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NZXT Havik 120 and Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

NZXT Havik 120 and Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

Mike LewisAugust 28, 2012

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Back in 2004, NZXT started out as a computer case manufacturer based out of Los Angeles, California producing some very innovative cases such as the NZXT Nemesis, NZXT Guardian, NZXT Gamma, etc., and with their success in the computer case market, they’ve recently branched out quite a bit to cover a wide variety of computer related products such as CPU coolers, power supplies, case accessories, notebook coolers and more.

Today, we’re going to be reviewing a couple of NZXT’s offerings from their Havik series of CPU coolers, the Havik 120 and Havik 140. Both CPU coolers have quite a solid reputation among the hardware enthusiast community for performing very well at an excellent price point, so I’m quite eager to see how it stacks up against other CPU coolers on the market.

Both the Havik 120 and the Havik 140 are tower style coolers, which feature dual fans in a push/pull configuration. The Havik 120 is a dual 120mm fan cooler while the Havik 140 is a dual 140mm fan cooler. Both coolers also feature a two year limited warranty direct through NZXT.

NZXT Havik 120/Havik 140 Specifications

ModelHavik 120Havik 140
MaterialsAluminum / Copper Nickel-PlatedAluminum / Copper Nickel-Plated
Dimensions125(W) x 160(H) x 112(D) mm
125(W) x 160(H) x 58(D) mm (heatsink)
140(W) x 166(H) x 120(D) mm
135(W) x 160(H) x 60(D) mm (heatsink)
Weight680g (heatsink)
980g (with dual 120mm fans)
760g (heatsink)
1035g (including dual 140mm fans)
Fan SizeDual 120(W) x 140(H) x 25(D) mmDual 140(W) x 140(H) x 25(D) mm
Fan BearingLong Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention)Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention)
Fan Speed1200 +/- 10% RPM (low)
1500 +/- 10% RPM (high)
1200 +/- 10% RPM
Noise Level18-22 dBA25 dBA
Air Flow61.5-75.8 CFM90.3 CFM
CompatibilityIntel Socket: 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775
AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2
Intel Socket: 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775
AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2
About The Author
Mike Lewis
North Carolina born and raised, Computer Science student, insanely passionate about computers and all things tech.
  • thetrystero

    Why have you not compared them to the very best coolers like the d14,phanteks and silver arrow?