Cooler Master X6 Elite CPU Cooler Review

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 *

AMD Socket:
FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

CPU Support Intel:
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron

FX-Series / A-Series / Phenom™ II X4 / Phenom™ II X3 / Phenom™ II X2 / Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ II X4 / Athlon™ II X3 / Athlon™ II X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™

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
Connector 4-Pin
Fan Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Fan Rated Current 0.2A
Power Consumption 2.64W
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.

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The side covers the specifications of the product. Inside the cooler is well protected by pieces of soft foam.

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To give you a good idea of how the X6 Elite comes and for a brief overview check out our video below.