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News Gelid launches three-fan Black Edition heatsink

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Jan 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Looks alot heavier than id ever want to put on my mobo personally.
     
  3. greigaitken

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    if it's 59 euros rrp, that includes whatever vat exists in that country (19% is typical) and there will be no import duty for eu so that should translate to £48 total rrp for uk.
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Agreed, I can hear the sound of creaking mobos already.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Not even close in weight to the Thermalright TRUE Copper 1900g (Heatsink Only)
    A heatsink with a back plate should be able to hold a good deal of weight as the load is spread evenly over a larger area.
     
  6. fluxtatic

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    Interesting idea, but I have to wonder how much difference the two upper pipes will really make.

    Incidentally, anyone know of any horror stories of overly large tower coolers destroying motherboards? I thought my CM 212-something (one of the early ones) was heavy, but I bet it's half what this weighs. Not to mention the TRUE, as Corky42 says. Something that size I think I'd definitely go with a horizontal MB.
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Well I use a cobbled together Scythe Kama Angle on my board, 123 x 123 x 160 mm and 640g.

    I even felt at that weight there was too much stress on the board with the push pins so I cobbled together the backplate and screws from a Tranquilo to bolster it.

    640g gives the board of a bend without a backplate, even with that backplate I wouldn't feel comfortable using anything heavier for a long period of time. Saying that the Gelid backplate I use works well so it may be perfectly fine if they use a similar one on this cooler.
     
  8. Griffter

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    seems like harder not smarter... its not about adding more fans... we all can do that anywhere in a chassis with a little jimmy'ing and tape and the needed macgyver parts.

    its a design with less, smaller and more silent designs that impress me.
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Indeed

    My cooler is a bit unusual but adding more fans actually increased temperature. Compact units that can shift alot of heat would be more impressive.
     
  10. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Yep my TRUE copper weighs a good 2.5kg with a fan on it, but I wouldn't use it unsupported... too scary! :D

    As for this new Gelid cooler, why all the hullabaloo for three fan support? The IFX-14 started this trend six years ago, and many dual tower coolers have followed suit.

    Unfortunately these "cooling specialist" companies have exhausted all the novel marketing tacks and with every so-called "new" cooler comes a rehashed sales pitch, which is probably the best that can be done for essentially rehashed hardware.
     
  11. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    I used a Thermaltake Big Typhoon cooler and had it on the MB for 7+ years and never had a problem with it breaking the MB. It weighs 813g and the computer has been moved several times by movers, and been jarred hard enough to have to justify reseating it.
     

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