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Welcome to an NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler this is often more of an informational Post with reference to all or any more details of NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler and what we all know so far.

NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review :

Welcome to an NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler this is often more of an informational Post with reference to all or any more details of NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler and what we all know so far.

Today we are going to look at the NZXT Kraken X53 CPU cooler. The X53 is an all-in-one CPU cooler with a 240-millimeter radiator, which comes with 220-millimeter air p120 fans.

NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review
NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review

This model is the update to the well-regarded x52 with a few enhancements, such as the updated aesthetic pump and a larger led ring. It features an updated gen 7 Asetek pump contained within a redesigned housing adorned by a large cover plate.

NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review: The cover plated center stage to what NZXT calls their infinity mirror led, which users can use to add an array of dazzling lighting aesthetics to their custom, builds. The x53 is ideal for someone who wants that fantastic lighting show in their build but doesn’t want to compromise on cooling performance, since this cooler is capable of handling most mainstream consumer chips from Intel or AMD with acceptable thermals.

Even when overclocking, however, for hotter chips, do keep in mind that higher fan speeds may be required. Control of the x53 is NZXT cam software, through which lighting and pump speed curves can be adjusted.

The most notable update is the rotatable display which allows the user to have more freedom in mounting that pump head to the most ideal location on the motherboard in order to minimize fit issues with other components.

Although the lower height of the barbs compared to the x52 means potentially more interference with other motherboard components such as ram, the rotatable display, means that the pump head can be placed in the most ideal location, then all one has to do is rotate the display in 30-degree increments to their desired orientation.

NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review: Additional RGB lighting accessories, such as a lighting strip, can then be connected through the 5-volt RGB channel. One other change is that the fans are no longer controlled by the unit itself. Instead, they need to be connected to the motherboard or a separate fan controller, which is a slight inconvenience with an acceptable workaround.

My overall experience with this unit was very positive. Installation is straightforward, and this is among the easiest AIOS to build with the thermal paste is pre-applied, which further helps simplify the process for new builders.

I benchmark performance with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900x overclocked on all cores to 4.2 gigahertz and saw perfectly manageable temperatures of around 45 degrees above ambient room temperatures at the identical pump and fan speeds.

NZXT Kraken X53 CPU Cooler Review: It performed identically to the x82, which means, if you’re, replacing your older x52 unit. You can expect the same performance but with enhanced lighting and an updated pump design for possibly better pump life.

NZXT is Cam software is easy to navigate and, besides lighting adjustments, it also allows the user to customize a pump speed curve dependent on temperatures or fix it to a given desired pump speed. I found that fixing the pump speeds around 60 made the pump, and this had a fairly minimal impact on CPU thermals.

Finally, I said that it was awesome and the Performance is great. I hope you enjoy this review and let’s give a comment about this product.

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