Cooler Master Gemin II SF524

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Conclusion

Well now we know upgrading to a 140mm fan ca really improve the performance. I feel the design of the top down cooler does have useful advantages as well, especially with the resent stories of overheating and catching fire VRMs and hot running memory.

The quality of the SF524 is excellent though and it’s really well put together. The tightness of the fan screws could do with looking at but it’s easily fixed.

I see the cooler retailing for between £35 and £40. That seems like a good price for the solid build that you get here. I’d be happy to recommend it, though there are a couple of improvements that could be made.

Pros

Performed well at stock frequency
Quiet for most purposes
High quality thermal paste
Overall quality of the product is excellent
Mounting system works very well

Cons

Could not provide sufficient cooling when used in the overclocked test
Only just managed to pass overclocked test

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Last modified: February 6, 2012

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7 Responses to :
Cooler Master Gemin II SF524

  1. KOT says:

    I really liked this review. But I think that you had notice about existing Cooler Master Gemini II S524 (not SF524). Many people could make a mistake with that.

    And it would be very interesting for me to see a such test for CM Gemini II S524.

    And you have to check, that in testing screens you wrote “CM Gemini II S542”, when it is “524”. Yeah, that is a small mistake, but it also can cause some misunderstanding.

    1. Whoopty says:

      Thanks for the comment Kot. We’ll look into fixing these errors.

  2. zantiszar says:

    yeah the s 542 has a pmw fan and spins up to 1700rpm and coolermaster rates it up to 72cfm versus the cfm of the sf version which is 56 or close to it would be nice to see diference between them

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