Coolermaster GeminII S524 CPU cooler equivalent?

Valnar

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I'm building a new PC and want it equivalent to my current one, just with next-gen parts. ie. The particular ASUS motherboard is 2 generations newer. Same with CPU, etc.

My favorite CPU cooler doesn't seem to be available anymore.
https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/cpu-air-coolers/geminii-s524-v2/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UOIK3FU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_B11Q315DA98YW7HWX1VB

I'm looking for an equivalent replacement. It's not a SFF, so it doesn't need to be one of those horizontal coolers that hug the motherboard. I'd prefer a 120mm fan, and quiet.

Recommendations for something like this?

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kirbyrj

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If you want the top down cooler, I'd look at something like the Noctua NH-L12S or the NH-U12A for a tower style.
 

pendragon1

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if youre not limited by case size, get a 212 or better. if you are then that^^^ L12
 

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Valnar

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It's the height above the motherboard I liked with the Coolermaster. I think the Noctua will work, especially if I can swap out the 120mm fan for a standard height.
 

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It's the height above the motherboard I liked with the Coolermaster. I think the Noctua will work, especially if I can swap out the 120mm fan for a standard height.
whats the reason behind this vs a regular tower cooler?
 

Valnar

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whats the reason behind this vs a regular tower cooler?

My case, and preference. Micro-ATX board and equivalent case. Some of those towers just barely scratch the side panel. Others may work. Who knows, but I'm tired of playing that game when I order something. I found what works, and will stick with it.
 

pendragon1

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My case, and preference. Micro-ATX board and equivalent case. Some of those towers just barely scratch the side panel. Others may work. Who knows, but I'm tired of playing that game when I order something. I found what works, and will stick with it.
ah, i see. the "not sff" had me thinking a regular size tower.
 

kirbyrj

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yeah, its 148mm heat sink limit kinda limits you to 92mm towers or 120/140mm horizontal ones. That C14 suggested by kirby will probably be the best you can get for your limit.

I would think that the C14 would probably be the best option sub 148mm. You get a slightly larger fan than you're looking for, but it should be quieter than a 120mm fan.

You might find a direct replacement for the CM GeminII on ebay or something also.
 
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