G-Cooler LC478K8 Water Cooling Kit Review

Written by: Maxwell Anderson
Date: June 11th, 2009
Rating: bleh out of 10
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Hey, sorry about the lack of pictures. This page was put up here mainly for testing purposes, but it is featured in its entirety. I’m just too lazy to get all the pictures workin’. If anyone actually has genuine interest in checking out the photos, feel free to e-mail me and I’ll consider posting them.

I recently purchased a G-Cooler LC478K8 Water Cooling Kit for the Socket 478. Since I have a Celeron 2.5ghz processor that’s worth close to nothing now, I thought it would be fun to see what would happen if I overclocked it too much too quickly.

Normally with overclocking you do a big increase in the processor speed right off the bat, say 10%-15% of the OEM power. After that, you just increase the bus speed a couple megahertz at a time, sometimes even one at a time. Well, this was not my strategy today, since I just don’t care. I was in kind of a “go big or go home” mood. I’m really not looking for a “rock stable overclock” at all, but instead, I’m just looking to screw around with my computer a good amount. I found this water cooler by accident while browsing CoolerGuys.com, just to see what my old sponsor was up to. They’re still exactly the same as back in 2002 or whenever it was that I was requesting hardware from them. I was taking a look at their deals page and found this G-Cooler guy just sitting there in their Garage Sale area. I said to myself, “Wow, a water cooler for only $30? That’s amazing!” No, don’t go running there for this fantastic deal, as they only had one in stock. I read a little bit about it, but unfortunately their page wasn’t that informative about this cooler. I kind of got the idea that it came preloaded with liquid inside of it that you would never have to refill. I, being the do-it-yourselfer that I like to be, thought that was a little lame, but I figured that I could always take it apart and use the parts for other projects. Take a look at this picture of it next to an Altoids Sours can.

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