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Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 5 Heatpipes
  • 800 - 1800 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
  • 34.2 - 77.7 CFM ± 10%
  • Copper Base / 5 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins

5 out of 5 eggs Good low(er) profile cooler 01/05/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 5 Heatpipes

Pros:

Low profile cooler with decent performance. Quiet, cools CPU well, can also cool DIMMs.

Cons:

Not sure what's this whole deal with 120 / 140 mm fan is about? Either make the cooler smaller (remove the few extra mm of metal rim all around), or equip it with a 140 mm fan. Right now it just wastes some space on all sides, and can get _very_ close to the video card.

Mounting can be tricky. You have to position the heat sink on top of CPU, and then screw it from the opposite side of the motherboard, while keeping the rater large heat sink in the proper position all the while. This is in contrast with e.g. 212 EVO or many other coolers, where you screw in mounts first, and then attach heat sink to the mounts without having to access the back side of the motherboard.

Other Thoughts:

Make sure you understand what this cooler is for, and whether you need it. This is a low (or at least lower) profile cooler, hence in terms of both size and performance it is a compromise between real low-profile coolers (50 or so mm tall), and full size tower coolers.

I bought it for Fractal Design Core 1000 case which is 175 mm wide and does not fit most tower coolers. Running perfectly well 24/7 for ~6 months now, keeping Core i7 4770 cool under 100% CPU load (no overclocking). Quiet and reasonably efficient.

Finally, plan the orientation in advance. This cooler can be mounted in 3 orientations (4 really, but mounting up may make little sense). Measure and visualize and make sure you have enough clearance. It is wide, and will overhang DIMMs, or MOSFETs, or may interfere with PCIe slot. Planning and measurement is the key.

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