Originally Posted by BroadPwns
I will just point out Corsair H100 had its premiere a fktone amount of years ago and there were like 3 or 4 (H100, EK Predator, Silent Loop, Enermax TR4) AiOs that had issues.
Also, there are lots of folks that run Corsairs 10+ AiOs units, so... Bring out your relevant test using a PC case or your own testing graphs or don't try to make a ****storm.
Asetek made the H100 and still makes most if not all of Corsair CLCs. Silent Sloop is not a CLC, it's an AIO made by Alphacool, not Asetek, and I don't remember it having any problems. Yes many others have had problems as well.
Not sure what your 10+ is, if it's 10+ years. As I remember H100 was releaed August 2011. In other words there are no H100s' that have been in service 9 years, even if purchased on release day. And most of those (maybe all) had to be replaced. Do you remember how many were being sold world-wide as "refurbished"? And they were some of the very first CLCs marketed. Also, the higher the heat removal, the shorter the life because more heat means faster coolant loss. I think Swiftech was sellling an AIO earlier, but would need to it up to be use.
As for other having problems, yes there have many quite a few. But I can't remember an air cooler ever having similar problems at release or starting to fail after a few month lof use. So there's another good reason to go air cooling instead of CLC. Add onto that the fact air coolers, even new ones are using the same tech as first ones .. and nothing new means no new issues. CLC are constantly be changed and sometimes having issues as we have both pointed out.
As for me doing relavan testing, it's been done and proven many times over by others (as well as myself). But if you want proof of something how about you post data and links you believe prove me wrong and I'll explain the whats' and whys' of what your review sites are / were doing wrong in their test procedure, assuming they publish their procedure.
It's easy to put up charts and graphs making one product look better than another .. not so easy to do accurate cooler testing. Link below to Gamer Nexus has a good explaination the many problems involved in doing accurate testing and how hard it is to resolve them and have even reasonably accurate test results.
There are a few that do decent testing. First I found was years ago was TheLab.gr using artfical heat source test station they developed in December 2010 code name Jalapeno.
Sadly it's cooler database is no longer on their website. Attachment below is a copy of it taken several years ago.
Anandtech has been using similar for years with simple to understand testing methodolgy.