The Cooler Master X6 Elite isn’t your typical CPU cooler. Rather than having a vertical or horizontal orientation, the X6 has a diagonal direction, the first that we’ve come across. The diagonal orientation creates better airflow throughout the case. If you take into account the fact that most cases have a fan on the bottom of the front panel (intake) and another rear fan near the top (exhaust) it makes sense to create an angle to suck up the air more directly.
The X6 Elite is equipped with a black 120mm fan with wave fins. In addition to the fan intake there are plastic slits on the side of the plastic housing for the fan which allow for extra airflow over the heat fins.
The top of cooler is just for decoration and actually doesn’t serve any purpose. It’s one large piece of plastic and the silver caps on top aren’t actually the heatpipes, but rather just plastic pieces. The heatsink is composed of a stack of honeycomb fins, which help give up to 20% more surface for even more cooling power.
The copper base houses the six, 6mm copper heatpipes which provide cooling for the X6 Elite. There is also an additional heatsink built into the base to provide extra cooling.