Thermal compounds are probably the most unsung hero of the computer world. For the most part, they are taken for granted and spared little thought when it comes to building a PC or choosing a new cooler. However, these small tubes of thermal compound really do contribute when it comes to cooling; after all a good contact makes all the difference. Therefore, spending a little extra time getting the right one is definitely worthwhile. In recent times the Arctic Silver 5 and Noctua NT-H1 have dominated the market. Let’s see if this new company GELID – formed in 2008 – can give the bigger brands a run for their money.