GELID Solutions Ltd

Unit 704 B, Sunbeam Centre

27 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

 

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ANTARCTICA

Features:

  •         ● 5 Power Heatpipes
  •         ● 140mm PWM Silent Fan with 120mm Mounting Holes
  •         ● High Airflow
  •         ● Silent Operation
  •         ● GC-Extreme Thermal Compound
  •         ● 5 Years Warranty

 

 

Description

Antarctica (CC-Antarctica-01-A)

 

Applications:

Intel Socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011*, 1150 &1151:
CPU: All Pentium D/ Pentium 4/ All Celeron D/ All Pentium Dual-Core/ Extreme/ All Core 2 Extreme/ Core 2 Quad/ Core 2 Duo, Core i5, Core i7


AMD
Socket AM2/ AM2+/ AM3/ AM3+/ FM1 & FM2:
CPU: All Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, All Athlon II, All Sempron, Phenom, Phenom II, All A Series AMD APU Llano

 

*Mounting clip for socket 2011 needs to be purchased separately.

 

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Design Concept:

The Antarctica comes with a 3D optimized heatsink that offers best-in-class thermal performance. The engineers of GELID Solutions especially designed a set of 5 power heat pipes, aluminum fins with improved profiling and an additional smaller heatsink with a copper core. These elements provide exceptional heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink. Both heatsinks were created using precise software simulation and calculation during the development stage to ensure efficient air flow distribution at the lowest fan speed possible. The result, the Antarctica fully supports heat transfer of TDP 220W being paired with even very low-speed, virtually noiseless fans.

 

A silent 140mm fan with the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) control compliments the heatsink. The fan blades are optimized to deliver high air flow at low speed, and the newly designed PWM IC eliminates any clicking noise. The intelligent GELID PWM curve operates the fan in an extended speed range of 450 RPM to 1500 RPM, it constantly keeps the fan silent but accelerates speed whenever additional cooling is needed. With 2 sets of fan mounts, a second fan can be installed to improve the cooler’s outstanding performance even further. Additionally, the multi-award winning high performance GC-Extreme thermal compound is already included in the package.

 

The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conform and carries a 5 year warranty.

 

MSRP: USD 41.99 / Euro 39.95

Awards

Awards

March / 2016: PCMHZ:
“GELID Antarctica may not be the most beautiful and eye-catching CPU cooler but do not let appearances conceal thermal and acoustic performance, those are well beyond mainstream and touch premium range.”
March / 2016: The gametechnician.com

It’s not very often we see a Gelid cooler out in the wild and the Antarctica does a pretty good job, It has a great shape, the colour scheme isn’t out there, is quiet and performs quite well considering it’s price point plus it comes with one of the best thermal compounds out there right now. A couple of personal niggles would be the packaging and mounting which is a little standard for the former and a little complicated for the latter but all in all that doesn’t take away from this cooler being what it is: A great mid-range air cooler and as such I’m pleased to award the Gelid Antarctica The Game Technician Recommended Gold Award

February / 2016: 3D News.ru

“Конечно же, Gelid Antartica нельзя назвать «полюсом холода» в системном блоке: тестирование показало, что название нашей сегодняшней статьи звучит чересчур оптимистично. Тем не менее данная система охлаждения подкупает простотой конструкции, довольно высокой эффективностью, вполне достаточной для охлаждения любого совместимого процессора, а также небольшими размерами. Это хороший и надёжный вариант для повседневного использования, подойдет он и для умеренного разгона процессоров. Простое в сборке крепление с высоким усилием прижима и полная совместимость с любыми радиаторами в зоне процессорного разъема, высокоэффективная термопаста и возможность штатной установки второго вентилятора также являются сильными сторонами «Антарктики». В свою очередь, к её слабым сторонам отнесём недостаточно тихий вентилятор и отсутствие поддержки процессоров конструктива LGA2011. Если это вас не останавливает, то Gelid Antartica можно назвать удачным выбором за чуть более чем 40 долларов США

January 2016 / Frostytech.com

“Ultimately, the Gelid Antarctica heatsink is an overall good heatsink for the Intel LGA115x and AMD processor platforms.”

 

January / 2016: Gecid.com

Кулер GELID Antarctica является средним по размерам Tower-решением, которое вполне может составить конкуренцию более габаритным охладителям. В его основе лежит радиатор с пятью медными тепловыми трубками, расположение которых позволяет эффективно распространять тепло по всей конструкции и в то же время отлично продуваться вентилятором. Последний представлен 140-мм моделью, основанной на гидродинамических подшипниках. Вертушка отличается широким рабочим диапазоном, что позволяет подобрать лучшее соотношение между эффективностью и комфортными шумовыми показателями. Кстати, об эффективности. Даже при сниженной до 1000-1100 об/мин скорости вращения герой данного обзора справился с отводом тепла от разогнанных свыше 4 ГГц многоядерных процессоров. Следовательно, он хорошо подойдет для охлаждения подавляющего большинства современных CPU, а относительно небольшой радиатор обеспечит отличную совместимость с модулями памяти любой высоты. Последний пункт является весьма весомым преимуществом перед габаритными моделями, часто привносящими соответствующие ограничения. Единственное, за что можно пожурить разработчиков GELID Antarctica, является отсутствие в комплекте крепления для платформы Intel Socket LGA2011 / LGA2011-v3. В остальном же перед нами отличное решение, которое при рекомендованной стоимости в $42 сможет стать весьма достойным конкурентом на нашем рынке.

December / 2015: Hardware.info

“The cooling performance of the Gelid Antarctica are as good as those of the Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition, we awarded an Excellent Award. Antarctica does have a higher maximum noise than the Mugen 4, so if you’re willing to sacrifice silence for better cooling, you’ll be at this cooler at least the option. Previously we tested coolers that yielded even better cooling performance, as the Scythe Fuma. However, the difference in cooling performance is small, while the Fuma both a few euros more expensive as a lot thicker, while the Antarctic weather is higher. This has the advantage that it can be used than with memory has a higher profile. On the other hand you could take and closet where not too high in cooler weather than can fit rather opt for a lower cooler. Both are in any case excellent options that are among the best you can buy in their price range.”

December / 2015: Overclockers

“Gelid Solutions Ltd managed to produce a really good CPU cooler with a democratic price. Antarctica combines all the qualities necessary for a modern system of cooling – quiet, performance, nice appearance, easy installation, operation and maintenance, small size and good compatibility with the other components of the motherboard. The disadvantage is perhaps that lack of attachment under the connector Intel LGA2011 included. However, those who really need it will be able to purchase it separately.”

November / 2015:Hardware Slave

“So, what did we think of the Gelid Antarctica CPU Cooler? Well, we haven’t talked about price yet, and it’s a big factor for the Gelid Antarctica. It’s going to be cheap, looking at the rest of the range in the UK, you could guess at a sub £30 mark for this cooler, which would make it excellent value. This is a good cooler and it has potential. If you are looking for a tall, thin heat sink with a large fan, this can be recommended..”

October / 2015: bit-tech

“The Gelid Antarctica is a sucessful, if a little bog-standard, new entry to the cooler market. It offers strong performance that nips at the heels of more expensive all-in-one coolers without making too much noise – you could easily limit the fan speed via PWM or manually to obtain near silence without worrying about temperatures too much, even on an overclocked CPU. It’s also got an inoffensive colour scheme and non-intrusive shape; the only dimension you need worry about is the 160mm height, and most cases with tower cooler support will take that. It can also be installed in multiple orientations. We would like to see more attention paid to fan clips (both by Gelid and other cooler companies), but it’s not a deal-breaker. Lastly, we’d be wary of using this on an LGA2011 system, but for an LGA115x or pretty much any AMD system, the Antarctica is a great mid-range air cooler.”

 

October / 2015: Rendszerigeny
“A Gelid Antarctica nagyon jól szerepelt a tesztek során annak ellenére, hogy egy vékony hűtőbordáról beszélünk. A hűtési teljesítménye még egy komolyabb processzorhoz is bőven elegendő, mely teljesítményhez kevesebb, mint 28 dB(A) zajszint társul. Kompatibilitása kimondottan jó, hisz mind a RAM bővítőhelyek, mind a legfelső PCI Express slot biztonságban volt. És ami a legjobb az egészben, az a hihetetlenül kedvező 37 eurós ár, ami forintra átszámolva kicsivel több, mint 11 ezer forintra jön ki. Bár a Gelid Solutions hűtőit nálunk nehéz beszerezni, aki hűtőt keres és   lát egy Antarctica-át az egyik webshopban, azonnal csapjon le rá.”
Manual

Manual

Please download Manual here.

Specification

Specification

Air Flow (CFM / CMH):80.6 /137 max.
Bearing:Hydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm):350
Current (A):0.2 max
DC Voltage (V):12
Fan Dimensions (mm):140 (l) x 140 (w) x 25 (h)
Fan Life Time MTTF at 40C (h):50000
Fan Speed (RPM):450 – 1500
Heat Sink & Fan Dimensions (mm):74 (l) x 140 (w) x 160 (h)
Noise Level (dBA):max. 27.8
Static Pressure (mmAq):1.86
Warranty (years):5
Weight (g):635 (Heatsink & Fans)