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The Taiwan-headquartered GlacialTech Inc. is known for its affordable but effective CPU coolers in the first place. The Igloo series has earned a good reputation in the entry-level sector due to a lucky mix of two important factors: price and performance (read – efficiency). GlacialTech also offers a premium product called UFO V51 but this cooler has not yet gained much recognition among overclockers. Right now, the company is making a second attempt to roll out a high-performance air cooler capable of competing with the best opponents. I mean the new F101 model (or even two versions of it with different fans). I’ve got a sample to test and will focus on it in this review. Additionally, I will take a look at anIgloo 5710 Plus Silent which represents the current stage of the Igloo 5710 series.

Igloo 5710 Plus Silent

Package and Accessories

The cooler comes in a small square box with a plastic handle. A photo of the cooler and heatsink is pictured on the face side. The supported types of CPU sockets are indicated with icons. On the back of the box you can find a list compatible CPUs and the specs of both versions: Silent and PWM.

 

Included with the cooler are retention kits of three types, a back-plate for LGA775 mainboards, screws with bushings, wire clips for fans, and an installation guide.

The fan and heatsink lie separately inside the box. The fan sits inside a cardboard casing, while the heatsink is placed into a polyurethane foam casing, which protects it very well against all transportations mishaps. Igloo 5710 Plus is made in China and is recommended to be priced at $34. It comes with a 1 year warranty.

 
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