Gelid Slim Silence & Prolimatech Samuel 17 Low Profile CPU Coolers

As more and more smaller form factor cases come out, the need for a solid low profile HSF becomes all the more important. Here are two such items reviewed by the very smart folks at SPCR.


While slim short cases have plenty of appeal, they are by definition, short on space; the massive heatpipe cooler you would ordinarily install in a tower are out of the question. CPU heatsink clearance is the main obstacle to be overcome, whether limited by the case ceiling itself or another component hanging over the CPU socket area. Whatever the case, you have to make the most of the space provided, which is where low profile coolers like the Gelid Slim Silence and Prolimatech Samuel 17 come into play.