While they do not go into all the superfluous time and space wasting of 30 pages of macro photography, synthetic benchmarks and egotistical juvenile overclocking exploits, they provide enough relevant detail to those people who are interested in such things as power consumption, component efficiency, fan and voltage controls. Though largely unfashionable in technology realms, these are the sorts of things,-- after design and feature implementation aspects are considered--that influence many SPCRians' purchasing decisions. Moreover, I think many have become accustomed to Lawrence Lee and Mike C's articles over the years. The consistency from a technical writing perspective of their reviews and the lack of time wasting is what interests me heretofore and why I continue to read the articles.
What I am trying to say is that one or two motherboard reviews is not good enough to be making an informed decision on a new motherboard. When I replace my motherboard, not as frequently as I would like ,but about every 18 months to 2 years my first requirement is that it be stable and have all the features for the peripherals I have.
Power consumption and component efficiency is not something most people would consider as a requirement of purchase and speedfan is not the be all and end all of fan control there are many independent fan controllers which do just as good a job and you get that info here at SPCR. There have been about 6 mobo reviews done on SPCR over the years and all different types and I suggest the list of Cool and Quiet Athlon mobo's found on SPCR which uses other sites as a reference is the way to go. By the way there is no up to date list of "cool and quite" motherboards in SPCR and I am not suggesting there be one but it is unfair on all the other motherboards out there for SPCR to select one or two a year to review . That's is of course if there are no other fans, cases, hard drives, coolers, suspensions, power supplies and the like to test. Even more video cards would be preferable. SPCR does what it does better than any one else in the field of silent computing but unless it does motherboards more comprehensibly than 1 or 2 a year results are not the basis for Mobo selection. Interesting as they may be.
And again I say this with no disrespect intended.