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GELID Slim Silence AM4: Low Profile Cooling

GELID SLIM SILENCE AM4
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GELID Solutions latest offering is a low profile cooler for AMD AM4 socket based machines. If space is at a premium in your HTPC or embedded build then SLIM SILENCE AM4 may just offer the correct ratio of cooling versus size (Via Techpowerup).

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GELID SLIM SILENCE AM4

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GELID SLIM SILENCE AM4

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GELID SLIM SILENCE AM4

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GELID SLIM SILENCE AM4

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Measuring just 1.1 inches (28mm, 1U) tall, the SLIM SILENCE AM4 is compatible with AMD Ryzen 3 / 5 / 7 CPUs with a TDP up to 85W. It comes with a double heatpipe in the base of the heatsink optimized to provide efficient cooling considering its diminutive size. Inside the heatsink is the embedded 65mm fan, controlled using GELID PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) which controls the speed of the fan based on the temperature, running as quiet as possible but accelerating to higher speeds when needed for heavier loads.

With a $22 price tag and five years warranty this looks to be a considered choice of cooler for your HTPC setup.

  • Barty1884
    Keeping your temps low and cooler small!

    I suspect only one of those claims are going to be accurate.
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  • gg83
    I swear they listen to our thoughts. I was just thinking about a low profile cooler for amd 3600 in a sff build. Would this work as long as you have good airflow through the case?
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  • madmatt30
    gg83 said:
    I swear they listen to our thoughts. I was just thinking about a low profile cooler for amd 3600 in a sff build. Would this work as long as you have good airflow through the case?

    Will it work?
    I imagine so

    Will it work well?
    I doubt it!
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  • Ricky Zeng
    This cooler is pretty much useless. All thin-ITX AM4 boards use Intel 115x cooler mounting holes, so you can't even use this one which has an AM4 mount. Plus, the 23mm tall Silverstone NT07 has even lower profile, larger 80mm fan, full copper base, virtually silent, and it fits nearly all Thin-ITX boards:

    On regular height ITX boards, most taller cooler options beats this GELID offering. I just can't see the rationale for any usage scenario for it...
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  • gg83
    What a waste of time then. Fan + fins = trash?
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  • Darkbreeze
    gg83 said:
    I swear they listen to our thoughts. I was just thinking about a low profile cooler for amd 3600 in a sff build.
    What do people think the stock cooler is, if not low profile? And as questionable as the performance of those are, if you get a cooler model one step up from what your CPU came with, it should work very well. So, find a stock Wraith Prism for anything 3700x or smaller, and there should be some of them out there because a lot of people replace their coolers with aftermarket models plus they are available through various retail channels, and that should be a really good low profile option for any Ryzen 3, 5 or marginally also for a Ryzen 7 in a pinch.

    Certainly should probably be better than the Gelid solutions model I see here, but reviews will tell the true story.
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  • DotNetMaster777
    Is it going to be enough for AMD ?? Is it going to cool enough ???

    The price and warning is attractive from my point of view !!!
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  • gg83
    DotNetMaster777 said:
    Is it going to be enough for AMD ?? Is it going to cool enough ???

    The price and warning is attractive from my point of view !!!
    Exactly will it be good enough if not overlooking? And for only $20? Are there better ones for similar price? I have no idea lol.
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