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Coolink GFXChilla Review

Coolink GFXChilla Review

Coolink is still a very new name to most people in North America, but they have recently made quite a splash with their very good prices and high quality products. I had the opportunity to test out their Silenator CPU cooler a few months ago and was very pleased to see their products offered outside of Europe. Today, the Silenator, their quiet fans and many other products can be found at large retailers like NCIX. Their newest product is a very impressive looking, dual 80mm graphics card cooling solution dubbed the ‘GFXChilla’. Coolink has no shortage of clever names for their products—ChipChilla, Silenator and now GFXChilla.

Image courtesy of Coolink

Specifications (taken from the Coolink GFXChilla product page.

  • Height (with fan): 30mm
  • Width (with fan): 161mm
  • Depth (with fan): 115mm
  • Weight (with fan): 330g
  • Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins)
  • Compatibility: See compatibility list
  • Fan size: 2x 80x80x10mm
  • Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 2000rpm
  • Acoustical Noise: 18dBA
  • Accessories: RAM & VR-heatsinks, 3:4-pin Adapter, Thermal Paste, Installation Manual
  • Warranty: 3 Years

The first very surprising thing I noticed about the GFXChilla is its absolutely massive compatibility listing. It is compatible with just about all cards from nVidia and ATI. We’re talking everything from an X300 to an 8800 Ultra. There are some exceptions, of course, but this is perhaps the most complete listing I have seen to date.

The height of the GFXChilla is only 30mm, making it a very compact after market cooler. It should not stand taller than a standard two-slot OEM cooler—great news for those not wanting to sacrifice expansion slots. Although the included fans are very thin at only 10mm, the 80mm diameter fans cover the entire fin bank. They can also be replaced with higher flow 80x25mm fans if desired.


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Comments

  1. primesuspect
    primesuspect I want one. My x1900 sounds like a goddamned jet engine sometimes
  2. BuddyJ
  3. GnomeWizardd
    GnomeWizardd where can u get one tho?
  4. lemonlime
    lemonlime
    GnomeWizardd said:
    where can u get one tho?
    NCIX carries coolink products:

    http://www.ncixus.com/products/28504/KL-02/Coolink/

    They are pretty new to the North American market, so most retailers do not carry their products yet.

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