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Hardware Gigabyte 3D Rocket II

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    The original 3D Rocket had decent performance for it's time due to one big difference: Rather than having two fans blowing air past fins, hoping that the pressure difference would suck the air inward, it actually had a pretty beefy squirrel cage fan in the middle, forcibly sucking air through them. It may have been louder, but it worked.
     
  3. Sparrowhawk

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    Hm. Personally the graphics on the front mounting look startlingly like the ones on my dishwasher.
     
  4. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    Do both fans pull air and fight each other through the fins? If that was the case, I would bet better cooling. If they where not, and just "blowing on the mobo" it would suck.

    I may have missed that in the article.

    :)
     
  5. zoom314

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    So will this new Rocket be a Dud or a Stud? I guess time will tell. ;)
     
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    naokaji whatever

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  7. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Ahhh a review of the gigabyte coolers, I was curious to how they stacked up against others. :D
    I used to use the Rocket 1 pro which used copper fins and heatpipes unlike the Rocket 2 which uses aluminium! :eyebrow:
    I think Gigabyte would have done a lot better if they had continued from the Rocket pro version, and continue to use copper :duh:
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    hmm how rough does the base look. I guess you could hand lap it and get a few extra degree's shaved off.
     
  10. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    I have this FAN, IT have Sexy looking (Rofl the NASA Part).... IT's Like jet Air-Plane! So loud, And Cools very well. But After like 4 mouths the blue fan got blowed up... and I was going to burn my cpu because of that.

    It's good not too bad but the sound of it sux!
     
  11. oblivinated

    oblivinated New Member

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    Why did it only get a 5/10 for performance? The tests show that it cooled the CPU 3 degrees lower compared to the other coolers. This baffles me =\
     
  12. Tsen

    Tsen Steeped In Romance

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    Only on it's highest fan setting. So it's probably trading off noise for cooling, and not actually being efficient.
     
  13. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Yup I can sure that, :D I own it. THis is the jet noise is as hell you can see the vid on my threads about my noise ::rolleyes:
     
  14. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Welcome to bit! :)

    Unless you enjoy sitting next to a jet engine (high fan) I'd buy the Max Orb on low or the Arctic Cooler for a fraction of the cost. The 3D Rocket II on low is second from bottom in performance.

    The graph is based on Delta-T, which is a difference between recorded CPU temp and ambient air temp. If the air temp is lower the CPU temp will be lower, so you have to go by the difference to keep everything fair :)
     
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