Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

Up Close: Stripped

Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

Up Close:  Stripped

Although there are no instructions on how to take the V8 GTS apart it's an easy enough job (Man card upgraded).  Two hex bolts on the top of the unit at either end release the large central section, with two bolts on either side of the unit releasing the smaller fan shrouds and fans via a bolt though mechanism.  The image below right shows the underside of the central section along with the mounting points for the upper red LEDs and their connection cable. 

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With the fans and the plastic fascia removed we get a much better view of the body of the heatsink.  It  comprises of three separate fin stacks, the central and largest measuring 40mm across and the outer ones just 25mm across.  The 2x140mm fans are sandwiched between each of the outer and the inner stack creating a sort of 3 way push/pull set up

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The eight 6mm heatpipes are split between the outer and central fin stacks.  The main central fin stack is fed by four of the pipes, running as they do quite close to the edges of the stack.  The other four pipes feed the outer stacks, with two pipes each, passing first vertically up to the stacks and then horizontally within so as to pass over each other from opposite directions.  As with the central stack, the pipes are positioned quite close to the edge of the stack.

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Most Recent Comments

06-11-2013, 05:39:45

'Lager full towers'

This is something I have to try!Quote

06-11-2013, 08:53:42

Looks like it overhangs the first PCI-e slot. On my 2011 rig my D14 misses the first card by only a few mm.Quote

06-11-2013, 09:34:17

So it's mugen 4 performance at almost twice the price. Quote

06-11-2013, 09:37:10

Originally Posted by looz View Post
So it's mugen 4 performance at almost twice the price.
And more expensive than the NH-D14

But hey, it looks nice.... if you're into that.Quote

06-11-2013, 09:52:17

I like the looks of this but the noise levels would be a put off and obviously the loss in performance if you reduced the speed of the fans. considering you can get a D14 for £65 and a H100i for £87 it's main competition are viable options. But oh my it does look nice

I wonder when Noctua will bring out an AIO? lets face it, it's the way things are goingQuote

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