Coolink GFXChilla

Packaging and A Closer Look

Packaging and Contents
 
The Coolink GFXChilla comes in a no-frills cardboard box with a blister style window that allows you to see a hint of what's in store - which is nice as it adds to the excitement. The front and rear of the packaging merely serve to highlight what's included, and the sides house information on the technical specifications of the product.
 
GFXChilla front of box GFXChilla rear of box
GFXChilla memory and VR sinks GFXChilla specifications
 
After removing the blister pack from its cardboard housing you are greeted with a secure and well packaged product. Everything has been included to get you up-and-running as quickly as possible.
 
GFXChilla top view GFXChilla bottom view
 
Included in the Coolink GFXChilla packaging are:
 
* 1 x Coolink GFXChilla Heatsink and installation hardware;
* Thermal paste;
* RAM- & VR-heatsinks;
* 1 x case badge;
* 1 x 3 to 4-pin adaptor, and
* Installation manual
 
The installation manual is very well set out and easy to follow with pertinent illustrations to guide you through the installation process.
 
Installation manual Case badge
 
The bundle that Coolink has included with the GFXChilla is really very good and feels 'quality'. Furthermore, it is securely packaged and should arrive safely if delivered through the post.
 
Now let's have a little closer look at the Coolink GFXChilla itself...
 
 
A Closer Look
 
The Coolink GFXChilla is certainly a sleek looking and low profile unit and the 2 x included 80mm fans compliment it nicely.
 
Coolink GFXChilla top Coolink GFXChilla bottom
 
You can see from the images above and below that the fans are very thin and should provide 'near silent' operation. How well they'll cool though is yet to be seen.
 
I found it quite amusing that the GFXChilla looks as if it were constructed from a Meccano kit. All things considered though, the Coolink GFXChilla is very well constructed and feels very solid.
 
Coolink appear to have everything covered down to the last detail with the inclusion of a well braided fan cable - complete with both ends neatly heat-shrink wrapped.
 
Coolink GFXChilla side Coolink GFXChilla side_2
 
The Coolink GFXChilla features a flat lapped base that still exhibits some of the machine marks left from the lapping process. The base is in no-way lapped to a mirror finish, but is quite smooth.
 
Coolink GFXChilla lapped base
 
With the Coolink GFXChilla installed on an Palit 8600GT PCI-E graphics card it really looks the part. You can see from the image immediately below (right) how the low-profile heatsinks for the memory modules are placed in relation to the GFXChilla' heatpipes.
 
8600GT with GFXChilla attached Side-on view
 
One issue that we encountered when installed the GFXChilla was that the fins came awfully close to touching the top of a couple of electrolytic/solid capacitors present on the PCB.
 
Coolink GFXChilla end-on view
 
Now that we've had a chance to get personal with the Coolink GFXChilla, let's head over the page to see just how we're going to test it...
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