NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Installation
Installing the X62 is done in the same way we installed the X52 and essentially all other AiOs. Begin by figuring out how you want to configure your radiator inside the case. For us we are simply going to top mount and attach the fans to the bottom of the radiator in pull configuration. This means we also want to orient the fans such that the wiring goes towards the back side of the case. Once you have that set it’s easy enough to secure each fan with a long screw and washer in each corner. Note that you will have eight extra of the long screws and washers. These are included in case you wish to add another two fans for maximum performance.

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With the fans attached simply hold the radiator in place with one hand while you secure it from the top with a few screws. Once it’s started you can get the remaining short screws started and finish by tightening with a screwdriver if you’ve not already done so.

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With the radiator installed the only thing left really is the pump itself. We begin by installing the socket kit. From behind the motherboard slide the backplate posts through the motherboard holes. If the posts aren’t immediately sliding into place adjust the sliders the posts are connected to and retry. Now you can move to the front of the motherboard. Attach the four standoffs that match your socket type. Ours are standard Intel, so we’ll use the ones with the identical thread pitches on both ends. Hand tighten these until they are secure. Note that there will be some play still even when tightened completely.

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Remove the cover from the base of the pump to expose the base plate and thermal material. Orient the pump so that all four corners align with the posts we just installed and secure with the large black thumb screws. Once you have them hand tight, finish them off with a Philips head screwdriver. You can also remove the protective plastic from the top of the pump at this time.

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Finish up your install by making all the required electrical connections. The USB connector needs to be connected to an open header on the motherboard and of course the pump itself. It should be plenty long enough to run on the backside of the motherboard tray and still come back inside. The power connector needs to be run partially to the backside of the motherboard tray while the three pin connector needs to go to the CPU_FAN header as we mentioned earlier. On the backside, connect the PWM fan connectors to your fans and the power to an open SATA connector from the PSU.

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All the hardware should now be connected and ready to go. Power up your pc, check that you have your fans and LEDs running, and then go ahead and download NZXT’s awesome CAM software to take control of both your new performance components as well as all the necessary monitoring data for your entire PC.

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