GELID GC-1 High Performance Thermal Compound Review

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GC vs The King

I remember when I first discovered thermal compound. I had no idea that working on computers could be as messy a job as changing the oil in an old Nissan. My mentor told me, and I quote, “There is no better paste than this right here.” He said this as he handed me a tube of Arctic Silver and a broken piece of a Big Lots gift card to apply the paste with. He then fell asleep playing his 27th straight hour of Everquest 2 and left me to put the computer we had taken apart back together myself.

Thing was, even in his sleepless stupor, he had been right. Arctic Silver really had no contenders back then. It was THE thermal paste, and no one argued with the fact. But over the last few years, a few other challengers have stepped into the ring, determined to take Arctic down a peg or two. Today, I’m reviewing one of those contenders. Gelid has delivered the GC1 High Performance Thermal Compound. No, really. They delivered it. I saw the birth certificate. And here were a few details from that document:

A High Performance Thermal Compound
Created for today’s high power CPU’s, graphic processors and other semi conductors GELID’s GC-1 provides both silent and gaming enthusiasts with top level performance, system stability and easy application at a better price than most other high performance compounds.
Superior Performance & High Thermal Conductivity
GC-1 is a compound made of advanced silicone fluid and thermally conductive nano-filler particles. High performance is achieved within a very short time.
Stability
Consistent performance over approximately 10 years. The compound does not need to be reapplied nor is there any decrease in performance over time.
Ease of Application
The syringe is very user friendly and the applicator makes application onto the heatsink or CPU child’s play.
Completely Safe
Unlike other compounds GELID’s GC-1 is non electrical conductive and does not contain any metal particles. This eliminates any risk of short-circuits.
RoHS Compliant
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Applicator
Net Content (g):
5
Specific Gravity (g/cm3):
3.96
Viscosity (Poise):
2850