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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [08.25.04]
Manufactured by: Gigabyte

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The Universal Soldier

Like the original, the new 3D Rocket Cooler is built to tackle any and every current clip design on the market, and yes that includes the new Pentium LGA775 spec.

Also included in the large bundle is both a rear and 3.5 inch drive bay fan speed controller setups, a multilanguage user manual, a molex adapter power cable, and some white thermal goop. (and yes I DO know this is a horrible horrible picture...)

The biggest change made in the bundle is with the 3.5 inch drive back controller. If you remember the model that came with the old 3D Cooler GT, it was very small and as such incompatible with a lot of cases. This is not longer a problem with the newer model which comes with the 3D Rocket Pro.

As you can see the controller has added depth along with multiple mounting holes along each side to ensure that it will be compatible with virtually every case out there. They've also changed the face plate color from a copper to a black/silver mix which will mix much better with more case color schemes. Here it is installed in a black Raidmax Scorpio 668 tower case.

I should note here that I did have a small problem when installing the fan controller. The screw holes on the side, were for some unknown reason smaller than the standard 3.5 inch screw size and I was unable to use any of the screws I had on hand to hook it up to my case's 3.5inch drive rail. Fortunately Gigabyte did include four small screws with the coolers bundle, but why they would make this change is beyond me. Be forewarned that if you have a screw less 3.5 inch drive retention mechanism in your case this fan controller MIGHT not fit properly.


Again like the original 3D cooler, the 3D Rocket Pro's base is protected by a big red sticker. Pulling it off we see what appears to be a very well lapped surface, however strangely there does seem to be a couple small spots of oxidation.

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