Gelid Slim Silence A-Plus Low Profile (1U Server) CPU Cooler
Ryan Martin+ / 10 months ago
Today we are taking a look at a CPU cooler that is very different to the types of CPU coolers we normally look at. We are examining the Gelid Slim Silence A-Plus. This is an ultra compact CPU cooler designed for AMD sockets AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2 that has been designed specifically for small form factor uses. The Slim Silence A Plus comes in at just 28mm high meaning it is perfect for 1U servers where the maximum total height per shelf is 44.45 mm which also includes the motherboard and RAM. It is difficult for us to test this up against many competitors because we know of very few – even the Noctua NH-L9a at 38mm high is too high for a 1U server. Despite this we will still be comparing this against the AMD reference stock cooler that is roughly 60mm high to get a grasp on what kind of performance the Gelid Slim Silence A-Plus offers.
This is only going to be a “quick review” so without any further ado let’s move on to the rest of the review.