Gigabyte 3d Galaxy 2 Liquid Cooling System Review

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All-in-one watercooling

I’ve reviewed a number of watercooling kits and blocks and handled even more, but this would be the first time to review / install a full watercooling set, with all from the same brand.
When we were contacted by Gigabyte to review one of their kits I was thinking “Oh, hell here comes another  bogged-up low-quality kit”, but these thoughts turned out to be premature.

When I first got the box I was a bit offset by the color and pictures on the box it was a little overkill of info for me but on the other side it does have all the information about what your actually buying and then some, it just has too much for my personal taste.


But don’t judge a book by its cover, so lets have a little look inside. You can already see most of the contents trough the plastic window in the box, upon closer inspection all the components are securely and safely packaged snugly fitted into a precut foam tray housing all the components.

From left to right, the radiator, pump and reservoir, 2 splitters, top right is the mosfet cooling fan and below that is the cpu waterblock itself, and a bottle with coolant. When removing the foam tray we find all the things needed to install this set, including an instruction manual in 8 different languages.

Features

  • Large volume copper-base water-block
  • Durable ceramic-bearing pump
  • Low water-level protection (LWP) and over-temperature protection (OTP) (Patent pending)
  • Transparent LED tank for refill visuals
  • Large aluminum radiator with a 4-way water-path design
  • Radiator quick-mount
  • Multi-purpose Nano-scale GIGABYTE coolant
  • 1/2 inch special flexible UV tubing
  • Fully compliant with MOSFET cooling (Patent pending)
  • GIGABYTE exclusive 4-way splitter valve for cooling upgrades
  • PCI rear fan-speed controller
  • Memory heat sinks includes
  • Optimal chassis options: Gigabyte 3DAURORA series / Triton and Poseidon series

Gigabyte Galaxy II Liquid Cooling System Specifications
Feature Specifications
Waterblock
  • Dimensions / 68 x 92 x 30 mm
  • Material / Cu base+ PC cover
  • MOSFET Compliant / Yes
Pump
  • Dimensions / 61 x 60 x 46 mm
  • Maximum Capacity / 400 L/hr
  • Noise / 20 dBA below
  • Bearing Type / Ceramic Bearing
  • Life Expectancy / 70000hrs (MTBF)
Radiator
  • Dimensions / 125 x 197 x 64 mm
  • Material / Aluminum
  • Fan size / 120 x 120 x 25 mm
  • Fan Connector / 3 pin
Tank
  • Dimensions / 100 x 197 x 55 mm
  • Capacity / 220cc.
Tube
  • Dimension / 1/2 inch
  • Material / PVC(UV sensitive)
Coolant
  • Capacity / 600cc.
  • Color / Lite Blue
Valve
  • Dimension / inlet:1/2″; outlet:1/4″*2,1/2″*1
  • Material / POM
Supports Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme Processor Series
Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad Processor Series
Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor Series
Intel® Pentium® Extreme Edition Series
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Series (LGA775)
Intel® Pentium® D Processor Series
AMD AM2 Series
AMD AthlonTM FX Series
AMD AthlonTM 64×2 Series
AMD AthlonTM 64 Series
AMD Sempron Series