How to Install the All-New NZXT Kraken Liquid Cooler

November 8, 2016 | By @IVANZXT | PCDIY

The all-new Kraken Series liquid coolers feature the most advanced controls ever to be included in an all-in-one liquid cooler.

The all-new Kraken Series liquid coolers feature a new pump that is both quieter and capable of displacing more liquid than the previous generation.

With reinforced extended tubing, fine nylon sleeves are added to strengthen the rubber tubing as an added protective layer that shields your Kraken tubes from potential damage during handling.

The all-new Kraken Series liquid coolers also include numerous customizable presets and reactive modes that respond to changes in system conditions.

How to install the all-new Kraken Series liquid coolers:  

Step 1: Prepare the Backplate

On the backplate, move all four sliders to their innermost positions for Socket 115X.

Step 2: Install the Backplate

Install the backplate on the rear of the motherboard as oriented in the video.

Step 3: Install the Standoffs

From the front of the motherboard, install the four Socket 115X/1366 standoffs.

Step 4: Install the Pump

Place the  pump with the retention bracket onto the CPU

Step 5: Mount the Radiator Fans

Refer to the user manual for a detailed guide on how to mount the radiators.

Step 6: Connect the Power Cable Set

Connect the power cable set to the pump.

Step 7: Connect the Fans

Connect the fan cable to the first fan connector on the power cable set with 4 pins. Use the remaining connectors as needed.

Step 8: Connect the Pump Tach

Connect the 3-pin connector on the power cable set to the 4-pin CPU_FAN connector on the motherboard.

Step 9: Connect the SATA Power Cable

Connect the power cable set to the pump.

Step 10: Connect the USB Cable

Connect the Mini-USB cable from the pump to an available USB 2.0 internal connector on the motherboard.

Step 11: Download CAM

Turn on your PC and download CAM at camwebapp.com to control the settings on the all-new Kraken Series liquid cooler.

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Thank you for installing the all-new Kraken Series liquid cooler. Learn more at http://nzxt.co/krakenx

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