As what I mentioned, installation of the X40 was a breeze for me but for others, it might be a little bit challenging on the mounting method. I had problems with the H55 from Corsair so I was prepared for this one. 😛
Now about the Kraken Control software – here’s what the software looks like. It’s simple yet polished, with all the controls you’ll need to get it up and running. 😀 It’s this software that makes the Kraken X40 stand out from the crowd.
Color change? Yes, that’s correct.
I used the Intel Core i5-4670K overclocked to 4.3Ghz @ 1.25vcore for this test.
CPU load was done by converting 10bit MKV video to 8bit using x264, set to -veryslow mode.
|Idle (Â°C)||Load (Â°C)|
|Kraken X40 (without software)||35||56|
|Kraken X40 (software – Extreme)||27||47|
|Kraken X40 (software – Silent)||34||53|
On Silent mode, the fan runs at about 1,000 RPM while Extreme mode pushes it to some 1,700 RPM.
The cooler retails at RM 329 and it’s worth every cent, not just for the cooling performance but also the fine control that comes with the Kraken Control software.
Performance aside, the cooler’s adjustable LED color makes it great for any casing theme you intend to set it up for. The product comes with 2-years warranty.
The Kraken X40 works for graphic cards as well! All you need to do is pair with with NZXT’s Kraken G10 GPU bracket. 🙂