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. There isn't much else you can ask for when it comes to a CPU cooler.
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
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. On the surface this heatsink is almost perfect, it has plenty of mass at the base and solid fin construction. There are six rather large heatpipes with full and direct exposure to oncoming air so heat transfer should be good however there was something missing.
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
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. But rest assured, we’re working on continuing the PC hardware reviews and look forward to adding more data to help you make better buying decisions when it comes to such things.
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. This is quite a feat as the Armageddon is a very accomplished high performance cooler.
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
Excerpt: NZXT is new to the cooler game, but if the Havik 140 is any indication, the company isn’t being dumb about it. The Havik 140 is a hefty cooler in the stacked-fins “skyscraper” style, with six copper heat pipes rising from the heat exchanger through 4.25 inches of nickel-plated‑copper heat-dissipation fins.
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 as their great value and the HAVIK 140 is no different.
Pros: Good Performance, Quiet thanks to dual-140mm Fans
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.
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 under all but the heaviest loads.
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.
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. The NXZT HAVIK 140 is an example of a company stepping outside of its normal products range, and to produce something they have not produced before. Apple, for instance, probably would not have be where it is today if the iPod was never developed.