As it turns out to be, next to looking pretty attractive, the Silent Spirit performs pretty adequate as heatpipe based CPU cooler. Surely it's not among the top dog coolers out there, but the price isn't either. In fact the Silent Spirit cooler for USD 35 / Euro 23 will get you FAR better cooling that the stock cooler and is actually quite competitive in the mid-range segment.
There's really nothing negative to report about the cooler at all. Very decent cooling, good aesthetics and very easy to install. If you are on a Socket LGA 775 platform there's no needs to fool around with nuts and bolts. There is GC-1 thermal compound pre-applied for you, you just seat and secure the cooler and you are good to go. Straightforward and simple.
The cooler will work with any modern Socket 775 processor, and on AMD's side all popular sockets as well, Socket 754, 939, 940, AM2 and AM2+. Also theres a retention clip for Core i7 Socket 1366 that is in the works.
There's nothing else to report other than this is a good performing, silent and very affordable cooler, period. Definitely recommended. The biggest challenge however will be finding a store that sells them, as Gelid is a new name in this industry.
But if you can find it, don't hesitate to purchase it. Give the guys at Gelid a visit on their website I'd say.
Gelid Silent Spirit review CPU cooler 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.