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Cooler Master V8

The second cooler from Cooler Master has also recently joined the best air coolers. It is called Cooler Master V8:

 

It is made of four independent heatsink arrays, 8 copper nickel-plated heatpipes and a 120-mm fan with PWM rotation speed control. We used the LGA1366 retention kit from Cooler Master V10 that was a perfect fit. As a result, it produced a very good thermal compound imprint on the cooler base:

Cooler Master V8 is comparatively compact when installed into a system case.

 

Nothing can prevent you from installing it any way you want with the airflow sent in any direction. As it turned out during our test session, when the cooler is installed with the heatpipes going across the processor heat-spreader and the airflow directed towards the back of the case (and not towards the top, as you see on the photos above), the cooling efficiency increases by 3-4°C. Therefore, we decided to run all the tests with the cooler installed in this particular way.

 
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