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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Telimektar;12384375 
He explained some of the things he disliked with the Silver Arrow in one of his videos, the award isn't just about performance.

Surely that's just bias then. You get a cooler for its performance first then aesthetics. How does the best cooler get knocked down two notches just because it doesn't look nice.

Personally I love how the SA looks and the mounting is nothing short of brilliant.
post #12 of 17
I wouldn't expect anything with the name "Rock" in it to perform good It looks wicked, but under-performs.
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Surely that's just bias then. You get a cooler for its performance first then aesthetics. How does the best cooler get knocked down two notches just because it doesn't look nice.

Personally I love how the SA looks and the mounting is nothing short of brilliant.
It wasn't about the look, if I remember correctly he didn't like the mounting system and couldn't close the side panel with this cooler :

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Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post
It wasn't about the look, if I remember correctly he didn't like the mounting system and couldn't close the side panel with this cooler :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07XTN0Qll2o
The SA is no taller than other coolers...

Just because he can't mount a cooler doesn't mean it's bad...
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I rechecked the video a bit and he couldn't use his Mushkin RAM with tiny heatsinks with it but could with the D14 and I think it was one of the stock fan that blocked the side panel not the actual cooler.
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Tom is an honest reviewer, and his ratings are not just about performance, they are also about functionality. I prefer this method to the "Oh, this product is shiny and performs pretty good, so it is a 100% kick ass product!" method. He tells you about things you would want to know if your actually going to use the product, and not just look at it on the internet.
     
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post #17 of 17
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Tom is an honest reviewer, and his ratings are not just about performance, they are also about functionality. I prefer this method to the "Oh, this product is shiny and performs pretty good, so it is a 100% kick ass product!"
Isn't that what he just did in his review... It got the Silver because it looked good, not because it performed well.

I think you contradicted yourself there.
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