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so your saying its more looks than performance?
Worse than that, but yes.
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Worse than that, but yes.
lol so my whole post about the designs of fans and propellers does not apply to this cooler.
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This and good looks when its not running. When a fan blade is wavy, it makes it more efficient(more airflow) and also makes it quieter. They do the same thing in aviation with propellers. Some of the new propellers they are comeing out with have what they call a Scimitar propeller. It has a curved blade and it is also wider in the centre. It makes more airflow, more efficiency, and is by far quieter than traditional strait-bladed propellers. Computer fans are the same way. If you take a scimitar designed blade, itll spin lower RPM's say 900. Then take a tradtional computer fan that has traditional blades, it may spin at like 1200-2000 RPM's and make the same airflow as the 900 RPM scimitar bladed fan, but also make more noise and be less efficient. This may all seem like scientific mumbo jumbo, but this is how someone would take and design a better more efficient fan for a computer or propeller for an airplane. And the same RPM thing goes with airplane propellers, you can spin a Scimitar blade slower, make the same airflow at lower rpms and be quieter.
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lol so my whole post about the designs of fans and propellers does not apply to this cooler.
My testing and others have not found wavy fans to add a thing. I was fooled when I got the Apache when it first came out. I thought it had sculpted leading edges like the fan on a jetliner's engine. But it was just wavy. A scimitar blade like a GT works well because the leading edge comes to a point at its outermost; and where the blade flies the fastest it has the most angled leading edge sweep. That is NOT wavy.

The you see that the fan is way taller than the fin stack. It wastes airflow to keep the cost down.

Well, I suppose if you could get this for $20-30, you could then buy fans for it - assuming there is a way to attach them - and it might be an OK cooler. Add up the bucks and it comes in at about what a Mugen 2 would cost. But more than that, you're better off with many other coolers.

But then the proof is in the testing. But don't rush off to buy one until you have seen several reviews by people you trust - and not Frostytech, either.
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^ Right. Don't put money on Frostytech OR TweakTown, they both use synthetic benches. Frostytech's ratings are borderline fake, too.
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according to some of the reviews that have been posted it actually works quite well.....
but i wouldn't trust those until there are more of them.......
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