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GELID Solutions The Black Edition Review

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Packaging & Contents

The GELID Solutions Black Edition heatsink comes in a fairly small box considering the size of the actual heatsink. The box measures roughly 18 cm in length, 15 cm in width, and 23 cm in height. Covered with the information one would expect, the front holds an image of the heatsink and its readily visible name. The right side lists the features, specifications, and model number of the product (CC-BEdition-01-A).

The back of the box lists supported AMD and Intel sockets and all included mounting hardware for said sockets. The left side lists the product's features a second time, such as the included GC-Extreme thermal compound, support for three fans, its seven power heatpipes, and more. Some images of the heatsink also showcase those listed features. There really is nothing groundbreaking when it comes to the Black Edition's packaging; however, it does serve its purpose by offering relevant information on the product while protecting its contents.


Upon opening the box, I found everything tightly secured in the package. The cooler was well supported, with no room for it to move or slide around inside the box. The mounting hardware itself came sealed in plastic bags that were placed inside a small cardboard box for safe storage. The package GELID Solutions used is compact and adequate while providing ample protection and hardly wasting any room.

As for the mounting hardware itself, GELID Solutions provided everything you need to make sure the cooler will mount and perform well. They even added a few nice extras that some competitors seem to forget about or deem unnecessary. These extras are an additional set of fan clips for a third fan and the PWM Y-cable. While these parts are not necessary, GELID provided them anyway, which is a nice touch. The rest of the mounting hardware is standard fare, consisting of mounting brackets, backplate, and standoffs.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Insulating spacers
  • 4x LGA 2011 standoffs
  • 4x Standoffs
  • 4x Nuts
  • 4x Long screws
  • 3x Metal fan clip sets
  • 2x Spring screws
  • 2x Intel mounting plates
  • 2x AMD mounting plates
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x GELID thermal compound
  • 1x PWM Y-cable
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