Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

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Cooler Master V8 GTS Review

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Most CPU coolers look quite lost inside the cavernous "Test Trooper".  Not so the V8 GTS.  It's one of the few coolers we've put in here that actually look well proportioned and at home, though at just 149.8mm in height it should fit in a good many mid towers as well as the lager full towers.

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Whether you are onside with the intended V8 engine theme of the looks it's hard to deny that looking down onto the top of the V8 GTS is a lot nicer than looking down onto a sheet of aluminium with a number of crimped of heat sink nipples sticking out of it.

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Powering up the PC brings the V8 GTS to life with the myriad of red LEDs illuminating the cooler.  The light from the LEDs is actually surprisingly subdued and in no way offensive or blinding.  This pleasing effect is down to the intelligent positioning of the LEDs, placed as they are on the underside and under the fascia to give an overall glow and down lighting effect.  We're actually quite taken with it.

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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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