Reviews and Problems with Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II GH-WIU02
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Spencer O., Newegg
22 February 2010
Summary: Was my first attempt at Water cooling and it worked out great. I had read hte pump can fail, but in just over 2 years mine is still going strong. I did buy a larger rad later (and its loads better then the stock one). Having a kit with everything and easy to install is nice.
Summary: With all the cons I manage to get through the year without it dying one me or leaking. If you plan ahead, you wouldn't had that many problem and I would not recommend the Gigabyte water block because it will not fit most case and you ending up having to drilling something.
Pros: Got this for over a year and still kickin', not strong but still twitches. I didn't had alot of option to choose from Newegg and this one seem to be very good and I'm glad I chose it but it still need more improvement.
Cons: The ridiculous water block facing 2 ways (I bought a Apogee GTX ro replace it). Water Block also has alot of build up inside. Weak pump and does not as much heat transfer as the DD pump. The radiator is somewhat a cons. It's huge and I couldn't fit it in most of my case without modified something...
Summary: I would have bought a thermaltake water cooling kit but I figures the 1/2 in tubing would be better for overclocking and it comes with splitters so you can at 1/4in tubing for ram or northbridge.
Pros: First time water cooling and I didn't have any leeks. Plenty of tubing even with a big case and I didn't need to but more coolant.
Cons: THE MOUNTING BRACKET. It stripped so I had to rig it with nylon threaded nuts and super glue so I hope I don't need to remove the heat sync anytime soon. Also the springs on the bolts to screw in the heat sync are horrible. Also the instruction are a bit confusing and disorganized. Needs more pic...
Summary: I feel this product is built pretty solid. It was simple to set up and install in my box. I saw some other reviews that said their speed control box stopped working as well. Make sure you monitor your CPU temp. If it goes up, check if the fan is working.
Pros: Great cooler, easy to install in my Thermaltake Armor full tower. Keeps my E8400 in the 20 C range.
Cons: The fan speed control box for theradiator fan has burned out after 6 months. I'll just replace the fan with a manual speed controllable Thermaltake 120mm. No big deal.
Pros: For the money, this is a good water cooling solution. I bought this to cool a chipset, and have been able to do some ridiculous overclocking while maintaining stability.
Cons: I went to power up my machine yesterday and the Galaxy II appears to be dead. The LED for the radiator fan lit up for a brief period of time, the fan tried to spin up but then everything went dead. I tried changing CPU fan connectors - no response. I suspect the fan speed control box or the radia...
Summary: My cpu went from 94 Celsius to 32 under load. This may have been partially due to the stock fan not holding correctly to the cpu, but regardless, I'm happy with the results. Even though my computer sounds like a vacuum cleaner now because of the radiator, I've been complimented on its cool looks and...
Pros: Works great, haven't had a leak in the 3 months or so that I've had it installed. Looks pretty nice, but that may be because it's my first liquid cooling system.
Cons: Didn't fit too well on my Antec 900 case... It mounts directly above the pre-cut holes and so I had to loop the tubes around to go inside. Also, I had to jam a screw in at an angle to completely secure the unit to the back of the case. Radiator fan definitely makes noise. Fan speed control wires ...
Summary: Q6600@2.8GHz, ASUS P5E-Maximus edition,2X1GB Mushkin DDR2-1066, Ge Force 8800 GTS(G 92), and WOW!!! - Gigabyte 3D Galaxy!!! Thanks to New EGG!!!
Pros: Good price for performance, brilliant engineering decision about Mosfet-fan. Good for little-bit-clockers :))
Cons: Radiator's fan is loud if you want to drop down your Quad-CPU's temperature significantly under over clocking even only up to 3.2 GHz (400 MHzX8). I got pump's emergency controller bypassed because it doesn't work since arrival.
Pros: it is great for the price. Clamps and tubing provided are great for a Diablo case with much left over. My Phenom X4 2.2 ghz chip is cruising at 23 deg Cel idle and 28 under load with fan speed of 1700 rpm's
Cons: Overall the fan is a little loud and this is the second one I bought. The first was put in another custom rig. Both times I had to bypass their little power switch and plug the case pwr sw directly into the mobo, but its all good.
Summary: I ended up doing some research and decided to buy this air cooled product instead. From what I've seen it cools just as good if not better. A lot less of a hassel too. Take a look: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 And yes, i can be lame, newegg is #1!!!
Pros: Well, like I said below, it's a nice setup, cools good, does what its supposed to do.
Cons: Well, i thought the only cons were the loud fan. Otherwise i thought it was all good. But quickly after install the pump went out. It would go on and off on it own. So I would see my temps at 40 degrees then 30 degress. Then in the middle of the night took a quick look at the computer, and notice...
Summary: Overall this is a good cooling solution. Although it has its problems, they can be solved. I purchased a new fan for the radiator, and I have a fan controller for all my other fans.
Pros: It's quick and easy to set up, and it's pretty efficient. My temperatures are a few degrees above ambient. The fact that it is almost an all in one solution (graphics cooling is separate) it's a great beginner's water-cooling package. Also, the MOSFET cooler that goes on the CPU waterblock is a g...
Cons: The radiator fan is very loud. I suggest buying a 120mm with a high CFM and relatively low dB to replace it. The fan controller died within two months of ownership.