That was a quick update to the review
Why did you compare the various heatisnks at such a high noise level in the review update? Did you not have enough data to make a full comparison at lower noise levels with a Nexus 120mm at 5 and 7V?
Itâ€™s a shame that your Ninja review with the Nexus didnâ€™t go as low as 5V, as that is the comparison that interests me and no doubt others. I guess 7V used to be the benchmark for when you reviewed in the past!
Iâ€™ve realised that the comparison that Iâ€™d like to see is the Ninja+ versus the Mine, which isnâ€™t possible as you havenâ€™t reviewed the Ninja + with its stock 120 mm fan. The question for me is whether the stock 120mm Ninja+ fan is quiet enough so that you donâ€™t need to upgrade it. The outcome will affect the value for money comparison between the two coolers. In the UK the Mine is Â£25 versus Â£30 for the Ninja Plus.
I like the look of the Mine because it might make a great base for creating a duct with a 120mm fan installed. Since the 120mm fan is larger than the heatisnk, a duct could be connected directly from the fan to the back of the case. I imagine itâ€™s preferable and easier to attach something to a fan than a heatsink, although only if using a low speed fan otherwise vibration may be passed to the back of the case. Not sure if this theory is practical though!
The decision to not originally review the Mine with a Nexus 120mm shows how dangerous it is to make assumptions about what other people might want to do with a product. I donâ€™t mean this as a criticism, but as a general observation.
For me, the lighter weight and smaller overall footprint of the Mine which makes it more compatible with motherboards, on top of the slight cost saving and ducting potential make it an interesting product in its own right. If I use one in my next system Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll stick a spare Nexus in it at some point
Any thoughts on the feasibility of my ducting idea?