13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers Compared

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Cooler Master V8

Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

We had recently tested the V8 on our Intel Core2 Quad Q600 and it did pretty well, so I wanted to see how it would do on the Core i7 system. Cooler Master says the V8 will work for the Core i7 with the right mounting hardware. Cooler Master has a LGA1366 mounting kit that will allow for select Cooler Master CPU coolers to be mounted up to the new socket. The kit number is RR-ACC-1366-GP, and with a little digging in Google there are several online stores that carry the bracket kit for less than $10 +shipping. For those that didn’t see the last review of the V8, here are the specifications:


  • Model: RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
  • CPU Socket
  • Intel Socket LGA1366 Intel Socket LGA775
  • AMD Socket (Socket 940/AM2/AM2+)
  • CPU Support
    • Intel: Core i7, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme Ed., Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium D, Pentium 4 Extreme Ed., Pentium 4 HT, Pentium 4, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D
    • AMD: Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon X2, Sempron
  • Dimension: 120 x 128 x 161.1mm
  • Weight: 1.91 lbs
  • Heat Sink Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 158mm
  • Heat Sink Material: Copper Base / Aluminum Fins / 8 Heat Pipes
  • Heat Pipes Dimensions: 6mm
  • Fan Dimension (W / H / D): 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Fan Speed: 800 – 1800RPM
  • Fan Airflow: 69.69CFM
  • Air pressure (mmH2O): 2.94mm H2O
  • Bearing Type: Rifle Bearing
  • Fan Life Expectancy: 40,000hrs
  • Fan Noise Level (dB-A): 17 – 21dBA
  • Fan Speed Adjustment: Install on PCI Slot
  • Connector: 4-pin
  • Fan Control: PWM + VR Controller
  • Rated Voltage: 12V
  • Start Voltage: 7V
  • Operating Voltage: 10.38V – 13.2V
  • Rated Current: 0.12A Input Power: 1.44W
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    The V8 has a very unique appearance to it with its crazy looking heatpipe arrangement.

    Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

    The V8 is the only cooler in our round up that uses a center mounted 120mm fan.

    Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

    The fan for the V8 has a hardwired fan control, and this is mounted into an open expansion slot with the included bracket.

    Core i7 CPU Cooler Roundup

    Speaking of mounting hardware, the V8 comes with everything required to mount the cooler to your favorite Intel LGA775 and LGA1366 or AMD 940/AM2/AM2+ sockets.

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