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The Cooler Master V8 GTS (Cont’d)

Figure 8 shows the base of the cooler. This base is actually a horizontal vapor chamber that works the same way as a heatpipe, having a phase-change fluid that absorbs heat from the side that is in contact to the CPU and releases it in the upper side, where the heatpipes are welded. The point of this chamber is to equally distribute the heat among the eight heatpipes.

Cooler Master V8 GTSFigure 8: Base

Unfastening two screws at the top of the cooler, you can remove the plastic armor with the fans. The heatsink without them can be seen in Figure 9.

Cooler Master V8 GTSFigure 9: Heatsinks

Figure 10 reveals the 140 mm PWN fans (model A14025-16CB-4FBP-F1, 1,600 rpm, 82 cfm, 36 dBA, 3.72 W) that come with the V8 GTS. They are partially transparent and have red LEDs.

Cooler Master V8 GTSFigure 10: Fans

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.