( 4.2 Average / 13 Ratings )
Bought this cooler at the end of 2010 and it's still running flawlessly almost 5 years later. This speaks volumes about the quality and reliability of this cooler. It's rather noisy when the fans are running at higher RPM but it is so effective that the fans don't need to run that fast in order to enjoy great thermal performance. I used this for my AMD build and transferred it to this build. It worked exceptionally well in both builds.
Size is the only other con that I can think of. Make sure it will fit in your case before buying.
The CPU stock fan was fairly quiet and did a decent job, but I still wanted to upgrade. I liked the muscle-car look of the Cooler Master V8 GTS most, but settled on the V6 GT after reading reviews of how loud the V8 GTS gets. I haven't had any issues with the V6 GT so far.
The V6 GT is big, especially compared to the stock CPU fan. Initially, I was worried the fan wouldn't fit in the Raidmax Viper GX case (it's listed as a mid-tower), but it fits nicely (with little room to spare.
The only downside I saw to the V6 GT was that, due to its size, it blocks the RAM Slot 1 (as pictured). I'm not planning on using that slot so it didn't matter to me.