Gelid Silent Spirit review CPU cooler
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/11/2008 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Photos - Gelid Silent Spirit
On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at high-resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.
Alright then, here we have the cooler. You have to admit, that's simple and straight forward. You just mount the cooler onto the socket (if Intel LGA 775) Push the pins, connect a power cable, and you are good to go. There's no need to remove your motherboard. you just pop it in, 30 seconds work tops. The two clips to the left are for AMD processors. Here we do need a screwdriver to remove the pre-installed LGA 775 pins and secure the AMD clips. Still, easy job.
Looks lovely though. Not at all heavy either at 370g weight. Also a good selling point is the fan, it's silent yet moves a lot of air. Since it's positioned downwards it'll cooler other components as well. Now I was a bit worried that the heatpipe bend would create more resistance in the pipeline/chamber. But as our results will show, it cools perfectly fine. Let me show you that bend a little better.
See that's a 180 Degrees bend right there. Hey it works, that's all I care about. And it does look pretty different to what we have seen with other heatpipe cooler for sure.
Recently Gelid silently introduced their thermal paste and silent design fan, a couple of weeks ago they however launched their Gelid Silent Spirit, as you can guess a heatpipe based cooling solution which we'll put to the test.