Nice to see the Noiseblocker fans and the Gentle Typhoons get reviewed.
There's the Donate for Reviews FAQ
for those reviews you just can't wait to see. For example a fan, like the Silverstone Air Penetrator mentioned earlier, would require a total donation of 50 USD, with a minimum donation of $10 per head. You could get 5 people together, each donating $10 (USD, or 8 EUR, which is about two pints of beer in Finland), and you'd have your review article. Get another $50 or more and we could get a roundup going (Mike did mention fans would only
be done in roundups!).
Or we can wait a year or two and see if the maker or a store might sponsor the review. As the FAQ linked above says, "time is money", and reviews done to the SPCR standard no doubt take up a lot of time.
If you want a sample of a successful review donation drive, see "Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB"
. My offer to pitch in for a fan roundup still stands
, although it might be best to move the discussion here, "Donate: 120 & 140mm fan round-up"
. I'd be interested in a more thorough test of the Define Mini's fans as well as the AC PWM fans, both 120 mm.
Edit 1 typo, edit 2 roundup note.
I missed this post earlier... and this post & so many others here are examples of the ways SPCR forum members always manage to surprise & entertain me... in many different ways and for different reasons. lol!
FYI, I actually had 16 fans being tested for the last couple of weeks, and towards the end, struggling with data overload as the flight time to Taipei and Computex loomed, I reluctantly shelved the rest to deal with it more cogently in a followup article, so don't worry, another one will be coming soon -- do I dare say within 2-3 weeks? This will deal with most of the fan samples we have on hand, and by then we will probably have another carton of samples from various fan brands who want to be in on the next roundup.
Also, tho this is in the wrong place, I did meet up with the Noctua follks, and though it was way too loud to hear the demo of their early prototype ANC fan, I had a long & fruitful discussion with key players at both Noctua and RotoSub. This is a fascinating technology & promising, details of which I will post as soon as I have time to take better pics and process more of the technical info while still trying to take in the rest of what's here at Computex. Now, back into the teaming fray of Taipei. (It was ~11C when I boarded the plane in Vancouver at 2am, and 36 hrs later, 29C at 80% humidity at 8am in Taipei. Sweat wanting to splash my keyboard... Should have had an ice coffee.