Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review

Author: AkG
Date: August 30, 2010
Product Name: Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler
Part Number: RR-V6GT-22PK-R1
Warranty: 1 Year
Purchase at NCIX: | | UK
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It certainly has been awhile since we have turned out attention to Cooler Master’s CPU cooling solutions. Indeed, the last one we looked at was their huge V8 which was released more than a year ago. Well that is about to change as today we are looking at their latest beefy creation: the V6 GT.

The V6 GT is actually an impressive looking heatsink to say the least and we are not talking about the fact that it looks like a V6 engine block either. It follows in the footsteps of its larger siblings –the V8 and the gargantuan V10- but this time it looks to us like a lot of sensible engineering went into this product. Instead of relying on a brute force approach like the other V-series heatsinks, makes use of a sensible fin design and fan layout to deliver optimal cooling performance. To us what makes this cooler so interesting is also the fact that is it looks a heck of a lot like a certain Thermalright Frio we reviewed a while back. This resemblance may only in fact be skin deep or it may hint at a certain amount of “creative borrowing” at the OEM level. In either case, we have high expectations for V6 as it promises to not only look kick ass with its all new FDB-based fans, and integrated LEDs, but it should also be a monster in the performance category as well.

While the V6 GT is considered a limited edition, it is actually fairly easy to find at e-tailers in North America for about 57 USD. This is certainly is a nice chunk of change to drop down for a cooler, but by the standards of the enthusiast marketplace it is actually a fairly decent asking price. Seeing how it will stack up against the competition is another matter altogether though.


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