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Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review

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Cooler Master V6GT is a massive, 200W-capable cooler that boasts six heatpipes and two powerful 120mm fans.The V6 GT aesthetically looks very appealing. The cooler follows in the same lines as the V8 and V10 which both were designed with American muscle cars in mind, hence the naming scheme. It uses dual fans, in a push-pull configuration, to tackle the high heat output of even the most overclocked rig. No matter what your taste in processors is, the V6 GT is designed to conquer all the extra voltage you throw into it.

Provided By: Cooler Master

Price:$69.99

Closer Look:

The packaging of the Cooler Master V6 GT box is black, with a red accent glow. The top of the box features a photo of the top of the V6 GT. The two sides of the box simply bear the V6 GT logo, with socket applications listed in a faded gray. The bottom of the Cooler Master V6 GT box has a full specification chart, along with clear photos of key parts of the V6 GT. The photos are accompanied by detailed explanations of the features, as well as the benefits.

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The top of the Cooler Master V6 GT box is held shut by two small Velcro pieces, and lifts open to reveal a stylized photo of the V6 GT attached to engine parts.

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The center of the photo is a window to a piece of the top of the V6 GT contained in the box. When all top sections are opened, we find the Cooler Master V6 GT on full display under a clear plastic holder. The V6 GT sits in a poly base to prevent any shipping damage, along with a small white box and the included paperwork.

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The Cooler Master V6 GT comes with two user manuals, one only in English and one multi-lingual. All mounting hardware is included for both Intel and AMD sockets, and offers a second mount should you want to change fan orientation on AMD systems.

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The Cooler Master V6 GT is covered in a black plastic skin. The top is molded with a vintage engine look with a slim LED strip running down the center, complete with a button resembling an oil cap. The button when pressed, cycles through the red, blue and purple LED color choices.

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The two fan shrouds of the Cooler Master V6 GT meet the top skin, and completely cover the sides of both fans as well as much of the sides of the tower, while exposing only the round usable area of the fans. The shrouds also completely cover the bottom of the fans, with only small notches for the fans’ power cables. The fans are 120mm PWM fans using Cooler Master’s DynaLoop Bearing for decreased noise and extended life, and are adjustable from 800-2200 rpm. The contact block of the V6 GT is solid copper electroplated with nickel, and is incredibly smooth with almost no hint of milling. The six heatpipes pass through the block very close to the surface, but are not direct contact.

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There are three power cables coming out of the bottom of the Cooler Master V6 GT. One white standard four pin Molex connects for the LED power. Two fan cables are plugged in to a Y-Connector terminating into a four pin PWM fan connector for the twin 120mm fans. The single power connector allows the fans to run in sync with no speed matching necessary. If you prefer, the fans of the V6 GT can be connected individually to power, as well.

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ModelRR-V6GT-22PK-R1
CPU SocketIntel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775 AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimension131 x 120 x 165 mm 5.2 x 4.7 x 6.5 inch
Heat Sink MaterialCopper base / Aluminum fins / 6 heatpipes
Heat Pipes DimensionsØ6 mm
Fan Dimension120 x 120 x 25 mm 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
Fan Speed800- 2200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow34.02 – 93.74 CFM (per fan)
Fan Air Pressure0.43 – 3.30 mmH2O (per fan)
Fan Life Expectancy40,000 hrs/25 °C
Bearing TypeDynaLoop™ Bearing
Connector4 Pins
Noise Level15 ~ 38 dBA
Rated Voltage12V DC
Start Voltage6V DC
Operating Voltage6 ~ 13.2V DC
Rated Current0.45A (0.7A Max. per fan)
Input Power5.4W (8.4W Max. per fan)
Warranty2 years
UPC Code884102008726

Testing:

My System:

CPU: AMD Phenom [email protected] 2.3 GHz

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 (rev. 2.1)

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB 1066 MHz

VGA: PowerColor Radeon HD 5670 PCS+ Video Card

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922

The testing will consist of idle and load temperature tests. All of the testing will be done in a 22 Degrees Celsius regulated room for consistency in temperatures. To place stress on the CPU, I used Prime95 to place 100% load on all cores for an hour. That was of course after letting everything idle for 30 minutes to get the idle temperature.

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Conclusion:

The Cooler Master V6 GT Really lives up its brothering the V8 and V10, Its one impressive CPU cooler from top to bottom. This Cooler has great hardware that makes installation effortless; the contact block is smooth as a mirror for flawless contact.

As far as performance, it beat up the same price coolers without breaking a sweat. The Cooler Master V6 GT is NOT coming out of my case anything soon.

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