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NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:58 am

NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Today we are taking a look at the first offering to the CPU cooling world from the folks at NZXT. Their first cooler is the Havik 140. The Havik 140 is sporting a new fan design and a new fin design. Join us as we put the Havik on our Intel Core i7-930 test system and see how it performs against more than a dozen other CPU coolers on the same system!

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Overall, the Havik 140 from NZXT is a very nice first offering. With the MSRP of $74.99 it's not to out of the question for most enthusiasts, but enough competition at that price range they will think about the purchase. It will be interesting to see where the price lands once the Havik 140 gets into the wild and places like Newegg start to carry it.


Article Title: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1643/1/
Pricing at Time of Print: $74.99 MSRP
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:18 am

I like the looks, and am also interested to see where the pricepoint ends up once it hits newegg. I was surprised that the temps were that good after turning considering that GTS450 video card had to be blocking airflow.

Thanks Shane for the review, you guys take all the guesswork out of wondering which is best for individual needs and prices. This one as is is a bit pricey for me, but who knows? NZXT will come out with some budget cooling I'm sure, but for now they had to take the plunge and go "all in", not bad for their debut into cooling.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:29 am

That's a big mammer-jammer. For the price though the Xigmatek Aegir seems like the way to go.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:31 am

If you did happen to notice an increase in temps when stressing the card you could switch the fan direction so it blows down on the back of the card.

But with a board with a standard socket layout where the locking lever runs up/down rather than the left/right on the Intel board I have, I doubt you would have to turn the cooler.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Sttm » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:00 pm

Looks great, and it sounds quiet.

But at $75 there should be no ambiguity on how to mount it, and it should always outperform the Corsair A50 I bought for $25.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:43 pm

Sttm wrote:Corsair A50 I bought for $25.

Where did you get this deal? Pray tell.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Sttm » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Where did you get this deal? Pray tell.


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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby XstollieX » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:30 pm

I have seen the a50 for 20 at best buy lately, and the a70 was 25 I believe.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:10 pm

Nevermind, I initially read it as the H50.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:26 am

Just a heads up... NZXT isn't happy with the performance numbers from this review and have actually asked for the heatsink back so they can check it out. We obliged and are sending the sample back to them.

The temps seems a bit higher than what we’ve tested. Do you think we could get the sample back to us, we can send you a shipping label.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:27 pm

Thanks for letting us know. I'm sure that most sites would just keep quiet about it.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:12 pm

Major_A wrote:Thanks for letting us know. I'm sure that most sites would just keep quiet about it.


yeah, well they said that and then never sent the label... ](*,)
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:28 am

well it took 22 days, but NZXT just sent me a return label for the unit... Guess they are in no rush here.
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Re: NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:14 am

Couldn't have been that upset then. From what I read on other sites your review was inline with their results... nothing spectacular.
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