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GELID GX-7 Reviews
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"We really liked the Gelid Solutions GX-7 as it offers a great deal of performance for your money. The acoustic performance is really good too and the aesthetics of the product are very robust and suitable for a lot of gamer cases on the market. In fact it is sensible to look at this as a cheaper and slightly worse performing alternative to the Sapphire Vapor-X CPU cooler which now costs £60 (having risen from just under £50 since its launch), so if you consider this costs half the price and only sacrifices 4 degrees in performance then it is actually really good. Gelid also deserve praise for including an additional set of fan clips and bundling some genuinely-high-performance GC2 thermal paste, most other manufacturers opt for a small amount of a really quite rubbish unbranded thermal paste."
"When stressed with the 150W heat load, Gelid's GX-7 heatsink yields good thermal performance on both AMD and Intel test platforms, but it is not able to dominate on the thermal or acoustic fronts. Bottom line, Gelid Solutions have produced a moderately audible heatsink with good thermal performance, however there are plenty of alternative coolers in the above reference chart to consider which offer lower temperatures and lower noise output too."
"Performance is well within range of being considered good. The GX-7 did well against many other coolers within the same class. And this included coolers from Cooler Master and Scythe. The GX-7 did excel when you add a second fan to the dropping the temps about two degrees. And if you want to take things one step further. Not included in the charts above are temps using the Gelid GC-Extreme which dropped the temps another degree performing better than the Arctic Silver 5 we test all our CPU coolers with."
"GELID GX-7 didn’t prove up to our expectations and turned out just another cooler, which price is obviously set too high. If the second row of heatpipes does work, then the heatsink must be not efficient enough, because of its small surface size and high dependence on the fan rotation speed. GX-7 could have probably been more appealing, if it were provided with two WING 12 PL fans instead of one and GC-EXTREME thermal paste. But in its current configuration it should be priced at no more than $50-$55, because the competition in this segment is currently so serious that it will be difficult to get through even for more attractive coolers, like Scythe Mugen 3, for instance."