Cooler Master V6GT Reviewairman - June 28, 2010
Category: CPU Cooling
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As technology progresses, so must the necessary equipment to cool down today's most extreme components. One of the manufacturers bringing the public some of the best performing heatsinks, cases, and other computer components is Cooler Master. Cooler Master has been around for over a decade and continues to follow their company's mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions by "responding to transformations in the global industry and adapting to its own rapid growth." Today's release is Cooler Master's V6GT. Probably Cooler Master's most hyped CPU cooler this year, the Cooler Master V6GT is a massive, 200W-capable cooler that boasts six heatpipes and two powerful 120mm fans. In this review I will provide a detailed assessment of the cooler's looks, construction, ease of use and most importantly, its performance. Being one of the first people to have the V6GT in their possession certainly is a privilege and I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this heatsink performs.
The Cooler Master V6GT is packaged in a very attractive dark box with a glossy finish and high quality graphics. The front and rear as well as the left and right sides are identical, respectively. The front and rear feature a dark red background with a black stripe through the middle containing the V6GT logo, the phrase "Muscle Cooling/200W Cooling Solution," and a list of the supported sockets. The V6GT logo is pressed into the cardboard and has what looks like a foil lining in the letters giving the box an even more impressive look. The right and left sides have the Cooler Master logo in the upper left side, a quarter angle photo of the cooler, and the same content that appears in the stripe on the front and the rear.
The top of the box features a closeup of the top of the heatsink with the Cooler Master logo in the upper left corner. The top of the box is held closed with two pieces of Velcro. Opening the top exposes a small window that allows the owner to have a peek at the top of the cooler. The bottom of the box is where all of the content is located and contains an extensive list of features, specifications, and additional dimensions of the cooler. One thing that I happened to notice is that in the large list of specifications, the weight of the cooler is not listed. However, it is available on Cooler Master's product page on their website.
Once opened, the top of the cooler's massive size nearly takes up the entire box. The base of the V6GT is secured in about three inches of soft foam at the bottom and is stabilized at the top by a sheet of fitted plastic. Next to the cooler is a small white box that contains all of the mounting hardware as well as an English user's manual, a user's manual containing the other languages, and a warranty card. The warranty card states that Cooler Master offers a two-year guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.
With the heatsink out and ready to go, my anticipation for its performance is beginning to build and I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at the V6GT. On the next page, I will be exploring the V6GT up close and putting the rest of it in the spotlight.