What you need to know
- NZXT releases white versions of its Kraken X3 and Z3 AIO CPU coolers.
- The new white AIOs come with white AER RGB 2 fans.
- All new white variants are available today, starting from $170.
NZXT has launched new white variants of its X-3 and Z-3 Kraken all-in-one (AIO) water-cooling solutions. Previously, the range was only available in black. With the company offering both black and white variants of its cases and motherboards, it's good to see a move to finally offer its best AIO coolers in both flavors.
The X-3 range is the more affordable option with Aer RGB 2 fans and a water block with an RGB lit logo mirror effect. The Z-3 counterparts swap out the water block for one with a small display, which can show temperature information or even animated GIFs. The rest of the specs between the two families of AIOs are identical.
- NZXT Kraken X53 (240mm): $170
- NZXT Kraken X63 (280mm): $190
- NZXT Kraken X73 (360mm): $230
- NZXT Kraken Z53 (240mm): $260
- NZXT Kraken Z63 (280mm): $280
- NZXT Kraken Z73 (360mm): $310
I positively reviewed the Kraken series of AIOs, notably the Kraken Z63 and Z73 for their excellent cooling performance, out-the-box Intel and AMD support, smart OLED display, and reliable Asetek pump. The Z-series came with non-RGB Fans, but you can now buy the Z53, Z63, or Z73 with RGB Aer 2 fans.
As well as the new white varients of existing Kraken coolers, NZXT also announced the new Kraken 120 for $90. This is a 120mm AIO, as the name suggests, and is an upgrade to the existing Kraken M22 with a new pump, larger reservoir, and RGB support. All announced AIOs, including the new Kraken 120, are available right now from NZXT direct or through participating retailers.
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