First seen at CeBIT exhibition, CPU cooler SlimHero from Gelid has turned into an off-the-shelf product. The new-comer joined Gelid Silent cooler series and is already available for customers at the price of around $32. The major distinctive peculiarity applied to the cooler is its framework: it features only 59 mm height that is quite appropriate for the installation into small-sized mini-ITX/mini-Tower PC cases or into advanced HTPC systems.
At the same time, SlimHero is equipped with four copper heat pipes, a range of aluminum ribs, and 120 mm fan. The employment of copper in the design of heat pipes is to significantly increase heat transfer to the ribs. Moreover, their original shape ensures low resistance to airflow, resulting in a more efficient cooling process.
Gelid SlimHero demonstrates wide compatibility with a lump of present-day desktop platforms: AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, as well as Intel LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366. According to Gelid developers, this model is capable to cool the ardor of CPUs with TDP level up to 136 W.
The integrated 120 mm fan is based on a hydrodynamic bearing that is claimed for fifty thousand hours of foolproof operation. Its rotational speed can vary from 750 RPM to 1600 RPM, producing from 12 dB to 25.4 dB noise. With the purpose to provide for a better cooling effect, Gelid delivers SlimHero with a brand Gelid GC-2 thermal compound.