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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-10-2020, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
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It's a cooler with nothing to boast of in terms of cooling. What it has to boast is "looks" (and this is a cooler, so frankly, give me a break if you think "looks" should enter the cooling situation) and, which i mention myself, an "improved" fan attaching solution.
Is that of such an import to you? By all means then, go and buy one when it's out.

For me, it's not; simple. For one, i've both hands functioning and can manage with traditional clips just fine; two, said solutions almost always involve either compatibility issues with fan casings or one's inability to add extra fans due to the very casing required for said fans to slide/clip on; three, said solutions usually don't leave much room for vibration dampening.
All that on top of a subpar cooler that is expected to cost about as much as other 'top' ones. One of which, i will mention this again, is a onetime purchase, given its lifetime support.

And you call me cynical for failing to grasp why folks don't ignore this..
And this is what you call and i quote "a step in the right direction"..
Respectfully disagree

That folks care about the looks of internal components, that folks care about looks inside a chassis that is additionally all about looks? That's their problem, not mine. Said it a million times, we can all like or have a tendency towards dumb or insensible things. Problem only arises when we're no longer capable of admitting, if only to ourselves, that said predisposition IS dumb, just.. hey, we do it anyway.
Am not being cynical here. Am being rational. If you or anyone else has gone so far that you're by now incapable of grasping the difference between the two? Not my fault.
Don't be ridiculous, this cooler isn't for me just as it isn't for you.

You say you are being rational, sure if you're only looking at this from your own perspective.

The way I see it this might help pull in people that weren't previously interested in aftermarket cooling or maybe just AIO's. Remember that to most casual builders basically no air coolers other than some Noctua's and maybe the 212 EVO exist... As long as it doesn't cool too bad it'll serve its purpose.

Yes its stupid, but its the way it is.
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MSRP $99? How many $50 towers is this going to be outperformed by?
All of them except for the $50 upcoming dual heatpipe 92mm direct touch A200.

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one word: Aesthetics

Yes, it's extremely unfortunate that now Air Coolers have to look 'Cool' instead of actually cooling the CPU .
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mediocre performance from a few reviews I looked at, oh well
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I don't understand why folks are still surprised when companies choose aesthetics/looks over performance.

Most of us here follow this industry almost daily, & by now it should be very clear that aesthetics & looks are a big(if not the biggest) selling point, like it or not. And companies are simply going to cater to that demand.

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mediocre performance from a few reviews I looked at, oh well
yep, its not great, it would have to drop to ~$50 for it to be worth buying.
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Four heat pipes for a hunnert bucks? The most interesting thing about it is that center tightening screw on the mount.

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Quote: Originally Posted by miklkit View Post
Four heat pipes for a hunnert bucks? The most interesting thing about it is that center tightening screw on the mount.
The four heatpipe thing might not even been an issue if they actually used 4x8mm ones instead instead of 2x8mm + 2x6mm, combined with a proper soldered base.

Which is what Thermalright actually did for their new dual tower, hasn't made it out of china yet, but its looking pretty good(and looks to be about half the price of the A500...)

https://www.chiphell.com/thread-2164455-1-1.html
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Four heat pipes for a hunnert bucks? The most interesting thing about it is that center tightening screw on the mount.
No, no, no.....you are looking at it wrong. $40 for the 4 heat pipe cooler, added $60 for the little sailboat. Now does it make more sense?

It's a joke what drives the market for CPU cooling. Somehow, cooling capability is not a major consideration.

Yeah....the little girl hentai avatar is really creeping me out....
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