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GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler

  • 2000 (+/- 10%) RPM
  • 67.14 CFM
  • Aluminum & Copper
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Learn more about the GELID Solutions Ltd. GC-VGA02-01

Model

Brand
GELID Solutions
Model
GC-VGA02-01

Spec

Compatibility
VGA Card Processor
Bearing Type
1 Ball, 1 Sleeve
RPM
2000 (+/- 10%) RPM
Air Flow
67.14 CFM
Noise Level
max. 26 dBA
Fan Color
Blue
Heatsink Material
Aluminum & Copper

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
216 x 95 x 52 mm

Features

Features
5 High Performance Power Heatpipes
Premium Aluminum Fins & Pure Copper Base
2 x 92mm S-Shape Fans for 20% additonal Air Flow
Ball Bearing for Long Life Time
CrossFire & SLI Compatible

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Rylan G.
  • 8/24/2014 4:43:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsInstallation not fun

Pros: This is a good VGA cooler once installed. It dropped the temperatures of my card by a good 10-20 degrees C (depending on usage) from the stock cooler.

Cons: Installation is a pain. It requires you place individual heatsinks on certain components of your card, and these heatsinks do not directly tie into the cooler, they are free standing. Not the best situation, and a bit messy. Because the card sits upside down, these heatsinks would occasionally not bind tight enough and would eventually fall down into the large cooper heatsink of the cooler, thus you'd have to turn everything off, take it apart and put them back on. Taken altogether, I'd say it is more trouble than it is worth. Try a different cooler if you have the option of doing so.

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  • Artem Z.
  • 8/9/2014 11:20:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsR290X - Great Cooler w/ gotchas

Pros: Keeps the card cool.

Cons: Kit does NOT contain all of the necessary parts!!!

Other Thoughts: If you are purchasing this card for the R290X (XFX single fan card in my case), please make sure you follow Ryan F. review and get the additional components needed. It will save you a lot of headache.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426042

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  • AARON G.
  • 7/29/2014 12:59:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis thing aint no joke!

Pros: It really works. it dropped my GPU temps 30c on load. while playing BF4 my EVGA 670 FTW never goes above 42c and my gpu idles at 28 c

Cons: This is where it gets weird. i actually had to use the ATI nuts and bolts because despite my video card having a 680 PCB which is supported the supplied Nvidia parts would not fit.

Because i used the ATI parts i could not tighten it down all the way or it would bend my GPU. though its still plenty tight to hold it on and keep temps down.


Also there were not enough specific heat spreaders sent to cover the VRMs and some other stuff the original HSF from EVGA covered so i had to bend some extra heatsinks in half and use them instead.

Also more double sided tape would have been nice i nearly didnt have enough.

Other Thoughts: its just so weird that the Nvidia nuts and bolts did not fit and the ATI ones did?

This is why it gets 4 out of 5 eggs though. the thing works if the fan on your GPU died or you just need a great performing HSF grab this thing. its worth it either way.

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  • Ryan F.
  • 6/30/2014 6:08:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGELID VGA Cooler

Pros: -Great VGA cooler.
-Decently quiet even though I have it hooked directly to the video card (makes it run at 100%).
-Heat sinks galore, tedious but well worth the time.
-Runs max 74C under load (stock R9 290 tends to run up to 91C which is insane). This is in a mid-sized tower.

Cons: -Watch out for the power wiring for the fans, I had to personally adjust the power/negative wires to keep off the copper tubing, they have little slots they should be in on the sidings to the fan.

-Large. Including card, takes up about 2.5 slots so be ready for the room.

-Runs at 100% fan speed if hooked directly into your video card. If you want fan control through the computer, connect the power to your motherboard. Might need an adapter.

-A couple pieces aren't meant for the R9 290/290x, see "other thoughts."

Other Thoughts: Get these two items for smooth install for R9 290/290x:

*Cooling expansion kit meant for R9 290/290x*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426042

Ceramic thermal paste:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100014

*NOTE* For the thermal paste, do NOT over apply it. The less space of heat transfer between the two contacts, the better. It should be a Very thin layer, a small amount goes quite far.

Overall, a great product. Just do your research and install it safely and correctly.

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  • Andrew W.
  • 6/2/2014 6:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with the R9 290 so long as you have the extra kit.

Pros: Vast improvement over the stock Radeon R9 290 reference cooler. Very quiet at full speed and good installation instructions. I've dealt with much worse instructions from companies like IBM. Dropped my load temperatures by more than 35 degrees Celsius and idle temps by about 10 degrees.

Cons: Requires an extra kit for full Radeon R9 290(x) compatibility. Had to find the kit on an online auction retailer. The install itself is somewhat tricky. I used a xylene based solvent to remove the grease from the memory chip thermal pads as the eraser method mentioned in the instructions didn't seem as effective as I liked and they don't include much extra thermal tape.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for use with a reference design Radeon R9 290. The reference design is simply too hot for comfort on this card. It's unfortunate that a small separate purchase is required for full support of the R9 290. The installation transforms the card into a 2.5 slot design but that shouldn't be a problem for most.

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  • Charles A.
  • 4/28/2014 4:28:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cooler for Stock R9 290X

Pros: Fit the stock R9 290X I bought used. Stock cooler actually worked decent but required much higher fans speed and of course that adds too much noise for some situations. It dropped both idle temp and load temp with it OC to 1160Mhz core and 1500Mhz(6000MHz) on the ram. Comes with most of what you need for a R9 290X(see cons). I am getting about 26 Celsius idle and 58 Celsius @100% load. VRM 1 getting the highest @ 61 Celsius all those temps are at OC and a 18 Celsius ambient(64F). Fans are no louder than the average case/power supply fan at full speed. Lighter then stock cooler also uses less power for the fans. Was relatively easy to install. Comes with decent TIM(Thermal Interface Material) and 3m Thermal Tape for RAM heat-sinks with decent thermal pad for VRM(Voltage Regulator Management).

Cons: Required an additional kit to make it fully compatible with the R9 290X which includes a better VRM cooler and 2 specialized heat-sinks. Newegg did not have this kit available when I was looking to order.

Other Thoughts: Check our GELID website for info on the Enhancement Kit for the R9 290(X). They also listed one for a HD6970 as well. Cooler definitely worth the money. GELID also lists it has 5-year warranty as well. Directions fairly easy for literate folks.

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  • Roman G.
  • 3/15/2014 11:10:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore than I expected

Pros: I own Powercolor 7870 Myst edition with Tahiti LE chip. It is very powerful, but as a con this GPU gets really hot, sometimes up to 85-90C during gaming without cutsom fan profile.
So i decided to buy Gelid cooler and let me tell you, I cannot be happier. I did not expect this thing to perform so good for such nice price.
Installed,stress tested using furmark. Temps never go above 56C on gpu and 67 on VRM with max fan speed. Now during gaming I don't even have to touch fan controller to ramp up speed. Temps stay cool below 60 on minimum fan speed and the thing is so quiet compared to stock cooler. I am happy with it.
Had no problem installing it. No problems with thermal pads,really sticky and thermal compound that comes with it, is premium, and has positive reviews.

Cons: Not really a con but, since 7870 Myst tahiti LE is a hybrid between 7870 and 7950, the VRM heatsink that came with it was useless for this particular card. Luckily one was installed by PowerColor already so didn't have to mess with it.

Other Thoughts: Fan connector has only 3 wires,so if you plug it back into PCB,fans will always spin at maximum RPM. If you have fan controller on your case or a custom one,don't hesitate and plug fans into the controller or into your motherboard fan header to be able to control fan speed.

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  • Jose R.
  • 3/10/2014 5:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDissapointed

Pros: none

Cons: Not built for the R9 290X. Heatsinks were a problem, fan control was a problem.

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  • Damian B.
  • 2/26/2014 2:06:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSpecifications...

Pros: Looks cool... probably works fine

Cons: Not compatible with with GTX 660 Ti

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  • Bryce C.
  • 2/22/2014 10:32:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent cooler replacement for stock fan.

Pros: Works very well; it took my load temps from 90C load and 50C idle to 60C load and 35C idle. Was fairly easy to install as a replacement for my XFX stock fan on my Radeon HD 6950 1GB, works very well, plugs right into the card, large heatsink, quiet fans, has more than enough included heatsinks for all of the RAM and VRM modules. Includes thermal paste I didn't use.

Cons: Turns a dual slot card into a triple slot card. The screw holes on the elongated VRM heatsink did not line up with the holes on the board, but were luckily far enough apart to go through one hole and be screw-ed through the open part at the bottom near the PCI-e bus.

Other Thoughts: I have been using my 6950 for mining for a little while now and I feel much better now that the temps at a constant 99% load are about 60C.

I had to hyphenate screw-ed because Newegg listed the regularly spelled word as inappropriate. Get it together Newegg.

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