Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
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Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler Review
29 May 2011
Conclusion: Final Thoughts Being honest, i had my reservations about this cooler when we first had it come through our doors. It had been given awards, but anyone can do that and even then, the awards it has were from 2009.
Pros: Affordable, Stylish, Fantastic cooling, Quiet, Adjustable fan speed, Easy to install
Summary: The Armageddon is similar in various ways to the Megahalems . The two coolers are constructed in the same manner with similar materials, the weight is within an ounce of one another, and they share the same superb mounting system.
Pros: Excellent performance, Superb mounting system, Stock fan has good acoustics, Secure mounting system, Rotatable on AMD boards
Cons: Fan clips incompatible with 120 mm fans and some 140 mm fans, AMD mounting hardware sold separately, Expensive, Middling performance, Inconvenient installation procedure, Poor fan mount, Expensive
Summary: All in all, the Cooler Master V8 holds it's own with the best air cooler we've seen so far - the Prolimatech Megahalems. With only a degree or two separating these two performance wise, I dare say it's a wash. Both are very good at cooling even at extreme loads and with minimal noise.
Pros: » Very quiet, even on high, » Fan can be changed very easily, » Multiple platform means you can upgrade without buying a new cooler, » Includes a simple fan speed controller
Cons: » Priced on par with "elite" air coolers and water cooling solutions, » Installation is more difficult than really needs to be
Excerpt: I am a fanboy of American automobiles especially the old school ones like the Mustangs, Chevells, Novas and many others. And one of the reasons I am so into these cars is because of the big blocks ( V8 for the unknowing) that these cars all had. Pure muscle is where it is all at.
Summary: The Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler s rather large measuring 120 x 128 x 161.1mm and weighs a heavy 865g. So when transporting the case be very careful, otherwise it might damage the motherboard and/or CPU.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master V8 mixes a rare blend of aesthetics and performance that is often pined for but rarely achieved. Did the V8 succeed? I would say definitely so. The performance was superb for a chip notorious for pouring off heat.