NZXT rolls out the Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3, two new watercooling series. The main difference is that the Z-series has a customizable LCD screen on top of the waterblock.
NZXT, a leading developer of software-powered hardware solutions for PC gaming, today announces the Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 series, the next iterations in NZXT’s award-winning line of RGB all-in-one liquid coolers. This new generation of Kraken gives PC builders more options to uniquely customize their builds while providing enhanced cooling performance backed by NZXT’s industry-leading warranty.
New to the NZXT Kraken ecosystem, the Z-3 series (available in both 280mm and 360mm configurations) is the quintessential centerpiece to the ultimate gaming battlestation. A beautiful 2.36”(60mm) LCD screen providing unlimited visual customization, powered by NZXT CAM, is capable of displaying vital system health data as well as an animated GIF. With unparalleled aesthetics, the Kraken Z-3 series provides builders the opportunity to express themselves in an all-new way.
“The CPU cooler is the centerpiece for every PC Build,” says Johnny Hou, Founder and CEO of NZXT. “We took great lengths to ensure that the newest generation of Kraken is the most visually appealing and highest performing AIO ever. The possibilities for customization with the Kraken Z are endless and I cannot wait to see what the community does with this potential.”
“When NZXT approached us with ambitions for the ultimate in all-in-one CPU coolers, we knew some of our newest and most exciting technology advancements were an ideal fit to take gameplay to the next level,” said André Eriksen, CEO and Founder of Asetek. “With our all-new performance engineered pump, the new Kraken all-in-ones provide superior cooling and whisper quiet operations, plus give builders a platform for unique self-expression.”
The refreshed Kraken X-3 series (available in 240mm, 280mm, and 360mm configurations) improves on the iconic RGB infinity mirror design by enlarging the size of the ring. An upgraded cap is now rotatable to ensure correct orientation of the NZXT logo, accommodating more builds. Additionally, an NZXT RGB channel is built-in to allow for the easy addition of any NZXT RGB products, such as AER RGB 2 fans.
Both the Kraken X-3 and Z-3 series are compatible with mainstream CPU sockets such as Intel’s LGA 1151 and AMD’s AM4, giving builders access to high-performance cooling no matter which platform they choose.
Kraken X-3 Series Exclusive Features
Bigger and Brighter
A 10% bigger LED ring allows for more vivid RGB. A rotatable top accommodates re-orienting the logo no matter the direction the cooler is installed.
Kraken Z-3 Series Exclusive Features
Customize your Battlestation
With a bright, 2.36” LCD screen capable of displaying 24-bit color, you can now completely customize the look of your CPU cooler. Whether it’s a funny gif, or CAM data, you can use your Kraken to express yourself in an exciting new way.
Features found in both the Kraken X-3 and Kraken Z-3 Series:
Stay in Control
CAM’s elegant, user-friendly software makes you the master of your PC. With simple-to-use, intuitive controls, you can manage your Kraken’s performance and appearance with ease.
The included Aer P radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and ?uid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, long-term reliability, and powerful cooling performance.
Fine nylon mesh sleeves strengthen the rubber tubing, providing durability and protection against mishandling. The pump can be rotated or placed to ?t the needs of your motherboard without affecting the direction of the logo or image.
Install your pump in any direction to avoid conflicts with memory slots by rotating the Kraken X-3’s NZXT logo or placing the Kraken Z-3’s screen in the proper orientation.
Includes an NZXT RGB connector to power NZXT RGB lighting accessories, including Aer RGB 2 fans
All-new 7th generation pump from Asetek, providing better cooling and whisper-quiet performance at 800RPM
Improved synchronization of lighting modes across other NZXT RGB accessories
NZXT CAM-controlled pump and lighting effects
Easier installation with reinforced extended tubing (400mm)
These watercoolers are now available in the US via nzxt.com and will ship globally in February. Pricing is: