Wednesday, August 17th 2011

Cooler Master Unveils GeminII S524: Ultimate Versatility Realized

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, uncovers the ultimate follow-up to the widely popular GeminII CPU Cooler, the GeminII S524. The GeminII S524 is the embodiment of versatility, efficiency, and silence.

GeminII S524, a unique alternative to traditional CPU & system memory cooling. Rotated 90 degrees, it harnesses the constant flow of cool air from the side of the system and directs it to the heatsink fins to cool the CPU. Unique to this design, the GeminII S524 channels a portion of this cool air to the system memory to help dissipate the heat generated by critical system components. Benefiting from a larger heatsink surface area, increased clearance for high-end system memory modules, and an easily upgradeable fan, the GeminII S524 claims its position as a transformative cooling solution while maintaining an impressive performance-to-noise ratio.

Electroplated Copper Base and 140mm Fan Support
GeminII S524 is an evolutionary new step in CPU cooling. It features a total of five high-grade 6mm thick copper heat pipes that emerge from a large copper base that, combined, offer optimal heat conduction; quickly spreading and removing heat generated by the CPU. To prevent corrosion of its copper surfaces without impacting its heat conductivity, the GeminII S524 base and all heat pipes have been electroplated with a microscopic layer of nickel. The increased surface area of the heatsink and revised fin design of GeminII S524 not only improve its cooling performance but allow for the installation of a 140mm fan, making it a highly flexible cooling solution suitable for any computing environment.

The GeminII S524 will be available worldwide in August 16th, 2011 for $39.99 MSRP at retail and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products.
For more information, visit the product page.
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22 Comments on Cooler Master Unveils GeminII S524: Ultimate Versatility Realized

#1
robal
Very nice, simple design.

It also has some clearance between the fan and fins.
I wonder why designers are so afraid of making coolers slightly larger (by having 'hooded' fan), and have great performance and noise level improvement.
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#2
jpierce55
Nice looking, that could be a good cpu cooler for people that have limited space. Looks like it has enough height to clear many types of ram. Hopefully it performs good enough.
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#3
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
It's just the same old boring air cooler . Blah blah blah blah blah ... They all look the same . Hell this one looks the same as one I had years ago . What was that one called ????? It was a coolermaster though .
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#4
Swamp Monster
Nice cooler, price is good too and should work with tall memory modules - WIN!
I want a review!
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#5
HossHuge
I don't like that the 14cm adapter is not removable. It looks weird, like the fan has a picture frame around it.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
thermaltake big typhoon anyone?
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
I would be interested in a review if at all possible.
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#8
burtram
Actually reminds me of the old thermalright XP120, except it looks like it wont block some memory slots this time, lol.
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#9
Sasqui
by: burtram
Actually reminds me of the old thermalright XP120, except it looks like it wont block some memory slots this time, lol.
Finally a thoughtful re-design of a "brick". Performance reviews would be good!
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#10
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Sasqui
Finally a thoughtful re-design of a "brick". Performance reviews would be good!
What makes you so sure?
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#11
WarraWarra
Very nice, this cut away instead of angled lower "ram area" fins is a big improvement over similar design's, should clear most ram with 47mm or about 2.5" stiffy disk size clearance.

Would also love to see performance testing on this.
Also include if it is top heavy / leaning towards one side = more pressure / bending of the motherboard or well balanced and no anchor lines needed LOL.
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: sneekypeet
What makes you so sure?
I think he means he want's a review of how it performs. . .
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#13
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
looks like it can coll the memory as well if mounted properly.
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#14
pantherx12
First one was way better.

Surprised they're still using L shape heatpipe .

U type would be better here ( using thinner aluminum fans and just have them one stack above the other) (or just have a small gap between the fins and have them same level)



(original design just incase you missed it)

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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: pantherx12
First one was way better.

Surprised they're still using L shape heatpipe .

U type would be better here ( using thinner aluminum fans and just have them one stack above the other) (or just have a small gap between the fins and have them same level)



(original design just incase you missed it)

http://www.dvhardware.net/news/cm_gemini2_2.jpg
Wow that does look better IMO.
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#16
burtram
by: pantherx12
First one was way better.

Surprised they're still using L shape heatpipe .

U type would be better here ( using thinner aluminum fans and just have them one stack above the other) (or just have a small gap between the fins and have them same level)



(original design just incase you missed it)

http://www.dvhardware.net/news/cm_gemini2_2.jpg
I loved the one I had, it was huge and cooled really well. Still one of my favorite coolers.
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#17
specks
All of the Gemini coolers look similar.
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#18

Did anyone notice they mounted it backwards in the case? Isn't the fan supposed to blow down on the dram? Does this count as a fail or did I completely miss the intention here?

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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Wow that does look better IMO.
I am betting it is but i am thinking they have made it smaller due to the fast that the original one took so much space. I still have mine thinking about it lol..

Although you take the metal bracket of it and just use 1 120mm fan with your good old friend the zip tie.

Dumb fan bracket on this one as it looks like you can fit a bigger fan on it pointlessly though as there is metal in the way of the extra possible airflow.
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#20
HossHuge
by: twilyth
Did anyone notice they mounted it backwards in the case? Isn't the fan supposed to blow down on the dram? Does this count as a fail or did I completely miss the intention here?

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/11-08-17/93g.jpg
I'm guessing their intention was that it could cool both the capacitors and the ram.
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#21
pantherx12
by: AsRock
I am betting it is but i am thinking they have made it smaller due to the fast that the original one took so much space. I still have mine thinking about it lol..

Although you take the metal bracket of it and just use 1 120mm fan with your good old friend the zip tie.
Yeah I cut the excess metal away and bolted a 140mm straight onto the fan bracket on mine.


Cools better than the h50 I'm using right now.
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#22
AsRock
TPU addict
by: pantherx12
Yeah I cut the excess metal away and bolted a 140mm straight onto the fan bracket on mine.


Cools better than the h50 I'm using right now.
Yeah t be the 1st thing i did too. I take it it's like the 1st one were you can take the fan bracket off then ?.
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