Cooler Master V10 CPU Cooler Review


The following system was used in testing:

Case: NZXT Tempest
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz
CPU cooling:
– Masscool 8W553

SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2
Thermaltake DuOrb
Titan Cool Idol
Cooler Master GeminII S
Cooler Master Sphere
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Zalman CNPS9300 AT
Vantec AeroFlow FX 92
Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
Xilence Xilent Blade Pro
Thermaltake MaxOrb EX
Thermaltake Spinq
Noctua NH-C12P
Thermaltake BigType 14 Pro
Cooler Master V8
Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ
Thermaltake TMG IA1
– Cooler Master V10
Video Card: XFX 9800 GTX Black Edition

Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by running the latest version of Prime95 which supports multi-core CPUs by default. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.


Under our tests I was rather surprised on the levels of cooling the V10 provided. The results were still great, but not as great as some of our other non-TEC coolers. I could however see the V10 performing better over extended periods of testing time to better bring out the results of the TEC cooling. The V10 also gives a decent amount of cooling for RAM and other surrounding components.

On our idle tests the V10 reached a low of 39C, only a few degrees shy of the record holder. It then again came close to the record holder in our load tests which reached a maximum of 51C.