Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler

With a market composed of a large variety of CPU coolers, manufactures have to get it right the first time around. If the cooler poses to many issues, or simply fails to meet today’s standards, it will likely find its lifespan to be short. Today we are going to be taking a look at a cooler from a company that knows all about cooling, Cooler Master. Is Cooler Master really the master when it comes to cooling? Well, we are about to find out how well the Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler can compare to a few other top performers on the market.

 

First Impression

     
The Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler comes in a large black box that shows the cooler from the front view, and focuses on its features and specifications on the rear. At first release the Cooler Master V8 didn’t include the hardware for the LGA1366 socket. But as you can see by the first picture, the current product shipping does fully support the LGA1366 socket.
Removing the contents of the box, we will find the Cooler Master V8 securely sandwiched in two plastic housings, with a box of accessories. This style of packing seems to be more popular these days over the common blister pack we have seen with other coolers. This is easily opened, and provides adequate protection for the cooler during shipping.
The Cooler Master V8 is a unique looking cooler from the start. We can see from the above picture that it utilizes four different aluminum fin sections for optimal cooling, and has the fan sandwiched between the two center sections. The V8 is stated to dissipate up to 180W of heat, which is impressive all in its own.

Features:
  • Supports Intel Core i7 CPU.
  • 4 separate modular sets of aluminum fins create a large heat dissipation surface for unsurpassed cooling performance.
  • 8 heat pipes maximize heat transfer.
  • Mirror-finished base makes for 100% contact with the processor.
  • Optimum Airflow – The center mounted 120mm fan blows/pulls cool air through the fins of the heatsink to cool down the heatsink which is taking the heat away from the CPU smoothly.
  • Precision Control and Quiet Operation at 17~21 dBA – Adjustable PWM fan speed control, using a manual knob placed in the back of the chassis, enables fan adjustments from 7V to 12V, allowing users to find the perfect balance between cooling performance and noise level.
Specifications:

ModelRR-UV8-XBU1-GP
CPU SocketIntel Socket LGA1366
Intel Socket LGA775
AMD Socket (Socket 940/AM2/AM2+)
CPU SupportIntel: Core i7, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme Ed., Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium D, Pentium 4 Extreme Ed., Pentium 4 HT, Pentium 4, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D
AMD:Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon X2, Sempron
Dimension120 x 128 x 161.1mm
Weight1.91 lbs
Heat Sink Dimensions120 x 120 x 158mm
Heat Sink MaterialCopper Base / Aluminum Fins / 8 Heat Pipes
Heat Pipes Dimensions6mm
Fan Dimension (W / H / D)120 x 120 x 25mm
Fan Speed800 – 1800RPM
Fan Airflow69.69CFM
Air pressure (mmH2O)2.94mm H2O
Bearing TypeRifle Bearing
Fan Life Expectancy40,000hrs
Fan Noise Level (dB-A)17 – 21dBA
Fan Speed AdjustmentInstall on PCI Slot
Connector4-pin
Fan ControlPWM + VR Controller
Rated Voltage12V
Start Voltage7V
Operating Voltage10.38V – 13.2V
Rated Current0.12A
Input Power1.44W

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