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NZXT HAVIK 140 Cooler Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we have the chance to put the NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler through its paces. This is the first retail CPU Cooler that NZXT have released and if size matters, they will have a winner on their hands! The HAVIK 140 uses six, 6mm heatpipes, 46 aluminum fins and dual 140mm fans to dissipate heat.

After an initial visual analysis the HAVIK 140 is a really impressive design. It appears that NZXT have put in the required research and development time on their end; but are they really going to be a serious contender in this extremely competitive CPU cooler market?


  • Six 6 mm heat pipes with standard dual 140mm fans for the most efficient conductivity
  • Unique fan blades provide quiet 25 dBA 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 aluminum 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


MATERIALS Aluminum / Copper Nickel-Plated
140(W) x 166(H) x 120(D) mm
135(W) x 160(H) x 60(D) mm (heatsink)
WEIGHT 1035g (including dual 140mm fans)
760g (heatsink)
FAN SIZE Dual 140(W) x 140(H) x 25(D) mm
FAN BEARING Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention) + Shaft with copper sleeve
FAN SPEED 1200 +/- 10% RPM
LIFE 30,000 Hours
COMPATIBILITY Intel Socket:1366, 1155, 1156, 775 CPUs
AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs

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  • Colin

    Impressive indeed. looks huge, but is it as good as D14? probably not.

  • Stupido

    And what about noisiness?

  • Stephen Ruxton

    they are quiet for sure if I remember they are rated at 25dBA

  • Francis

    Very good, looks great too. Better deal in US. UK is a rip off lately.

  • Trev

    Looks as big as the D14? is it the same size or a bit smaller steve?

  • Henenft

    Looks like it will block memory slots though which I dont like. good review, thanks.

  • Stephen Ruxton

    I don’t have a D14 to compare it to but I would estimate it is just about as large. it will block slots with high profile heatspreaders

  • John

    The Havik looks good but it depends how it is priced in your country. In my country the Silver Arrow and the D-14 are cheaper. Idk why but that’s how it is.

    Bt, when can we expect a review for Prolimatech Panther?

  • mauro oliveira

    i like

  • december

    SteelSeries + FnaticMSI = Worlds Best

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