Gelid GX7 CPU Cooler
Posted by: editor on: 13.11.2011 08:47:57 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
The Gelid GX-7 came with great expectations and has delivered on build quality, design and looks. The one part where it does not quite become king is the most important; performance, however this is marginal – it is slightly behind the 70% more expensive Noctua. As such, for the price, the GX-7 is a clear choice for anyone looking for a decent cooler for a reasonable price. A good solid performer when you think about the price
The slick design is a bonus, and will look good in most side-windows, I can’t say much except the performance to price is spot on and it is well worth taking a look at the GX-7 if your budget is restricted.
I decided that despite this not being on par with the noctua in the performance stakes,and the fact it comes pretty close and costs a fair bit less this product deserves the Gold award
- Affordable performance
- Great design and looks
- Compatible with a wide range of CPU’s
- Comes with 2 high performance fans
- Not quite up to Noctua standards
- A little loud with fans at full-whack
- Blue LEDs in fans might not be to everyone’s taste (but have been implemented better here than I have found elsewhere)
Reality Check: The Gelid GX-7 is an affordable performer with high quality build and stylish looks. If you need a mid-range HSF, this is the one to buy.
Reviewed by Snubbsy
Thanks to Gelid for supplying the cooler for review