So it’s time for my next review. What have we got?
Today it’s the Cooler Master Gemin II SF524. A mixture of high performance and top down cooler. We’ve seen quite a few companies try this style of cooler and they have some real advantages such as being able to cool RAM modules or the VRM area. The disadvantage is that the heat has further to travel along the heatpipes compared to a tower style cooler. Will that affect the results? Only one way to find out.Specifications
CPU Socket support: Intel LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775, AMDFM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 Dimension (W / H / D): 144 x 144 x 105 mm (5.7 x 5.7 x 4.1 inch) Fan [...]
Not everyone wants a giant tower CPU cooler. Some people want dual fans and monstrous fin real estate, but some prefer something a bit squatter.
My latest CPU cooler reviews is the Cooler Master GeminII M4, a new low profile cooler. It’s a squat, copper heatpipe sporting, many aluminium finned heatsink fan combo that thanks to its unique shape could cause clearance issues; it’s going to be an interesting review.SpecificationsCPU Socket: Intel® LGA1366/1156/1155/775, AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 Dimension: (W / H / D) 137 x 122 x 59mm (5.4 x 4.8 x 2.3 inch) Weight: 289g (0.64 lb) Heat Sink Dimensions: 120x 118 x 44 mm (4.7 x 4.6 x 1.7 [...]
Cooler Master have been in the market since 1992 and have produced many CPU air coolers along with lots of other computer related products. The heatpipe tower design has been proven to provide a cost effective and high performing style of air cooler and that’s what I’m going to be looking at today.
The cooler I’m going to be putting through its paces is the smaller version of my last CM cooler review, the Hyper TX3 EVO. Positioned towards the budget segment of the market, we’ll see what kind of value for money the cooler offers and how it performs on an overclocked 6 core CPU.Specifications
Supported CPU Sockets: Intel Socket [...]
Cooler Master have been in the market since 1992 and have produced many CPU air coolers along with lots of other computer related products. The heatpipe tower design has been proven to provide a cost effective and high performing style of air cooler.
Today I’m testing a new cooler from the company, the new and improved Hyper 212 EVO. Positioned towards the budget end of the CPU cooling market, it will be interesting to see how the Hyper 212 EVO performs.Specifications
Supported CPU Sockets
Intel Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775 AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 Dimension (W / H / D): 120 x 80 x 159 mm (4.7 x [...]
While water cooling was the only way to keep hot chips cool a decade ago, nowadays air cooling has really improved. Granted, much of this is down to the huge heatsinks that we now slap onto our toasty CPUs, and this cooler is no exception. The Cooler Master Hyper 612S is another of the monster HSF combos. Its designed to be big, powerful and quiet. Ambitious claims, let’s see how it does.SpecificationCPU Socket Intel© Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775 AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2Dimension (W / H / D) 140x128x163 mm (5.5x5x6.4 inch)Heat Sink Dimensions 136 x 100 x 163 mm (5.4×3.9×6.4 inch)Heat Sink Material Copper Base/Aluminum fins/6 [...]