...and we are pleased to note that the Big Typhoon doesn't deserve it.
Surely a prejudiced writer (that would be me) would not be complimenting the product in question in the headline for the review.
Personally, I'm not really interested in Thermaltake's reputation; I can only speak for the products I've personally seen. However, their reputation is so exceptionally bad (they get trashed on these forums all the time) that it needs to be acknowledged.
I have no interest in perpetuating reputations â€” good or bad â€” but I realize that this will happen inevitably to some extent for every review we publish. I've accepted that. All I can hope is that the reputations that come out of our reviews reflect the quality of the products we have seen
. And I don't see how publishing a generally positive review of a Thermaltake product comes across as Thermaltake bashing. This review was meant to muddy the waters by pointing out that, whatever their other flaws, they do produce at least one quiet product. What gives guys?
I merely pointed out, that had BT been reviewed in 2005, it would have probably affected the TT-bashing mob mentality on the forums. At least people could have pointed out, that they have one decent product, so why not give TT a benefit of a doubt. I'm pretty sure that, if someone new to these forums had claimed in the forums, that BT is quiet, he would have been gunned down by the mob.
Felger Carbon wrote:
I'm sitting here typing on a computer that has a TT label-engineered "250mm" fan as its main cooling fan.
My TT fan cools my case just fine and it is very quiet!
Just imagine, if this had been said by someone other then Felger Carbon, by someone with a post count of 1.
At the time I became interested in silent PCs, I hang out alot at xtremesystems forums and I too remember seeing frequent recommendations of BT, and I have to admit that the reputation TT had, effected me to the point, that I didn't even take it into consideration, when I was trying to decide wich heatsink to buy. Given the poor availability of heatsinks here at the time (and the fact that TR heatsinks are outrageously priced in Finland), that left me with only one option, or actually optionless, so I bought the Zalman 7000alcu (It has served me well). Maybe I'm just a bit dissapointed in myself, that I let the common sentiment affect my own judgement so much...
When I said it was a shame for TT it took so long for it to be reviewed it was meant merely as an emotionless (hindsighted) notion, not a critique towards the SPCR staff or the review, which was excellent as always.