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NZXT HAVIK 120 CPU Cooler Review - Noise Level Results

The HAVIK 140 gets a little brother as NZXT introduces the HAVIK 120 CPU cooling solution.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 15, 2011 2:21 am
TweakTown Rating: 70%      Manufacturer: NZXT

Noise Level Results

 

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I'm not really sure where NZXT got their sound testing done, but I have to say this cooler is much more audible than the HAVIK140, or a lot of other fans, as this chart shows.

 

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With 12V running through the fans I found something odd here. Via software and in the BIOS I was reading a 12V speed of 1731 RPM, over 200 RPM more than what the fans are specified to do. This might be the cause of the vibration I will address in the conclusion. Either way, it allowed my sample to deliver some good results.

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