Cooler Master V10 CPU Cooler Review

by AkG     |     March 1, 2009

Cooler Master V10 CPU Cooler Review

Manufacturer Product Page: V10 - Cooler Master
Part Number: RR-B2P-UV10-GP
TechWiki Info: Cooler Master V10
Availability: Now
Click Here to Check Prices: Coolermaster V10 Hybrid Tec CPU Cooler LGA775
Warranty: 2 years

In the past we have been lucky to review CPU cooling solutions which are unusual, different or more efficient. Unfortunately, for us this is not a daily, weekly or even monthly occurrence. Being different is risky and in this economy not everyone is willing to try something different since companies tend to only make money off winners. Producing and marketing a product which is just a tweak on an already proven design is a better bet than blazing a new trail. Luckily for us, there are still some manufacturers out there who are willing to bet on innovation.

One such company which is not afraid to try something different is Cooler Master. Its funny, but if you asked 100 hardcore DIY’ers what CM means to them we are sure 95 would answer "cases" and to a lesser extent, their expanding lineup of power supplies. As with any smart, hungry company trying to expand their name brand recognition into CPU cooling solutions, CM is willing to take a risk…or three.

In the past we have had the privilege to work, use and really, really torture some interesting hybrid coolers. These products from CoolIT combined the best of air, water and TEC cooling to provide an experience which was as unique as it was eye-opening. In the case of Cooler Master, they have taken another track all together. To be more specific, they are looking to innovate the air cooling field by adding TECs to a uniquely designed heatsink.

This new cooler which is called the V10 is part of Cooler Master’s V-line of CPU cooling solutions and in positioned right between the V8 and V12 in their model nomenclature. The V10 is a multi fan, multi heat pipe, multi cooling fin array heatsink which not only is a tower AND a downdraft cooler but is also a TEC cooling solution. As you can imagine this is a beast of a cooler and as such is priced like one at about $140CAD.

This cooling solution is slowly becoming available from e-tailers and retailers throughout the country and we expect this trend to continue as it is a specialty item and one which not every mom and pop store will want to carry. As this is a expensive item we feel it is our goal to help you become intimately aware of all the ins and outs, ups and downs, and any (other) double entendre you can think of, of this cunning cooler! We really do hope that after reading this review you know more about the V10 than you do about your girlfriend; and more importantly, give you enough information to know whether or not this is THE cooler you will want/need/desire for your next upgrade.


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