GlacialTech has recently launched the 5610 Plus PWM and 5610 Plus Silent CPU Coolers for power users. The unique design incorporates a specially aligned sinter heat-pipe combination of two pipes that dissipate the heat from the CPU directly into the heat sink fins. From there, the Silent version's fan quietly brings the temperature down.
GlacialTech has implemented a cost effective and useful way to keep your processor cool. When running resource hungry applications and you have the PWM version installed, turn up the RPM to 2700 to manage your heat dissipation more effectively. While the PC is idle or doing non-intensive work, turn the RPM back to 800. This is how you manage your power consumption, your decibels and your overall peace of mind. Alternatively, the users have the option to purchase the Silent version as GlacialTech offers you the variety and options to suit your needs.
Price performance, noise performance and weight performance are GlacialTech's three principle design philosophies. Having acquired ISO 9001 and 14001, GlacialTech commits itself to using green materials for its product design and construction and to perfecting green manufacturing processes in manufacturing its products.
- Product features
• Quality Aluminum design with Copper base
• High density aluminum fin
• PWM version: Enhanced speed adjustable one 9cm axial Fan with bullet blade
• Silent version: Fixed speed two 9cm axial Fans with bullet blade
• Two sinter heat-pipes with nickel coating
• Weight / noise performance
• Easy to install
• Multi-platform (Intel LGA775, LGA1366, AMD AM2)
Igloo 5610Plus Silent
| Dimension (mm)
90 (L) × 96 (W) × 139 (H)
| Weight (gram)
| Dimension (mm)
92 x 92 x 25 duo fans
||1200 (±10%) per fan
| Airflow (CFM)
23 (±10%) per fan
||17.7 per fan
||High Efficiency Thermal Compound
2. Package, installation
The GlacialTech Igloo 5610 Plus Silent comes in medium-sized retail box with several logos printed on it indicating the product's features and abilities. The retail price of the product is around $21, making it affordable for most users.
This product supports all possible sockets, LGA 775/1366 and AMD AM2. The newest LGA1156 isn't supported out of the box but there should be an additional mounting clip soon.
Opening the box unveils a carefully packaged product, surrounded by a hard plastic foam to keep the contents intact.
Apart from the main cpu cooler, we will find two 92mm fans and of course the corresponding mounting clips.
Looking at the product, we see a medium sized cpu cooler with U-shape heat pipes. The base has some thermal paste pre-applied but you can easily remove it after all.
Two nickel plated 6mm heat pipes connect the base with the aluminum fins. Several holes found at the bottom are useful to secure the mounting clips.
Installing the product to the motherboard doesn't require to remove it from the PC case, since Glacialtech uses Intel's stock mounting clips. The procedure is simple; you select the desired mounting clip and you secure it using the included screws. The whole structure looks very secure:
The next step is the apply some force and mount the cpu cooler on the motherboard:
As we can see the cpu cooler isn't that big in height or volume - good for small cases but leaves us with some questions about its performance:
Mounting the two 92mm fans is also easy using the included clips: