NZXT have taken the bold step of entering into one of the most competitive enthusiast sectors – processor cooling. The Havik 140 has to really deliver the goods however to be classed as a success.
Unlike many other companies NZXT haven’t started with a entry level product to test the water … they have designed a cooler that could very well grab them a share of the high end market. This is a very bold and aggressive approach but NZXT have pulled it off.
The build quality of the HAVIK 140 is exceptional. The hardware package they use to secure the cooler is as good as any we have seen, and the dual 140mm fans are both quiet and effective.
In a market as competitive as CPU Cooling, pricing is often the determining factor when making a purchase. In the $50-75 range NZXT are competing with the big boys like CoolerMaster, Noctua, Thermaltake and Zalman to name a few. The NZXT HAVIK 140 is currently available from NewEgg.com for $65 USD. We think $65 is a good deal considering the Noctua NH-C12P SE14 costs $75.
In the UK, it retails for around £59 which is reasonable, considering the overall cooling proficiency and quality dual fan configuration.
When we consider the entire package we feel that the NZXT HAVIK 140 is a “Must Have” product. It offers great cooling capabilities and is £10 cheaper than the class leading Noctua NH D14.
- Quality construction
- Dual 140mm fans
- Excellent cooling
- Easy fan installation
- Size may be an issue when installing in some cases
Kitguru says: A very daring first entry and one that has impressed us.