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Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
6.0 out of 10

Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)

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Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)

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Overall 6
6.0

Kept temps cool but fan bearing failed

Aaron S., Newegg
11 March 2014
  • Summary: CoolerMaster refused to send me a replacement fan. I know I'm technically outside of the warranty period, but for such an expensive heatsink they could send me a $5 replacement fan.
  • Pros: Excellent thermal properties - always keeps my overclocked i7 well below max temps. Also looks bada**.
  • Cons: The fan (although quiet) only has a sleeved bearing, meaning it will fail much sooner than a ball bearing fan will. Mine failed after a little over two years.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little too big

Rhys J., Newegg
2 October 2013
  • Summary: It comes with a dial system that you can replace a small panel in the back of your PC with that you can dial in the speed of the fans. Due to the size of the heat sink, I cannot turn it passed a certain point of out fear that it will move too much and eventually fall into the system.
  • Pros: The heat sink is very good at what it is supposed to do. Currently running this with an OC'd i5-2500k @ 3.8GHz without any issues.
  • Cons: I find that the sheer size of the heat sink is just a bit much. I'm using an NZXT Phantom case and I cannot put a fan on the door panel because the V8 (It freaking looks like a V8) is just so large. I feel that the mounting brackets for it feel a bit flimsy for the size and weight of the device. ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Impressed

Suzanne H., Newegg
16 August 2013
  • Summary: Don't be tempted by it's cool appearance. There are much better cooler out there within the same price range that will do a better job of cooling & quieter.
  • Pros: Looks nice; does a good job of cooling. Was much easier to install than the CM V6.
  • Cons: Big (but that was expected), fan is loud & mine is now making a clicking news after a few days of use (not anything sticking in fan like wire or tag on wires). Fan control mounting hardware is complete junk.
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Overall 6
6.0

Missing screws

Jordan L., Newegg
2 August 2013
  • Pros: Cools very well and looks great
  • Cons: Manual fan control is clunky and inconvenient, CAME WITHOUT 3 SCREWS NECESSARY TO MOUNT IT
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Overall 6
6.0

Sexy Huge But Ultimately a Failure

Hamza F., Newegg
19 June 2013
  • Summary: Why am I even writing this review??? It's 2013! Air-coolers are getting more obsolete by the second. (Maybe I'm just bored and enjoy writing reviews for products I bought in 2010)
  • Pros: Great Temps (25C idle) and looks like a real engine!
  • Cons: Bulky, huge, and heavy. To say this cooler takes up a lot of space is an understatement. It also has incredibly sharp edges. One wrong move, and you're basically bleeding like a faucet. The cons just don't justify the temps. Especially when you can get comparable results with a more low profile f...
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Overall 6
6.0

Just ok

Mike J., Newegg
27 May 2013
  • Pros: Looks cool
  • Cons: - Doesn't cool very well. I tried everything to get this thing to cool my processor well, but it constantly runs at 85 degrees Celsius on stock CPU settings. - As mentioned in other reviews, the CPU fan breaks fast if it gets dirty at all. And honestly, I cleaned it at the first signs of wear and...
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Overall 6
6.0

Eh..

Adam F., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Because Its so Bulky, I wouldn't reccomend this.
  • Pros: Keeps the CPU Cool, and is very innovative. It also looks great on any motherboard.
  • Cons: The Fan is way too big for my tower; The side panel barely closes. Its a little tricky to install, and if you want to plug something in around it, you better do it before you put it on your CPU. Couldn't they make it a LITTLE bit smaller?
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Overall 6
6.0

Great air cooling

Thomas N., Newegg
29 March 2013
  • Pros: Great air cooling setup. Looks awesome. I am a muscle car fan so I love the big V8 on the front of it. Nice built in fan speed controller.
  • Cons: Very very tall. If you have a side mounted case fan you may have to put it on the outside of the case as I did. My fault for not researching this enough.
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't Last long

Steve B., Newegg
17 January 2013
  • Summary: I'm torn on buying another one to replace the broken one or trying another cooler. It is HUGE and barely fits in my case, which is why I may use another. If it lasted longer I would have been much happier.
  • Pros: Keeps CPU cool -- I had this for about 2-3 years, it has kept my CPU below 50 degrees with heavy gaming.
  • Cons: It only lasted 2-3 years. IT has been making clunking noises, I cleaned it out as best as I could. I get a CPU fan error on startup, but it still was working. It just sounded like it was self disintegrating. I replaced it last night with the default CPU fan (that came with the CPU) and even the b...
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Overall 6
6.0

getting a cpu fan error

tim m., Newegg
14 January 2013
  • Summary: any help would help
  • Pros: got it because of price and reviews
  • Cons: on my bio after my computer as been turned off for several hours i get hit F1 key cuase of cpu fan error does that mean its a bad fan once i hit F1 and its been on i dont know if that mean if its bad or not
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