Above the cooler, it actually uses seven stacked heatpipes, plus V-shaped aluminum fins and one or two fans can be installed, just one fan is included though.
So one Wing 12 PL Blue LED fan is included in the package (MTBF of 100,000 hours, Nanoflux bearing, 600 to 1,800 RPM, 26.8 dbA), so users will have to buy another one if they want double the heat dispersion might. The GX-7 when using dual 120mm fans can provide cooling equivalent to liquid cooling solutions claims Gelid. The fan emits a blue light when activated by the way.
The copper base, not a 100% mirror flat finish, there's room for some improvement, though it's _very_ flat and by far good enough.
Gelid GX-7 CPU cooler review Gelid is a company that made a nice impression a year or two ago introducing themselves by releasing their first aftermarket CPU cooler, the 'Silent Spirit' cooler. After Gelid released that Silent Spirit and then Tranqillo CPU coolers it was time for a new model. Progress is made and anno Q4 2011 it's time to release their third consumer grade CPU cooler. Their latest creation comes in the form of a tower cooler called GX-7 -- aimed at gamers apparently.