GlacialTech UFO 51 - Gaming Rig CPU Cooler Print E-mail

GlacialTech UFO 51 ReviewPCWizKid loves custom gaming rigs and builds with quality parts.  One component crucial to successfully having a stable overclocked CPU is cooling.  The GlacialTech UFO V51 features dual 95mm silent fans, four heat-pipes, aluminum fins heatsink, long-life sleeve bearings, a pure copper base, a polished bottom pad, and a stylish plastic casing to compliment the interior of your gaming rig.

Available in 2 versions, UFO 51 Silent and UFO 51 PWM, the latest Glacialtech CPU coolers come with an Intel LGA 775 or AMD (754/939/940/AM2/F) socket and are compatible with Intel Core i7, Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme, Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium D, Pentium 4, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D and Celeron; as well as AMD Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual–Core, Opteron and Sempron processors.

PCWizKid reviews in detail the "Silent" version and installs it in the following test system specs:

- AMD Phenom II X4 810 @3.1ghz  overclocked with vCore at 1.45v
- Sapphire 4870 toxic 1GB OC @790/1075
- Patriot 4GB DDR2 1066 5-5-5-15
- Seagate 500GB v12 SATA HDD
- InWin 850W Commando PSU
- Cooler Master Sniper Case

Specifications

Model

UFO V51 Silent

UFO V51 PWM

CPU Clock Speed
(max.)

AMD series
Sempron™ (up to 89W)
Athlon™ 64 (up to 89W)
Athlon™ 64 FX (up to 125 W)
Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core (up to 89 W)
Phenom™ X2 Quad-Core (up to 125 W)
Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core (up to 95 W)
Phenom™ X4 Quad-Core (up to 140 W)
Opteron™ (up to 125W)
Dual-Core Opteron™ (up to 125W)
Second-Generation Opteron™
(up to 125 W)
Third-Generation Opteron™
(up to 105 W)

Intel series
Core™ i7 965 (130W)
Pentium® D 3.4 GHz (95W)
Pentium® 4 ( Prescott ) 3.4 GHz (84W)
Core™ 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz (65W)
Core™ 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz (65W)
Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz (75W)
Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 (130W)
Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 / 6700
(95W~105W)
All Celeron (84W)

AMD series
Sempron™ (up to 89W)
Athlon™ 64 (up to 89W)
Athlon™ 64 FX (up to 125 W)
Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core (up to 89 W)
Phenom™ X2 Quad-Core (up to 125 W)
Phenom™ X3 Triple-Core (up to 95 W)
Phenom™ X4 Quad-Core (up to 140 W)
Opteron™ (up to 125W)
Dual-Core Opteron™ (up to 125W)
Second-Generation Opteron™
(up to 125 W)
Third-Generation Opteron™
(up to 105 W)

Intel series
Core™ i7 965 (130W)
Pentium® D 3.4 GHz (95W)
Pentium® 4 ( Prescott ) 3.4 GHz (84W)
Core™ 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz (65W)
Core™ 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz (65W)
Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz (75W)
Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 (130W)
Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 / 6700
(95W~105W)
All Celeron (84W)

Dimension (mm)

130 (L) × 157 (W) × 138 (H)

Weight (grams)

780

Fan

Type

12 Volts / Entering bearing

Dimension (mm)

92 x 92 x 25

Speed (RPM)

1600 (±10%)

800(± 300 rpm) ~ 2500(±10%)

Airflow (CFM)

29.56 (±10%) per fan

46.18 (±10%) per fan

Noise (dBA)

19 per fan

32 per fan (Max.)

Interface Material

High Efficiency Thermal Compound

GlacialTech UFO V51 CPU coolers meet the CE, TUV, UL and RoHS requirements.

ConclusionPCWizkid Recommended

As seen in PCWizKid's video review, the UFO 51 Cooler is indeed a stylish and very effective CPU cooler able to keep the latest Phenom II CPU at a low 30C Celsius on idle and a max of 50C Celsius on 100% full load on all 4 cores.  Not only is the GlacialTech UFO 51 a nice size to fit in basically any mid range gaming case but it did not block the tall DDR2 DIMMS we used and made a nice addition to the gaming rig built for this test.  The dual fan design is a nice touch helping cool off nearby components like the DDR2 memory which any overclocking enthusiasts will appreciate.  A terrific option to those looking to use air cooling in their gaming rig.

 

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