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Air-based CPU coolers are manufactured by a score of companies nowadays, so new products are announced and released on a daily basis. However, it doesn’t seem possible to make a really big step forward in terms of cooling performance unless the manufacturers start using innovative materials and cutting-edge technologies. That’s why most new coolers are actually clones which can only differ from their respective originals in such details as fans or a couple of original features that are usually meant to attract the potential customer rather than increase the product’s efficiency or reduce its noise. One such cooler is Cooler Master’s X6 Elite. We’ll take a look at it in this review.

Packaging and Accessories

The cooler is shipped in a medium-sized box designed in Cooler Master’s traditional style.

The X6 Elite is depicted on the front of the box whereas the back and side panels provide you a list of compatible CPU sockets, a description of key product features and the cooler’s specifications.

  

The cooler is laid on a polyurethane-foam tray inside the box. Its accessories are on top of it, including fasteners, a key, some thermal grease and user guides.

The recommended price of the Cooler Master X6 Elite is $42.99. Its warranty period is 2 years. It is manufactured in China. Cooler Master also offers an ordinary version of the X6 which differs from the Elite version in such details as the fan, the nickel plating of the base and heat pipes, and the plastic cap.

 
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