The Kraken M22 features two individually addressable RGB channels and our signature infinite-mirror effect for stunning lighting, using CAM’s intuitive controls. It includes precision engineered fans and premium build quality, and is backed by the assurance of a 3-year warranty.
"Designed for a small home theater or compact gaming build, the Kraken M22 offers surprising cooling potential in a condensed cooling package." Full review
NZXT will include full integration with their CAM software which makes simple work out of custimizing a variety of lighting effects and syncing with other HUE accessories by using the desktop or mobile app. This allows you to use the infinite mirror effect and their other advanced lighting effects. The Kraken series includes numerously customizable presets and reactive modes to respond to changes in system conditions, such as temperatures and audio output.
The radiator includes one Aer 120mm fan with a chamfered intake and fluid dynamic bearings they should provide relatively silent operation and solid cooling performance. As with the Kraken X72 we mentioned yesterday the cooler also features the same tubing sleeve which is made out of a fine nylon to strengthen the rubber tubing itself.
Finally NZXT has gone a different route with the Kraken M Series is built to the exacting standards of the X Series, with the same quality of materials and attention to detail. It achieves a more aggressive price point by including just the essential features. Unlike the current Kraken X Series coolers, the new M22 does not include built-in fan control or liquid temperature monitoring. Instead, users can use the PWM fan headers on their motherboard, or from fan controllers like the NZXT GRID+ V3 or the Smart Device included in NZXT’s H700i, H400i or H200i cases. CAM can still provide CPU temperature and pump speed information, along with other system-level parametric data. This has been done to cut costs.
Radiator: 152 x 120 x 32mm
CPU Water Block: 65 x 65 x 48mm
|Material(s)||Aluminum, copper, plastic, ultra-low evaporation rubber, nylon sleeving|
|CPU Socket Support||
Intel Socket 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066
Core i9 / Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 / Pentium / Celeron
AMD AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
Ryzen / FX / Athlon X4 / Athlon X2 / A-Series APU / Phenom / Phenom II / Athlon / Athlon II / Sempron
|Pump Speed||3,000 +/- 300RPM|
|Fan Model||Aer P120|
|Fan Noise Level||21-36dBA|
|Fan Speed||500~2,000 +/- 300RPM|
|Control Method||Software with CAM|
|Number of Fans||1|
Preset Modes: Fixed, Breathing, Fading, Marquee, Covering Marquee, Pulse, Spectrum Wave, Alternating, Tai Chi, Water Cooler, Loading
Reactive Modes: Smart and Audio