It was nearly a year ago when we first spotted
the Cooler Master V8; it was at CES in January, and back then it was
accompanied by its two bigger brothers; the V10 and V12. While
the larger heatsinks have not made an appearance since, the V8 has
been on the market for about a month now, having been launched
around the same time as the very popular HAF 932 case. This is
surely no coincidence, as both parts share a very similar aggressive
aesthetic. We all know that aesthetics can only take us so
far, however. Does the V8 provide the performance that the
name suggest? Read on and find out!
The V8 is packaged in an attractive black box,
and everything about it seethes with muscle car appeal. I can
just see this at a LAN party, with every gamer walking by and
asking, "Does that thing have a Hemi?" Oh yes, yes it does.
The top of the box shows the CPU compatibility;
including the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Duo, Phenom,
Athlon FX 64 and the Athlon X2 64.
The back of the box goes over the specifications,
which we will look at a little bit later.