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GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-02 Ball VGA Cooler

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


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  • Robert D.
  • 2/24/2015 6:16:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGELID = COOL

Pros: Cools about 7-9C better than stock fans. Fits Sapphire 7950 3GB GPU. Does not fit most micro-itx cases (I have a Bitfenix Prodigy case).

Cons: I have to keep the side panel off in order to continue to use my Bitfenix Prodigy case. Not a big deal to me, I also have a Coolermaster 902XB lanbox that I choose not to use.

Don't use the Gelid paste, just buy Artic Silver 5.

Other Thoughts: i5 2500K (stock speed)
8GB G-Skill
Sapphire 7950 3GB gpu
Thermatake 600 watt psu

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  • Jose T.
  • 2/6/2015 1:16:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsnot impressed

Pros: Quieter and cooler than stock heatsink, slim profile allows card to only take 2 slotsslots, easy to locate for purchase

Cons: Doesn't compare to thermal right heatsinks on 8800gt. This cooler works better than stock, but on 8800gt doesn't work as well as the TRad2 or hr-03. I only tested it for a week before deciding to purchase the TRad2 .

Other Thoughts: Contacted manufacturer customer support. They responded promptly, but still couldn't get it to perform better.

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  • Jesse E.
  • 11/21/2014 8:04:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Product is made of a very nice quality and material. This version works perfectly fine using the GPU fan slot.

Cons: Does not work with r9 290 like a reviewer said.

Other Thoughts: I made the mistake of not checking the website for the item details. You need GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball to make this work properly. There needs to be a note in the specifics that says it does not work. I will be returning this product once I receive GC-VGA02-01.

Like I have stated before, it was made from nice quality material and sad that its useless to me. I hope newegg would place a small warning stating that it won't work with the r9 290s in the description.

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  • Jasmine B.
  • 11/19/2014 11:19:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Dropped temps about 10-15C.

Cons: Extremely loud if you plug fans into GPU header.

Other Thoughts: Put the mini gpu to 3 pin fan adapter included to use. Connect it to a motherboard header or controller so you can quiet the fans down.

I put this on a SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100363BF4L R9 280X and I had a small issue with the cooler running into a couple of the vram heatsinks. Had to move the heatsinks in these two spots so that they only cover about 3/4th of the surface. Not ideal, but I haven't noticed any problems.

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  • Zhen S.
  • 8/6/2014 5:21:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot good as ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme

Pros: Cheaper then ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme
Easy install then ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme

Cons: Fans louder then ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme
Temp higher then ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme

Other Thoughts: Top card still reach 70C with SLI, should pay more then buy the ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme IV instead

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  • Peter P.
  • 7/12/2014 4:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing difference in temps

Pros: 1. It's quiet.

2. The difference in temperatures from the stock cooling is night and day.

Cons: 1. It's a bit of a challenge to install. So, set aside some time to do it.

Other Thoughts: For my Visiontek R9 280x, the stock cooler just flat didn't cut it. Maybe there was an issue with the stock cooler out of the box, but I would start gaming and within 5 minutes, the temperatures would go up past 80 degrees Celsius. At this point, stability would start to suffer and I'd get driver errors that would cause momentary freezes.

After installing this? I've never seen it go past 57 degrees while gaming. It's also much quieter than the stock cooler since the stock cooler, at least in my case, would be running flat out just to keep some form of stability.

I haven't had a single crash since. Good stuff. I definitely recommend this.

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  • Frank A.
  • 7/9/2014 6:09:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGelid cooler on 7850

Pros: Large high quality heat sink, and fans. HUGE assortment of AL heat sinks for other chips. Well written instructions. All parts were there. Fans are not overly loud but as single speed they are louder than stock when the card is not being pushed.

Cons: Given the pros indicate all is well... there are "slights"
The biggest slight is that the fans are single speed. I looked on the package and sure enough.. single speed. The other issue is design... by making the unit fit so many AMD GPU's the design for my card required the cooler be offset away from the backplane and thus into the case. It extends far beyond the card edge and deep into the case. Small cases and this card (with this cooler) would not be compatible.

Other Thoughts: This card (Sapphire 7850 Dual X) is not now, nor will it be "mining", however it has done so in the past, and was great at it. However it is "folding" which can put nearly the same strain on the GPU and cause heat. So far the cooler does work well and is quiet if the stock fans were at high RPM ( 65%). For the price, this is only a fair deal. For near the same money I could have water cooled ( parts on sale).

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 6/20/2014 9:35:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFan/Heatsink does extremely well

Pros: The fan and heatsink brought my card down about 30c idle and under load

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This review would have to be taken with a grain of salt since I had a previous cooler on this card previously so I only had to use a few heatsinks and then the fan and heat sink. Everything else was already on the card - so this review is specific to only the fan and GPU heatsink

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  • Ben K.
  • 6/6/2014 4:32:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscrazy difference

Pros: strange just like the guy before me, i saw that this Rev. 2 was compatible with the 280x. i had purchased a sapphire 280x vapor-x and it is TERRIBLY loud. i should've read the reviews on that specific version before i got it but what can you do.

you'll have a better time watching a youtube installation video once before you do it.

quiet, but had to connect it to m motherboard fan controller, connecting it to the GPU fan input did not control fan speed as i tested it out with msi afterburner. or you probably have a fan controller which helps the same.

-1920x1200 res, BF4 at ultra/high - max temp was 60 degrees vs a ROARING LOUD 80 degrees from the stock vapor-x from Sapphire

- 38 degrees idle in Fractal Design R4 case (top damper cover on)
- very simple
- very affordable for a mid tier gpu

Cons: - fan speed cannot be adjusted via gpu fan connection
- manual is terrible, watch youtube installation

Other Thoughts: i am finally happy with my case/gpu upgrade

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  • Lisa F.
  • 6/3/2014 7:44:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscoool

Pros: quick easy install. fits r9 280x. took ten minutes. msi gaming 280x with bad stock fans/heatsink. was running at 90c now at 56c. WOW.
mining at 725kh/s

Cons: was not a two pack.

Other Thoughts: this is a great heatsink/fan replacement. went from 90c bad fans to 56c under 97% load mining at 725kh/s. just imagine what it could do for you....

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