Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler ReviewWaco - August 6, 2013
Category: CPU Cooling
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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Introduction:
Cooler Master has a long history with its V-series coolers. Between the venerable V6, V8, and monstrous V10, it has a good line of serious coolers for serious overclockers. The new Cooler Master V8 GTS is the bigger, badder, and with-more-facial-hair version of the original Cooler Master V8 heatsink. Sporting dual 140mm fans, eight 6mm heatpipes, three radiator arrays, and a unique vapor chamber base, the V8 GTS sure looks like it has some serious cooling potential! The vapor chamber baseplate purportedly extracts heat from your toasty CPU much faster than traditional heatsink bases; keep reading to find out just how cool this new Cooler Master heatsink can be!
Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Closer Look:
If nothing else, Cooler Master has a great marketing team on hand. The box that the V8 GTS comes in is not only attactive, but extremely easy to read as well. All the features you care about are listed boldy along with a very stylized picture of the heatsink itself. Even from the outside of this relatively large box, you can tell something interesting lurks inside. For a full list of specifications and features, head on over to the Specifications & Features page!
Swinging open the lid on the box reveals a hunk of dark foam holding the heatsink securely in place. Thankfully the heatsink comes mostly pre-assembled so you won't have to hassle with obnoxious fan clips. Underneath the behemoth that is the V8 GTS is a box full of the various components you'll need to mount the cooler to your board of choice, as well as a small syringe of thermal paste. Instructions are also included, but in the strict traditions of manliness, I will ignore them until I get extremely confused or break something. Skip on to the next page to see the V8 GTS up close!