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NZXT Kraken X42 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Liquid Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 24, 2017 1:52 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: NZXT





The front of the box is the first thing we will show you on the packaging, as it has the Kraken X42 all lit up and looking good here. The name of the cooler is present, and it also states that this is a 140mm liquid cooler.





Spinning the box to the left, the right side panel is delivered to us on a purple backdrop. Specification, compatibility, and even a chart showing the thirty-six percent increase in surface area over a 120mm solution, and temperatures NZXT saw with their testing.




The back of the box start off with an image of the X42 in a chassis and explains to you why this is the right choice in AIOs. Three features, with images, are shown across the bottom, while the entire right side of the panel is used to show a bit on the CAM software.




Another purple panel ends the tour of the external packaging, and along with the name and size of the cooler at the top, this panel is used to display seven features. The lists are repeated in various languages, and at the bottom are the serial number the EAN and the UPC.




Compartmentalized recycled cardboard secures the Kraken X42. The head unit and tubes are put in a plastic bag prior to shipping, and the fan and radiator get a cardboard sleeve to go into. The wires are in a bag, floating freely, but the hardware is shoved under it, so that they work together to stay in place. The manual is shipped alongside the inner packaging, and as to this product, it was delivered in pristine condition.

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