NZXT to Release New Kraken M Series M22 120mm AIO Targeted for SFF Builds at $99
NZXT today has announced the addition of its well known Kraken all-in-one liquid cooler line with the all-new Kraken M Series, The new Kraken M22 delivers NZXT’s signature RGB and infinite-mirror effects in a more affordable AIO CPU cooler.
“The reception for the Kraken X Series has been amazing. Our infinite-mirror and RGB lighting effects are a favorite among PC gamers looking to customize their rig. One of the biggest requests from our community has been to deliver that same signature look at a lower price point. The new Kraken M22 does exactly that.”
Johnny Hou, NZXT’s founder, and CEO
Kraken M22 Features:
- Advanced RGB lighting modes for a fully customizable and dynamic lighting experience that syncs with other NZXT HUE accessories.
- Complete lighting control through the powerful and versatile CAM* software
- Reinforced, extended tubing for added strength and protection
- Includes a radiator-optimized Aer P 120mm high-static pressure fan designed specifically to deliver excellent performance in a liquid cooling setup
- 3-year warranty
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.
Pricing and Availability
Kraken M22 – $99.99 USD
USA – Mid-March
EU – Late March
ROW – Mid-March