Originally Posted by BramSLI1
Here's another thing to consider, those 2011 socket extreme processors do run significantly hotter than most other current processors. Due to this and their size they don't require an efficient water block to cool them and therefore a Sandy Bridge 1155 socket will actually benefit more from the H220. The bow that we put on the cold plate also tends to work better with 1155 socket processors than 2011. Just something to keep in mind. It would have been nice if Tom had tested this on other processors, but I do understand the time constraint that he's under since I was a former reviewer myself.
Well, Martin(I seem to mention his review a lot in this thread
) reviewed it on a 2011 socket as well, and his noise results were just fine. Granted, you do raise a good point about the block, but I don't think you can justify Tom's conclusions based on using a 2011 processor.
Like I said, I like a lot of Tom's reviews. His Arc Midi R2 review actually was enough for me to decide on buying it over the switch, but this one just seems poorly done. Guess I shouldn't get hung up on bad reviews, but its annoying to see a review for any product not do it justice. Companies put a lot of hard work into the details, and ignoring them in a review hurts the company when it should help it. Just annoys me, I guess you guys learn to get over it quickly though.