs
Cooling Type
Water Cooling
Water Cooling
Max. Airflow
106.1 CFM
98 CFM
Number of Pipes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NZXT Kraken X61 All-in-One Liquid Cooling System
  • This was my first AIO water cooler, and I'd like to say, I think it was wonderful. The tubing is plenty long, very flexible too.
  • This closed loop system is so easy that anyone can upgrade to water cooling. Install took about 20 minutes, make sure it will fit your case before you buy it as it does have a fairly large radiator.
  • Allows air to freely flow to exhaust fans, does not change airflow as much as air coolers.
  • Radiator needs to be cleaned to maintain efficient cooling of water.
  • My main issue with this is the fact that the pipes are too long other than that it's great.
NZXT Kraken X62 (RL-KRX62-02) 280mm All-in-one Water/Liquid CPU Cooling with Software Controlled RGB Lighting
  • I haven't gotten to push my PC too far, since I don't have very good airflow with my current case. That said, it cools down a Ryzen 7 VERY quickly, and the CPU LEDs are gorgeous.
  • Great AiO cooler. The temps on my system are cool, the pump is very quiet, and the radiator is simple to mount. Not much need to jockey with poorly-fitting screws, the machining was excellent. Only two complaints on it, and they seem to be really strange oversights by NZXT.
  • This thing is keeping my delidded 5.0GHz (all cores) i7-7700k nice and cool.
  • Great AiO cooler. The temps on my system are cool, the pump is very quiet, and the radiator is simple to mount. Not much need to jockey with poorly-fitting screws, the machining was excellent.
  • This CPU cooler works pretty well once it is installed. Mine shipped with a couple missing parts, but NZXT shipped a parts kit fairly quickly and I was able to finish the installation. Works very well.
Size & Weight
11.02 in.
5.6 in.
5.51 in.
12.4 in.
1.06 in.
1.2 in.
4.25 lbs.
2.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
NZXT Kraken X61 All-in-One Liquid Cooling System
  • One serious issue I had which prevented the full five stars was its size. This thing is huge.
  • Installation was a bit of a pain only due to the size of the radiator, but once it's in, you can truly appreciate how well-made and how sleek it looks.
  • It was too big, even for his ridiculously huge tower, that looks like it ate a few normal sized desktops, and had a growth spurt as dramatic as my oldest son's, and he seems to be competing with the hulk in speed and proportion.
  • It was big, heavy and got in the way of my RAM slots.
  • However keep in mind this is a big radiator so make sure you check your case compatibility chart to see if this will fit.
NZXT Kraken X62 (RL-KRX62-02) 280mm All-in-one Water/Liquid CPU Cooling with Software Controlled RGB Lighting
  • Because of the TR4 socket's larger size, traditional AIO coolers such as this one (and others from big brands like Corsair) do not cover the entire IHS of the CPU, and because of this, they do not dissipate heat as efficiently on Threadripper as they do other traditional sized CPUs.
  • Sexy, easy to install. Threadripper users, I only suggest this for the 8-core. On the 16-core it's not enough. Look to the full die coverage of the Enermax. As for the 12-core. Why the heck are you buying a 12-core? If you're going above 8, GO BIG!
  • AMD provided the bracket needed to mount this cooler to the Threqadripper TR4 socket. Pretty easy install.
  • Fit well easy to install and heat control is amazing
  • Excellent unit however was too large for case. Amazon quickly allowed a return and I got the X52 instead. It was perfect for the case (Cosmos S); no problems installing or using. Highly recommend.
Socket Compatibility
Intel:, 2011-3, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150, AMD:, FM2, FM1, AM3 +, AM3, AM2 +, AM2
Intel:, 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066, AMD:, TR4, AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3 +, AM3, AM2 +, AM2
2000 RPM
2800 RPM
Cooled CPU (Max. TDP)
270 W
270 W
Noise Level
37 dBA
38 dBA
Number of Coolers
Bearing Type
Nano Bearing
Nano Bearing
Heat-Exchanger Material
Power Connector Type
4-pin (chiller), 3-pin (pump)
4-pin (chiller), 3-pin (pump)
Integrated Hue and digital fan control with CAM connectivity.
New performance engineered pump, Individually addressable RGB and infinite mirror design, CAM Powered for complete software control, Includes Aer P radiator-optimized fan
What customers say about "Features"
NZXT Kraken X61 All-in-One Liquid Cooling System
  • Runs very quiet - due to the nature of its variable speed pump.
  • The noise is surprisingly typical of a 120mm fan with no noticeable pump noise from a distance of about two feet.
  • The fan provided doesn't get noticeably louder under heavy load either.
  • With that being said, this is a wonderful cooler, being very effective, yet very quiet! Would highly recommend it to someone looking for a reliable and efficient all-in-one unit.
  • The fan splitter to power the pump is a really nice touch.
  • When the pump RPMs drop down to the min speed it makes a noise.
  • Upon booting it up for the first time, there was a liquid sound like a shaking water bottle but it quickly subsided.
NZXT Kraken X62 (RL-KRX62-02) 280mm All-in-one Water/Liquid CPU Cooling with Software Controlled RGB Lighting
  • Very nice cooler. The RGB lights are beautiful and lots of options.
  • Works great, minimal time required for installation, very quiet. the leds look great matches any setup.
  • The fans are not loud at all and the installation was very good.
  • It is absolutely ridiculous that NZXT let such a buggy, horrid, unreliable POS software to be released with such amazing hardware.
  • Otherwise, this cooler is spectacular. Temps are kept very low, and there are tons of RGB options for the pump unit. However, the CAM software for controlling the lights is pretty atrocious, and very glitchy. Recommend setting it once and forgetting about it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
6 year(s)
6 year(s)
Other Information
159.99 $

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