Legit Cooling Reviews
Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Tue, Jun 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Installing the V6GT
The V6GT comes with all that is needed to mount the V6GT to all Intel LGA sockets, as well as AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 sockets. The AMD camp gets two different mounting brackets so you can change the orientation of the cooler no matter the orientation of the socket.
Cooler Master also includes an Allen wrench and socket tool to help in installation of the cooler.
Prior to installing the cooler we have to remove both fans. This allows headroom to tighten the cooler down.
The new mounting system for the Intel socket is different than what I have seen from Cooler Master before. The main retention mounts that attach to the mother board are three pieces.
The outer parts have a pin arrangement that is moved on the center part for what socket you have. Once you have adjusted the bracket you can then mount it to the motherboard.
There is a universal back plate that covers both AMD and Intel. For an AMD install the bracket would be flipped over.
Looking from the top with the brackets installed.
The V6GT is held down with a cross strap with a couple holes in it. These holes line up with notches cut in the top of the base. The cross bar can be tightened down with either the Allen wrench or the socket tool.
Here we can see how the crossbar mates to the cooler base.
I was happy to see how much room there was between the lowest fin and the top of the Kingston Value ram I use.
Then I put the fans back on and watched all the room vaporize. So messuring your board to see where the RAM slots fall will be important if you have tall RAM like Dominators or Ripjaws.
And here we have the V6GT mounted in our test system.
With the System fired up we can cycle through the colors of the LED accent, Red, Purple, Blue, and off.
Next Page - The Test System
Page 1 - Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler
Page 2 - Packaging
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Installing the V6GT
Page 5 - The Test System
Page 6 - The Results
Page 7 - Noise Levels
Page 8 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion