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Nzxt Havik 140
7.3 out of 10

Nzxt Havik 140

Six 6mm heat pipes with standard dual 140mm fans for the most Read more

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NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler

big bruin
25 February 2012
  • Summary: With the HAVIK 140, has proven to me that they can take their skills and expertise in the PC gaming world and apply them to just about any component that they want. The cooling performance was top notch, the noise production was just about non-existent, and the installation was fairly easy.
  • Pros: » Excellent cooling performance, » Great choice for overclocking, » Easy installation, » Extremely low noise operation - with one or two fans, » Universal installation hardware included
  • Cons: » Two fans isn't much better than one fan, » Interference with other system components seems highly likely, » It blocked first PCI Express expansion slot on test system, » With both fans installed, it blocked first memory slot and made second one a tight fit
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NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink

Ninja Lane
16 February 2012
  • Summary: We got this heatsink several months ago and after initial tests we determined that it was either defective or had some fundamental flaws that was keeping it from performing how we had expected.
  • Pros: Solid Mounting on Sandy Bridge, Rubber Mounted Fans, High Powered Fans
  • Cons: Rubber mounted fans, rubber tends to rot over time, Mounting on AMD is labor intensive, Lack luster cooling, Flashy fans with no results
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Review: NZXT Havik 140

19 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The Havik 140 marks a new market for Gadgetsteria. While we’ve dabbled with some PC hardware before, air coolers are new for us. Because of that, we don’t have a long list of data consisting of other coolers to compare to.
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2 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The Havik 140 turned out to be an awesome performer with an easy to install design, a decently flat base, powerful fans that are not too loud. All of this adds up to a winning combo that knocks out one of the best coolers the Prolimatech Armageddon.
  • Pros: Good overclocking potential, Good performance, Quiet solution for the cooling performance delivered, Solid mounting design, Rubber fan mounting is efficient and easy to use, Temps that rival some of the best coolers
  • Cons: Base has visible tooling marks which gives an unfinished appearance, Rubber fan mounting can come loose if not attached correctly
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23 October 2011
  • Summary: The HAVIK 140 is NZXT’s first attempt at a CPU cooler and overall it looks like they've done a pretty good job with their first CPU cooling product. NZXT’s products (which have been primarily cases in the past) have always impressed us here at BCCHardware thanks to their attention to detail as well...
  • Pros: Good Performance, Quiet thanks to dual-140mm Fans
  • Cons: Nothing Major
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Overall 8

NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review

19 October 2011
  • Summary: In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
28 September 2011
  • Summary: Building a CPU cooler that is both powerful and quiet is a difficult balancing act; the desire for more airflow is ever at odds with the need to keep fan noise to a minimum. The Havik 140 manages to perform admirably on both counts, providing plenty of cooling muscle while remaining utterly silent...
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NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Video Review

9 September 2011
  • Summary: The NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler looks great, comes with lots of aluminum fins, copper base, 6 heatpipes, two 140mm fans, fits most sockets and is affordable. It's hard to go wrong with this cooler.
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Overall 7


APH Networks
2 September 2011
  • Conclusion: "Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience." - Masaru Ibuka. This quote defines an effective business practice that has made many companies explode with growth.
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Overall 8
Value for money 7
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 8


Benchmark Reviews
25 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to other tests since many factors will have changed.
  • Pros: Quiet fans, Sleeved fan cables, Included Y-adapter allows both fans to share a motherboard header
  • Cons: Visually very plain, Performance lower than expected in this price range
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