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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Conclusion:
Cooler Master has a history of great products that deliver great results at a reasonable price. I'm sad to say that the V8 GTS just doesn't follow in that tradition. While it is reasonably quiet at lower fan speeds, it just doesn't deliver the performance I'd expect from a $100 cooler, even when the fans are cranked up to 11. The performance per dollar ratio just isn't there and to be honest, it is one of the most frustrating CPU coolers I've ever had the displeasure of installing. The fact that it was beaten out by the almost-half-as-expensive DEEPCOOL Neptwin (which, in a funny twist, is also more quiet and far easier to install) just seals the deal.
Don't get me wrong here though: the V8 GTS does cool quite well and you won't have any trouble keeping your CPU cool should you decide that you want one. Just keep in mind that for $100 you can very nearly buy a self-contained water cooler that will outperform it in nearly every way. I really wanted the vapor chamber combined with eight heatpipes, triple towers, and dual 140mm fans to succeed, but it's impossible to ignore the lofty price tag and unspectacular cooling.
- Decent cooling
- Fans can be quiet at lower speeds
- Built-in fan shrouds
- Loud when fans are maxed out
- Terrible mounting system