Gelid Antarctica Ultra-Quiet Tower CPU Cooler Review



/ 3 years ago

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A Closer Look


The fan is one of Gelid’s own design, a high-quality and durable 140mm design that features 9 fan blades that are shaped for maximum airflow at low RPM.

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It comes with all black fittings and a black sleeved 4-pin PWM cable.

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The cooling tower is really nicely constructed, with a durable fin stack that provides a sizeable surface area despite the slim tower design.

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The sides of the stack are closed off to better direct the airflow through the fins and past the heat pipes, which should help further enhance the overall cooling performance.

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There are five heat pipes in total, each bent into a “U” shape to pass through the left and right sides of the cooling tower for better heat distribution, and each passes right through the nicely finished top panel.

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There’s a smaller heat sink design on the CPU block, where a small array of fins will provide extra cooling support and no doubt help with higher TDP hardware.

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The heat pipes are packed in nice and tight, providing excellent coverage of the large copper contact plate. The surface is nice and smooth too, which will provide a nice clean fit over your CPU of choice.

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