Originally Posted by ManOfC
Yeah I would like to try out phanteks since I do not have a phanteks fan yet, and it is a better heat sink than TR silver arrow/SBE/Extreme, only difference is that TR has better fans, so if I want to I can equip best fan set ups for it,
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Please don't make up new names/abbreviation for coolers. There no such thing as a TR SB-E Extreme.
Not even Google can find it.
I assume TR is Thermalright, but the SB-E is not a cooler, it's a designation within a cooler line.. and there are several different coolers with SB-E designation.. Archon, Archon SB-E & Archon SB-E X2. Silver Arrow, Silver Arrow SB-E, Silver Arrow SB-E SE(TY-145 fans) http://www.thermalright.de/CPU+Kuehler/artikel/Thermalright+Silver+Arrow+SB-E+SE.html
& Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme(TY-143 fans). We can abbreviate Silver Arrow SB-E as SA SB-E (Google knows that), Archon is not too long a name to write, True Spirit 120 / 140 is often TS 120 / 140(although Google does not know without "cooler" added). Anybody who knows anything about coolers knows who makes Silver Arrow or Archon or NH-D14 or TC14PE or Assassin(Google needs "cooler"), or K2(Google needs "cooler"), or HE01.
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In a real honest and truly even testing I doubt you would have 3c difference between to top 7-9 coolers. Probably only 1-2c at most. That's using same fans, actually monitoring the intake air temp and not "ambient" temp of room. What review have you seen where the "ambient" temp is actually measured 5-10cm in front of intake fan? That's the air temp cooling is using, not somewhere else in room... or even on the bench. I've found in open bench tests the actual intake temp of tower coolers is fairly stable. 1-3c variance. Down flow coolers are all over the place.. 7-12c variance. And if cooler intake temp is 1-3c hotter the results will be the same 1-3c hotter.
In case testing will have a much higher intake air temp variance because it's easier for hot exhaust air to get mixed into intake air... because very few testers have optimized airflow in their test cases.Edited by doyll - 2/27/13 at 6:47am