Originally Posted by InverseTundra
Your graphs dont make much sense STILL. first disclaimer here. ive never run or bought a CLC. but ive seen the reviews and they are not that bad. the graphs you seem to be showing are at 100% fan speed. i dont know anyone who runs their system at 100% 24/7. again. im not seeing your argument here. sure better part quality. well then explain the horrid reviews they get from people on most websites. im not talking professional reviewers, im talking consumer, those reviews are almost always lower due to part failure over most CLC's from corsair and such. im really not one for arguing but your claims are kinda out there...
True, the testing is at 100% load, but at lower load the ratio is similar. Air coolers cooler just as well and at lower noise levels than CLC do.
Combining this with air cooler costing less, lasting longer with less problems, and if there is a problem it's the fan which can be replaced compared to the CLC's pump which means buying a new cooler .. which is way more expensive than replacing a fan and it becomes even more obvious air cooling is the more cost effective option.
As for looking at reviews, please keep in mind most reviewers have no idea how to do accurately test things .. this combined with the fact that if they do not give favorable reviews the companies giving them sample products to test and review will not give them any more samples. End result is most reviewers are puppets who's strings are controlled by company supplying the samples.
A good example of how inept these people are is the nonsense of testing using room ambient as baseline when testing coolers inside of a system instead of the cooler intake air temperature. Many only check room ambient before an after a test run. They test in a system and case saying something like "we test in a system with case to give you real world comparisons
". Stop and think a minute about that statement. Is our system the same as theirs? I doubt it. Do you know anyone who has the same system as the reviewer? I doubt it. So how is this 'real world' they are testing in anything like yours?
They are not doing comparison tests of cooler performance, but comparisons of how their system performs with different coolers. Because to compare cooler performance we need to know what the air temp going into the cooler is, not the room. Monitoring room ambient is like cooking in the kitchen and going into a closed bedroom to look at thermometer to see how warm it is in kitchen.
Cooler intake are temp is never the same as room temp .. 2-5c warmer is very good, but 10-15c is more common, and 20-25c is not uncommon during stress tests.
They say they run tests for 15 minutes to get maximim temps. In well setup case the CPU will reach peak temps in a couple minutes under 100% load. If it take more than 5 minutes the case is not flowing as much air as cooler and heating up.