GlacialTech Alaska CPU Cooler

  • GlacialTech Alaska CPU Cooler
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  • Decent cooling performance.
  • Unique "breathing" fin design, Good performance, Support for dual fans, mounting hardware is even included, PWM controlled fan gives pretty quiet performance at lowload, Quiet operation


  • Narrow base, Scratches all over the otherwise perfectly smooth base were disappointing to see right out of the box

Expert reviews and ratings

By Computing on Demand on

For a long time, I was a cooling enthusiast; it was water or nothing. However, as improvements have been made over the last few years, the idea of air cooling has become an attractive option. The days of drilling holes in my case for mounting...

By X-bit Labs on

I have to admit that Glacialtech Alaska cooler came late to the market. The new cooling solution is no longer as appealing at $45 MSRP, as it could be a year or one and a half years ago, neither in terms of cooling efficiency nor in terms of acoustic...

By FrostyTech on 87

A promising looking tower heatsink, the Glacialtech Alaska CPU cooler sets itself apart with the use of perforated aluminum cooling fins, a pseudo-honeycomb cross sectional fin geometry and six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes tightly packed behind an...

By VR-Zone on 93

Aside from the semi-transparent blue cooling fan, the Alaska looks and feels like an ordinary tower cooler. Its appearance gives no hints that this is a top performance product.The Alaska is a well made, durable cooler. We would have liked to see the...

By Legit Reviews on

GlacialTech’s Alaska cooler is a nice performing cooler that is easy on the wallet, but is hard to install and even harder to find....

By Hardware Secrets on

The Alaska has a very innovative fin design, called "breathing effect" by GlacialTech, based on holes and slopes on the fins. This design probably increases the airflow turbulence, improving heat transfer.The cooler is simple and looks nice. The...

By ThinkComputers on 50

The GlacialTech Alaska surely is one of my worst installations I’ve had with a CPU cooler. The difficult installation angry mood was changed by the decent cooling performance, but yet again made me annoyed by the noisy fan. This CPU cooler is a...

By Pro-Clockers on

From our testing GlacialTech's Alaska looks to be a real player in world of big air-coolers. The heatsink's performance was exceptional when pitted against a larger and heavier competitor. The Alaska weighted 100 grams less than this competitor...

By TechwareLabs on

The Alaska proved to be unique with its adoption of a honeycomb hexagonal fin design in combination with cross-drilled vented fins. Glacialtech should be congratulated for thinking outside the box and providing a way to consumers to keep their...

By DreamWare Computers on

For around $49USD, GlacialTech has a well performing CPU cooler on their hands with the Alaska. The single 120mm fan, coupled with the unique "breathing" affect is certainly not disappointing at all in the performance tests. By including a second set...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

O Alaska tem um projeto de aletas bastante inovador, chamado pela GlacialTech de "breathing effect" (algo como "efeito respiração"), baseado em furos e degraus nas aletas. Esse projeto provavelmente aumenta a turbulência no fluxo de ar,...

International Review By on 80

Der GlacialTech Alaska punktet mit einer guten Kühlleistung und soliden Verarbeitungsqualität. Doch trotz dieser positiven Aspekte können wir dem Kühler -leider- keine Kaufempfehlung aussprechen. Die Gründe: 1) gibt es in der...

International Review By HotCases on

Der Alaska CPU Kühler von Glacialtech kann uns in Sachen Kühlleistung und Optik voll und ganz überzeugen. Die Montage ist etwas tricki aber machbar. Ein Leihe könnte Probleme bekommen da die Bilder in der Anleitung nicht sonderlich...