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. It is also a lot cheaper than some of the big contenders on the market and gave the assumption is was a marketing based product with its V8 name, and wouldn’t deliver. Boy were we wrong.
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. They are like a pair of equally sized blocks of clay; the Armageddon was molded into a thinner, wider form.
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.
I like the fact that even though the overall design is great and may not warrant it, the fan is still replaceable.
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
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. Note that this cooler is designed to cool the faster CPUs on the market, including the Intel Quad Core processors. The CPU Thermal Design Power or Thermal Design Point specification for this cooler is 180W. is 180W.
Summary: Cranking the V8 to its highest setting makes for a bit more noise than the DuOrb but produces only a meager two-degree increase in cooling performance on both our idle and burn tests. This performance, nevertheless, places the V8 in the top echelon of coolers we have tested—second place, to be exact. The installation process isn’t a picnic, but we’ve experienced worse. All and all, it’s a great addition to a machine—both aesthetically and thermally.