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You know you're a Cooler Master fan when you can identify their fans, by name! (Get it? Fans? Fan? /pun) Sure, you may know the simple R4, perhaps even their Excaliburs too. But what about the Turbine Master? And how about those stock fans on the V6GT?

Well, spoiler alert. The V6GT's stock fans have no name. Really!

Pretty simple article this week targeted towards the sub $1000 range of users that we have around! I compared the V6's stock fans to two of CM's top-of-the-line fans - the Excaliburs and the Turbine Masters - along with a pair of old workhorses, R4s. Read on more at the linky-link.

http://www.cmhd.tv/index_blog.php/ju...-the-v6gt/2049

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Ever since the V6GT made its rounds back in January, it has been turning heads. Not only does it look great, but its cooling capacity is excellent as well! This places it among the top of Cooler Master’s cooling line up, and I’ve seen it used on everything from simple, entry-level PCs to working with a twin on an EVGA SR-2 dual socket board.

Its fans in particular have been lauded as being some of the best in the industry. Its wavy blades direct intake air straight back, without any need for a counter-spun rear grille to perform that function. This gives the fan great static pressure, while at the same time allows it push a good amount of air. I wondered however, if the V6GT’s fans were the best among all of Cooler Master’s fans for a heatsink. I decided to find that out for myself.
If you're considering a build in the future for either yourself or someone else and you're in need of a 3rd-party cooler, this definitely ranks up there and I highly recommend it.

Now where's Carter...? I need to harass him about getting those unknown stock fans up for sale on their own. I've already done the same to Nic over on the EVGA forums!
post #2 of 9
Hyper 212 + : $25
An other fan on it : $5
I don't see any reason to buy this at all when you can get the same for cheaper.
post #3 of 9
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There's a few reasons, really. You get another heatpipe for increased disspation, the heatsink by itself is a little larger, the mounting mechanism is better, you get a smooth mounting surface as opposed to direct-heat-pipes, fan mounting is much easier, and well, aesthetically, it's better looking. If I still had a Hyper 212 around, I would've thrown it up against the V6GT for comparison purposes. I guarantee at stock configurations, the V6GT will be outperforming the Hyper 212.
post #4 of 9
The design of the fan blades look like the Blade Masters found on the Hyper 212 coolers. If only you were able to test V6 with Blade Masters. they have slightly higher (3.9 mmH2O compared to 3.3 mmH2O) which might help a little with the V6's densely stacked fins? i dont know, I'm just wondering hehe.
post #5 of 9
I believe the fans are the Cooler Master XtraFlo Also, notice the picture of the V6 (NOT V6GT) cooler has the exact same fans, but with red fins and red LEDs

I gave my brother a V6GT, and he is very satisfied with it. Cools his Q6600@3.8Ghz. to about 45-50 C on load
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post #6 of 9
so sad that the turbine master doesnt perform better , they look so great
post #7 of 9
hmm so the R4's are pretty good for push/pull too. noctua fans cost a ton of money here, and R4s are the best cheapest one can find. good review.
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I love mine. I just got mine on craigslist for 20 dollars.
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post
I believe the fans are the Cooler Master XtraFlo Also, notice the picture of the V6 (NOT V6GT) cooler has the exact same fans, but with red fins and red LEDs

I gave my brother a V6GT, and he is very satisfied with it. Cools his Q6600@3.8Ghz. to about 45-50 C on load
Great eye there! I'd never noticed those before, and those do seem to be an exact match based on the specs for the V6GT. Though we can now easily identify them with a name, we still can't purchase them separately! Tear tear.

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so sad that the turbine master doesnt perform better , they look so great
I know right? They were really were my favorite out of the handful that I was testing with.
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