|CPU Socket||Intel Socket:
Sandy Bridge 1155
LGA1366 / LGA1156 / LGA775 *
AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron
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||120 x 128 x 161.1mm|
|Heat Sink Dimensions||120 x 120 x 158mm|
|Heat Sink Material||Copper Base / Aluminum Fins / 8 Heat Pipes|
|Heat Pipes Dimensions||Ø6mm|
|Fan Dimension (W / H / D)||120 x 120 x 25mm|
|Fan Speed||800 - 1800RPM|
|Air pressure (mmH2O)||2.94mm H2O|
|Bearing Type||Rifle Bearing|
|Fan Life Expectancy||40,000hrs|
|Fan Noise Level (dB-A)||17 - 21dBA dBA Reference|
|Fan Speed Adjustment||Install on PCI Slot|
|Fan Control||PWM + VR Controller|
|Operating Voltage||10.38V - 13.2V|
|Notice||* Supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Please check with your local distributor for further details.|
"The Cooler Master V8 by far is one of the most powerful coolers we've reviewed. It runs very cool even at low fan speeds with only 41C in idle and 52C under 100% load. The next best cooler, Noctua NH-C12P, we've reviewed does match the 41C, but is only able to cool at 54C at default speeds. The V8 is able to even outperform that by reaching a record low 38C on Idle and only 50C under load. It's interesting to have a cooler that supports both the PWM function and have a VR controller, giving the V8 the best of both worlds."
"At the beginning of the review, I was a little concerned that the CoolerMaster V8 wouldn’t be able to bring the muscle that would be a credit to its namesake. That concern was unfounded. The CoolerMaster V8 absolutely blows away the quality stock cooling solution provided by AMD. It also outperforms it’s other burly sibling, the CoolerMaster 212 CPU Cooler by a pretty impressive margin."
There is no question the V8 is one of the most stylish CPU coolers out there. It moves away from the usual boring themes of a tornado/vortex/swirly thing and instead hides the fan and makes the outer cladding which looks like an engine covering. It’s a nice and clever change of pace. It claims to have up to 180 watts of cooling power, and to be honest I have no way to test that number, but I can throw the next best thing at it; an AMD Phenom 9950 Black Edition. It held up well to that beast of a space heater allowing only a minimal change in the heat. Its fan controller allows you to crank up the extra cooling as you’re killing people in Crysis or turn down the fan speed when you’re headed to bed.
“This performance, nevertheless, places the V8 in the top echelon of the coolers we have tested…”
“We like that the V8 is taller than it is wide. Unlike Thermaltake’s DuOrb, this cooler doesn’t block any of the parts on our motherboards”
“Nearly top-notch cooling performance, beautiful aesthetics”
To sum it all up, Cooler Master
After coming across pictures of the new Cooler Master V8 on the Internet, we were keen to try it out. If we are honest it is fair to say that we never expected such impressive results from this uniquely designed heatsink. With the fan operating at full speed the V8 was able to outperform the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and the dual 120mm fan configuration of the Noctua NH-C12P.
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