A good, thorough review on a product that obviously doesn't fit any market niche, especially those involving quiet computing. It looks like Spire need to invest more toward research the next time around.
My only issue review is this, three paragraphs in:
The Fourier IV comes packaged in a retail box made entirely of clear plastic. We've never liked such packaging because of what they mean for the environment, during both production and disposal. It would be nice if unbleached recycled cardboard with a minimum of color ink was used instead.
Some may say "Silent PC Review" equals "Environmentally-friendly PC Review" and they'd have a good argument, but that paragraph is inconsistent, if not unprofessional. Where was the complaint about the Ninja's packaging, which appears to use at least as much clear plastic, and even more colored cardboard? Or the SPCR-assisted P-180 cardboard packaging which is 40x as large, completely covered with ink? Are environmental quibbles only allowed to be directed towards products with negative reviews?
While reading the review for the first time, and that paragraph, I knew it would be a negative review because of the inconsistent "lashing out" that I hadn't seen before. Otherwise it was a great review, sorry if this is a bit off-topic.