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NZXT Havik 120 Review

Rating: 8.0.

NZXT made a positive impression within the enthusiast sector after they released their first CPU cooler – the Havik 140. It immediately started scooping up awards, as it performed at a similar level to the best coolers on the market. 6 months later and we have their second cooler – the Havik 120 in our labs.

The Havik 120 offers a smaller footprint than the Havik 140, using dual 120mm fans and 4 x 8mm heatpipes, compared with the Havik 140 which had dual 140mm fans and 6 x 6mm heatpipes.


  • Revamped 120mm FZ Fans with 13 blades for intense silent cooling.
  • Nickel-plated copper base material.
  • Four 8mm pipes and aluminium fins for attaining maximum dissipation into fans.
  • Fan speeds up to 1500 +/- 10% RPM and 22 dBA silent cooling with airflow of 75.8 CFM.
  • Aero-dynamic fin design for improved airflow.
  • Universal bracket compatible with Intel and AMD CPUs.
  • Rubber mounting for noise absorption.


MATERIALS Aluminum / Copper Nickel-Plated
DIMENSIONS 125(W) x 160(H) x 112(D) mm

125(W) x 160(H) x 58(D) mm (heatsink)

WEIGHT 680g (excluding fans and mounting kit)

980g (with dual 120mm fans)


55-60 lbs
FAN SIZE Dual 120(W) x 140(H) x 25(D) mm
FAN BEARING Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention)
FAN SPEED 1200 +/- 10% RPM (low); 1500 +/- 10% RPM (high)
AIR FLOW 61.5-75.8 CFM
Y-SPLIT CABLE White connector for low speed; black connector for high speed
LIFE 30,000 Hours
COMPATIBILITY Intel Socket: 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775 CPUs

AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs

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