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Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Tue, Jun 29, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
As it sets now I have mixed feelings about the new V6GT from Cooler Master. The performance of the cooler with the fans running at a full 2200 RPM was impressive, but loud. I liked the performance, not sure I can live with that sound. When I throttled the fans to 1100 RPM the performance was not as impressive but still significantly better then the stock Intel heat sink and was running very quiet. The fans at full speed are moving just shy of 94CFM each but doing so at 38dBa each, the combined sound could be a little much for most people.
The overall look of the V6GT is very nice. It’s clean looking and with the added ability to change the color of, even turn off, the LED accent was a very good idea. It gives some flexibility to the end user to match it with their case fan color, and people like me who don’t run LEDs the option to turn it off. Over all the V6GT was easy to install. The new mounting system for the Intel sockets seems a little over engineered but it gets the job done.
Cooler Master said that the V6GT would outperform the V8 in their reviewers guide, and it did just that. The new Double V heatpipe arrangement and the Inclined Fin Array is a step in the right direction, but it could also have been the twin fans pumping almost 100CFM each through the CPU cooler. Either way I would like to see the same performance but a tad quieter.
Cooler Master says that the V6GT should be available early June worldwide and they also said that it will carry an MSRP of $69.99. At this price point it is setting in the high end air group along with the $89 Noctua NH-D14 and the $75 Thermalright Venomous X. I would not go as far as to call the V6GT budget, but you can run rather nice overclocks on the cooler just like you could on the NH-D14 and the Venomous X. You'll just have a noisier computer when you do it.
Legit Bottom Line: Cooler Master’s V6GT is a solid performing cooler, albeit a little noisy, but you’re not going to hear it over your GeForce GTX 480 cranking away at full load.
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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