Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

Introduction

Cooler Master have never been ones to shy away from innovation and "full on" aesthetics.  With the V8 GTS Cooler Master hope to mimic both the power and performance of the Muscle cars, by putting a huge V8 block as the engine into the heart of your PC.  Engine analogies aside the V8 GTS is certainly a huge piece of kit, measuring 166.5mm end to end and 154mm across.  It is though only 149.8mm in height which should serve to increase case compatibility.  The innovation we mentioned lies in the use of a horizontal vapour chamber in the place of the traditional Solid copper heat sink, the reasoning being that this chamber will disperse the heat from the contact plate more evenly between the eight 6mm heat pipes and as such improve overall cooling whilst reducing CPU hot spots.  Our hopes are high that the V8 GTS might have what it takes to make it to the 4.6GHz club in our extremely demanding torture tests.

 

Technical Specification

Model

RR-V8VC-16PR-R1

CPU Socket

Intel® LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775
AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3 /AM2

Dimensions

154 x 149.8 x 166.5mm (6.1 x 5.9 x 6.6 in)

Heat Sink Dimensions

154 x 140 x 153.5mm (6.1 x 5.5 x 6.0 in)

Heat Sink Material

Vapour Chamber / 8 Heat Pipes / Aluminium Fins

Heat Sink Weight

854g (1.9lb)

Heat Pipe Dimensions

Ø6mm

Fan Dimensions

Ø 140 x 20 mm (5.5 x 0.8 inch)

Fan Speed

600 – 1,600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%

Fan Air Flow

28 – 82 CFM ± 10%

Fan Air Pressure

0. 3 – 1.45 mmH2O ± 10%

Fan Life Expectancy

160,000 hrs

Noise Level

16~36 dBA

Bearing Type

POM bearing – Cooler Master 4th Gen. Bearing (*POM = Polyoxymethylene

Connector

4-Pin

Rated Voltage

12 VDC

Rated Current

0.31A

Power Consumption

3.72W

Fan Weight

110g (0.24 lb) x 2

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Most Recent Comments

06-11-2013, 04:07:37

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...041431399l.jpg

It looks good and it's BIG, but how does the new V8 GTS tower cooler from Cooler Master perform?


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06-11-2013, 05:39:45

Tenu
'Lager full towers'

This is something I have to try!

06-11-2013, 08:53:42

Pendragon
Looks like it overhangs the first PCI-e slot. On my 2011 rig my D14 misses the first card by only a few mm.

06-11-2013, 09:34:17

looz
So it's mugen 4 performance at almost twice the price.

06-11-2013, 09:37:10

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
So it's mugen 4 performance at almost twice the price.
And more expensive than the NH-D14

But hey, it looks nice.... if you're into that.

06-11-2013, 09:52:17

Greenback
I like the looks of this but the noise levels would be a put off and obviously the loss in performance if you reduced the speed of the fans. considering you can get a D14 for 65 and a H100i for 87 it's main competition are viable options. But oh my it does look nice

I wonder when Noctua will bring out an AIO? lets face it, it's the way things are going
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