Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Vortex Plus
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shannon n., Newegg
8 February 2016
Summary: The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver 2 is way better if you have the room and want a top down type cooler, costs 20 bucks more.
Pros: Cheap, mounted on an FX4350, a phenom X6 and an intel i5 using supplied hardware. no cooling issues. Quieter than the "hair dryer" cooler that came with the FX cpus.
Cons: Touches heat spreader on the new ripjaws RAM on the older Phenom rig. But not the FX or intel rig. I think it's just the Board/RAM combo not worth knocking an egg off. I hate the way the stamped steel lever looks.
Summary: works great. for those who have problems, it is simple. buy an amd cpu it is cheaper than intel and amd doesn't use plastic pins or potentially damaging screws. if your a gamer i have noticed that amd seems to run nearly every game smoother than an intel (i used to use intel and hate their cpu's now...
Pros: works better than the stock 125 watt amd cpu heat sink and the fan doesn't make my pc sound like it will take flight like the stock amd 125 watt heat sink. it increases the value of my pc as it looks nice in there. as stated above it isn't that loud.
Cons: it has a lack of mounting options for amd and the two piece bar that holds it to the cpu heat sink mount can be annoying at times.
Pros: Couldn't agree more that this is an excellent cooler, especially for the price. I've had a Cooler Master TX3 and a Zalman CNPS9900A on my AMD 8320 and neither could keep the beast below 10 degrees C of the case temperature under normal idle loads. This cooler is keeping my cpu at or below case te...
Cons: Not that great at extreme stress with Prime95 as temp rose to 70 C after about 10 minutes, but that was max.
Pros: The cpu cooler works very well. Don't listen to all these people in the comments about the plastic pins. They aren't easy to brake at all and it went very well for me. It was my first time building a pc and installation was very easy
Summary: All those broken pin comments, blame Intel for that design, notoriously ridiculous design, to make the cooler virtually snap on as a permanent fixture to your motherboard. It's a mess. Don't blame Cooler Master, place the blame where it belongs, on INTEL.
Pros: Tower cooler features in a horizontal design. Less stress on the motherboard. Great cooler.
Cons: A bit difficult to get on, with the hang over. But with perseverance, you can do it and it will be WORTH IT!
Summary: I have a six-core AMD and I've put a lot of coolers on CPU's and I thought the brace was relatively easy to use. On an idle load, it's 1800 rpm @ 38°C (100°F). It's about 80°F in the room. I've run Winamp, Firefox, Steam/Witcher2, and the max it gets to is 48°C.
Pros: I needed a cooler with a lower vertical standing, as my mid case is not as thick as a full tower. I've used two benchmarks and they reported the same rpm/temperature, so the fan is reporting well.
Summary: As with almost any aftermarket, measure your case twice, order once.
Pros: Fan is QUIET, temperatures dropped dramatically(idle went from 45 to 50C to 30-32C, and load temos from around 79C all the way to 45C!). Other than the tight fit, I am very pleased with this CPU cooler!
Cons: Not really a con, but I had to remove one of my top exhaust fans because of the tight fit.
Pros: This is a great heat sink love it. I got this for my AMD A6 and it keeps it at around 30 - 35 c. Now i know it says it dosnt support FM2 but i looked up in AMD and Under Cooler Master and FM2 and FM1 use the same heat sink layout as a AM2 and AM3 heat sink just the pin layout is differnt but i lo...
Cons: A little confusing to put together but used a you tube video to fix that
Pros: Good unit, keeps the quad-core AMD Phenom in the 30C range. Cools the surrounding MB components and memory bars cool as well in my modified HP a6720f. The large fan runs quiet with plenty of air flow.
Cons: It would be nice if the pressure bar worked in both slots for either AMD or Intel configurations. It fit, but I would have rather turned the unit 90 degrees to suit my tastes.