Wednesday, November 19th 2014

GELID Launches Slim Silence AM1 CPU Cooler

Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils its 1U low profile Slim Silence AM1 CPU cooler. The cooler is a product of GELID Solutions SILENT product line.

GELID Solutions has extended its product portfolio of CPU coolers to fit AMD's latest AM1 socket. The Slim Silence AM1 cooler comes with a silent 70mm fan. This fan provides high airflow and has an intelligent PWM controller which provides additional air flow only when it is really necessary. With a height of 26mm this heatsink is especially designed for slim chassis with limited space.
The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conform and carries a 5 year warranty. "If you are looking for an AM1 aftermarket cooler we have it with PWM too", said Gebhard Scherrer Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd. "Slim Silence AM1" is available now and has a MSRP of USD 11 USD or 8.65 Euro.
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29 Comments on GELID Launches Slim Silence AM1 CPU Cooler

#1
BUCK NASTY
4P Enthusiust
Now if I could only find one in stock somewhere....
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#2
Sempron Guy
doesn't really look that much different from the stock cooler. Hope it performs better for some slight to insane overclocking :D
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#3
RCoon
Sempron Guy
Hope it performs better for some slight to insane overclocking :D
Precisely this!
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#4
Tatty_One
Super Moder@tor
I can only imagine it will perform significantly better than the stock cooler otherwise they won't sell any. It apparently supports up to a TDP of 65W effectively, now as the 5350 is only 25W at stock there should be a reasonable amount of headroom there.
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#5
Melvis
It wont, ive tested there 120mm cooler vs a stock AMD cooler and it failed, Not happy with GELID sorry.
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#6
Tatty_One
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Melvis
It wont, ive tested there 120mm cooler vs a stock AMD cooler and it failed, Not happy with GELID sorry.
In general or this particular model? I have owned some outstanding Gelid performance cooling products in the past but nothing recently.
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#7
SaltyFish
As happy as I am to finally see aftermarket AM1 CPU coolers, this doesn't look much like a step up. It looks like the stock cooler but with a wider fan. The block doesn't even appear to be made of aluminum. The 8.65 EUR/11 USD price tag seems to be in line with that. Yes, it's for a low power socket, but come on, GELID! Show us some fancy-pants stuff! It's still an aftermarket cooler.
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#8
Melvis
Tatty_One
In general or this particular model? I have owned some outstanding Gelid performance cooling products in the past but nothing recently.
In general, I tried there low profile 120mm cooler and the stock AMD copper heatsink did better, was kind of sad, returned it and got the Coolermaster Gemini and it did 10c better then the GELID cooler.
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#9
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I think most of you here are missing the point of this cooler. It is not supposed to perform better than the stock cooler. Heck, if it performs just as well as the stock cooler I'll be happy and it will serve its purpose. The point of this cooler is it is only 2/3 the height of the stock cooler.
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#10
thekaidis
Melvis
In general, I tried there low profile 120mm cooler and the stock AMD copper heatsink did better, was kind of sad, returned it and got the Coolermaster Gemini and it did 10c better then the GELID cooler.
So by definition that's a complaint with a specific model, not with GELID in general.
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#11
Tatty_One
Super Moder@tor
newtekie1
I think most of you here are missing the point of this cooler. It is not supposed to perform better than the stock cooler. Heck, if it performs just as well as the stock cooler I'll be happy and it will serve its purpose. The point of this cooler is it is only 2/3 the height of the stock cooler.
And quieter of course..... supposedly.
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#12
thekaidis
Thinner is better, yeah...but I'd rather see some thin-mini ITX AM1 boards. 26mm is a perfect height for cases like the Silverstone PT13.
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#13
micropage7
but too bad the fan is like that, its kinda hard to replace if its broken
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#14
thekaidis
micropage7
but too bad the fan is like that, its kinda hard to replace if its broken
For $11, when the fan does eventually die I'd just buy a new cooler.
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#15
buildzoid
So I take it only a few people know the magic of zipties.
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#16
theonedub
habe fidem
I'd like to see one with a larger fan to put just a little airflow over the board components. Lots of the miniature cases these AM1 APUs are going in have no option for fans or only small commonly loud fans. A 90-100mm fan would get the airflow and be quiet.
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#17
GhostRyder
Looks good if we're going for as small as possible.
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
All I can think about when I see AM1 stuff is how great a nanoITX AM1 board would be.
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#19
GreiverBlade
gah if only it was available when i did build the HTPC for my mom ... the actual stock cooler is 3mm under the ODD ...
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#20
damric
This wouldn't cool my nutsack.
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#21
The Von Matrices
SaltyFish
The block doesn't even appear to be made of aluminum.
It certainly looks like aluminum to me. What do you think it is made of?
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#22
Lagittaja
SaltyFish
As happy as I am to finally see aftermarket AM1 CPU coolers, this doesn't look much like a step up. It looks like the stock cooler but with a wider fan. The block doesn't even appear to be made of aluminium. *The 8.65 EUR/11 USD price tag seems to be in line with that.* Yes, it's for a low power socket, but come on, GELID! Show us some fancy-pants stuff! It's still an aftermarket cooler.
Umm, what the heck would it be made of then if not aluminium?
This thing only weighs 132grams with the fan.
Aluminium weighs a little under 170 pounds per cubic foot while copper is under 560, iron between 440-490 and 490 for steel.
Other metals with similar weight to aluminium are beryllium and magnesium of which beryllium has similar heat conductivity as aluminium but it sure as hell ain't made of beryllium because of cost.
Magnesium has worse conducitivity and it isn't really that expensive in bulk quantities but as a metal it reacts with water where as aluminium costs very very very little in bulk and is paramagnetic and really ductile. And since aluminium is the most abundant metal here in earth..

*Just as an FYI, going back from Nov. 18th this year all the way back to Jan 1st 2009, the average price for aluminium per lb (453.592 grams) has been 0.9039$.
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#23
Mussels
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buildzoid
So I take it only a few people know the magic of zipties.
i removed the 2x92mm fans on my 7970 and replaced them with 2x120mm ziptied onto the heatpipes :P
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#24
SteveS45
Wait till you see the CRYORIG ultra small heatsink :D
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#25
SaltyFish
The Von Matrices
It certainly looks like aluminum to me. What do you think it is made of?
Lagittaja
Umm, what the heck would it be made of then if not aluminium?
To me, it looks like it's been mixed with some sort of ceramic. It could be the lighting on the pictures or the lack of finish; it may very well be pure aluminium. Whatever it is, it certainly doesn't look inspiring.
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