why did you edit out me pointing out the 0.33 instead of just posting another reply? your site = your right, i spose, but having my posts (unnecessarily) edited without any notification makes me uncomfortable.
a question about these airflow measurements, is there a resource anywhere on the site or the forums about how
MikeC and/or the SPCR lab slaves measure fan cfms? if so please link me, i'm interested in the details of this process.
: if the SI-97 testing is not yet finished, would you please include a Z7000 fanswap with nexus 92mm (or whatever was the quietest performer) in the comparison tables of the review? pretty, pretty please? i know we argued about this earlier
, and you slagged off the idea. but it's a really easy mod, simpler than some things which have been tried in other reviews, and since this review will be a decider for what's the top socket A cooler i think it's important to try a bit harder. minor bribe: if it's in the review, i'll make a donation to SPCR
That last comparison in the review was too rushed; made some changes to try and put all the HS with fans at similar loudness. Mind you, because they're different fans AND different sizes, it's not really a good apples-to-apples, but.....
hm it's a tad better now. although in that last table it's awfully close (~2 degrees) between the Z7000 and the XP-90, and i can't help wondering how the low-flow numbers would compare with the nexus 92mm, allowing some more room for the zalman to go quieter (keeping in mind Z7000 reputation for faring very well under very low-flow)
you said elsewhere that this moves into the realm of modding and ceases to be a review. i say 'so what', this is silent
pc review not quiet pc review and it's impossible to build a silent pc without a little bit of modding. it's no disservice to thermalright, and your readers aren't scared of a little bit of modding.
*braces himself for some backlash..*