Summary: The new V6 GT CPU cooler from Cooler Master is the first cooler we've had on our Intel i7 test system from Cooler Master and overall it scored very well in our testing. The V6 GT is following in the footsteps of other Cooler Master coolers such as the V8 and V10 CPU coolers that feature a "automotive" or "engine" design. The design of the V6 GT is nice and sleek but not over the top like some other coolers.
Pros: Good Performance, High Quality Construction, Sleek Design
Excerpt: As with the original V6, the Cooler Master V6 GT is a big, good looking cooler with a robust, easily installed mounting solution. The GT has much better cooling performance thanks to an additional fan and a very nice lighting feature that adds some visual interest to the package.
Summary: Alright, let's wrap thing up. In its bare essence the V6 GT is a pretty nice looking cooler. Many other reviews actually conclude this cooler to be some seriously hot stuff, praising it into heaven. There are however a number of negatives that somehow other reviewers seem to leave out.
First off, the mounting system is just dreadful. You need a handful of components to mount the cooler making it the most user-unfriendly cooler I have ever seated onto a motherboard.
Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, and test programs. That said, the ranking produced by these tests is accurate and gives a good idea how the coolers will perform relative to one another on any given system.
Pros: PWM controlled fans and a splice cable!, Comes with comprehensive mounting hardware and two fans., Compact size for a high-performance cooler., Controllable LED light strip provides just the right amoung of bling., Excellent performance with stock fans.
Cons: Intel bolt-through mounting system seems less robust than it could be., Expensive enthusiast cooling solution.
Excerpt: When we first got a glimpse of the V series CPU coolers from Cooler Master we were very impressed. We first got a chance to check out the V8 cooler , then came the V10 cooler and today we have the brand new V6 GT cooler. Once again like the other coolers in the V series it has the engine inspired look and a very unique design.
Pros: – Very well designed, – Not only performs well but is efficient, – Looks cool, – Easy installation, – Universal cooler (will work on both Intel and AMD CPU’s), – Ability to turn the LED strip off
Cons: – One of the retention brackets was preinstalled backwards