NZXT Kraken Z53 vs Glacier One 240MP for A4-H2O and i7-13700K

AIM-54 Phoenix

Efficiency Noob
Original poster
Oct 17, 2022
I have MSI MEG Z690i Unify mobo. I'm planng to use both AIO with Corsair ML 120 Pro fans, until get some Noctua ones.

My case is Lian-Li A4-H2O and planning to go with either 13700k or 12700k.


Trash Compacter
Jul 23, 2019
I own the Glacier, what I can tell you after 6 months:
  • Included fans are loud, I replaced them with NH-A12x25
  • The pump always makes a disturbing water noise at start. It is not bubble noise, more water flow noise. It sometimes goes away during gaming and does not come back until next PC restart
  • It fits easily in the H2O, the tubes are flexible and can be fitted below the PSU. You can orientate the tube connections on the head to point where you want to
  • It looks subjectively nice, even though it does not matter in the H2O


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New User
Nov 8, 2022
Hi im building an almost identical build, just different video card. Cant decide which aio to use, was the z53 a good choice?


Efficiency Noob
Nov 27, 2022
Thank you for your reply. I went with the Z53. It turned out something like this. :)

I have the same motherboard and case, and just bought this pump. Why did you swap heatsyncs? Does the stock one not fit in this orientation? Also, is the 6 o'clock position the only way to fit this pump? I was wanting to do 9 o'clock and have the tubes go up the to the right,