Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master RL-S12M-24PK-R1
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12 November 2013
Summary: I had a Coolermaster GeminII S524 in an HTPC case(NMEDIA 5000b) and with a Phenom II 955 overclocked to 4.0GHZ I would often reach or exceed the 62 degree max temp under heavy load. I bought this cooler to reduce noise and lower temperature. I drilled 4 holes on top of the case so I could mount screws through the perforated 120mm hole. I am now seeing temperatures reaching a max of 51-53 degrees and a reduction in noise.
Pros: Cheap AIO, Low Profile, Better Then Most Air Coolers, PWM Fan, Pump is quiet
Summary: This puppy was installed into my system to help protect it from SETI which will toast a proc. It was terrible to install and consumed about 5 hours of my time. I had to remove the MoBo from the chassis, juggle and jiggle here and there and got it in only to discover that the radiator was just slightly too big resulting in a case cover bulging at the sides. When it was all said and done I saved only about 25 degrees of heat. I went from 160F to 135F on SETI processes.
Summary: The system seems to work as it should. Installed easily enough. It's my first liquid cooling system and I put into a new build, so I can't provide any comparison numbers, but it seems to be working well so far. My only complaint would be the poor instructions, but that seems to be par for the course with most components these days. It's not too difficult to figure out, though, even with the poor instructions.
Summary: The good: Significantly cooler temperatures over stock heatsink and fan. It was also very cheap. I never thought I'd see water coolers for 25.00. The bad: Very loud. Another reviewer said it sounds like a jet engine. I agree. I believe the fan is to blame. Perhaps replacing with a quieter fan will fix it. The ugly: Fairly difficult to install. AMD users beware - Removal of motherboard is necessary for a proper install.
Summary: It works perfectly, allowing high resolution gaming without overheating, a problem I had before installing the Seidon. Problem is, I have been building my own computers for years, and I had a little trouble getting this thing installed - still not completely happy with the installation - but, as I said, it works perfectly.
Summary: Installed easily on an AMD setup. No seating problems. A little noisier than expected; sounds like a loud fan. Cools great. Have not gone over 40 degrees yet on a slight over-clocked six core. Happy with purchase and would recommend purchasing.
Summary: For those wondering if this liquid cooling system will fit a LGA 1150 chipset, you can stop worrying. The box and specs on the Cooler Master website will not state this (some 3rd party review may, however), but it fits my new LGA 1150 motherboard and 4th get i5 chip perfectly. Fits nicely in case, lots of options to maneuver. BUT - instructions are very poor, and missing info.