NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler

  • NZXT HAVIK 140 CPU Cooler
86
Based on 16 scores, 39 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Dual 140mm Fans.
  • High CFM.
  • Excellent Build Quality and Finish.

Cons:

  • Interference with other system components seems highly likely.
  • It blocked first PCI Express expansion slot on test system.

Expert reviews and ratings

By FutureLooks on 90

From inception to execution, the HAVIK 140 is an extremely impressive first CPU cooler for the company, and immediately found a follow up: the HAVIK 120 (review coming soon). Performance is very good mainly due to some very important design key...

By Hi Tech Legion on

NZXT definitely made a good impression going into the CPU cooling market with the Havik 140. It’s a very unique cooler with a lot of upside features and good cooling performance. Initial pricing on the Havik 140 was distinctly too high, but it has...

By Bigbruin on

With the HAVIK 140, NZXT has proven to me that they can take their skills and expertise in the PC gaming world and apply them to just about any component that they want. The cooling performance was top notch, the noise production was just about...

By Ninjalane on

We got this heatsink several months ago and after initial tests we determined that it was either defective or had some fundamental flaws that was keeping it from performing how we had expected. On the surface this heatsink is almost perfect, it has...

By TweakNews on

NZXT's new Havik 140 CPU cooler is a big, bad cooling monster. While it wreaks havoc on processor temperatures, it's pretty easy on the ears, something you don't see everyday. There are no fancy shrouds or LED lighting here, just good old...

By Overclock3D on 87

The introduction to this review is quite a bit more cutting than you are probably used to here at OC3D, but we had to get it out there that we were very annoyed by NZXT's reaction to what was only ever honesty with the H2 Review.They stalled for so...

By Bjorn3D on 80

The Havik 140 turned out to be an awesome performer with an easy to install design, a decently flat base, powerful fans that are not too loud. All of this adds up to a winning combo that knocks out one of the best coolers the Prolimatech Armageddon....

By Maximum PC on 90

NZXT is new to the cooler game, but if the Havik 140 is any indication, the company isn’t being dumb about it. The Havik 140 is a hefty cooler in the stacked-fins “skyscraper” style, with six copper heat pipes rising from the heat...

By Maximum PC on 90

One of the wonderful things about modern CPUs is that they overclock extremely well without putting out much heat. Modern Sandy Bridge processors overclock higher and more easily than first-gen i7 chips, while drawing less power and putting out less...

By Real World Labs on

NZXT became well known a few years back initially mainly due to their excellent fan controllers, great looking PC Cases and very good case fans. Since then however they have expanded to several other areas of manufacturing including power...

By Kitguru.net on 90

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...

By BCCHardware on 85

The HAVIK 140 is NZXT’s first attempt at a CPU cooler and overall it looks like they've done a pretty good job with their first CPU cooling product. NZXT’s products (which have been primarily cases in the past) have always impressed us...

By FrostyTech on 80

In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see. ...

By BeHardware on

At the end of this roundup, two models stand out:- The Thermalright Silver Arrow- The Noctua NH-U12P SE2Let’s start with the Silver Arrow, the highest performance solution among those we’ve looked at here. Though this cooler does cool very...

By TechwareLabs on

Building a CPU cooler that is both powerful and quiet is a difficult balancing act; the desire for more airflow is ever at odds with the need to keep fan noise to a minimum. The Havik 140 manages to perform admirably on both counts, providing plenty...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler looks great, comes with lots of aluminum fins, copper base, 6 heatpipes, two 140mm fans, fits most sockets and is affordable. It's hard to go wrong with this cooler....

By APH Networks on 74

"Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience." - Masaru Ibuka. This quote defines an effective business practice that has made many companies explode with growth. The NXZT HAVIK 140 is an example of a...

By Benchmark Reviews on 81

Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to...

By X-bit Labs on

I will be brief: NZXT Havik 140 is an excellent cooler! It is the most effective CPU cooler today, and it doesn’t yield even to Thermalright Archon. However, unlike its powerful competitor, Havik 140 is more compact in size and costs less ($70 vs....

By Techgage on

I absolutely love this cooler and I think NZXT should be extremely happy with what is has produced. Even though it looks fairly simplistic without any flashy branding or LED fans, I still think it looks great. One of these inside of a white Phantom...