Legit Cooling Reviews
Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Tue, Jun 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
During testing the Cooler Master V6GT seemed a touch louder than some of the CPU coolers that we have tested, but the fans are rated at just 38dBA. We contacted Cooler Master and they responded with this statement.
"In our specifications, in order not to confuse people we add the specifications for a single fan. For example 15-38dBA is for one fan from 34.02–93.74 CFM. The actual dBA will be for both fans at the same speed. So if both fans are at minimal speeds, it will be different than a single fan. Specifications are based on each fan individually." - Cooler Master PR
Our testing in a room with the ambient noise level at 46dBA that the Cooler Master V6GT was running at 52dBA on high from three feet away. Cooler Master is going to test the V6GT CPU Cooler in a Anechoic Chamber for us since we don't have one, but until we get those numbers we did some very basic testing on our own.
Nathan also worked up this quick little video clip that compares the just released Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler to the Noctua NH-D14 and Zalman CNPS10X EXTREME CPU Coolers to give you an idea how they sound and at what noise level. Each cooler was setup about 3" away from the sound level meter with the cooler at an angle to the meter. The camera shooting the video was about 20" away and 20" up on a tripod. As you can see each cooler has a different sound and pitch to them.
The results were like this:
- Cooler Master V6GT w/ 2 fans on high - 68dBA
- Cooler Master V6GT w/ 1 fans on high - 65dBA
- Zalman CNPS10X EXTREME on low - 58dBA
- Zalman CNPS10X EXTREME on high - 66dBA
- Noctua NH-D14 on high - 59dBA
Shane also hooked up the Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler up to a fan controller with the CPU cooler installed in a case to to off what the CPU cooler sounds like during use at various fan speeds.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusion
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