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Cooler Master Announces GeminII

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    As PC enthusiasts strive to push their computers further and further towards the limits, Cooler Master has announced quite a serious new heatsink. The GeminII is an enormous heatsink which will transfer heat produced by the CPU to two 120mm fans via aluminium fins and six copper heat pipes. The heatsink is compatible with X2, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors, provided that you have room in your case – if it’s as impressive as it looks it should perform quite nicely. This heatsink (labelled as a CPU and board cooler by Cooler Master) should be released during March.

    Source: Engadget
     
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    wow that things HUGE
     
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    Guess that rules out using that in a HTPC case then :(
     
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    looks impressive... choose the fans right, and it should be both well-performing + ultra-silent at the same time...
     
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    i think i mite try changing my freezer7 pro for one 'o' them babys.
     
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    Wonder if that would fit in my P180b? Can't wait to see some benches. Looks like an oc'ers dream.
     
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    2 x 120mm! Can't wait to see the benchmarks.
     
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    I doubt it will be much better than current setups. Most tower heatsink setups with tons of heatpipes are pretty much as good as you can get, I personally don't like this because it takes up far too much room. No rear 120mm fan now. I think this will match the performance of other setups like the Scythe Ninja, but I doubt it will do much to go beyond it.
     
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    How heavy is this thing? Will the mainboard take the weight without fracture?

    Agree with -1, this is not good if it is SO BIG, you have to remove the exit fan. Exit fan is very important for the "chimney" effect to expell hot air out the top-back... allowing cool air to draw in the bottom.

    However, depending on the position of the CPU socket on each mainboard, it may be possible to retain an exit fan.
     
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    Don't be jealous.:laugh:
     
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    I like this and I believe it will fit in the Antec P180B. I dont think you will have to remove your rear fan at all. Maybe a nice side vent with a fan will work quite well.
     
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    nice, but far too big. i love silence and performance, but that thing is just oversized. what was wrong with just increasing the HSF surface area, making an all copper fin arrangement like that on the AC Freezer 64 Pro, mounting one fan blowing over the fins, and another sucking the heat away from the fins, directly into the path of the existing exhaust fan? a setup like that has the ability to lower even idle temps a good 6-8c, let alone load temps.
     
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    Even if you have to remove to back fan many of us already have sad fans and top fans for exhaust. Lets also take note thats it suppose to cool the main board as well.
     
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    That thing is just way too big.
     
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    Totally getting this to replace my Scythe Infinity.
     
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    think of one of those on my system :roll: s754 FTW
     
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    Sorry but there has to be a limit and I think they just reached it.
     
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    Downgrade? Isn't Infinity already blowing in the rear, where another 12cm cooler sucks, so it's dual cooler with bigger dissipation area. Same goes for Zalman 9500/9700 that are basicly also dualcooler thingies.

    GeminII seems to cool memory, power circuitry and chipset heatsink at the same time, so that's nice, but the hot air will still stay longer inside the case than wtih those backend blowing types. Not that it makes that big of a difference, but don't see this beating Scythe Infinity inside case. Propably will win in a test where motherboard is on table though.

    edit: this "- Flexible bracket design provides interference-free installation" seems nice
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product_common_images/f4406bd6dd894fa36f07c1b30419d844.jpg

    and some additional pictures
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product_common_images/b0ae9dbb284eb51b1ab2e45a06742cb0.jpg
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product_common_images/fc95b93c2cde64c934ff17b4b470a133.jpg

    and more info
    CPU Socket Socket AM2/754/939/940/LGA775
    Dimensions 175x124.6x81.5mm
     
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    You cannot cool lower (on air) than the temperature of the air itself. And the air inside a case is ALWAYS higher than room temperature.

    I think many people's idle temperatures is around 10C higher than room, and about 5C higher than case temp. There is NO WAY you are going to get 8C less WITH ANY air cooling system that uses air from inside the case. AT THE VERY BEST... you just get closer to the case temperature... But at load, the case temperature increases. So the best balance for cooling is a mix of CPU and case.

    If installing this system requires removing an exit fan near the CPU, then the net net will be a hotter case and a hotter CPU.
     
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    Your assumption that people idle temps are within 10C of the ambiant can be very wrong. It is usually more like 20C. This could lead to significant idle tempurature decreases. Especially if you have a case that has a vent right over the cooler(or you make one yourself) so this thing would suck air directly from the outside of the case. Given the right circumstances it very well could lower even idle tempuratures a decent amount.
     
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    Too big. I like the heatpipes tho :)
     
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    imho, THIS IS THE BIGGEST (and maybe best) I'VE EVER SEEN .
     
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    You've got it all wrong!

    A heatsink like that is not about cooling, it's all about showoff potential for people with windows on their cases, lights led fans etc, no doubt it'll cost a fortune.

    Must admit though it does look good!
     
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