Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 WindForce 2x Overclocking Edition

Article Index

There has always been a fascination with the automobile, not only as a means of transportation but as a means of self-expression. It didn’t take long after the invention of the automobile for people to begin individualizing them, most often with more power and looks that reflected it. There has always been a certain machismo mystique surrounding these hot rods, something that just makes you step back in awe, involuntarily. Even if you are not a car enthusiast, it is incredibly hard to say that the looks of a well modded automobile don’t invoke a reaction. Tell me you could see this on your street and not have it stir something.

 Cooler Master V8 GTS

Something that’s kind of interesting, is that, typically, gear heads and geeks are pretty much exact opposites. Most of them would rather not be associated with the other. There are exceptions, of course, but typically this runs true. However, car modders and computer modders are very similar in their approaches and goals in their respective medium. They are going for the same technically advanced look, one that directly relates power and usually one that is going to make people say “that’s bad-ass”, or something similar. Having the two intertwine is only a natural. Car enthusiasts will want to take advantage of technologies, while computer modders will certainly embrace looks of brute force.

 Cooler Master V8 GTS

Cooler Master has seen this for some time and takes it a step further with their newest offering, the V8 GTS. The Cooler Master V8 GTS embraces the brute force, hot rod looks in much the same way as the newer Camaro/Mustang/Challenger, with a styling reminiscent of classic hot rods with a total reimagining of the style. The V8 GTS uses a mechanical looking black shroud with red LED lighting to emulate the “flame under the hood” look, and looks every bit like something you would see under the hood of a chopped and channeled ’49 Merc. On the cooling front, a three tower system is used with 600-1600rpm PWM fans sandwiched between. Eight 6mm heat pipes sit atop a horizontal vapor chamber and run through all aluminum fins for efficient heat dissipation. Cooler Master’s versatile mounting kit allows the V8 GTS to fit on Intel 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 sockets, as well as AMD’s AM2/3 and FM1/2. On AMD sockets, two included sets of brackets allow for mounting with either front/rear or bottom/top airflow.