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GELID Announces GC-2 - Premium Thermal Compound

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions launches the premium “GC-2” thermal compound as the successor of the multi award winner “GC-1”. The “GC-1” thermal compound will be end of life by end of May 2009. Optimal heat conductivity and low thermal resistance make the “GC-2” best-in-class thermal compound and enables an effective heat transfer. At the same time the compound is non-electrical conductive, non-corrosive, non-bleeding and non-curing. Aiming for the same high performance and price range as its predecessor the “GC-2” contains 7g paste which is twice as much as most other competitors. The “GC-2” will be part of the SILENT product line of GELID Solutions.

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    “GC-2” is awarded and recommended by experienced reviewers such as Driverheaven and Tweaktown:
    “GELID Solutions previously impressed us with their GC-1 paste and we are left with a similar impression of GC-2. Their new thermal compound exceeds the performance of Arctic Cooling's MX-2
    under load and idle condition which makes it our first choice in any system build.” Driverheaven.com

    “I found the GC-2 compound very easy to use and spread on both the IHS and the base of a few cooler types I tried it on. With the four thermal pastes I tried including the original GC-1 compound, I found the GELID Solutions GC-2 thermal compound to be the best performer. GC-2, in our lab-like environment of testing, performed just shy of 2° Celsius better than the GC-1, and more than a degree better than both of the others tested. Great job on the new thermal compound, it makes it to the top three as far as what thermal compound I would purchase.” Tweaktown.com

    The “GC-2” thermal compound is available in June 2009 and has a MSRP of USD 6.99 / Euro.


    Source: GELID
     
  2. InnocentCriminal

    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    I like the inclusion of the applicator. Nice touch.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    well thermal paste IS silent, so i guess it fits the marketing description for silent stuff.

    Nice to see another paste, lets see how it performs.
     
  4. Kitkat New Member

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    Artic silver in my sleep like a zombie, like a reflex, like a flinch, like a trollyhorse while driving. i dont expect AS to go anyplace ever. EVER!! *shakes fist*
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    what about MX2? its good as well.
     
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    Yeah, I'd like to see how this performs against MX2.
     
  7. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    AS has already dropped off the top podium, a few others give better results and you don't have to reapply them ever like AS where you have to go back now and then and do that.
     
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    Wait, reapply? Do you mean as in after a certain time period you have to go back and put more on? Or reapply anytime you remove the cooler from the CPU?
     
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    I prefer tuniq tx-2
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    It's around a full degree better than MX2, beats AS5 hands down. There are still better pastes on the market, although its about average price for a tube of TIM.
    As far as the spatula, I always end up with more on the applicator than on the cooler or the proc. ;)
     
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    this is better than Artic silver 5 , that's cool
     

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