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Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler

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The Tranquillo uses four power heat pipes and a special heat pipe constellation to achieve the best heat transfer from CPU core to the aluminium fins in its class and lower air flow resistance as much as possible. A very quiet but effective cooler!

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 40816  
Stock code: FAN-CC-TRANQ-01-A
Manuf. code: CC-TranQ-01-A
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The tower CPU Cooler Tranquillo uses four power heat pipes and a special heat pipe constellation to achieve the best heat transfer from CPU core to the aluminium fins in its class. After precise software simulation and calculation during the development stage, a unique heatsink shape was created to lower air flow resistance as much as possible.

The cooler is supplied with a very quiet 120mm fan. It features intelligent Gelid PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control which has been chosen to make this heatsink more desirable. The fan blades are optimised to guarantee high airflow while running quietly. The intelligent Gelid PWM curve keeps the fan quiet when the system is idling or under low load but the fan speed will increase when additional cooling is needed. The multi-award winning high performance GC-2 thermal compound is also included in the package - making it a complete package to cool virtually any desktop CPU.

Additionally mounting clips for AMD 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, AM3 and for Intel 775, 1366 and the latest 1156 sockets, providing compatibility with Intel LGA775, Core i5 and Core i7 motherboards are all included. The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conforming and carries a five year warranty.


CPU socket compatibilitySocket LGA1156, 1366, 775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 754, 939 and 940
Intel CPU compatibilityCore i7, Core i5, Core i3, Core 2 Quad/Duo/Extreme, Dual Core Pentium, Pentium D, Pentium 4, Celeron D
AMD CPU compatibilityPhenom II, Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Opteron, Sempron
CPU supported cores / clock speedsSingle, dual and quad / all speeds
Air Flow (CFM)58 max
BearingHydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm)500
Current (A)0.18
DC Voltage (V)12
Fan Dimensions (mm)120 (l) x 120 (w) x 25 (h)
Fan Speed (RPM)750 - 1500
Heat Sink Dimensions (mm)74 (l) x 125 (w) x 153 (h)
AccessoriesGC-2 Thermal Compound and Installation Kit for AMD and Intel sockets
Noise Level (dBA)12 - 25.5
Static Pressure (mmAq)1.6
Weight (g)645
Warranty60 months

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer gelid
Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)5

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 Awesome?! by Chris

Well after reading the reviews and considering the price I thought I would give it a go, however you can tell its cheap, there are no little handles on the metal clips to assist assembly, and the heatsink is low, so I had to position the cooler the other way round with the fan sucking air rather than blowing as my Mushkin Blackline memory on my P8P67 motherboard was a little to tall, the fan could be adjusted slightly higher however not all the heatsink was covered by the fan, my i7 2600k never goes over 65 C and thats overclocked @ 4.4Ghz, in an Antec 900 chassis. All in all a good cooler, you get what you pay for really, does the job, just not as well as I'd hoped!

For all those wondering, yes it does fit on the 1155 Socket

Chris ;)

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 hang on is it switched on? by bonlives

I've just bought one of these. and I have to keep checking to see if it is working!! because it is that quiet. Well worth the money. Well done aria

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 AMAZING!!! by Jeordan

This CPU cooler is abso amazing for £26 it's awesome, Keeps my Overclock i5 @ 3.4Ghz at idle 30 and after about 2hours of gaming it's around 40-45 mark.

You can't fault this cooler. Nice quiet 120mm fan 4 copper heat pipes, with a very smooth copper base. The thermal paste that comes with it is pritty good, But to drop the temps little more get some decent paste such as the Noctua one or artic.

Really easy to fine. Fuss free.

Fits in my R3 with loads of room left between the cooler and side panel.

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 Great buy! by palesaint

Bought this and it arrived yesterday, I was looking for a silent cooler, this one came with good third-party reviews and for £24 how could I say no!

My first thought was "thats massive" - I actually have to leave the side of my case off since its too tall!

Installing it was a pain, I had to completely remove my mobo in order to install the backplate for mounting, and due to the size of the cooling fins tightening the screws was very awkward, thankfully they are designed so its possible ot tighten them by hand. After spending about an hour dismantling and re-assembling everything it was on and i booted up.

It runs VERY quietly - i'm actually thinking of buying a new PSU as my current one is louder than this heatsync, even when my processor is under a high load. It runs very cool aswell- around a 25C drop compared to the standard heatsync for the AMD Phenom II Quad 3.4. Under load temperatures peak for me around 42C.

Aside from the (single-time) pain of installation, this is a fantastic heatsync, runs at such a low volume its not noticable at all, runs cool and looks beasty! I would definately recommend this to anybody looking for a cheap silent-heatsync, absolute bargain!

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Response by daniele

Good stuff, thanks

 Excellent product for the money by DavidF

Just fitted one of these after experiencing some overheating shutdown issues with the stock Intel cooler whilst playing the Witcher II. Was generally easy to fit the heatsink (though it was a bit of a hassle stripping the computer down to get the mobo out in order to fit the backplate). I'm not sure the method of fixing the fan onto the heatsink is the best idea. Whilst the clips do hold the fan securely on the heatsink, I found them extremely troublesome to get on.

This product seems sturdy and generally well engineered, and I think the price/performance represents very good value compared to other coolers out there. It is quite tall and bulky, so this may cause an issue in cramped cases, especially on AMD systems where I think there are more constraints on the orientation of the heatsink.

As for cooling ability, the CPU now generally idles at about 35 centigrade (as opposed to about 45 centigrade with the stock intel i5 cooler) and barely touches 60 centigrade when running a prime95 stress test (intel cooler went over 100 centigrade in minutes).

Apart from the minor niggles using the clips to fit the fan onto the heatsink I am generally very happy with this cooler.

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