Summary: This Cooler Master cooler is not very expensive, but boasts quite a few interesting technical implementations. Will they be enough to make this cooler look good against the background of the price segment leader? Let’s find out!
The Cooler Master X6 Elite is one of the most unique looking CPU coolers we’ve seen in a while. However, just getting it installed can be a big issue for even the simplest of cases. Its cooling performance isn’t that great either, and by far the worst we’ve tested in our current system.
The X6 Elite is available at my favorite retailer for
, which makes it one of the more expensive on the market.
Summary: In this review we talked about how the unique design of the X6 Elite enabled the radiator to internally channel air and increase the overall surface area while still retaining the size of a compact tower heatsink. This particular configuration does lend itself well to becoming a performance air cooler but we feel the performance is more towards sound reduction than raw overclocking.
Pros: Six Heatpipe Construction, Honeycomb Fin Structure, Special Air Duct Design, Custom Cooling Fan, PWM Fan Design
Cons: Only comes with a single fan, Could benefit from a more powerful fan, Mounting hardware