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Yeah, that Cool Master looks like it will be the one.
    
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post #12 of 19
I've got a Geminii II in a little HTPC of mine. I have zero complaints about it. Easy to install and does an exponentially better job than the stock cooler. What more could I ask for?
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post #13 of 19
ok, so here is the list of all top down cooler I found, best performance you will get from firts 3

Noctua NH-C14
Noctua NH-C12P SE14
Thermalright AXP-140 RT Universal
Thermalright AXP-140
Thermaltake ISGC-400
Cooler Master Vortex PLUS
Alpenfohn Panorama Low Profile
Silverstone NT06-E rev3
Prolimatech Samuel 17
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post #14 of 19
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do you know a place to get the Thermalright AXP-140?
    
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post #15 of 19
found it only here in slovakia
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post #16 of 19
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Ah, ok. I only looked on Newegg, Amazon and EBay, and I couldn't find it for a reasonable price.

I appreciate that list, however I did order the Cool Master Gemini and ordered a Thermalright TY-140 fan to go with it. From what I found on the Gemini, it was very close it performance to the Noctua C12 (I think) but the Gemini was louder. That's why I got the Thermalright fan. I use them on my main rig, they are great fans. I hope its a nice slip in replacement.
    
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post #17 of 19
nah I dont think you can match noctua performance
new version c14 is almost good as d14
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post #18 of 19
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I might have got the models mixed up. It was the Noctua with the single 120mm fan on top. Not the dual 140mm model. That was still like $75, so I'm still cheaper. I was thinking the Noctua with the single 120 was the C12. I'm at work so I can't look it up right now.
    
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post #19 of 19
The GeminiiS isn't *that* loud. Its stock 2,000 RPM fan makes it slightly louder compared to the slower coolers. I've worked with the Xiggy D1284 also and can say that although the Xiggy is quieter, the GeminiiS is more efficient due to its faster fan. Use SpeedFan to customize the speed if noise bothers you.
An ideal upgrade for the fan would be anything between 2,000 and 2,500 RPM. Scythe (Gentle Typhoon) and Sanyo Denki fans are popular around here for their performance/noise ratio.
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