GlacialTech Siberia CPU Cooler
Cases and Cooling
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With just a few hours to go before we celebrate Christmas here in Greece we bring you what might as well be our last CPU Cooler review for 2010. We are also trying to finish two more reviews before the end of the year but being holidays and all it is uncertain if we can make it happen in time. The unit here with us today is special not only because it follows the C type design, or what many of you know as a top fan design but also because it is made by Glacialtech since we haven't seen a CPU Cooler made by them in quite a long time.
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. 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.
The Siberia is clearly designed with HTPC and midi tower cases in mind much like the majority, if not all, of the CPU Coolers following the top fan design. However Glacialtech was amongst the first to add a second lower fan, smaller than the top one, in the equation quite a few months back when they first launched the Siberia, something that as of late many CPU Cooling companies have implemented as well with their latest models. However is the addition of a second fan enough to boost the performance of this unit? Well usual push and pull configuration works quite well with tower type CPU Coolers but even then the differences between one and two fans are not something i consider as large and so with this kind of cooler i expect them to be even less especially since the extra fan is somewhat small. Still the unit does come with two fans and that is how we are going to test it.