Originally Posted by white owl
It's not like it's up to them. The people that want a CLC likely only want it as a platform for RGB delivery, that and becasue getting a cheap CLC makes you an elite water cooler.
The handful that actually want performance isn't a large enough market to pander to, they'd probably be better off making it as gaudy as possible. You're dealing with a market that doesn't really care about performance or noise first, obviously many of us do but we cost a lot more to satisfy...or you can make it look like a ricer and sell as many as you can make.
I'm glad TR is trying something but it's sad that they can't stand on their own making air coolers anymore, I'm sure at the same noise their air coolers will still be on par with their CLCs, it would be really hard to make a CLC that's truly better than the True Spirit 140 Power.
I used thermalright coolers back in the P4 northwood / Athlon days but moved to Noctua later on . Mostly I used soft tube custom loop recently .
Question though ------ How does using a cheap AIO make somebody an elite watercooler ? or am I missing something ?