Originally Posted by Gilles3000
Looks like a nice cooler, but that price is mad
Agreed, wouldn't even consider this and never mind the case/enclosure
However you gotta look at it their way; downsizing.. trend is to cram it all in in as tight a space as possible. If they can sell you something that is """equal""" to "140 coolers" (read: with sub-par RPM as is also the trend today, otherwise no, not even close) and can fit in a smaller case.. folks will probably buy it ^^
Plus, opinions about their new fans aside (i maintain, fervently, that they're also not worth it), they must have cost them a lot, R&D mainly, plus the more expensive materials (which is also in doubt, but whatever). I cannot know how many they're selling and whether they're happy with said sales. So packing them with a cooler that follows today's trends is a pretty good move for them, helps clear that inventory.
I'd have personally prefered a NH-D16 and a corresponding NH-D16s; about time too. Sadly, that's not where the focus is today. Just have a look at the build logs here.
* Ironically, Thermalright just announced their Silver Arrow revision B.! Though performance-wise, it appears nothing's changed on that front, so, yeah.