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Thermalright Goes All In: SilverArrow SB-E Extreme Super-Cooler Review
This is explained and is always explained in every fan, heatsink review.
This is also done so they are able to PHOTOGRAPH the results. Almost all sites explain they use excess TIM for the photograph so the camera can show the pressure pattern.
Apparently you dont overclock much because those (1-3) degrees can impact an overclock especially on an AMD systems. As any AMD overclocker knows. When (Athlon, Phenom, BD/PD) hit 55C then ya pretty much run into instability and cant push the chips anymore. That (1-3) degrees can help me either stabilize or even push my system even more. If you think you can do a better job, then go ahead and do it. Start your own website and lets read through your reviews.
Thanks for the excellent review, Ive been debating on new 140mm fans and these might be an option. It is sad they released a so-called new product when its just a rehash with new fans.
I was OC'ing PC's before you were born and no I didn't skim the story, I read every word of it.
THAT is precisely why I pointed out the sheeple influence and why 1-3C does NOT affect the limits of most overclocks.
Being clueless is what being a sheeple is all about. You don't know what you don't know and you don't want to know if it differs with your meritless beliefs. Attacking me doesn't lift you from the depths of technical or social ignorance.
BTW, I didn't say the review was bad, but it is intended to convince the sheeple that the Thermalright SB-E Extreme is something more than it really is. This is properly called "hype" or marketing to the technically challenged. If reviewers don't paint a pretty picture of a product, they get cut off from future "freebies" be it review samples, inside tech info., site advertising, Paid travel to special evensts, wined and dined at CES, IDF, etc. If you think the majority of reviewers are not influenced by these actions, you really are naive.
The reason for my comment was to make those who need to know the realities of reviews, aware of the shortcomings of this and other reviews - which clearly escaped you from you ignorant and insulting comment directed towards me. Hating doesn't change reality.
"First let me say a few words about the heatsink. Unfortunately, we have to state that SilverArrow SB-E Extreme uses the exact same heatsink as SilverArrow SB-E. It is the same dual-array tower heatsink measuring 165x154x130 mm and weighing a little over 800 grams"
"At the same time we remember that SilverArrow SB-E Extreme is simply an updated revision of the SilverArrow SB-E from the early 2012, which in its turn could be considered an upgrade from the regular SilverArrow from 2010."
Its right there! The author clearly states that it is not "something more than it really was," as u state. They are not even including it into the cooler graphs for future review comparisons.
I never personally attacked you, just tore apart your argument. Thanks for comparing us to a flock of sheep and insulting everyone here who comes here for knowledge. Seriously man, step back and please dont beat us "sheeple" with your shepherds crook.
Apples to apples comparison with the same fan used on each cooler rather than stock fans is a very important part of reviewing. All too often manufacturers tend to try various tricks to use faster fans to "look good". High speed fans are one of them it seems.
Enthusiasts often do change fans so this type of information is very important to people that overclock.
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