Coolermaster V10 review

Is this industrial-strength PC cooler worth investing in?

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Our Verdict

An impressive bit of engineering that fails to do its job well enough.


  • Effective cooling


  • Very large, causes install issues
  • Outclassed by similar priced units
  • Too noisy for the levels of cooling

Tremble, heat; quiver, thermal design power; cower, mere mortal air coolers – you've all met your match in the Coolermaster V10.

This monster air cooler delivers a phenomenal specification and proportions.

Measuring 24cm long and 16cm high this is a beast, but for good reason – it's packing two 120mm fans, three heatsink arrays, ten heatpipes and there's even a hybrid "TEC" heat pump buried inside there as well. It also uses a solid copper cooling block and has a universal mounting bracket.

Alongside the usual four-pin fan connector there's an additional four-pin Molex to power the "TEC" system, which draws up to 70w of power.

This impressive contraption offers over 200 watts of cooling and is shifting up to 90CFM of air.

It mounts on the motherboard with one heatsink and fan array covering the DIMM slots.

There is enough clearance for even extra-high memory to fit, but only just, and you may find the unit is actually resting on the DIMMs.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCooling Fan/Heatsink
Number of Fans1
Fan Speed1 x 2400 rpm
Brand NameCooler Master
Connectors4-pin LP4
Air Flow1 x 90 CFM
Application/UsageProcessor, RAM
Fan Diameter1 x 120 mm
Height161.3 mm
Width129.6 mm
Fan Bearing TypeRiffle Bearing

Intel CPU Sockets:

  • LGA775
  • LGA1366

AMD CPU Sockets:

  • 939
  • AM2
  • AM2+
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelV10
Product NameHybrid V10 TEC CPU Cooler
Package TypeRetail
Manufacturer Part NumberRR-B2P-UV10-GP
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Cooler Master is taking cooling technology to the next level. The innovative V10 monster generates more than 200 watts of cooling power. It is the most heavy duty machine that overpowers any competition in the market. On top of its rugged industrial design, V10 Cooler comes with remarkable and powerful features. For heat dissipation V10 is a smart 200+W cooling solution, which is modularized by 3 separate sets of aluminium fins (2 vertical & 1 horizontal), linked by 10 ?6mm heat pipes. The structural design of V10 allows for speedy heat transfer from its mirror-finished base to a large heat dissipation surface.

Weight (Approximate)1.20 kg