Often when reviewing a product I find myself wondering is this product built well enough that I would want it in my personal rig? In the case of the Kraken X41 there are a lot of things that make me say yes. For cooling performance it fits easily into the lower top level. It’s not a replacement for a custom loop, but it certainly does a good job at a fraction of the cost. Compared with other AIO’s, while the dual a triple radiator units are cooler, the X41 is much simpler and more compact. I found the unit to be well built with great finishes, and with a six year warranty it gives me confidence that NZXT backs their product. The CAM software is really neat and I like how easily I can adjust settings from within.
On the other hand I find the cost of $109.99 at my favorite online retailer to be just a little too high. Yes it is right at the same level with other top level single radiator AIO’s but when you look at the cost difference between them and dual radiator units it’s just too much in my opinion. Additionally the lackluster manual is disappointing and the cables while functional take a bit to make look nice.
Overall ThinkComputers.org would like to award the NZXT Kraken X41 with a 10 out of 10 score!
– Fit and Finish
– Easy Install
– CAM Software
– Paper Manual is Lacking