Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions launches its first CPU Cooler of its SILENT product line.

The Quad heatpipe CPU cooler “Silent Spirit” uses 4 sintered high performance heatpipes for optimum heat transfer from copper core to aluminium fins. The fins are built in a unique architecture to ensure an equal air flow distribution to the heatsink.

This Top-flow cooler “Silent Spirit” follows an open frame structure concept whereby both design and dimensions have been improved to eliminate humming and buzzing noises while maintaining a compact overall size. Precise software calculations were made during the development stage to simulate both airflow and cooling performance in order to create a prototype that would live up to the expectations of a true silent aficionado. In order to cool down the Northbridge heatsink (chipset) and surrounding voltage regulator module close to the CPU, the heatsink has been tilted specially to an angle for this purpose. Unlike other top flow coolers this unique feature stops hot air from accumulating beneath the heatsink.

The 92mm fan has been chosen for silent operation and high airflow and comes with an intelligent PWM control to allow users to set the fan speed in their BIOS accordingly. In addition the antivibration fan mounts are made of high quality rubber thus guaranteeing a long life span even during high temperatures. The cooler is compatible to Intel 775 and AMD 754/ 939/ 940/ AM2/ AM2+ sockets, is RoHS and WEEE conform and has warranty of 5 years.

”This cooler will establish our SILENT product range and pave the way for more silent coolers to come in the near future”, said Gebhard Scherrer co-founder and Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd.

The “Silent Spirit” cooler is available in November 2008 and has a MSRP of USD 35 or Euro 23.


Air Flow (CFM):45.8 maxBearing:Hydro Dynamic BearingCable Length (mm):250Cooling Performance (C/W):0.17Current (A):0.23Dimensions of Cooler (mm):108 (l) x 100.5 (w) x 125 (h)Dimensions of Fan (mm):100.5 (l) x 100.5 (w) x 45 (h)Dimensions of Heatsink (mm):108 (l) x 97 (w) x 88.5 (h)Fan Speed (RPM):900 – 2400Life time MTTF at 40C (h):50’000Noise Level (dBA):10 – 25.8Voltage (V):12Warranty (years):5Weight (g):370Xtra:INCLUDED pre-applied GC-1 high performance thermal compound