GELID Silent Spirit CPU Cooler

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GELID Silent Spirit CPU Cooler
Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler - Specifications
Gelid Silent Spirit CPU Cooler - Installation and Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Product(s): GELID Solutions Silent Spirit CPU Cooler
Provided By: GELID Solutions

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Introduction: 

There are quite a few different choices in the aftermarket cooling field, and today we are going to look at a new product from a relatively new company, the GELID Solutions Silent Spirit CPU Cooler.

GELID Solutions is a newer company to the cooling market, and while the Silent Spirit is their first attempt at a CPU cooler, they have a few other products, including their GELID Solutions GC-1 thermal paste (which we have reviewed here). GELID Solutions is a Hong Kong based company with Swiss management, and was founded in 2008 by a couple of PC cooling market veterans and provide thermal solutions for both gamers and silent enthusiasts.

The Silent Spirit is a quad-heatpipe cooler that features a 100mm fan, and like the name suggests, is optimized to be "Silent".

 

First Impressions:

The GELID Solutions Silent Spirit comes in a nice simple white box, everything is packaged nice and tight, with all the important details of this cooler on the back and sides.

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Box (Front)
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Box (Back)

 
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Box (Side)
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Box (Side)

Once you get the Silent Spirit out of the box, you notice pretty quickly that is a nice and solid cooler and feels pretty sturdy. The design of the Silent Spirit is pretty standard for a heatpipe cooler, it's a little different shape but isn't too much different that other smaller heatpipe coolers.

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Top View
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Side View

 

As you can see in the picture below (right), the Silent Spirit comes pre-applied with GELID Solutions' very own GC-1 thermal paste (You can read our review of the Gelid GC-1 Thermal Paste here).

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Side View
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Bottom View

 

In the picture below (right) you can see that the accessories included with the Silent Spirit are pretty minimal, the LGA775 mounting brackets come pre-installed, so the only extra parts are the brackets for AM2 and the instructions, as well as a case badge so you can let everyone know that you've got a GELID Solutions cooler inside your case.

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Top View
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Accessories

 
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Side View
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Bottom View (Thermal Paste Removed)