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6. GlacialTech Igloo 5160
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21. Test methodology
22. Results - Idle
23. Results - Load
24. Results - Noise
GlacialTech launched its latest IGLOO 5610 PWM CPU cooler and IGLOO
5610 Silent CPU Cooler for Intel CPUs on October 22 2007. The design
and price aims at the entry level users who wish an affordable and at
the same time efficient cpu cooler. The unique design incorporates a
specially aligned aluminum heatpipe combination of two pipes that
dissipate the heat from the CPU directly to the heatsink fins. From
there, the Silent version’s fan brings the temperature down. The low
decibel (19dB), high volume (30.8 CFM) fan is 80mm×80mm×25mm and
runs at the ultra-quiet speed of 1800 RPM.
Unlike the Silent version of this series, the PWM version has an 80mm×80mm×25mm adjustable speed fan which brings the temperature down according to your needs, The fan's speed ranges from 800 to 3200 RPM, with a maximum volume throughput of 51.3CFM. The fan produces a maximum of 34dB at full speed. The entire heatsink (both versions) keeps a relatively low profile and weighs 373grams.
● Quality Aluminum design with Copper base
● Heatpipe-fin-airflow combination with Patented Engineering principles
● PWM version: Enhanced speed adjustable Fan (800-3200 RPM)
● Silent version: Silent performance (19dB)
- Retail package
The retail package of GlacialTech Igloo 5610 Silent/PWM versions are very simple. Actually both models are the same concerning the design and the physical structure, the only difference is the power management functions (PWM) of the 5610PWM model.
Opening the package, there is only the backpanel braket and a quick installation guide
The Igloo 5610 is fully made of aluminum with four (4) heatpipes and the 80mm fan produces low noise, according to GlacialTech. At the bottom there is already pre-applied thermal paste.
Here is the backside...
While on top, there is the GlacialTech logo...
The GlacialTech Igloo 5610 Silent/PWM function takes sometime to install it. The backpanel has a sticker that if removed will hold it until you secure all the mounting screws. The whole process is rather simple and users shouldn't encounter any problem.
Due to its small volume, there shouldn't be any kind of problems, even with specially designed motherboards. Finally here is how our CPU cooler looks after the installation on Thermaltake's Soprano case.
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