Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review Print E-mail

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler ReviewWhen we refer to the "Coolness" factor of a CPU Cooler, we aren't talking about temperatures but the looks and style of the CPU Cooler.  Cooler Master has sent PCWizKid their latest 200+Watt CPU Cooler called the V6 GT.  This is an enhanced version of the V6 CPU cooler with premium features and looks.  Previously PCWizKid reviewed the V8 and the V10.  The V6 GT is designed with a car engine look with a new mechanical structure that includes: V-shaped heatpipe array, asymmetrical aluminum fins (which are densely stacked for optimal cooling), two 12 cm silent fans with enhanced airflow, PWM speed control function, and DynaLoop™ long life bearing technology, snap-on cover to conveniently replace the fans.

Specifications

CPU Socket Intel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775
AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2
CPU Support Intel:
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron

AMD:

Phenom™ II X4 / Phenom™ II X3 / Phenom™ II X2 / Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ II X4 / Athlon™ II X3 / Athlon™ II X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™
Dimension 131 x 120 x 165 mm (5.2 x 4.7 x 6.5 inch)
Weight 939g
Heat Sink Material Copper base / 55 x 0.3mm Aluminum fins / 6 heatpipes
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch)
Fan Speed 800 – 2200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow 34.02 – 93.74 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 0.43 - 3.30 mm H2O
Bearing Type DynaLoop™ Bearing
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000hrs
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 15– 38 dBA
Connector 4-pins
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6mm
Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Start Voltage 6 VDC
Operating Voltage 6 – 13.2 VDC
Rated Current 0.45A (0.7A Max.)
Input Power 5.4W (8.4W Max.)

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Conclusion

The Cooler Master V6 GT truly looks great and performs better than expected with the extreme Intel Core i7 980X which we overclocked also.  Its amazing what can be achieved by Air Cooling alone with the help of the dual 120mm fans and the V shape heatpipe design in the fins.  I must admit that the VG GT does begin to sound like a engine when we tested the CPU at 100% overclocked, the fans kicked in at almost 2200 RPM for a noticeable sound, however on idle it was quiet.  Installation was actually faster than the V8 version we had reviewed and the LED changing option on the stripe is a nice touch. Those looking for a Air Cooling solution with style will love the results.

COOLER MASTER  V6 GT 120mm  DynaLoop  CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan - RetailClick here for the latest pricing on the COOLER MASTER V6 GT CPU Cooler
 

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