Originally Posted by triton54s
I agree with what your saying, at the same point though, every company out there has had a bad product reach the consumer. If everyone had such worry and fear of buying a product, I doubt anyone would be driving a car from any manufacturer due to yearly recalls and not to mention tsb's that almost no one hears about. Say you go to a restuarant and get a bad steak, will that stop you from eating steak ever again?
Again, dont take this as being a fanboy to clc's as I am currently contemplating a havik 140 to replace my h80. I just dont have much to go on besides all this "scientific data" I keep hearing about in the air threads. After looking at all that "data", 2 weeks later I am still unsure of what kind of temp difference I will see over my h80, good or bad.
Honestly, you won't notice much of a difference except for noise. You seem dead set on water cooling so I think you should continue down that route. Spend a bit more and get one of those custom kits instead if you really want much more performance.
Yes, most people will be turned off by how HSFs look. I, for one, don't care how the inside of my case looks. Everything is done merely practical purposes (cable management for airflow) and technically, that the only thing that matters, BUT people have personal preferences. But if you don't mind paying more for something that is noisier than performs very similarly then good for you! I have very sensitive hearing so I cannot bare fans humming while idling.