They are the same price where I live (New Zealand), so price is not a factor. Which one performs better? I've read the the V6 model's are supposed to be the most "efficient" in the V series, does that mean cools the best?
TRUE, Megahalem's etc. aren't a factor because I think they're ridiculously ugly and would never buy one, and the H50 is a bit out of my price range. I have an almost brand new V8 but the V6 GT just arrived and I'm wondering if I lost out.
Well it's not a wise decision not to buy one of the best coolers just because of aesthetics. The Megahalems is one of the best CPU coolers out there just so you know, and I highly recommend it. But if I can't change your mind, the V6 GT would be better than the V8.
Yeah I know, but I dont do HUGE overclocks and with my V8 I dont exceed 63C running Prime95 955 BE @4.0Ghz using 1.474V, which I'm more than happy with.
Getting it down a few degrees isn't worth seeing that huge chunk of metal every day on my desk, it's just a personal preference. My friend is selling his Megahalem since he bought a V6 GT and I'm a bit jealous, don't know what the performance is like though. I guess I'll stick to my V8 for now...
Umm why choose those two? I mean 63 is pretty hot... That's above recommended load temps. If your so worried about price just buy IC7 or a better thermal paste. With IC7 and my V8 on 3.9ghz (which really is no different from 4.0ghz) the Max temps i get at 1.49v is under load on Prime95 is 59*C after 12hrs. So thermal paste would be a cheap way to go.
Another cheap way to go, more expensive than thermal paste but still a cooler, is the Hyper 212+. Great cooling performance for low value, if your really worried about the "looks", stick two led fans and just look at the glow....