Most CPU coolers can either be installed vertically or horizontally inside of a case, but what if I told you there’s a CPU cooler out there that is installed diagonally inside of the case? Then you’d be looking at the new Cooler Master X6 Elite which features an angled installation which Cooler Master claims to provide better cooling performance inside of the case. Read on further to see what else this cooler has in store and if it can keep up to par with other coolers.
Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the X6 Elite CPU Cooler to review.
- Unique honeycomb fin structure achieves maximum surface area coverage and cooling performance.
- Heat sink base and fins angled for better cold air intake from chassis fans – creating optimal air flow and heat dissipation.
- Ease installation with a quick-snap fan bracket design.
- Extra air flow provided by a special air duct.
- Wide range PWM fan (600 – 1800 R.P.M.) providing versatile performance while idle and at full load
|CPU Socket||Intel Socket:
LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 *
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron
|Dimension||157.3 x 113.8 x 163.3 mm (6.2 x 4.5 x 6.4 in)|
|Heat Sink Dimensions||156.4 x 84.2 x 151.7mm (6.2 x 3.3 x 6.0 in)|
|Heat Sink Material||Copper Base / 6 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins|
|Heat Sink Weight||732g (1.61 lb)|
|Heat Pipes Dimensions||ø6mm|
|Fan Dimension||120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in)|
|Fan Speed||600 – 1,800 RPM (PWM) ± 10%|
|Fan Airflow||24 – 70 CFM ± 10%|
|Fan Air Pressure||0.3 – 2.14 mmH2O ± 10%|
|Fan Life Expectancy||30,000 hrs|
|Fan Noise Level (dB-A)||9 – 34.6 dBA|
|Bearing Type||Long Life Sleeve Bearing|
|Fan Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Fan Rated Current||0.2A|
|Fan Weight||104g (0.23 lb)|
|Note||* Supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Please check with your local distributor for further details.|
The X6 Elite comes packaged in a standard Cooler Master retail package with a basic white background and a large image of the product as well as product information on the front of the package. The back goes over the features in many different languages and also covers the dimensions of the cooler.
The side covers the specifications of the product. Inside the cooler is well protected by pieces of soft foam.
To give you a good idea of how the X6 Elite comes and for a brief overview check out our video below.