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GIGABYTE GH-PCU23-VE 92mm Ball CPU Cooler

  • 1500-3000 RPM
  • Aluminum & Copper
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Are you worried about system meltdowns? Don’t be. The Gigabyte Rocket II offers ironclad protection with style to match. This hi-tech cooling device gives your PC mesmerizing appeal with its shocking blue heatsink and fan, topped off with an LED light that illuminates your PC with a high-intensity blue glow.

The Gigabyte LED 3D Rocket II Cooler works flawlessly with the Intel Pentium D, Pentium 4, Core Duo, and Extreme Editions. The AMD AM2, Athlon FX, 64, and 64 X 2 systems are all compatible with this brilliantly styled cooler, as well, giving it universal appeal. The massive 8-pipe aluminum heatsink, featuring a solid copper base, and hefty 92mm fan, effortlessly whisk heat safely away from your system. The fan spins quietly, producing a scant 16dB of sound @ 1500 RPM, and revs up to 3,000 RPM during peak gaming excitement. This quality Gigabyte CPU Cooler is tailor-made for the PC-enthusiast who craves a desktop system that stays as cool as it looks!

  • newegg 8 Directional Heatpipes The Gigabyte 3D Rocket GH-PCU23-VE's unique set of 8 directional heatpipes maximize heat transfer for optimum cooling performance.
  • newegg Super Large Aluminum Fins Super large aluminum fins provide enormous thermal area for effective heat dissipation.
  • newegg Adjustable Fan Speed Control A bundled linear accelerator fan speed control can be installed in a front 3.5" drive bay for complete ease of use.
  • newegg Blue LED Lighting The super-silent blue LED fan produces stylish illumination during operation for eye-catching fun.
  • newegg Universal Design for Intel and AMD CPUs Designed for the Intel Socket 775 and 478 as well as AMD Socket 754, 939, 940 and AM2 platforms, the Gigabyte 3D Rocket GH-PCU23-VE supports Intel Pentium 4/Dual Core and AMD Opteron/Athlon 64 X2/Athlon 64/Athlon 64 FX processors.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GH-PCU23-VE

Model

Brand
GIGABYTE
Series
3D Rocket II
Model
GH-PCU23-VE

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955/840
Intel Pentium D Processor 960/840
Intel PentiumR 4 Processor 670/570
Intel Pentium 4 478 3.4GHz
AMD AM2 Series
AMD AthlonTM FX62
AMD AthlonTM 64x2 5200+
AMD AthlonTM 64 4000+
Bearing Type
Ball
RPM
1500-3000 RPM
Noise Level
16-33.5 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Blue
LED
Blue
Heatsink Material
Aluminum & Copper

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
92 x 92 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions
112 x 112 x 175mm
Weight
640g

Features

Features
Universal Design for Intel P4 LGA775 / mPGA478 & AMD K8(754,939,940) / AM2 Platform
Dual Fan Duct Design for Better Performance
Super Silent
Easy Clip Installation
Side Fin Air Intake
Wise Fan Speed Control Circuit
Fan Speed Control Module
Octahedral High Conductivity Heat Pipes Design
Light Weight
Brilliant Blue LEDS
Gorgeous Package
Extra Value Accessories

Package Contents

Package Contents
CPU Cooler
Fan Speed Controller
Thermal Grease
Clips
Bolts
User Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • CyberTek I.
  • 2/9/2010 8:00:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPhenom II

Pros: EXCELLENT HEAT SINK. I'm running this on an AMD PHENOM II 965 BE. This peace of art is keeping it cool at 28 degrees celsius at idle and 37 degrees celsius at full bore. Match this with an ANTEC 900 Gaming case and you have one heck of a cooling solution for processor, hard drive, and memory.

Cons: Tall

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  • SAMUEL C.
  • 1/27/2010 3:05:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte

Pros: I have owned this cpu coller approx 2 years. Still runs and cools GREAT. If you do your research, you will find that it is a TOP TEN BEST air based cpu cooler ever made.

Cons: none...

Other Thoughts: At full fan speed it is somewhat , but not too loud.

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  • Melissa B.
  • 1/16/2010 8:52:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust a follow up to this A+ Cooler

Pros: RE: PREVIOUS WRITE-UP by myself;

2/20/2008 8:38:49 AM

Rating + 5 This thing is SICK!!!

Cons: Absolutely none!

Other Thoughts: I have had this for over 2 years now and it is still going very strong. I have had my CPU OC'ed to almost 4GHz non stop for all that time and it stays at about 21C normal load & approx 38-41 under long term heavy load.
To those who say it doesn't cool properly...um...quit eating paint chips. Seriously.

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  • kyle m.
  • 12/12/2009 1:29:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsyea

Pros: big,2 fans, up to 3000rpm.

Cons: its a bit loud full blast

Other Thoughts: great product! ive had this for over three builds and it performs well. right now its sitting on a x3 720(unlocked 4th core) oc to 3.5ghz at 1.42v, and its max temp is 52c. love the the price and the performance.

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  • Toua Y.
  • 9/28/2009 2:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMassive Cooler

Pros: It does keep my AMD X2 4400+ at 33 Celsius. The Blue LED and UV rings are pretty neat. Comes with different UV rings and 2 different mounts for the fan controller. It feels like pushes a lot of air. Thank goodness the top part is detachable.

Cons: 1. It feels loose on an AM2+ socket. I remounted the thing several times.
2. This thing is huge for a 92mm cooler. With the top part on, it comes within 4mm of the side panel.
3. The fan control wire pops out so easily. A slight tug and it's out. To put it back in, you have squeeze your fingers underneath the cooler to plug it in. Very painful and frustrating for me.
4. Without the fan controller, it sounds like a rocket taking off. With the fan controller, it sounds like a rocket taking off when you have your hands over your ears (so it's still pretty loud).
5. The PCI bracket is hidden in the packaging.
6. The knob for the fan controller is too big. I mounted it on the PCI bracket and when installed, the knob overlaps onto the other PCI slots above and below it.

Other Thoughts: Why did I buy this?
1. It was cheap.
2. It has blue LED.
3. The computer build isn't for me.
4. Would I buy again? No. Very poor design by Gigabyte.

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  • Christopher W.
  • 9/3/2009 1:23:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLots of bling and fantastic cooling...once installed

Pros: My E5300 runs between 26C to 31C at the low fan speed. Ridiculous bling. If the blue led fan wasn't enough, it came with 4 different color UV rings. There is space for 2 of them. Well made. Very quiet. Includes fan controller with options for 3.5" mount or card slot mount.

Cons: Very tall and may not fit in some cases. It actually blocks my hard drives in my NZXT Rouge case so I would have to remove it to replace the hard drives. Instructions are sub-par. The clips were somewhat difficult to put on but that is as much the fault of my case as it is the cooler. I would like to have seen a push pin option like the stock Intel cooler. There was a hard to remove sticker on the fan duct that I had to clean the residue off of.

Other Thoughts: I bought this overkill fan strictly for the bling factor. You can never have enough blue led's. This was for a MS Home Server so I should never have to worry about heat problems.

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  • David G.
  • 8/28/2009 2:20:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOh, brother!

Pros: Keeps things cool for sure, very quiet by my standards. Don't know why anyone would complain about the noise level.

Cons: Clips to mount it to the CPU are insanely difficult to use. They are WAAAAAAY too loose even after you "secure" them. Getting them was a 6 hour nightmare and I still had to wire the cooler to the base frame so it wouldn't slip and slide if even a bird flew by. Never had so much frustration with mounting one these things in my life. By another brand. Gigabyte makes good boards, but their cooling system design was design by someone who rode in the front of the short bus. Pass this one.

Other Thoughts: The website instructions had out of focus images so you can't see how the clips go on. Just ridiculous.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/18/2009 5:15:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest Product Buy

Pros: This item is excellent for the price! It's a great price. The fan was very easy to install and with the variance in height, you can remove the top portion to fit a mid-size ATX case perfectly.

Cons: The heat sink paste was old and not usable. Be sure you have another source on hand before you install this cooling device.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/31/2009 11:14:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than stock

Pros: -Looks great
-Has better cooling than stock
-Cheaper than most CPU cooler out there

Cons: -The blue plastic around the middle is not sturdy.
-Only cooled my CPU down by 5-8c

Other Thoughts: Huge, but you should of known that before you bought it after reading the specs. I have 1-2cm left before it touches the other side of the case. It's great because I have a slot for a 120mm fan there and it just pushes air out that way.

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  • Duane B.
  • 6/23/2009 1:50:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsRead the specs

Pros: Dude, who gives it 1 egg... crying about it doesn't fit my socket 939... you my friend are an idiot.

Cons: no cons.. specs say:Compatibility Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 955/840
Intel Pentium D Processor 960/840
Intel PentiumR 4 Processor 670/570
Intel Pentium 4 478 3.4GHz
AMD AM2 Series
AMD AthlonTM FX62
AMD AthlonTM 64x2 5200+
AMD AthlonTM 64 4000+

Other Thoughts: So why cry about something you failed to research? Does it say 939 there? I don't see it.

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