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Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC Cooler Tested

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Marineborn

    Marineborn New Member

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    i get one of those tommorow after reading 60 good reviews about them and for 65 bucks! cheaper then air and cools better. ill post temps when i get it
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    Thanks CS, we work very hard at TT to stay above the fray and the TECC allows us to test with science and not our hearts. I can tell you that Asus and Cooler Master test their coolers in "heaters" just like we do. Our TECC was actually modeled after Asus' setup, they use an entire room though and we just use the box. I can also say that we also pick an old cooler once a month and retest it to make sure the system is still calibrated to where it was when we first started. The result of the last test was a .1C difference, the max we have ever been off. The V10 article caused quite a stir at CM and we are retesting it again tonight to verify that the cooler was working correctly. We have also been talking with the V10's product manager all day, like the last 10 hours off and on, mostly on.

    Again, thanks for the kind words.
  3. Castiel

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    Its pretty big.
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  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Wow, that is a lot of work, throw a TEC under an old copper block, a real block from when they were made 50mm x 50mm and get a big ass pump. All of this has been done before, we use to actually make our own blocks, you couldn't buy them because no one made a prefab kit, it was Autozone and Lowe's for the parts....and it was also a lot cheaper.
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  7. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    yes it is lol i'm perfectly happy with my water cooling

    its an air cooled tec just like the OP is but this is a homemade one and about 1000x as good
  8. Cold Storm

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    T.E.C.C. like you say. It's the Science of cooling. For the cooling to be dead on, we have to have that in our lives. We can't let our heart's and minds fuel what goes on in everday life. Yeah, human's have passion, what creature doesn't? But, to truly understand something, You need to know how it works from the in's and out's... T.E.C.C. does that for coolers..

    I'm personally Glad that the V10 article got the stir up at Cooler Master. They need to know what they have given, and what the people is going to see! To Sugarcoat something of that nature, and of that PRICE would be so wrong. A Marketing Gimmic that is so uncalled for it's not even right.. So what if it has TEC... We've done fine without it, so why not develop it to IT'S STANDARDS?


    They aren't understanding that there is Forums, where people go to and get help, TPU and others, for asking questions like this... "Is the V10 cooler good?" or " What's the best cooler for a 775 chipset?"... To me, their throwing out the V10 just for the lulz, or the fact to be First with something new.. And to get that "Easy Buck"..


    ADD:: I'll be one to stand by that review that was done by Tweaktown. Not because I know the person(s) involved with it. But, for the fact that you haven't let down and allowed Cooler Master to make you their Puppets on a string. Something that reviewers of the Xigs 1284 should of done... The reviewers that got the bad batches...
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    I am not sure if the Chad has said what his TPU name is but I can say that you all know him. He did call out the Xig at another site he use to review for and was trained by me (no that it means anything but it needed something to go after the and).

    Cooler Master isn't a company that pressures reviewers for awards and that sort of thing. If there is a problem they want to investigate to be sure it is not on their end. I have worked with CM for many years and can say that they are very honest and try very hard to come up with new products that have a practical purpose. I still hate their mounting hardware for CPU coolers but when that issue comes up we report it (&$*##^ reverse thread screws).

    A good example of this is the V10. We performed some additional tests for CM tonight and didn't find an issue with the sample. To be fair to them we will have a new sample on the way and will retest with it to see if we get the same results.
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    Oh, I'm not trying to say that CM is bad. I love the two products I have of them. But, for a company, any company, to throw out a $140 dollar cooler, and get hot over what reviewers found to be wrong, before the thing came out, then it needs to be done right. I'm glad that You Guys have been given another cooler. I really hope this time Their stuff works right. I really do. Just from what you've have given us, there isn't a reason (right now) to even grab that cooler..
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    The way that CM designed the cooler is extremely inefficient. If the TEC is above the actual heat source how does the peltier even work properly? The reason why the thermalright array works so well is because its done properly and theres enough heat dissipation.
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    Where to start....lets start with the processor.

    200 watt loads with a mild OC, up to 270 when getting a good clock!

    So you need at least a 270 watt TEC just to do anything so lets say a 320 watt TEC. 320 watt TECs are 60mm x 60mm and at 12 volts it draws 27 amps. You are not getting that many amps off of your ATX PSU with everything else plugged in. You are also going to melt molex connectors if you use just one.

    So let's add this up, 320 watts via TEC and another 200+ for the proc, that is 520 watts you need to get rid of off of a 60mm square package. Good luck with that.

    PS, you can do it, I have done it years ago but it is expensive, requires a machine shop that doesn't mind making you just one part and a high level of understanding of what you are doing.
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    No, because the TEC doesn't touch the cpu. It attached on top of the heatpipes. If the TEC dies, it becomes a regular cooler.

    Having said that, I bet it would perform better with the tec above the cpu.
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    I think ill stick with my Xigmatek heatsink, it seems to do the job just fine.
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    You would be better off with vinyl screws too since your metal ones will transfer heat....maybe I am just being anal.
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    Excellent review! Very well thought out and non-biased. I like some of the features, but as stated previously, at that price I just can't see myself going for it. Hopefully Cooler Master will listen and make adjustments accordingly.:cool:
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  20. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    its not my build read the XS link underneath it
  21. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Wouldn't you want the metal screws taking some heat away :D or better yet make little heatsink screws with mini fans on then :twitch:
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    The metal screws that hold the sandwitch together are poluting the clean pelter cooling power by allowing heat to travel down them. This is going to require a very special screw, something that can't transfer heat!

    LOL...
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    That thing is massive and expensive.
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    Wait until you upgrade to Core i7 (if you will?), then youre xigmatek wont be up for the job?? Even a TRUE (i know equal to the xigmatek) cant handle the core i7 chips, maybe when not OC´d, but as soon as you try to OC even a little the temps get like 3 times higher?? Strange chips IMHO, coz everyone said that NB would get cooler without the memory controller in them, and that the Core i7 would not get much hotter being a 45nm chip? Boy was everyone who said that wrong?!? ;)
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    This is just crap, get a S1283 for much cheaper, and 3C difference. :wtf::wtf:

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