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This time we are testing the Deepcool V6000 VGA cooler, which has a big heatsink with six heatpipes and two 92 mm fans. Check it out!

In Figure 1, you can see the V6000 box. It is made of hard cardpaper, opening like a jewel case. All the parts are fit in a foam filling.

Deepcool V6000Figure 1: Box

In Figure 2, you can see the items that come in the package: the heatsink, fans, manual, a large number of small heatsinks for the memory chips and voltage regulator transistors, thermal grease, and installation hardware.

Deepcool V6000Figure 2: Accessories

In Figure 3, you can check the V6000 heatsink.

Deepcool V6000Figure 3: The V6000 heatsink

[nextpage title=”The Deepcool V6000″]In Figure 4, we have the cooler viewed from the top side.

Deepcool V6000Figure 4: Top side view

In Figure 5, you see the left side of the cooler. Here, you can check the six nickel-plated heatpipes.

Deepcool V6000Figure 5: Left side view

In Figure 6 you can see the right side of the heatsink, which ends with a simple fin.

Deepcool V6000Figure 6: Right side view

In Figure 7, you can see the top of the cooler. Note that the six heatpipes extends longitudinally on the entire heatsink.

Deepcool V6000Figure 7: Top view

[nextpage title=”The Deepcool V6000 (Cont’d)”]In Figure 8, you can see the bottom of the cooler. All the six heatpipes are connected directly to the base.

Deepcool V6000Figure 8: Bottom view

In Figure 9, you see the base of the cooler. It is plain, with no perfect mirrored finishing. Note the threaded holes near the base, where you attach the screws that hold the cooler in place.

Deepcool V6000Figure 9: Base

The 92-mm fans have blue blades and a black rubber-coated frame, which helps to absorb vibration. The connectors are three-pin ones, therefore with no PWM support.

Deepcool V6000Figure 10: Fan

In Figure 11, you can check the V6000 with the fans in place. They are held in place by steel wire clips.

Deepcool V6000Figure 11: Fans installed

[nextpage title=”Installation on a GeForce GTS 250″]In order to test the V6000, we installed it on our Zotac GeForce GTS 250, which you can check in Figure 12 with its stock cooler.

Deepcool V6000Figure 12: GeForce GTS 250

Installing the V6000 was easy. You just need to put it over your video card GPU, an then attach four thumbscrews from the solder side of the card, screwing them to the base of the cooler. There are lots of holes, making it compatible with virtually any VGA, even GeForce GTX 400 models.

In Figure 13, you can see the V6000 installed on our GeForce GTS 250. As we always do in our reviews, we didn’t install the heatsinks on the memory chips.

Deepcool V6000Figure 13: Installed on our VGA

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In Figures 14, 15, 16, and 17, you have a general view of the Deepcool V6000 installed on our GeForce GTS 250. It is very important to note that this cooler will take three expansion slots of your case, meaning that your video card will use a total of four (yes, four) expansion slots.

Deepcool V6000Figure 14: Bottom view

Deepcool V6000Figure 15: Side view

Deepcool V6000Figure 16: Top view

Deepcool V6000Figure 17: Front view

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We ran some simple tests to check the performance of the Deepcool V6000, measuring the GPU core temperature with the aid of the SpeedFan software, and sound pressure level (SPL) with a digital noise meter set 4" (10 cm) from the video card, with the GPU at full load running the [email protected] GPU client. For this measurement, we turned off the fans of the case and the CPU cooler, so they noise wouldn’t interfere. Please keep in mind that sound pressure level measurement is just for comparative purposes, because a precise measurement would have to be done in an acoustically insulated anechoic chamber, which we don’t have.

We compared the results from the V6000 with some other coolers we tested recently, and with the VGA stock cooler. You can check the results in the table below.

Product Noise Room Temp. Core Temp. Temp. Diff. Speed
Stock Cooler 61 dBA 16 °C 73 °C 57 °C
Zalman VF1000 LED (min.) 44 dBA 16 °C 74 °C 58 °C 1400 rpm
Zalman VF1000 LED (max.) 51 dBA 16 °C 61 °C 45 °C 2600 rpm
Scythe Musashi (min.) 40 dBA 16 °C 65 °C 49 °C 850 rpm
Scythe Musashi (max.) 47 dBA 16 °C 58 °C 42 °C 1950 rpm
Zalman VF3000A (min) 47 dBA 19 °C 52 °C 33 °C 1500 rpm
Zalman VF3000A (máx) 57 dBA 19 °C 49 °C 30 °C 2800 rpm
Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro 43 dBA 15 °C 50 °C 35 °C
Gelid Icy Vision 54 dBA 15 °C 66 °C 51 °C 2050 rpm
Deepcool V4000 44 dBA 21 °C 70 °C 49 °C 1850 rpm
Deepcool V6000 52 dBA 25 °C 56 °C 31 °C 1950 rpm

In the graph below, you can compare the temperature differences between the GPU core and the room. Remember that the lower the value, the better performance is.

Deepcool V6000

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The main specifications for the Deepcool V6000 VGA cooler include:

  • Fan: Two 92 mm fans with nominal speed of 1800 rpm
  • Base: Nickel-plated copper
  • Heatpipes: Six nickel-plated copper heatpipes
  • Heatsink: Aluminum fins connected to the heatpipes
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.4 x 2.6 inches (212.5 x 110.5 x 65 mm) (W x L x H)
  • Weight: 1.67 lbs (759 g)
  • Extra features: Heatsinks for memory chips and voltage regulator transistors
  • More information: https://www.deepcool-us.com
  • Average price in the US: We couldn’t find this cooler being sold in the US on the day we published this review

[nextpage title=”Conclusions”]

The Deepcool V6000 is big and heavy, and the fans are also big and powerful. The only problem is that after installing it, your video card will use four (yes, four) expansion slots from your case. Therefore, if you want to have a second video card in your system, your motherboard must have a distance of five slots between the two PCI Express x16 slots, and if you want to have two video cards with the V6000 installed you will need a case with eight expansion slots. 

Its weight must be kept in mind when moving your computer around, since a harder bump can damage your hardware, if your case doesn’t have an extra bracket to hold video cards at their ends.

The installation of the V6000 is a breeze, and it offers compatibility to virtually any video card, thanks to a big set of installation holes. The heatsinks that come with the V6000 can also fit the memory chips and voltage regulator transistors of any VGA.

The Deepcool V6000 is indeed a high-end VGA cooler. It performed as good as the best video card cooler we tested so far, while being quieter than it. So, the Deepcool V6000 deserves the Hardware Secrets Golden Award.