Author: Bob Buskirk
V6 GT Overview
Just like the previous V series coolers the V6 GT is designed to look much like a car engine. This is very cool and is unique. Oh course the name gives away what engine they were designing the V6 GT after, the modern V6 engine. Like most engines these days the V6 GT has a shroud covering the top.
The V6 GT comes equipped with 2 fans, one on each side of the cooler. These are DynaLoop performance fans. These are Cooler Master designed fans that have a fluid dynamic bearing that extends the life of the bearings by 40,000 hours. These fans also feature S4 wave shaped blades that give the best airflow to RPM ratio from 800-2200RPM. These fans are also easily removed, but we will get more into that later in the review.
The heatsink itself is a stacked design, which means the heatsink fins are stacked one on top of each other. The fins are made of aluminum and are actually tilted 5 degrees which increases surface area. This adjustment lowers air resistance and adds to efficiency. There are 6 heatpipes that run through both sides of the heatsink; they are designed in a double-V design. Cooler Master has found there is a small efficiency benefit when heatpipes are deployed in a double-V shape.
Like most modern CPU coolers the V6 GT uses a copper base. All 6 of the heatpipes run through the base to transfer heat from your CPU up into the heatsink. Obviously we all know that copper is not silver, that is because Cooler Master has electroplated the entire cooler with a nickel finish. It provides a nice shining luster and prevents copper tarnishing. The base of the cooler is completely flush which means you will have consistent contact with the CPU.
As I said the top of the cooler has a shroud on it. To make it look ever more like an engine Cooler Master has added an oil cap with their logo on it. This oil cap also doubles as a button that changes the color of the LED strip that goes down the cooler. You can change it between blue, red, or purple. There are 2 power connections for the V6 GT you have the 4 pin fan connection and a molex connector to power the LED strip.