Cooler Master Gemin 2 S524

  • Cooler Master Gemin 2 S524
84
Based on 18 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Easy to install.
  • High motherboard clearance.
  • Swappable fan.

Cons:

  • Fan shroud blocks extra air from 140mm fans.
  • Does not exhaust hot air out of the case.

Expert reviews and ratings

By FrostyTech on 78

Top down heatsinks are great for cooling DRAM modules and motherboard components around the CPU socket, so many an enthusiast swears by them for overall system happiness....

By TechwareLabs on

Pros: Decent CPU cooling Cools components near CPU Quiet at low speed Competitive price Cons: Not as efficient as standard tower cooling Pretty loud at full speed Overall, I liked the GeminII S524. While it may not offer as much CPU cooling as...

By TweakTown on 88

At first I was a little disappointed in the results that the GeminII S524 produced on our charts, but then I sat and thought for a bit and rationalized a few things, at least in my mind. While the cooler isn't a chart topper as far as the...

By ThinkComputers on 100

Overall, the Gemin II S524 CPU Cooler was an easy to install, easy to work with and a decent cooling product. It not only cools the CPU, but also the motherboard and components connected to it. The high clearance from the motherboard makes it ideal...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to...

By TechReaction.net on

The Cooler Master GeminII S524 is a great cooler that has more than enough cooling potential for stock builds that want to be silent. It also has excellent cooling potential for users who want to push their hardware as far as they can; the 4.0Ghz San...

By Pureoverclock on

It seems that CoolerMaster has been on a role as of late with the recent release of these two coolers. We were very impressed with the Hyper 612, and the GeminII S524 leaves us feeling rather satisfied as well with its capabilities not to mention a...

By Ninjalane on 80

System cooling can be handled in a variety of ways. Most enthusiast systems take a brute force approach by using oversized coolers and extensive case modifications to get the best airflow possible. Unfortunately not every system is built like that...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Having enough room to work with is always an issue when assembling system components inside a case. That is why most cases these days have a pre-cut backplate mounting area so that heatsink installation can take place without taking out the entire...

By LanOC Reviews on 90

The Cooler Master Gemen II S524 surprised me. First, I didn’t think I would like even the look once it was dropped into my case. Second, I am a huge fan of dual quiet fans in a push/pull configuration. I typically see at least an additional of...

By Pro-Clockers on

The Gemini II S524 is not Cooler Master's answer to the super coolers we have reviewed here on the pages of Pro-Clockers. It is the answer to superb around cooling which no super cooler does. Just what is it the S524 does that many others do not?...

By Club Overclocker on 95

In a constant war of one-upsmanship, Cooler Master certainly has a winner here. The GeminII not only slays my XP-90, I am betting a fair share of water cooling setups would lay victim to this heatsink’s supremacy as well. Cooler Master’s...

By Legit Reviews on

The GeminII is a $30 cooler that is very flexible on configuration, at the $30 price (with out fans) it is great option for those needing a stock cooler replacement in a shallow depth case....

By Virtual-Hideout on

When this next item was offered up for review, I jumped on the opportunity right away. I seem to get weird, off-the-wall items to review *cough*Bat case*cough* and, well, this next item definitely falls into the weird category. The item in question...

By PC Pro on 83

With enough surface area to cool a car engine, and measuring 175 x 124mm across the top, the GeminII is one of the largest processor heatsinks on the market. It comes without a fan, but the idea is you mount either one or two 120mm units on the...

By TweakNews on

Cooler Master took a gamble bringing such a large cooler to market. The sheer size of the GeminII will preclude its use on some motherboards, and I can see that it will be a very tight fit in some smaller cases. Performance wise, the GeminII posted...

By Elite Bastards on

While weve taken a look at a handful of CPU coolers here at Elite Bastards over the past few weeks, todays offering is something a little bit more special. Our focus today is on a creation by those cooler masters.... Err... Cooler Master, and more...

By HardwareHeaven on

The Cooler Master GeminII CPU/Board cooler is without doubt the largest heat sink we have ever tested, but despite this, installation of the product was very easy, something which surprised us. We were pleased to see that the GeminII was able to cool...

By TechRadar on 80

This is a cooler that seems like it could cause metal shortages across the world. A gigantic lump of a heatsink makes up the design that spreads itself all over your cases internals. And while its rather large, its also svelte with it; its low...

By Bit-tech.net on 70

Cooler Master's GeminII heatsink is an interesting take on CPU cooling, but we're not sure it's the right direction to go in. That's not to say the cooler is a bad performer (also taking noise into account here), because it isn't -...