Installing the GlacialTech Igloo 5610 Plus Silent was longer than your typical installation. The main reason was because you have to install both fans onto the heatsink. While this wasn’t the first step instructed in the manual, rather the last one, I figured I’d rather get the fans installed without breaking my motherboard. I later found out why it’s the last step and not the first.
Lining up the fans is pretty easy. You want to have the fan direction blowing from one side of the heatsink out to the other side, so you have the same flow of air. The problem is actually trying to attach them. Since there are no screws to attach it, GlacialTech provided four metal clips to “latch” the fan to the heatsink. If you’ve ever used these clips before, you know how big of a pain they are to install; hence why I installed it before putting it on my motherboard. If there’s a trick to installing these clips, I haven’t found it yet, but after 20 minutes fiddling around with a flat headed screwdriver I was able to get the fans attached properly.
The next step is to attach the backplate to the back of the motherboard.
Since this is an LGA 775 installation we had to use the LGA 775 brackets. This was pretty simple to install; just four screws and your good to go.
The tricky part, at least for my setup, was attaching the cooler to the motherboard. Of course you have to align it so that the direction of the airflow exits the rear of the case, but if you’re like me you’ll have a slight difficulty with the next step. Attaching the cooler to the motherboard uses the four screws attached to the two brackets that were just installed. The problem is that there is plastic surrounding the screws. On the other hand The plastic is broken up into four sections, so they can bend slightly. Luckily for me, since I already had the fans installed, I was able to attach all four screws by getting at the right angle with the screwdriver. Others might not be so lucky.
Once you get it attached and installed back into your case you’ll notice it really doesn’t take up a lot of room inside the case. This cooler gives you plenty of room to work around inside of the case and would work great for smaller size motherboards.
Jan 30, 2015 0