Today we are back again with another multi-heatpipe CPU cooler, this time from one of the larger names in performance cooling. Gelid Solutions has been around since 2008 and have proven themselves to be manufactures of quality cooling products and accessories. Slated for the test bench is The Black Edition, a seven heatpipe air cooler that promises both quiet operation and high end performance. Will this cooler be able to stand up to our tests and impress or be relegated to the bottom self and forgotten? Let’s find out.

Product Name: The Black Edition

Review Sample provided by: GELID Solutions

Review by: Debo

Pictures by: Debo


Cooler Unit

Model Number


Material & Finish

Aluminum fins; nickel-plated copper heatpipes; copper base

Socket Compatibility

Intel: LGA 775/1155(1150)/1156/1366/2011

AMD: AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2


109 x 126 x 160mm ()


990g (w/ fans)



Slim 12: 120 x 120 x 15.8mm

Silent 12: 120 x 120 x 25mm

Fan Speed

Slim 12: PWM: 750 – 1600 RPM

Silent 12: PWM 750 – 1500 RPM

Air Flow

Slim 12: 98.6 m3/h; 58 CFM

Silent 12: 89.1 m3/h; 52.4 CFM

Noise @ 100%

Slim 12: 25.4 dB(A)

Silent 12:  25.5 dB(A)



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