Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The GELID Silent Sprit is a space saving design that measures in at only 125mm high and weighs in at a measly 370 grams. This cooler includes a copper base that has its four heat pipes soldered to it, topped with a nickel-plated aluminum heat sink to get the heat removal started. The heat is then transferred to an intriguing, textured aluminum fin, which I personally have never seen before on a cooler. The Silent Spirit is also not entirely parallel in the fins relationship to the motherboard. This is to improve the airflow from the cooler with its ability to also cool the surrounding components.
GELID cools the Silent Spirit with a 90mm open cage type fan. This cage is more of a finger guard than anything else. The openness of this cage is to allow the most air into the fan with the least restriction. The fan itself is isolated from its plastic mount with anti-vibration dampeners in each corner. With a sound level proposed at a maximum of 25.8 dBA, I would expect a bit of noise, but nothing unmanageable. We shall soon see in this review just how well this fan does.
The GELID Silent Spirit is found on a select few e-tailers. Taking some time to search it out with Google shopping lead me to two sites I would consider purchasing from, other than E-bay. First was aerocooler.com which has a retail price listed at $29.75 plus shipping. The second hit lead me to feppaspot.com, where they had a bit of a surprise. They actually list the cooler for a bit more money, $31.95 to be exact, but it is listed to include the LGA1366 hardware as well. Looking around, I also found the LGA1366 mounting hardware for sale on its own at a price of around $5. Either way, if you purchase them together or separately, it isn't going to hit you hard in your pocket.
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