Wednesday, January 7th 2009

Cooler Master Readying V10 for Gala CES Launch

Cooler Master has a new flagship CPU air-cooler in the making: the V10. This V8 successor with its peculiar design and size is sure to catch some attention. With the way in which the V8 was designed, it became clear than Cooler Master has a new direction with its product design, and that they looked to give their CPU coolers a somewhat industrial look. Measuring 236.5 x 129 x 161.3mm, this definitely is a large cooler and could have problems fitting in all cases.

Its peculiarity lies in its aluminum fin arrays, three in number. While two of them propagate vertically, the third one propagates horizontally, along the plane of the motherboard. A 120mm fan pushes air through two of those arrays, while a second 120mm fan blows air onto the third array. Ideally, this third array should hang above the memory modules to provide active cooling, that is, if the modules aren't tall enough. A total of four heat-pipes convey heat to the fins. The two PWM-controlled fans spin at speeds between 800 and 2400 rpm, while the noise levels are maintained around 17 dBA. The V10 will be announced during the ongoing CES event, and will be priced around 100~150€ according to French website Case&Cooling.

Source: Case&Cooling.fr
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34 Comments on Cooler Master Readying V10 for Gala CES Launch

#1
PCpraiser100
LittleLizard said:
v8= very good
v10 = crap
v12= OMG :roll:

no, really, the v10 is some sort of frankestain in the air cooling at least for me
The V10 is good though because it cools the memory too as an addition to its ramaining space. The V12, however, is definitely going to take the performance crown away from Sunbeam's Core Contact Freezer.
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#2
EarlZ
w/o seeing any reviews, its quite obvious that even the V12 cant beat the TRUE120ex
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#3
FilipM
Dude, if a V8 is as good as that, if not better, how can you say that a V12 won't be better?

more cylinders you know
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#4
Live OR Die
LittleLizard said:
v8= very good
v10 = crap
v12= OMG :roll:

no, really, the v10 is some sort of frankestain in the air cooling at least for me
:toast: same here the v10 is only a rip off of the v8 with a ram cooler, i will wait for that v12
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#6
MRCL
How many heatpipes does that beast have? It looks like a copper version of Dr. Octopuss:D
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#7
lucasweir
the v12 looks like it will be a close performer to cheap watercooling
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#8
Icejon
lucasweir said:
yea i think they have to do some work with ram clearance issue cuz there is no way many types of corsair will fit under that
Here is a picture I got from one of my friends who was a CM beta tester. He swears by the performance especially when OC the TEC kicks in and drops the temps, and has pics of a 790i and Corsair dominator DHX memory fits perfectly.
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lucasweir
Icejon said:
Here is a picture I got from one of my friends who was a CM beta tester. He swears by the performance especially when OC the TEC kicks in and drops the temps, and has pics of a 790i and Corsair dominator DHX memory fits perfectly.
ha nice fit, it seemed like it wouldnt clear it but it sure does
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