Unless one can quantify such a statement with cold hard facts, and not heresay, or 'fanboy' opinions etc, we should refrain from doing so.
Where is the proof that Noctua/Silverstone spend more time in R & D than Scythe do?
The only way one can make such a statement and have it stand up to scrutiny, is by providing inside R & D info gleaned from the various companies Labs-the rest is all Marketing, sure the stats may be nearly correct (all company's embellish performance stats), but its all bells and whistles when dealing with the various high end models, there is so little to differentiate between them when it comes to performance.
And using the retort 'Everyone knows this' isnt a viable reply, its just words.
Some companies also choose not to advertise as heavily as others.
Retailers and reviewers are very fickle when it comes to products-pay them enough and they will try to convince you that eating handfuls of plutonium is great for your health
Just recently, a very well known PC gear reviewer, said that the new Corsair fans were equal if not better than the Noctuas, and that he will be using Corsair from now on
We are all entitled to our opinions, but to say that x does more research than y without solid facts is tantamount to non information imo
Excuse the OT
PS-just some info for those interested in Fans and their performance
"i claim no responsibility for the accuracy of the reports "
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120-140-fans-roundup.html (corsairs arent in this report)
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-3.html (this one doesnt even acknowledge the existence of Noctuas/GT ap 1850s etc)
Edited by kkorky - 3/21/13 at 7:50am