Gelid Liquid 120 AIO Cooler
The Gelid Liquid 120 AIO is the latest addition for GELID Solutions as their proposal for efficient cooling at an affordable price. Gelid has introduced two models an 120mm and a 240mm AIO cooler, with different dimensions and of course performance ratings.
The 120mm variation we tested, has a complete retail package with the Gelid GC-4 thermal paste, the best that Gelid has to offer. The product supports many different Intel and AMD sockets which is futureproof, especially for the AMD camp (AMD4/AM5). There are printed installation instructions included, even though we feel they could be slightly more analytic. All installation parts have their label so you cannot miss them. The installation process will take some time since Gelid uses its backplate for motherboards, so you have to remove entirely the stock one. The included Gelid GC-4 thermal paste is very easy to apply and after some time we started our testing.
We were positively surprised to see that a small device performs so great and competes with much bigger AIO coolers and other air coolers are well. Considering that this product is only a 120mm AIO cooler, we found its performance to be excellent. The produced noise was very low since the included 120mm fan rotates up to 1500rpm and of course, includes RGB. The pump includes not only RGB but also temperature readings that we found to be somewhat not useful since we couldn't understand which temperature was reported, at least compared with what the HWInfo testing software reported. Gelid doesn't offer any related software, and you cannot disable it as well.
Overall, the Gelid Liquid 120 AIO cooler is a great product with a low retail price and 5 years of warranty. So if you are looking for a small AIO product with great performance and great price, consider buying this product to improve your cooling efficiency.
+ Complete retail package
+ Includes the latest Gelid GC-4 thermal paste
+ Small dimensions make it ideal for small cases
+ Includes a good 120mm fan with ARGB and 3-pin headers
+ All included screws/parts have their label for easier installation
+ The CPU pump has a mirror effect and temperature reporting!
+ Supports many Intel / AMD sockets
+ Great performance compared to AMD stock cooler
+ Very low noise levels compared with Air Coolers
+ Good ARGB effect from included FAN and pump
+ Great price compared with other competitors
+ 5 years of warranty
- Included tubes should have been longer for easier installation
- Product requires to use included motherboard backplate, which increases installation time
- Reported temperature of the pump isn't accurate and cannot be set via software