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NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 3:42 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: NZXT

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




Fresh to this market, NZXT seems to have followed the basic premise of tower coolers with its basic concept. The combination of Aluminum for the forty-six fins and the top half of the base, and the use of copper for the base plate and the six, 6mm heat pipes which received nickel plating are things that you really can't change too much in the typical tower design. The nickel plated pipes are sandwiched between the copper base and the aluminum top half and get soldered to both for better heat transfer between the metals. These pipes then make some very tight turns and run vertically through the fins in a very evenly spaced pattern of the twelve tips that poke through the top fin. Things that can be changed, like fin shape, form, and the soldered attachment of the fins to the heat pipes help efficiency, and it seems NZXT wasn't lost on these little performance boosters. The body we just covered weighs in at 760 grams and that is before we add any cooling or mounting hardware.


Cooling the HAVIK 140 is a pair of 140mm fans that are made with a black frame and have nine blades with a funky shape in white. With the term "funky", I figured I should explain myself. This new fan has its blades oriented at a much steeper angle than I am used to seeing. That alone make these weird to see for the first time, but it's the heavy leading edge and the double bumped shape of each blade that has me saying "funky". These fans will spin at right around 1200 RPM with 12 volts supplied to them and offers just over 90 CFM of airflow. In the box you will get two of these fans, both powered by 3-pin connectors. You also don't need to worry about fan headers either, as NZXT includes a two fan adapter so you can power both off of one header.


With this cooler having just being launched publically, at this time I am unable to provide pricing or availability details, but knowing NZXT, they are already in full swing to have this cooler delivered to major etailers and retailers all over the place, and you should be able to get your mits on one within the next couple weeks.


With no price to go on at the moment, I will let the cooler talk for itself as I go through the images and show you with the testing results what this fresh entry to air cooling is capable of.


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