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This review is from: Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 5 Heatpipes
Pros: Dropped temps on my A8 significantly while being very quiet. I have the temp control goih so the fan ramps up or slows down when needed.
30 degree idle at 300rpm
55 degree load at 1600rpm
Fits over Ripjaw X with plenty of room to spare.
Easy to install.
Other Thoughts: Biostar hi-fi A85w
4x4gb Ripjaw X
Plenty of clearance here. Highly recommend.
Pros: It shows video on my screen and works fine with APU dual graphics.
Cons: Lousy performance on this thing. Gets playable framerates on low detail. Not sure if it is the card, or lousy drivers, but the a8-5600k igpu outperforms this by itself.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Pretty quick. The CPU itself is far more capable of everything I have thrown at it. Overclocks with relative ease, and dual graphics works like a charm. Gaming is extremely good.
Cons: Stock heatsink is lousy. After a few days of seeing high idle temps, I decided to finally go watercooled. I snagged an Antec Kuhler 620 on sale, and it runs much cooler.
Other Thoughts: Paired this up with a 6670 2gb gfx card and fast ram. Handles everything I have thrown at it.
Scores 7.3 on Wei.