Just When You Though HSF Couldn't Get Any Bigger...

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Just When You Though HSF Couldn't Get Any Bigger...

Post by werty316 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:05 pm

Coolermaster GeminII
http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?L ... GP+GeminII

CM HSF have never been easy to install and this one will be the king of that probably and its supposely weights 874g with two fans installed :o

Currently on sale in Japan and it is call the Fujin over there but it finally wil hit the North America shores in March. Speculation has been going around that this cooler doesn't perform as good as it should based on its size.

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Post by dgood » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:17 pm

I thought my zalman cnps 9700 was freaking huge. lol
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Post by bubba » Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:23 am

at almost 900g I think I'll pass

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:57 am

Here is a picture of one installed that Brian took during CES:

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Too big for my taste.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:27 am

That thing is really huge, I think I first saw it last year at CeBit last year.

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Post by Maxtron » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:02 am

Wow, that thing is massive... guess it gets the job done though? I find myself wondering if it would be easier to set up a water cooler.

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Post by tomato » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:36 am

Wow, that's huge! I'd be worried about the effects of gravity on that bad boy :shock: Four screws holding that thing on my mobo doesn't instill great confidence :?
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Post by werty316 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:25 pm

Most if not all CM HSF are a pain to install and a cooler this massive probably takes 1st place.
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Post by Cypher » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:48 pm

I'd personally be afraid of its weight, especially installed in a tower machine.

I guess better make sure you got the top motherboard screws in otherwise you'll end up snapping the board in two? Most of my personal machines from how much I'm constantly working on them, I only secure the board to the case with only two or three screws.
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Post by Racerboyf1 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:09 pm

Wow, all I can say is Wow!!
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Post by Pengwin » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:48 pm

thats when u get liquid cooling.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:04 pm

Liquid cooling costs a heck of a lot more, takes up a ton more room, not to mention the time required to install a loop properly............ :ANAL:

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Post by The Black Pumpkin » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:46 pm

Yep, but it doesn't snap your mobo in half if you install it wrong! :P

(It just blows everything up in shocks and flames, but that's another story... :roll: )
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Post by hainer36 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:20 am

as someone elses already said, i thought i saw that last year, looks good, but i think ill stick with water

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Post by Gamble » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:36 am

That is utterly ridiculous. I would agree that a water loop is probably easier to install. I'll stick with my Big Typhoon VX
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Post by The Black Pumpkin » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:14 am

Water is definitely my next big cooling step (even if it's a ways away :P ).

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Post by HONkUS » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:19 am

What would be the advantages of this spread out design over a more conventional tower cooler like the Scythe Ninja or Tuniq Tower? Besides more air flow over your motherboard and RAM. Also having that much weight hanging so far from the socket really does make it dangerous. If you hit the far edge it would act like a lever and put even more strain on the socket. Also it looks like if you wanted to replace your RAM you would have to take the thing off.

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Post by kenc51 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:51 pm

Bio-Hazard wrote:Liquid cooling costs a heck of a lot more, takes up a ton more room, not to mention the time required to install a loop properly............ :ANAL:
But it's alot quieter, better performing and fun! (preaching to the choir....I know but had to be said........H2O FTW)

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Post by werty316 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:33 pm

HONkUS wrote:Also it looks like if you wanted to replace your RAM you would have to take the thing off.
According to the review you don't need to.

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Post by cyberneticimplant » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:34 pm

werty316 wrote:
HONkUS wrote:Also it looks like if you wanted to replace your RAM you would have to take the thing off.
According to the review you don't need to.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... stcount=26
Yeah, in the pictures it looks like it has good clearance.

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