Cooler Master GeminII S524 - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 5 Heat Pipes (RR-G524-18PK-R2)
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- Balance cooling between CPU and components on the motherboard.
- Higher ground clearance for better memory module compatibility.
- Larger heatsink for better performance.
- 12cm PWM fan provides versatile performance for full loading efficiency and for quiet idling.
- Supports Intel sockets LGA 1366/1155/775/2011
- Supports AMD sockets FM1/FM2/AM3+
- Intel: Core i7 Extreme/Core i7/Core i5/Core i3/Core2 Extreme/Core2 Quad/Core2 Duo/Pentium/Celeron
- AMD: Phenom II X4/Phenom II X3/Phenom II X2/Phenom X4/Phenom X3/Athlon II X4/Athlon II X3/Athlon II X2/Athlon X2/Athlon/Sempron
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This cooler took me a long time to install since my bags were mislabeled. You can't just remove the old heatsink/fan and plop it down. You'll have to remove the back plate already on your motherboard. If you're not comfortable doing this, it might not be the product for you.
This CPU cooler is best installed when you're building the system. It will be a MAJOR pain in the @$$ to install afterwards since you have to remove EVERYTHING and pull the motherboard out of the case.
My best advice would be to watch an install video on Youtube so you can get an idea of what it will be like in your setup. Once I did that and threw away the instructions. This will also give you an idea of the actual size of it. It's way bigger than the pictures make it look.
Silverstone GD05 (If you have this case and an optical drive, DO NOT BUY IT, you will most likely lose the drive bay)
Asus F1A75-M PRO
G.Skill Ripjaws memory
* Keeps your CPU cooler than a stock cooler
* Heatsink design clears performance ram heatsink (Ripjaws etc.)
* Supports wide range of CPU/Motherboard combos
* Fits HTPC case
* Supports a larger fan if you need it
* The instructions blow chunks, bags were mislabeled.
* This thing is bigger than it looks
* Need to remove the back plate to install
I feel like I have had this cooler long enough to talk bout how it has performed for the last year. I have had my CPU overclocked to about 4Ghz/sec for the last 8 months or so, running high end games and other programs for writing music. I have no problem keeping my CPU cool and I even have a mid size case that doesn't have a huge amount of airflow. This cooler was cheap and still keeps my CPU at perfectly healthy operating temperatures. I still highly recommend this cooler!
I finally ran into cooling issues about a month ago. After around an hour or more of playing some games, i started getting blue screen crashes from high system temperatures. I was overclocking both my CPU and GPU SLI system. So this cooler does have a threshold. if you aren't trying to overclock everything like I am, I still would say this is a good cooler. I recently switched to a Thermaltake water 2.0 pro for my cooling needs. Its quite amazing how big the temperature differences are. Again, it took quite a lot of overclocking to finally overtake this coolers threshold.
NZXT Guardian 921 Case (5 fans)
asus p8z68v-pro/gen3 motherboard
intel i7 2600k CPU
corsair vengance 8GB ram 1600mhz
Seagate barracuda 2TB 7200 rpm hdd
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro CPU Cooler
Cooler master silent pro gold 1200W power supply
EVGA GTX 570 sli
Asus cd/dvd rw disk drive
Idle, my temps are about 50F and when all CPUs are cranking running handbrake or transcoding a video for 15 minutes I see temps around 93F max, however even at max CPU the fan is barely audible. With the AMD cool-n-quiet at idle the fan barely spins, in fact it stops/spins/stops/spins. I am not sure why but and going to look at modifying this in the BIOS and see if I can keep the fan either spinning or not spinning, but not starting/stoppping.
If you need a low-profile quiet cooler, this should work out fairly well.
One good thing about this heatsink is you can rotate how it installs on to the motherboard. Because of how my HTPC case is designed, the original config would prevent using a Blu-ray drive, so I rotated the heatsink 180 degrees. Problem solved. In summary, great cooler with a decent 120mm fan that will work in a variety of cases and is adjustable.
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