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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 14 July 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q2 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper Z600
Cooler Master CM Sphere
Gigabyte G-Power II Pro
GlacialTech Igloo 5750
Noctua NH-C12P
SilenX IXC-120HA2
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF
Thermaltake V1 CL-0401
Thermaltake DuOrb CL-P0464
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Best of Q2-2008 Conclusion
The Aftermath: Editors Notes

GlacialTech Igloo 5750

GlacialTech isn't a household name for most enthusiasts, because unlike most companies that seek to make the most glamourous products GT is busy making the most affordable. So it's no surprise that the GlacialTech Igloo 5750 is meant for enthusiasts who want more for their money. Comprised of two 92mm fans in a horizontal push/pull configuration, the Igloo 5750 offers very good performance with very low fan noise levels.

While it is possible to exchange the two 92mm fans for another brand, it would be difficult to retain the integrated wiring loom that GlacialTech provides with the Igloo. Additionally, the standard push-pin clip system is going to only satisfy the basic compression needs betwen the mating surfaces. Essentially, the Igloo 5750 is an entry-level product for enthusiasts not needing extremely-customizable options on their cooler.

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GlacialTech has integrated four heatpipe rods in the Igloo 5750, which span from the base into the heatsink. Unlike some coolers, GlacialTech has fashioned the base of the Igloo into a standalone heatsink as well, giving a small level of added performance to the product.

Although it may not seem desireable, the pre-applied thermal paste actually performed extremely well - nearly matching the OCZ Freeze we used for testing.

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Igloo 5750 Specifications

  • Cooler Dimension (mm): 96 x 120 x 121
  • Cooler Weight (gram): 507
  • Fan Bearing Type: 1B1S
  • Rated Voltage DC: 12 V DC 12 V
  • Dimension (mm): 92 x 92 x 20
  • Speed (RPM): 1400(±10%) per fan
  • Airflow (CFM): 21.18 per fan
  • Noise (dBA): 15.2 per fan
  • Interface Material: High Efficiency Thermal Compound

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About the company: GlacialTech Inc

GlacialTech Inc. was established in June 2001 by a team of 8 world-class researchers (PHDs) and three factory owners. Its technological areas of expertise include specialized thermal theory, soldering and mounting technologies, mechanism design, test and verification environment build-up and advanced conduct material development.logo.png

As a total thermal solution provider, GlacialTech is committed to using lighter weight materials, lower noise and lower manufacturing cost to deliver superior cooling solutions. All this has brought about the increased value for our customers with lighter system board loading, quiet working environment and optimal price performance. Price performance, noise performance and weight performance are our three cooling design philosophy. Having acquired ISO 9001 and 14001, GlacialTech commits itself to using green materials for its products designs and to perfecting green manufacturing processes in manufacturing its products.

GlacialTech offers two kinds of standard and customized cooling solutions. The standard cooling solutions deal with the CPU coolers for desktop and server PC system, PC case fan, VGA coolers and other accessory cooling products. The customized cooling solutions are furnished with applications for specialized PC barebones system, notebook, consumer products and telecommunication products.



 

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