NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅30-06-11
Features & Specifications

NZXT’s take on the Havik
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.


•Six 6mm heat pipes with standard dual 140mm fans for the most efficient conductivity
•Unique fan blades provide quiet 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 aluminium 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.


Material: Aluminium/Copper Nickel-Plated
Dimensions with 2 fans: 140x166x120mm (WxHxD)
Dimensions w/o fans: 135x160x60mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 1035g (Including dual 140mm fans), 760g (heatsink)
Mounting pressure: 55-60lbs
Fan size: Dual 140x140x25mm
Fan bearing: Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention) + Shaft with copper sleeve
Fan Speed: 1200+/- 10% RPM
Noise level: 27.8 dBA
Air flow: 90.3CFM
Connector: 3-Pin
Input power: 3.6W
Life: 30,000 hours
Compatibility: Intel Socket 1366, 1155, 1156, 775, and AMD socket AM3, AM2+, AM2

NZXT’s Havik appears to be very good on paper. The dimension of the heatsink alone is similar to the Venomous X. The Havik is 8mm wider but less thick by 3mm. As such it also weighs quite little at 760g where the Thermalright is 755g. The sheer size of the fan means that users need to take into account the extra dimensions when they are installed. At 166m tall, it should fit in most modern mid-tower cases but those with side panel fans need to be wary. The mounting pressure is also the same as Thermalright coolers with the vault bracket system left in its default position. The construction is fairly standard and uses the same aluminium and copper found on other coolers. Like most high end air coolers, the Havik uses six 6mm heat pipes soldered on to a nickel plated copper base for better conductivity and aesthetics.

The specifications of the fans are very impressive if not very optimistic. It aims to shift a lot of air quietly which at 1200RPM makes it a direct competitor to Noctua’s NF-P14. NZXT rate the fan to generate similar airflow to their higher speed FX-140LB 140mm fan whilst doing so at much lower noise levels. These are very bold claims but the unique blade design might be the reason. The lifespan of the Havik fan is also much higher than the FX-140LB but not comparable to the immense 150,000 hours the Noctua NF-P14 comes rated at.

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