Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: NZXT
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Havik has wide compatibility and will support all modern sockets from Intel and A MD , including the newer FM1 and AM3+ for AMD and 1366 for Intel.
Havik's specs and features are pretty self-explanatory, but a few things stand out here. For example, NZXT states that the new fan blade design allows the fans to push over 90 CFM at a near-silent 25 dBA. This is very impressive and significantly better than the vast majority of fans on the market today. A pair of these fans in push-pull configuration should provide excellent performance, provided the cooler design is up to the task. We'll see. As you can see, the Havik 140 is big and heavy, although not unreasonable given the size and weight of other top-performing coolers on the market.
Unsurprisingly, NZXT's Havik 140 comes in a big carton. The box features a detailed graphic of the cooler with the fans attached, and there are also some abbreviated specification and features lists on the other sides.
Inside the box, all the components are nestled in foam blocks and the manual is a large format fold-out affair with detailed graphics and clear instructions for installation. A white cardboard box…
…holds all the installation accessories, including a Y-adapter allowing both fans to be powered from a single 3-pin mobo header. Also noteworthy are the four black rubber fan mounts. These gadgets replace the more common wire clips and not only connect the fans to the cooler, but also keep vibration noise to a minimum. The mounting solutions look robust and easily installed, and NZXT also includes a small syringe of some gray thermal compound. I like what I see so far, but let's take a closer look at the Havik and its accessories.