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Gelid Silent Spirit

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GELID Solutions Silent Spirit CPU Heatsink Review

30 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The word heatsink has always been one of those unusual words that doesn’t quite fit what it actually is.  Let’s break it down.  Heat is...
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GELID Solutions Silent Spirit CPU cooler review

Elite Bastards
18 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Now that there are so many CPU coolers on the market for Intel's Socket LGA 775 platform, it's almost impossible to move for the things, and that vast wealth of choices for the potential buyer means that it's hard for any manufacturer (not least a relatively new kid on the block) to stand out from the crowd of largely similar offerings.
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GELID Silent Spirit CPU Cooler

25 January 2009
  • Summary: GELID Solutions' first attempt at building a CPU cooler has been a good attempt, and the Silent Spirit is a worthy contender for your consideration when buying a new aftermarket CPU cooler. While the Silent Spirit didn't blow away the competition, it did keep up with all the other coolers in its class, and when you consider its low $35 dollar MSRP, I would say that Gelid has done a very good job.
  • Pros: Average Performance, Easy Installation, Competative MSRP
  • Cons: Nothing Major
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Tweak Town
20 January 2009
  • Excerpt: This is the first time I have had the pleasure of getting my hands on a GELID cooler. Most likely this is due to GELID being a fledgling company established in 2008, based in Hong Kong with Swiss management. As you know from their knives, the Swiss leave nothing to chance. And this goes for GELID's products as well.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

29 December 2008
  • Summary: Gelid's Silent Spirit heatsink makes use of four rubber vibration absorbing posts to hold a 100mm PWM fan in place, the fan itself varies in speed from 2400RPM to 900RPM.
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Overall 9

Gelid Solutions Silent Spirit CPU Cooler

6 November 2008
  • Summary: Gelid Solutions have done a fantastic job with the Silent Spirit. One of the best things about it is how small and light it is, without compromising much on performance or noise. The fan is silent when set at a low setting and only slightly louder once the PWM sensor kicks the fan into high. Having PWM is generally a positive, yet it is based on preference; some prefer to manually control their fan.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight!, Cheap, Silent and quiet with fan at 100%, Excellent performance/size ratio, Easy installation, Supports both Intel and AMD, Future support for Intel's LGA 1366, Fan is easily interchangeable, Pre-applied high performance GC-1 thermal grease, Cools surrounding components
  • Cons: Not many accessories (no LED fan/fan controller/tube of thermal grease), Performance isn't the best, Pre-applied thermal grease
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Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler

OverClock Intelligence Agency
4 November 2008
  • Summary: The Gelid Silent Spirit was tested first with the CPU in a stock configuration and the smart fan control set to "Quiet" operation. In this configuration it was able to keep the 9850 Phenom at a cool 35° C at idle with a load threshold of 54° C at 100% utilization on all four cores. With the processor overclocked 500Mhz and voltage increased by a tenth of a volt the idle temperature was affected very little, suffering an increase of only 3° C.
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Overall 9

Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler Reviewed

4 November 2008
  • Conclusion: For their first attempt at CPU Cooling Gelid Solutions has done an admirable job with the Silent Spirit. It offers silence an good cooling performance in a small package. Sure it’s not the best performer out there today, but it can compete with the best of them, considering the fan is virtually silent it does an excellent job at keeping the CPU cool. Other coolers need a fast, loud fan to achieve the same level of performance that the Silent Spirit does.
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Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Canucks
12 July 2009
  • Conclusion: In the beginning we have to admit to a certain amount of trepidation with regards to this cooler. We were not expecting much from it (or any lightweight cooler to be totatly honest) and our first impressions did little to quell that that nagging voice screaming “CLONE!!”. Luckily, this little cooler turned things around pretty darn quick and won our hearts and minds as soon as we started taking a closer look at it.
  • Pros: - Good, quiet fan, - Price, - Easy Installation (tool-less for 775 systems!), - Pre-applied TIM, - Lightweight
  • Cons: - Only a decent Overclocker, - Fan may be very quiet but “wind noise” is a concern at 2400rpm, - For $7 you can get a much better, HDT based, cooler, - Too small for passive setups
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Expert Review

27 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Wie man schon an den Spezifikationen sehen kann, handelt es sich hier um ein kompaktes Leichtgewicht. Der Kühler soll möglichst zu allen Boards und Platzbedingungen kompatibel sein. Vom Gewicht her konnte man sich auf 370 Gramm beschränken, was der einfachen Montage mit den Druck-Klips zu Gute kommt kommt. So erspart man sich eine direkte Verschraubung mit dem Board.
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