Thermal solutions provider Gelid has readied The Black Edition, its latest CPU cooler which boasts seven power heatpipes and two 12 PWM fans. The cooler is targetted towards the high-end market, with support for up to three fan attachments. Heat transfer is managed by power heatpipes (three pieces of 8mm and four pieces of 6mm) embedded within the cooler to move rising CPU temperatures towards the aluminum fins. Gelid also designed the Black Edition's heatsink to be less resistant to airflow while providing efficient air channels. Built with high-end hardware in mind, the cooler will fit in nicely on X79 motherboards without blocking the rams.
The cooler ships with two high airflow fans (Slim 12 PWM and Silent 12 PWM) with an option to add a third 120mm fan to further reduce temps. Gelid's GC-Extreme thermal compound is included, along with mounting clips for a wide array of AMD and Intel sockets, such as AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2 and 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 & 2011. Gelid's The Black Edition cooler is available for $75, which also has a 5-year warranty thrown in for good measure.