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SKYMTL August 30, 2010 08:30 PM

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review Comment Thread
 
Shaped like a bona fide V6 engine, Cooler Master's new V6 GT heatsink is aiming to knock several high end coolers off of their respective thrones. To accomplish this, the V6 GT is equipped with a pair of high speed 120mm fans and enough cooling mass to beggar most of its competitors. However, can its performance belie an asking price of under $60?...

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_dangtx_ August 30, 2010 09:19 PM

nice. modern mobos should have no issues with 1.4amps on one fan header . and man those are fans.

shaving 10c on the 212+ can be considered a feat, probably worth the 2.5x price difference!

Zero82z August 30, 2010 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 422637)
shaving 10c on the 212+ can be considered a feat, probably worth the 2.5x price difference!

The price for this heatsink is supposed to be $57. The Hyper 212+ is $29 at NCIX. That's not a 2.5x difference.

SugarJ August 30, 2010 10:36 PM

Wow. I actually really like the aesthetics of this product. Maybe it's just the fancy lighting catching my attention. :biggrin:

Very solid performance, will probably be around $65 Canadian street price. Good option for air cooling. This will be on my short list to try out, I think.

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Originally Posted by Zero82z (Post 422641)
The price for this heatsink is supposed to be $57. The Hyper 212+ is $29 at NCIX. That's not a 2.5x difference.

The Hyper 212+ is $23.60 at Direct Canada, and regularly goes on sale for $19.99. His math isn't too far off.

Edit: Here's a methodology/chart question. Because AkG takes all these coolers, and tests them with different fans at different loads, would a "best case" scenario graph be possible or more desirable? For instance, the Gelid Tranquilo works best with the Scythe G fan according to how I read the chart. So one page with 3 CPU speeds, and a direct comparison of each HSF with it's most optimal fan at that CPU speed? It wouldn't require any more testing, just compilation of a different graph. We see the same idea when he includes the stock fan results on the low, medium and high speed fan tests. And it would basically give you the "best" HSF results all on one page.

bovine.baron August 31, 2010 12:02 AM

That is one very sexy and very smart cooler. I wonder what the different between the GT and the regular V6 is though.

MacJunky August 31, 2010 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 422606)
Shaped like a bona fide V6 engine,

>:|
No. It has a plastic cover like that of pretty much any modern engine be it I4, V6, V8 or V12.
Too much plastic crap. DNW!
Performance aside, my hairy posterior in tight leather would look better than the ugly plastic crud covering this cooler. >_<

Lpfan4ever August 31, 2010 12:46 AM

Seen the V6GT a while back on NCIX and was wondering how well it did. Good to see Cooler master kicking more and more ass.

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Originally Posted by MacJunky (Post 422697)
my hairy posterior in tight leather would look better than the ugly plastic crud covering this cooler. >_<

http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/do-not-want.jpg

Sushi Warrior August 31, 2010 07:10 AM

How about a chart with performance/degrees per fan RPM? To see if it is best at low speed or high speed.

bojangles August 31, 2010 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Sushi Warrior (Post 422744)
How about a chart with performance/degrees per fan RPM? To see if it is best at low speed or high speed.

I don't really see the point of that. I like it the way the review does it, that way we can decide if a low/high/stock fan is good enough. Turns out that the stock fans are amazing. :thumb:

Actually, now that I think of it, the review DOES show if it's best at low or high. It's just on 3 separate pages...which makes sense.

rapmaster August 31, 2010 08:31 AM

One thing I like to see is instead of two low RPM fans for the dual fan test, go with two high RPM fans.


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