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Gelid Black Edition CPU Cooler Review

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Posted March 7, 2013 by Will in Cooling
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Price at time of Review: $74.99 at Performance-PCs
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great performance, quiet, small footprint, 5-year warranty, did I mention quiet?
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Installation is tricky with only two hands, forget about installing it while the motherboard is in a case.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The Gelid Black Edition was the best performing cooler we've tested under stock clocks and the quietest as well. If you're looking for a quiet performer that's smaller and less expensive than the top-shelf Noctua units while giving similar performance the Gelid Black Edition is the cooler you've been looking for.
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Introduction

When you hear the name Gelid, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most it’s PC case fans. Gelid is known for some of the quietest PC case fans. However, they’ve also produced some thermal compounds, some VGA cooling units and even a case. Furthermore, they recently stepped into the realm of CPU cooling as well. They were kind enough to send us their new Black Edition CPU cooler to check out. Let’s see if Gelid can include good performance, yet keep their quiet fan reputation in the same package.

A little about Gelid:

The English word “gelid” is derived from the Latin word “gelidus” (extremely cold, icy).

GELID Solutions Ltd. is a Hong Kong based company with Swiss Management and founded in 2008 by Gebhard SCHERRER and VC TRAN. Both have worked in the PC Cooling industry for a number of years and successfully built up an IT company with their expertise. 

GELID designs and manufactures packaging, thermal solutions, CPU coolers, fans, and other computer hardware for both gamers and silent enthusiasts and for international OEM and ODM customers. We provide computer hardware distributors, retailers and system integrators with innovative, virtually silent, high- performance and top quality thermal solutions with unique design and packaging.

Design, quality and innovation are key. And, being Swiss, we leave nothing to chance. That’s why we provide a total solution – from bearings to thermal compound, from design to shipping, from the molding of the fan to the print on the box – with state-of-the-art machines and experienced staff.

Our Vision:

Combine quality and ingenuity to set the standard in creating best- in- class products for global computer enthusiasts 

As their latest venture, GELID Solutions Ltd. is a privately owned limited liability company with a registered share capital of HKD 1’000’000. Strategically based in Hong Kong, “Asia’s World City”, it enjoys an unrivalled location at the geographical and economic centre of Asia. For our customers, this means easy and quick access to our vast manufacturing base in mainland China.”

Let’s take a look at the features and specs of the Black Edition CPU cooler now.

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