We primarily know Gelid from their popular Tranquilo Rev. 2 cooler, an affordable yet very silent and effective CPU cooler. It's one of the best coolers you can get in terms of value for your money. We were therefore quite eager to test Gelid's new cooler, called the Black Edition. It's positioned a bit higher, with an average price of $86. It will be interesting to see whether it can compete in this segment.
The Black Edition, which isn't actually black for the most part, is a tower cooler consisting of two heatsinks. In between them is a 12cm fan, and on the front is a second fan. There's room for an optional third one too.
It measures 10.9 cm x 15.4 cm x 12.7 cm, and weighs 970 grams. It has no less than seven heatpipes, some of which are 8mm thick. The finish and design of the CPU cooler are of a high quality. The black aluminium plate on the top of the cooler make it look quite good if you have a chassis with transparent side window.
Both fans have a 4-pin PWM connector, and they can turn at between 750 and 1650 rpm. The cooler is compatible with all current sockets, including 1155, 2011, 939 and FM2.