NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler

NZXT Havik 140Today, NZXT has entered a new realm which they’ve not ventured before: CPU cooling. NZXT have proudly released the Havik 140 CPU cooler, marking the beginning of a new era for NZXT. The Havik 140 is not entering the world to take on the little coolers but the big boys, the likes of Prolimatech, Thermalright and Noctua. The Havik 140 is 1035 grams of copper, nickel-plating and aluminum. Throw in six heat pipes and dual 140mm cooling fans, making the Havik 140 not for the weak at heart.

Stress Testing

For our testing we will be using the following procedures and parameters to acquire the necessary data:

  1. Thermal compound used is Arctic Silver 5
  2. Idle temperatures are recorded after the system has been allowed to idle for thirty minutes from the point Windows has finished loading.
  3. Load temperatures are recorded by running OCCT for twenty-five minutes on all available threads.
  4. Real Temp is used for the recording of all temperature sensor reading.
  5. PWM function is disabled via BIOS to allow the fans to run at full speed.
  6. CPU model and overclock speed used for testing are outlined below in “Test Hardware”.

Test Hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Deluxe B3
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz w/ 1.3 volts
Ram: Crucial 2133 4GB Dual Channel (9-9-9-24)
Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Case: Open air
Cooling: HZXT Havik 140

Testing Results

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