Is coolermaster v10 going to snap motherboard


Jan 10, 2010
hey, i want to get a coolermaster v10 to cool i7 920 (want to hit that 4ghz stably).

i have seen a few people on the internet being a bit sceptical about hanging 1.2kgs off a mobo.

my question therefore is, does anybody have any experience of a v10 snapping motherboard. i cant imagine cm would sell it if it wasnt safe :??:

thankyou in advance :)


Nov 2, 2008
The Coolermaster V10 is not that great a performer and the configuration is odd. There is a horizontal fan right over the memory slots so that you cannot install memory modules that have those tall heatspreaders that sort of look like a comb. If you want to stick with Coolermaster, then the Hyper 212+ is your best bang for the buck.

Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:,2535.html

I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's

Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.


Mar 28, 2010
ive had a friend that actually bought the v10 and have used it for a while now. dunno how long it was hanging on the mobo but when he took it off to upgrade the CPU the mobo was slightly warped.

i myself have a water cooled my computer but if i had a choice of choosing the v10 for less money and water cooled for a little bit more id go water cooled.

and tips on water cooling. just buy the radiator, pump, and res...the fittings, thread seal and tubing you can get at a local hardware store for pennies on the dollar. ahh and just use anti freeze...dont bother buying the expencive fluids its all the same