Gelid has released a very low profile heatsink for the mainstream Intel sockets. TDP of only up to 65W so no overclocked 4770K’s with this but it looks to be a good option for a budget HTPC or something similar. Press release below:
“Hong Kong, July 3rd – Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the latest 1U low profile cooler for Intel™ CPU. The POLAR CPU cooler is a product of GELID Solutions SILENT product line.
The POLAR is designed for HTPC, Panel PC, Car PC and 1U Server. Heatsink height of just 27 mm fits most slim low profile cases. The POLAR also has an improved heatsink fin configuration to achieve high cooling performance in a compact design. The cooler weighs only 127 g and especially conforms to lightweight Panel PC and Car PC applications.
A silent 75mm frameless fan with the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) control was chosen to be integrated into the heat sink. The fan blades were optimized and with a fan speed of min. 1400 rpm it guarantees a high airflow. The intelligent GELID PWM control keeps the fan silent but accelerates the fan speed whenever additional cooling is needed. The multi-award winning high performance GC-2 thermal compound is already pre-applied on the heatsink. The POLAR is compatible to Intel™ Celeron™, Pentium Dual-Core™, Core i3™ and Core i5™ CPU with TDP 65W. The cooler fits multiple Intel™ CPU sockets such as LGA 1150, 1155 and 1156.
The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conform and carries a 5 year warranty.
Our POLAR CPU Cooler is a true masterpiece of technology in a compact design. It’s slim, lightweight and silent (screws instead of pushpins)
said Gebhard Scherrer co-founder and Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd.
The POLAR CPU cooler is available now and has a MSRP of USD 14 or Euro 12.”
Specifications and images available at the product page.
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