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Cooler Master GeminII (RR-CCH-ANU2-GP)
5.1 out of 10

Cooler Master GeminII (RR-CCH-ANU2-GP)

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Overall 8
8.0

not bad

Robert W., Newegg
1 September 2008
  • Summary: All in all a good cooler, I didn't want to give it a 5 because it was almost more trouble than it was worth when it was all said and done. If you have a stable set up and wont have to add or take out ram or plug anything around it in, it will work wonders for your system.
  • Pros: The cooler works well. When I had it installed my cpu temp never went above 50 even under a massive load.
  • Cons: Its huge. it hung well over my ram, which was nice for the extra cooling which is why it was designed that way, but I lost about 5 layers of skin on my knuckles trying to install the ram. I had to eventually upgrade to a motherboard that worked and sadly the cpu on the gigabyte m750sli motherboar...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Preston W., Newegg
1 September 2008
  • Summary: For the size and price one could do better and for the hotter cpu's you won't be able to push them to their limit. For Asthetical value 2 120mm Blue led fans circulating 97cfm each Hightlighted by the blue leds on my post screen, Case, and sound card really looks cool.
  • Pros: can mount 2 120mm fans, cools memory as well as cpu, probably worth a mint at the recycling center lol ;)
  • Cons: BIG, HEAVY, CPU cooling is moderate and will work for small OC on a 9950.(I spiked at 67ºC running 3.0ghz at 1.4v 182W), Worked well with my Raidmax Smiladon case as the motherboard side hinged out (this one is a dream for working with btw) Had I not had this style case I would be forced to remov...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cools OK without Fans

Cory B., Newegg
28 August 2008
  • Summary: My case is a CoolerMaster 690. I'm running only the 3 stock fans that came with the case, and none of the fans are positioned to blow directly on this heat sink. I'm not overclocking at the moment, except my factory-overclocked video card.
  • Pros: Despite what some others have said, this heat sink will cool OK without fans if there's decent air movement through the case. I built my system about a month ago with a Core 2 Duo and the stock cooler. I logged my CPU temperatures for several days (doing everything from idling to intense games) h...
  • Cons: This thing is truly a monster to install. It requires complete removal of the motherboard, and then when reconnecting everything it makes screws and power cables very hard to reach. I'm pretty mechanically inclined and it took me over an hour to do it all. It's not as physically big as I was expe...
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Product

Anonymous, Newegg
28 August 2008
  • Summary: Be sure you know what you're doing when you go to install this bad boy. The total weight with the heat sinks came to about 2lbs 11oz. Not the lightest setup compared to a stock cooler
  • Pros: I would have to say after switching from water cooling to this CPU cooler I'm impressed. My CPU temp used to run about 38C (idling) to 64C (Full load). This time around running The GeminII and a couple of Scythe "Ultra Kaze" (OVER KILL) I haven't see my temp hit anywhere above 47C. I can also say...
  • Cons: The noise. Its not much of a problem considering I'm using this comp for gaming. Everyone knows that if you're going to play you have to play with a headset so I really don't notice any sound even if my system volume is down to about 15%.
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Overall 10
10

Truly a beast

Brice G., Newegg
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I was sceptical about the size but it's only really big with 2X 120mm fans on it. :~)
  • Pros: It is amazing, my temps went from 50*C to 35*C overclocking my E6600 from 2.4ghz to 3.24ghz and voltage set @1.45v. This thing can go two different ways, with the heat pipes on the top side covering your memory or face down covering the NB chipset, heat pipes on the right side, also disabling (co...
  • Cons: It's HUGE, but dont worry, unless you have a small case. You'll need a mid tower to a full tower to acommodate. Also if you can find a four pin CPU fan for the mobo 4pin CPU fan connector you'll be allright unless you can get a 3pin to work. thats the only difficult thing about it.
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Overall 10
10

This thing is a beast!

Billy L., Newegg
26 August 2008
  • Summary: For the price this cooler rocks. Throw your stock intel or AMD HSF out the window and get this bad boy. I get complements all the time about how awesome my tower looks with this thing installed.
  • Pros: This monster dominates the inside of my case. Add 2 120mm fans and everything stays very nice and cool. My C2D E6550 OCd to 3 Ghz runs at 4 C above ambient room temperature when doing light tasks, and usually around 15 C above ambient when under full load under stress prime. Excellent cooler.
  • Cons: Can be a tricky installation, but if you're reading this, you most likely already know how to install an aftermarket HSF. Cable management can be a hassle with this thing installed in a midtower case. However with a bit of improvisation this problem can be eliminated. I routed my 12V CPU cable ar...
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Overall 10
10

Nice!

Anonymous, Newegg
25 August 2008
  • Summary: Adding the 2 120mm fans makes it an awesome cooler.
  • Pros: Cools my CPU decently. Looks cool! I'm happy with it.
  • Cons: It's huge! At first I wasn't sure if it would fit in my case but it did...takes awhile to install but well worth it!
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

William N., Newegg
23 August 2008
  • Pros: Cools great , looks great with 2 blue led fans installed.
  • Cons: Memory with tall heatspreaders will not fit unless you get your grinder out. Hate to repeat all the other reviews but if you have memory issues you will wear out the mobo screws taking this cooler off and on. (You can remove short memory without removing cooler)
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Overall 10
10

great heatsink

Cindy W., Newegg
23 August 2008
  • Summary: If you use this with the AeroCool turbine 2000 fans, you'll need a Y adapter cable and you'll also find that sometimes your cpu monitoring software alarms will go off, as it just doesn't like seeing fans spinning at less than a 1000 RPM
  • Pros: Believe it or not it wasn't quite as massive as i thought it'd be, and while it required me to dismount my motherboard, I'd planned ahead for it. I combined mine with a pair of AeroCool turbine 2000 120mm fans and it gave me what i was truly looking for, a really quiet heatsink. I replaced a z970...
  • Cons: There are cons. When i first installed it I was idling at around 37-41C. My case is designed for back to front cooling and this changed that. Once I made some slight modifications to the case (removed the lexon panel, replacing it with speaker grill, airflow was enough for me to see the ridiclous...
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Overall 4
4.0

average performance, HUGE size

Bryan C., Newegg
22 August 2008
  • Summary: This has a back-plate that was not included in earlier models for the LGA775. I was not impressed in all the extra work needed to fit this unit for average results. I even took everything off to make sure that I had a good coverage of thermal paste because these temps could not be right.
  • Pros: Large size decent construction and price. Keeps my northbridge 10c cooler than normal.
  • Cons: it's huge, bottom of this unit had machine marks that had to be lapped out before this could even remotely be used. Thermal paste had dried out in the factory sealed coolermaster syringe, so I had to use some old arctic silver that was still good and gooey. Biggest con.. 70c for 1.4v on a E8600 i...
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