Originally Posted by prava
Do you understand now why I'm so picky about cooling products being reviewed? If you give this product to the wrong reviewer you will get exactly the OPPOSITE effect you wanted, because you got bad press and, now, you have to fix it just to be back at square one. This sort of products require a good reviewer to highlight whether they are good or not, anybody can do it but you must be truly careful when testing and understand how to do it properly... and such thing requires TIME, lots of it.Linus
: he is a cool guy, but cooling solutions are miles ahead of him. You simply know you've screwed up when you get a 20ºC difference simply by switching fans. Also, keep in mind that we have no idea whether he was using the rad as intake or exhaust, or whether the fans were on pull or on push. If the rad was being used as an exhaust + fans on pull... its a worst case scenerio.
Also, it boggles my mind that people complain about the pump being loud... which makes my point even better: why complain about something that can be tuned down with minimal lose in performance? It's clear he has no idea the world he entered, as he has no knowledge of liquid cooled solutions at all.
To finish with him... "we use all the systems with Noctua NF F12 with 7V adapter". Why would you do that?! This is plain stupid... and it also doesn't give any more info so we have no idea whether results are normalized or not.TTL:
crappiest review I have ever seen in my life. This guy is an idiot. I'll quote a few bits and pieces, just for fun.
Sure, if you are stupid enough not to use the pwm features Swiftech included...
Fantastic, you are given a product to test and you freely bash it... good job.
Funny, cause Swiftech rads have always been competitive regarding price/performance. They have never been the top dogs... but they were fairly priced.
Yes, yours are, I'm sure about it...
The only actual usable comment in there is the one regarding the long hosing. THE ONLY ONE. All the other thing is simply bull**** used to bash a company that kindly gave him a product to test.
Also, by the looks of it the H220 seems to be pushing air out instead of pushing air in...
---To the Swiftech crew
: what a PR mess. It's funny that the pump gets bashed for being noisy when you handed a pwm-board specifically for such purpose. So, in order to deal with people's incompetence you should "nerf" the pump speed to run at 60% by default and let people unlock it if they wish. As it is, I don't think anybody needs the pump to be running at full blast (or not most) unless you expand the kit. I think it would be wise to have the pump go up in speed instead of down... so that default gets the job done but isn't too noisy.
Good luck on that OC3D forum... I almost made an account to insult the reviewer a little, but its not worth my time to insult somebody that is so stupid to consider other people's standards as "not very high" when he is as crappy of a reviewer as you get.
Ah! I'd choose my reviewers carefully next time, guys...
Real deal in regards to stuff that "cools":
This is what I expect when looking at a review:
Then you don't have to guess how the results are what they are, you know how he got them because he states every single movement he does, as should everybody do. No idea whats the BS in doing review videos that are useless. I want data, not a guy talking nonsense...
Also, his reviews are a role-model of how reviews should be handled: he barely gives his on opinions, never states anything bad about any company, and never recommends a competing product when testing something.
Ah! Martin is getting an H100i soon