NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

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NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

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Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

Post by Tzupy » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:19 pm

Interesting, thank you for the review. Would be more interesting to test the X41 in combination with the G10 GPU adapter on a high end gfx card.

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Post by MikeC » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Tzupy wrote:Interesting, thank you for the review. Would be more interesting to test the X41 in combination with the G10 GPU adapter on a high end gfx card.
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Post by hhnn » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:54 am

maybe stupid question but : i have a cooler master silencio550 that have two hole for liquid cooling i can unplug the tubes to place the heat sink outside the case ?

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Post by nizer » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:26 am

Great review! And very interesting findings concerning the efficiency of X41.

I am also very much looking forward to the G10 testing, high end GPU cooling with water cooling should be very efficient.

I am also hoping for a review og Arctics newest solution, the The Accelero Hybrid II 120:
http://www.arctic.ac/eu_en/accelero-hybrid-ii-120.html

It should efficiently fix the cooling problem of the RAM and voltage regulators!

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Post by SebRad » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:40 am

maybe stupid question but : i have a cooler master silencio550 that have two hole for liquid cooling i can unplug the tubes to place the heat sink outside the case ?
Hi, no I would think not, as far as I know these are sealed units, the pipes do not disconnect. The radiator mounts inside the case. If you wish to mount a radiator outside the case you will have to build a water cooling system from parts.

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Post by Abula » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:22 am

Coolers from swiftech might be able to, since its not a fully sealed set up.
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Post by xan_user » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:58 am

while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:
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Post by Abula » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:21 am

xan_user wrote:while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:
The new H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit, i believe has the pump on the rad or side of it, but i somewhat doubt soft mounting would help much.
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Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

Post by MikeC » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:37 am

Abula wrote:
xan_user wrote:while the variable pump is a great idea, id like to see the pump be on, or even inside, the radiator. that way, suspending, or soft-mounting the radiator unit would isolate the pump and fan vibration from the case and mobo. :wink:
The new H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit, i believe has the pump on the rad or side of it, but i somewhat doubt soft mounting would help much.
Mostly it's motor noise & often the gurgling of air bubbles. Not sure how you could get rid of both entirely.
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Post by xan_user » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:42 pm

bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?
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Post by MikeC » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:14 pm

xan_user wrote:bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?
Maybe. It seems mostly acoustic but you never know till it's tried.
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Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

Post by xan_user » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:04 pm

MikeC wrote:
xan_user wrote:bubbles would be hard to deal with, but the pump noise should be better if decoupled from the mobo/chasis, then when mounted directly to the mobo,no?
Maybe. It seems mostly acoustic but you never know till it's tried.
to me it seems lie a logical extension of the SPCR mantra. reduce, decouple, under volt/clock.
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Re: NZXT Kraken X31 & X41 Liquid CPU Coolers

Post by lb_felipe » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:46 pm

Are H440's 120 mm fans the same of the X31?

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