NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler Review

The following system was used in testing:

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Power Supply: In Win Commander II 1200W
Video Card: Sparkle Calibre 9800GTX+ 512MB
CPU cooling:

  • NZXT Havik 140

Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by running the latest version of Prime95 which supports multi-core CPUs by default. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.

CPU Cooler Idle (°C) Load (°C)
NZXT Havik 140 35°C 54°C

These were the first tests we conducted with this new machine, so it’s hard to compare them to any other systems. There was only about a 20 degree difference between the idle and load temperatures, which seems to be about the norm for our previous tests on other systems.