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It could be true though. Do you think, if this is the case that I should go with this instead of the twin turbo pro?
Wait for a proper review of this to make a decision.

I might ask around and see if I can do a review of it, but this isn't likely. I don't have any connections with GeLID.

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Sweet gelid has finally jumped into the vga cooling... Now to wait for their 140mm Wings.
More people need to make GOOD 140mm fans. GeLID makes some good fans though, so here's hoping
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More people need to make GOOD 140mm fans. GeLID makes some good fans though, so here's hoping
Dear David



Thanks for your message. Yes we plan to launch a 140mm wing fan in the next few months.



GELID TEAM

I got that maybe a month ago.
post #13 of 20
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Yeah, but how good they are is still up to question. Many folks "cheap out" on 140mm fan designs. More so, when it comes down to the blades.
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post #14 of 20
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Wait for a proper review of this to make a decision.

I might ask around and see if I can do a review of it, but this isn't likely. I don't have any connections with GeLID.
There is only one thing that makes me uneasy about the gelid cooler, and that's the fans. It says in the specs that the fans are 1 ball, 1 sleeve bearing and that they have a life expectancy of 50,000 hours @ 40c. That's not that great really, considering gpu's are generally much hotter than that. Why couldn't they use their nanoflux bearing for this???
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Why couldn't they use their fluid dynamic bearings(later changed to nano flux) for this???
They hsould have used their nano-flux bearing imo. It would make cleaning a cinch, pop blades out, run them under water and dry, and then take compressed air to the heatsink.
Tator I don't they'll mess up the 140mm fans, it's probably going to be a 20mm bigger wing.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 6/11/10 at 10:41am
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They hsould have used their nano-flux bearing imo.
I changed it while you were responding, my bad lol
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There is only one thing that makes me uneasy about the gelid cooler, and that's the fans. It says in the specs that the fans are 1 ball, 1 sleeve bearing and that they have a life expectancy of 50,000 hours @ 40c. That's not that great really, considering gpu's are generally much hotter than that. Why couldn't they use their nanoflux bearing for this???
FDB Bearings are measured at 35*C & 20*C so... eh. It doesn't really matter

35*C FDB bearings are 100,000 hours.

And that temp has no relation to the GPU temp but instead the temperature of the impeller (motor) of the fan. Which generally does not get that much hotter than ambient temps.

Atleast GeLID doesn't rate their ambient temps low like other fan makers do. 40*C/50k hours is more reasonable than what most claim.

The NFB Bearing is not that great though


The basic design principle is close to other types, and most of the time 2 Ball bearings are actually better. (Which is why almost all server grade fans use dual ball)

This cooler might use Nanoflux bearings, they usually use those on their UV/Colored fans

We'll have to wait and see for more info on it before an accurate judgment can be made.
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Oh man, the cooler looks nice. I guess this too won't fit the 5770? Arghh.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
FDB Bearings are measured at 35*C & 20*C so... eh. It doesn't really matter

35*C FDB bearings are 100,000 hours.

And that temp has no relation to the GPU temp but instead the temperature of the impeller (motor) of the fan. Which generally does not get that much hotter than ambient temps.

Atleast GeLID doesn't rate their ambient temps low like other fan makers do. 40*C/50k hours is more reasonable than what most claim.

The NFB Bearing is not that great though


The basic design principle is close to other types, and most of the time 2 Ball bearings are actually better. (Which is why almost all server grade fans use dual ball)

This cooler might use Nanoflux bearings, they usually use those on their UV/Colored fans

We'll have to wait and see for more info on it before an accurate judgment can be made.
Hmm, maybe I just might wait for it to be released. It does seem like it will cool better than the twin turbo pro though, with it's 85 fins and 5 heatpipes. But i'm willing to bet this cooler will be slightly louder than the twin turbo pro. If you can get your hands on one of these, let me know!
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Oh man, the cooler looks nice. I guess this too won't fit the 5770? Arghh.
Expect it to fit the ATi & nVidia screw spacing for high end GPU's. Though, mid range is still questionable.

For the HD5770 though, there are a few after market coolers you can get. I will have to check which ones specifically. But they are available. Some just vary revision to revision.
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Hmm, maybe I just might wait for it to be released. It does seem like it will cool better than the twin turbo pro though, with it's 85 fins and 5 heatpipes. But i'm willing to bet this cooler will be slightly louder than the twin turbo pro. If you can get your hands on one of these, let me know!
Yeah it's got the makings of a good cooler so we'll have to wait. And as soon as I find a good review or I make one,it will be posted.
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