Tuesday, March 6th 2018

NZXT Introduces the New Kraken M Series of AIO CPU Coolers

NZXT today announces the expansion of its award-winning Kraken all-in-one liquid CPU cooler family with the new Kraken M Series. The new Kraken M22 delivers NZXT's signature RGB and infinite-mirror effects in a more affordable AIO CPU cooler.

"The reception for the Kraken X Series has been amazing. Our infinite-mirror and RGB lighting effects are a favorite among PC gamers looking to customize their rig," says Johnny Hou, NZXT's founder and CEO. "One of the biggest requests from our community has been to deliver that same signature look at a lower price point. The new Kraken M22 does exactly that."
Kraken M22 features
  • Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience that syncs with other NZXT HUE accessories.
  • Complete lighting control through the powerful and versatile CAM software
  • Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
  • Includes a radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fan designed specifically to deliver excellent performance in a liquid cooling setup
  • 3-year warranty
Master your Control
Full integration with NZXT's CAM software makes it easy to choose from a variety of lighting effects, including syncing with other HUE accessories by using the desktop or mobile app.

Light Your Way with CAM
Customize the look of the pump, featuring a dazzling infinite-mirror effect, with the most advanced lighting effects found in an AIO liquid cooler. The Kraken series includes numerous customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.

Liquid-Cooled Perfection with Radiator Optimized Aer P Fans
The Aer P 120 radiator fans are designed for liquid-cooling perfection. Featuring a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings, they deliver silent operation, durability, and powerful cooling performance. They can also be customized using removable color trims (sold separately).

Reinforced Extended Tubing
Fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing. As an added protective layer, it shields your Kraken cooler tubes from potential damage during handling.

No Compromise Quality
The Kraken M Series is built to the exacting standards of the X Series, with the same quality of materials and attention to detail. It achieves a more aggressive price point by including just the essential features. Unlike the current Kraken X Series coolers, the new M22 does not include built-in fan control or liquid temperature monitoring. Instead, users can use the PWM fan headers on their motherboard, or from fan controllers like the NZXT GRID+ V3 or the Smart Device included in NZXT's H700i, H400i or H200i cases. CAM can still provide CPU temperature and pump speed information, along with other system-level parametric data.

CAM software requires Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. An internet connection is needed to download CAM, and some CAM-powered features require internet access, a valid email address, and acceptance of our current Terms of Service.

MSRP Pricing:
Kraken M22 - $99.99 USD

Availability:
  • USA - Mid-March
  • EU - Late March
  • ROW - Mid-March
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4 Comments on NZXT Introduces the New Kraken M Series of AIO CPU Coolers

#1
MCJeeba
What's with the plate in the center of the radiator? never seen anything like that before.
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RH92
MCJeeba said:
What's with the plate in the center of the radiator? never seen anything like that before.
I was wondering the same. This plate blocks almost 1/4 of the airflow ( realisticaly less granted there is a dead zone in thé midle of the fan but still ) .
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dyonoctis
RH92 said:
I was wondering the same. This plate blocks almost 1/4 of the airflow ( realisticaly less granted there is a dead zone in thé midle of the fan but still ) .
It's a pump. yes they placed the pump in the middle of the radiator. And it's not a very good aio either, priced at 99 €, the master liquid 120 is a better buy. All it got going for it is the look.
http://www.comptoir-hardware.com/articles/refroidissement/35905-test-nzxt-kraken-m22.html?start=3
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RH92
dyonoctis said:
It's a pump. yes they placed the pump in the middle of the radiator. And it's not a very good aio either, priced at 99 €, the master liquid 120 is a better buy. All it got going for it is the look.
http://www.comptoir-hardware.com/articles/refroidissement/35905-test-nzxt-kraken-m22.html?start=3
Ok merci for the link ;) .

So yeah it appears this is indeed a pump wich is even more weird imo . I mean it's mentioned they went with this design ( instead of the traditional pump ontop of the waterblock ) to reduce the waterblock size but i don't think that has ever been an issue to begin with .

Yeah at this price liquid master 120 is a much better buy , unless looks are the only thing you care for .
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