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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 03:01 PM - Thread Starter
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[GN] Why Most Cooler Tests Are Flawed

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cool. look forward to their results. it would be one of their first genuine contributions, aside from tear down videos

this topic has been coming up more and more recently, gotta love how it was being discussed elsewhere at the exact same time, by people that could actually do something about it.

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So they will test coolers now as well and care to do it well. Good. I don't see anything new or surprising in the article. But it seems that they are sticking with the variable PC method while trying to monitor for errors by running many passes instead of moving to a test using a heater.

I would really like to see a heater as a source not a PC+software and let the damn things soak for a long time especially for water coolers where there are endless magical results with water coolers done using 10 min joke tests.
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Steve Bourke (spelling ?) from always does his best to try to be scientific about testing .
There is a point though where it becomes purely academic .
An accurate case review would have prevented me from buying a hot box ( be quiet 801 ) and an under-performing air cooler ( Dark rock 4 ) to build me Ryzen 3900x machine . I now have a Phanteks Enthoo Pro TG and a Noctua ND-15s with a second fan added , hate buying twice ! Good accurate reviews go a long way to preventing this .
So I am very interested in seeing this all come to Fruition .
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I don't think it was mentioned specifically, but even the location of the temp monitoring probe for the ambient temperature is good (for the bench at least, if it was an in case test, I'd personally want it a bit closer).

Though I've usually done it with 2 different probes, ambient and intake,so I guess in the case of using just one probe this is a good spot with a balanced distance.
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Yes!

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Cases are so varied in design that there’s no point in trying to pick a “standardized” case to test against all coolers, and instead it’s better to test open air where the field is level and relatively easy to extrapolate across other conditions.

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Cases are so varied in design that there’s no point in trying to pick a “standardized” case to test against all coolers, and instead it’s better to test open air where the field is level and relatively easy to extrapolate across other conditions.

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I've been looking at that Reeven thing..or Scythe.
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i guess somebody is reading alot here lately lol what a coincidence

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