From Cooler Master:
“Challenging a new generations of PC modding, the Cooler Master V8 revs up ahead with its tough guard cooling engine. Superior in its design, this wicked-fun V8 monster has enough horsepower to out-perform its duties with any high-performance CPU while under the most critical heat conditions. On top of its stylish finish, the V8 Cooler has quite some rich features. For heat dissipation it is supported with its smart 180W cooling solution. Modularized by 4 separate set of aluminum fins and linked by 8 diagonal up-rise heat pipes, the V8 structural design allows speedy heat transfer to a large heat dissipation surface. Another excellent key feature of the V8 is its precision fan control. The V8 is compatible with all current CPU sockets, and provides unsurpassed cooling performance.”
The V8 certainly is one of Cooler Master’s innovative hallmark.”
The Cooler Master V8 is certainly an innovative design when it comes to CPU coolers, which is probably why it won the International Forum Design Award. I’m not car expert, but I can deduce that the design and naming concept comes from the V8 engine. Giving its vertical design it has a total of 8 heatpipes going across four sets of modular aluminum fins.
A 120mm fan resides in between the four sets of fins, two being on either side.
A black plastic cover holds the fan and two inner fans together. The Cooler Master and V8 logo sit in between two sets of vented slots which are mainly used to display the two red LEDs underneath them, but I suppose it could help with airflow as well.
Of the eight heatpipes on the V8 two run through the each of the external fin sets that aren’t held together by the fancy V8 plastic mold. The other four heatpipes share a run through both of the internal fin sets, unlike the external two which have two dedicated heatpipes running through them.
The base has a highly polished mirrored surface to help increase the cooling capacities of the V8.
What’s interesting about this CPU cooler is that in addition to the PWM fan control it also has a VR Controller. I’ve seen CPU coolers with either fan controller, but I have to say this is the first that I’ve seen to have both implemented.