I don't understand how you can't understand what's going on here.
They already said it perfectly:
"Thanks for explaining, yea I'm not trying to be an authority, just trying to share helpful information. I guess it's up to the reader to be smart enough to understand how it's helpful to them or not
If nothing applies to you then why are you even here bothering people? Why does some idiot have to take a wet dump on anyone's thread that don't conform to their exact sensibilities? What do you actually want @poah
? Just to argue? Like in the last thread where you came in defending CLC when no one was saying anything about CLCs? You've proven so many times that you're incompetent and lack basic reading comprehension that I really don't understand how you tell any one how they should be testing anything or how you can even take yourself seriously let alone expect anyone else to.
Anyone reading should know that they won't have the exact same results (which the OP and everyone else said) and it doesn't matter anyway becasue as long as they've made repeatable testing with the same ambient temp going in, they should still be able to determine which cooler is better with the same air flow, max airflow and how all the fans/coolers sound. If you can't understand such a basic thing and agree that YMMV, I can't wrap my head around why you even bother posting at all but I appreciate you trying.
Even in your very last post you ignored the word "virtually" just so you could have something to say but in MY case an AIO would perform as if it were open air so you're wrong either way. Plus 90% of modercases have managed to alleviate the restriction of the front panels. Adding negative bias doesn't speak for the raw performance of the cooler at all.
It's been explained to you that it's pretty standard to test coolers in an open air environment, why would you incorporate negative bias for no reason? My airflow is good enough that it doesn't matter if my panel is on or off to my CPU or GPU. Furthermore the OP has explained that YOU should be smart enough to tell that this is not a standard application of a cooler and this data may not apply to you.
If you were reviewing the performance of muscle cars/performance coupes, you wouldn't fill the damn car with passengers would you?
The title even says CASE STUDY (not perfect cooler bench), even the tone of the entire post made it seem as though they were sharing their own personal results which may not apply to anyone else