|NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 16 August 2011|
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Closer Look: NZXT HAVIK 140
NZXT presents the HAVIK 140 in a plain white box that showcases the cooler's unusual fan blade design.
The box contains the bare heat sink, two 140mm fans, a Y-cable so that both fans can be powered from a single 3-pin header, and the mounting hardware for AMD and Intel sockets in resealable plastic bags. The fans are not PWM-controlled, which is disappointing, especially at this price level, but at least their power cables are sleeved.
The heat sink is comprised of 46 fins pierced by 6 nickel plated copper heat pipes. Two 140mm fans, each rated at just over 90CFM, provide a "push-pull" airflow through the heat sink.
With the oversized 140mm fans attached, the HAVIK 140 is ready for action. NZXT claims the unusual design of the fan blades helps reduce noise and improve airflow.
The top of the cooler is plain aluminum, without any embossed logos or plastic shrouds. For the price, it seems odd that NZXT didn't take the opportunity to brand the cooler in a way that would be visible in a windowed case.
The base of the HAVIK 140 isn't a mirror finish, but the surface graining is too fine to be felt with a fingernail.
Let's take a closer look and then mount this cooler.