[Review] NZXT Havik 140

Introduction

We are adding a new name to list of manufacturers. NZXT has invited us to have look at their latest air cooler release, the NZXT Havik 140. Here we have another great company from sunny California. Seems like the sun is good for people. The 2004 Los Angeles startup will soon celebrate it’s first decade anniversary in business and is going strong with all visible signs pointing up. The NZXT Havik 140 was anticipated and well received in the enthusiast community. NZXT also release the same cooler with a 120mm fan setup which is called the NZXT Havik 120.

NZXT’s emphasizes that their product are build by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Build quality, design, performance and functionality are all corner stones of the companies vision to building enthusiast oriented products. The Havik 140 is one of few cooler using the larger 140mm fans. It is becoming more frequent now that we come across coolers with larger fans. There are advantages to be had. Not only does it allow for a larger surface area to be covered but it also allows the fan to spin slower while performing about the same as a 120mm fan which can result in a significant noise reduction. The Havik 140 not only use a larger fan but two of them. This should really make for a good performance and low noise. Taking a first look at the cooler itself will let you know right away that NZXT is not just blowing hot air. This is a very solid build with good materials used and with a solid manufacturing process.

NZXT Havik 140 - Profile

About NZXT:
NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling.

What NZXT has to say about this cooler:
The CPU is one of the most important components of the PC for smooth performance, and keeping it cool is the way to achieve flawless performance. NZXT presents Havik CPU Cooler, the one to achieve maximum cooling, optimal performance for your CPU, and epic wins for you. Havik possesses six 6mm heat pipes with dual standard 140mm fans along with 100% soldered, quality nickel plated copper base and aluminum fins for the efficient conductivity. The unique fan blades provide excellent airflow and quiet operation while the newly patented heatsink fins exceptionally slice passing air for increased ventilation and reduced noise. Don’t let the cpu wreak havoc in your pc – wreak havoc in game.

Features:

  • Six 6mm heat pipes with standard dual 140mm fans for the most efficient conductivity
  • Unique fan blades provide quiet 25 dBA operation and highly effective airflow of 90.3 CFM
  • Newly patented fins exceptionally slice passing air for increased ventilation and reduced noise
  • 100% soldered copper base and aluminum fins with nickel plating to ensure resilience against deterioration, quality, and long life.
  • Includes sturdy Intel/AMD mounting kits to accommodate a variety of motherboards and secure the heatsink during transportation.
  • Universally compatible to Intel socket 1366, 1155, 1156, 775 and AMD socket AM3, AM2+, AM2
Supported Sockets:
Intel 775 / 1156 / 1155 / 1366
AMD AM2 / AM2+ / AM3

Next: Unboxing, Packaging and Accessories

The Verdict

8Great
The Good:   Good quality, Low noise, decent price
The Bad:    Is heavy, could use more fins and heatpipes for added performance, size could be an issue