Originally Posted by Fullereneshift
The comments about hair-dryer Delta fans don't hold up as their spec sheet states the 2x 120mm fans are run at 1175~2200 RPM, and I would consider that on about the same level as a Gentle Typhoon 2150; audible, but not screaming like a banshee
Thank you for pointing the obvious; i didn't want to make yet another post* reiterating what's already included in the OP, though be it ADHD or petty refusal to acknowledge an error? Perhaps i should have. Nine second attention span gen, in all its glory.
* i only mentioned the sound, as they are indeed louder than their mainstream 2200 equivalent.
As to the latter, yes to both, the bottom slotted GPU obviously wasn't an accident. Nor was it something i didn't take into account, but again, i had a reason adding that 'for me' in the OP.
i) I have the option to mount any PCIe device in separate bottom compartments, multiple ones in fact, with a simple extension cable. Nothing air flow obstructed. But leaving the personal side?
Cases that allow for something similar are a lot more in common today than they used to be. And they range from the cheap all the way to something like Mountain Mods' CFO? UFO? I forget what it's called, the horizontal one. There are
options out there; whether folks care, or even comprehend the reasoning behind investing in a good case rather than a "pretty" case? Not my concern frankly. And on top of that, i would again point out the obvious: no one's fault folks do the purchases they tend to do, nor is that an excuse for halting the release of newer applications/implementations.
Choices and consequences.
ii) We should also refrain from over-visualising this, as we've yet to see the final product. 90 degree mounting is one thing, the orientation of the flow is another. We have not enough to go on about that, but if (and i assume that to be the case) the fans can be mounted on either side of the Thermosiphon, then apart from horizontal cases, inverted vertical ones also become a strong contender.
And what a surprise there! If on air cooling, second best from horizontal has always been the inverted vertical one. Always. And what a second surprise (not), that they didn't sell as well as their 'normal' counterparts. Be it because consumers lacked the knowledge, or be it because "consumers" wanted pretty, on
their desk right next to them and looking at the pretty colors!!(!!11).
Choices and consequences.
Either way, we can be realistic and attest to the fact that an easy 70% of PCs out there have a stiffled CPU blower, whatever the reasons. And they shall continue to.
In most cases, a better but stiffled cooler will outperform a worse but equally stiffled cooler.