The NZXT HAVIK 120 arrives

That is a lot of capital letters, the NZXT HAVIK 120 is here though and aiming to fit into some extra markets out there, with a smaller profile design and smaller fans it aims to tackle areas that they couldn’t reach with the 140 series. As someone who has an Antec Skeleton in their lineup I can say that sometimes you really do need something a little lower profile. Even my NZXT Phantom requires a bit of extra space due to the 250mm Antec fan mounted to the side panel opening. Coolers like the V10 and such tend to a little too tall for that setup.

NZXT uses their long-life 13 blade 120mm fan in push-pull configuration to cool the nickel-plated copper beast down at a steady 75cfm, the 8mm heatpipes cool and pump heat out of the socket base to keep things regulated and efficient. Overall it’s sleek and the nickel has a great finish to it. Given my impressions from the Phantom review I can only hold high hopes for this latest release. If we get lucky and catch a review of it I’ll go through the full details of the cooler and how it stacks up. In the meantime just check out the specs listed from NZXT and a nice gallery about the HAVIK 120.

MODEL HAVIK 120
MATERIALS Aluminum / Copper Nickel-Plated
DIMENSIONS 125(W) x 160(H) x 112(D) mm
125(W) x 160(H) x 58(D) mm (heatsink)
WEIGHT 680g (excluding fans and mounting kit)
980g (with dual 120mm fans)
MOUNTING PRESSURE
55-60 lbs
FAN SIZE Dual 120(W) x 140(H) x 25(D) mm
FAN BEARING Long Life (Oil-Leaking Prevention)
FAN SPEED 1200 +/- 10% RPM (low); 1500 +/- 10% RPM (high)
NOISE LEVEL 18-22 dBA
AIR FLOW 61.5-75.8 CFM
CONNECTOR 3-Pin
Y-SPLIT CABLE White connector for low speed; black connector for high speed
INPUT POWER 3.6 W
LIFE 30,000 Hours
COMPATIBILITY Intel Socket: 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775 CPUs
AMD Socket: AM3, AM2+, AM2 CPUs

Subaru invites fans to talk with Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra

Subaru and Rally fans all over are invited to a special conference call with Subaru Rally Team USA drivers Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra. The call takes place on Monday July 26th at 3PM Pacific / 6PM Eastern, on the call fans will be able to ask questions to Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra about their prep and plans for the X Games. For those that may run out of ideas for questions they’ll also be answering social questions about the sport and the new 2011 Impreza WRX/STi.

From Subaru:

“Travis and Dave love their fans and this is a unique way to connect with them on a more personal level,” said Todd Lawrence, promotions and sponsorship manager, Subaru of America, Inc. “They are looking forward to talking about what’s going on with the Subaru Rally Team and are eager to drive their Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally cars at X Games in Rally Car Racing and the all-new SuperRally event.”

Both drivers will be putting it on the line at the X Games on July 31st starting at 1PM Pacific / 4PM Eastern.

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Street Fighter Legacy short film has fans wanting more

May 6th, 2010  Joey Ansah actor and martial artist made a short film street Fighter legacy  that has sparked a hugh push of fans wanting to see a full feature movie. Why are fans excited ? Cause its only done what the last Street fighter movies hasn’t done and that’s stay true to the game its self to the moves, clothes  and ken’s trademark eyebrows, Ansah has said in a interview “As an actor, film maker and a fan, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the many diluted, unfaithful and outright butchered movie adaptations of fighting video games”  and as a big fan of the Street fighter series he  knew that only a die hard fan director or film-making team with the game knowledge could do it the right way so he step up and to many fans opinion’s did a great job. Stars of the short are John Foo ( who plays Jin Kazama in live action tekken movie)  as Ryu ,Christian Howard as Ken Masters and writer and director Joey Ansah as Akuma.

While its only 3 mins long the fight choreography was done great the special effects was done nicely to say its fan made film, in the end true fans can appreciate
the time and effort he put into this project.  Checkout the video and you’ll see why fans want to turn it to a full length movie…..

Street Fighter: Legacy – Short Fan Film