Saturday, November 8th 2008

Glacialtech UFO Release Grade CPU Cooler Pictured

Glacialtech, one of Intel's stock-cooler suppliers, has taken a step into the branded high-end cooling segment with its UFO CPU cooler. Expreview took a few snaps of the cooler, which shows a large fin array suspended on four heatpipes, on which two 38 CFM, 92 mm fans blow air downward. The two fans sandwich the aluminum fins, and are covered by sporty black and yellow shrouds. The combined noise of the fans is rated at 28 dBA (at max. speed of 2000 rpm). The cooler supports all current CPU sockets, and is expected to release soon.

Source: Expreview
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33 Comments on Glacialtech UFO Release Grade CPU Cooler Pictured

#1
KieranD
that cpu cooler could also cool by car engine WTF it takes up almost 3/4 of the mobo
blowing air out of the case is the only way i would take a cooler

i cant believe its not that noisy
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#2
Cybrnook2002
Engage Plasma cannon! LOCKED** Fire in three, two, one........OVERKILL
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#3
OnBoard
Glacialtech makes good (+cheap) fans, I have my computer filled with them.
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#4
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
That thing is huge! Maybe I'm just being my pessimistic self with this one, but I can't help but think it won't be very good.
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#5
DonInKansas
by: InnocentCriminal
That thing is huge! ... but I can't help but think it won't be very good.
The ultimate compliment followed by the ultimate letdown.:roll::roll:

I'm not sure I'd like this; too many possible clearance issues. It better be damn good if it's built that big.
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#6
Mistral
I'm afraid this (Glacialtech do call is UFO) will abduct my motherboard so I'll stay with the ridiculous AC Freezer X...
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#7
trt740
looks like a cheese burger with a fan
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#8
Pinchy
It doesnt look that big. Nothing bigger than the core contact freezer imo.


Also seeing as how it only has one set of heatpipes on one side, it shouldnt have too many compatibility issues.
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#9
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
You know what, I could just eat a cheese burger. I'm going to look for reviews, I want to know how this performs. I must admit, once all the plastic is stripped away it doesn't look that big.
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#10
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I have to give them credit for a cool design. It would be nice if it came in other colors than yellow.
As for size ... who cares as long as it is not too heavy and fits around all the other components.
As for performance, I'll wait for the reviews. The downward blowing coolers never seem to be as effective as the cross blowing ones.
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#11
jbunch07
by: trt740
looks like a cheese burger with a fan
:roll:

It really does, thats what I thought when I first saw it!
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#12
Selene
is that a micro board? looks very small, or yet the cooler is just realy big, but i think its a small board, id like to see it on a bigger one.
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#14
OnBoard
by: InnocentCriminal
I think it is μATX tbh.
Yep and not even full width (missing 3rd screw holes).
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#15
ShadowFold
And I thought my Xigmatek took up alot of space..
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#17
tkpenalty
Sure the cooler is big, but its not as big as the Gemini and not as tall as the Sunbeam Core contact.

The performance, well wont be that good honestly considering theres only four heatpipes (why couldnt they do four U shaped heatpipes instead of four L shaped? like on the Thermaltake Big Typhoon), and to make matters worse those seem to be 6mm heatpipes. The choice of two fans is smart, becuase it just cools better compared to a single fan (duh) espcecially with the packed fins (then again, other competing coolers have packed fins as well...).

Overall, looks like one of those coolers which would fit into the mid-range bracket.
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#18
theJesus
C'mon people, that cooler is not big, it's just covered in excess plastic and shown on a tiny board :rolleyes: Have you ever seen a Scythe Orochi? Or a Cooler Master GeminII? Those are big coolers.

Anyways, I hate coolers that blow onto the board. It makes much more sense to me to have airflow go straight from front to back. Plus this thing just looks ugly :laugh:
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#19
cheesemonkey
why did they use a micro ATX motherboard? to make it look bigger?? bad marketing tbh.
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#20
Selene
looks like a 2012 VW bug.
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#21
spearman914
Thats mad big. I don't think u can fit a 4870x2 or GTX 260/280 with that mounted.
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#22
Sasqui
The pipes and fins look good, but damn that fan/shroud is an example of "function following form".
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#23
knightlag
Holy crap, that HSF looks awesome. Only thing I can say regarding it is, "ME WANT BUY", I'm gonna buy that as soon as it's on Newegg and I have some cash.
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#24
[I.R.A]_FBi
I doubt this thing will be setting any records, its just a so-so accessory for ppl witha windowed case.
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