Originally Posted by kevindd992002
Damn right it's freaking high, lol. So higher ambient temps would mean better performance for this AIO?
I believe that water is less affected (compared to air coolers) by ambients so their performance would be much better when comparing air cooling to water cooling in areas with high ambients like the PH.
One of our own (jprovido member of OCN and from the PH) experienced the same when he went from an H60 to a NH-D14. He was so dissapointed with the NH-D14 because (never used an AC I guess) it yielded the same temps as the H60. Since he lives in the PH it's guaranteed that his ambients are at 30-31*C (on a hot day even 32-33*C).
Of course OCN people started piling on him because he said that the NH-D14 only compared to his H60 in his setup with the super high ambients. He even tried it in his other setup and the NH-D14 didn't perform as he expected. Really it has to do with the super high ambients we have here in the PH which a lot of OCN members have never experienced.
He got an H80i and it's actually performing way better than his NH-D14 with our super high ambient environment. So I really think that the Swiftech H220 would perform way better than your silver arrow, just because of how high our ambients are.
For reference, here's the post where jprovido mentions that: CLICK HEREEdited by mark_thaddeus - 2/12/13 at 3:25am