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GELID Solutions GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

GELID's new GC-2 thermal compound enters our labs for testing. It's time to pit it with various other compounds to see how well the new GC-2 performs.

By: | Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 22, 2009 3:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: GELID Solutions

Specifications, Availability and Pricing


• Specific Gravity of more than 2.8c/cm³


• Net Contents are 7 grams


• Optimal Heat Conductivity


• Low Thermal Resistance


• Non-Conductive


• Non-Corrosive


• Non-Bleeding


• Non-Curing


• User Friendly


Going through the bullet points, the specific gravity of the GC-2 means it is 2.8 times denser than water. The rest of the specifications and features listed are something that not all TIM manufacturers offer. Non-conductivity is a big thing to look for in any compound choice, as it keeps accidental electrical transfers from happening if the compound gets onto charged components. On top of that, GC-2 is both non-corrosive and non-bleeding, the first of which means that you won't have the compound "eating" into any of the metal surfaces. The second means as it heats up, the TIM shouldn't "melt" from under the heatsink. The non-curing aspect is also a plus, as you get immediate "real time" results with GC-2. GELID doesn't make you wait up to 200 hours for the TIM to "set-in". All those things in mind, GELID is still able to make a compound that is easy on the user to apply and in its uses for all your TIM needs.


GC-2 Premium Thermal Compound is still very fresh in the release and is obtainable, but at an obscure e-tailer at this time. Since it is so fresh to the market, a bit of time is needed for GELID to get GC-2 on the more regularly shopped spots. If you have to have it, you can find it, but I always suggest getting TIM with another purchase to help offset the shipping cost.


I was only able to find one e-tailer listing the compound other than an e-bay listing. This lone retailer is and as you can see the price is right smack in the middle of competitive. The suggested retail from GELID was supposed to be $7 for a 7 gram tube, but as you can see from the link it is being offered for a bit less. Pricing themselves at or below the competition I am about to test, this is not only good business, but if the compound is better it's a major win for potential users.


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