Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: NZXT
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Out of the box, the cooler and fans are impressively large. We'll go over the cooler presently, but let's take a closer look at the fans now. The first thing one notices is the unusual design of the fan blades. A pronounced ridge along the leading edge of the wavy blades are elements I've not seen on any other fans in the past. The fantails terminate in 3-pin connectors, so we can effectively rule out PWM control for these big boys. While the fantails are relatively short, they are sleeved and the Y-adapter in the accessory box will give some extra length.
The cooler weighs in at 760g and measures 135 x 160 x 60mm (WxHxD). The fin array consists of 46 individual aluminum fins and they have a slight hourglass shape. At first glance, the fins appear to be quite plain, but on closer examination the fins have a very slight dip on both long edges and I assume this feature is what NZXT is talking about when they allude to the airflow being “sliced” as it moves through the array. Heatpipes (six or twelve, depending upon how you look at it,) are spaced evenly across the fin array and fully soldered to the individual fins. The four notches along the fin edges will interface with the rubber fan mounts to secure the two fans to the cooler.
Mr. Bones is very impressed with how the heatpipes wend their way from the base to the fin array. As you can see, the outermost ‘pipes enter the center area of the fin array while the ‘pipes at the center of the base are running through the outermost area of the array.
Fin spacing is relatively wide, as one would expect from a cooler designed for moderate-to-low speed fans like the 1200 RMP units supplied with the Havik 140.