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Cooler Master GeminII S524 CPU Cooler Review

I’ve said before that since the coolers included with retail CPUs are both quiet and effective at stock clock speeds, overclocking is the only reason anyone should buy a third party CPU cooler. Well, this isn’t strictly true: not all third party CPU coolers are designed to handle ultra-high overclocks in massive tower systems; sometimes, what you need is a cooler that is more effective than the retail cooler in specific situations, such as the tight confines of a micro-ATX or HTPC case. When airflow’s at a premium, a properly designed cooler that can fit into a tight space can be a big help.

The GeminII is a “blow down” style cooler, as are the stock Intel and AMD coolers. A fan blows air down over an array of fins, rather than out the back or top of the computer as most third party coolers do.

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