Slit your wrists? Please be my guest, really..
But seriously, letâ€™s move on..
Unfounded conjecture â€“ so let me clarify your doubts:
The only thing we cannot guarantee if user expands the loop is leaks, because we canâ€™t obviously control how the user will implement setup (just like any custom loop).. However, we have done everything in our power to make sure that connections (clamps) are as â€œidiot proofâ€ as possible. Videos and how-toâ€™s will be available upon product release showing exactly the proper installation/upgrades procedures.
Correct: if you put it together wrong, isnâ€™t it your fault by definition? However, our responsibility and commitment is to ensure that you donâ€™t by providing clear and complete installation guide and maintenance procedures as mentioned above.
Making light of this additional convenience to users is interesting. Weâ€™ll see later below that you turn this opinion around 180 Degree to suit your purpose.
False: space in packaging is identical; but cost of installation is higher (human resource), so it does cost us a little more to install them.
False: weâ€™ve setup the CPU upgrade method to simplest possible. It take no more than 3 minutes to change from one socket to another.
False: no cost saving here â€“ and itâ€™s not â€œintroduced side channelsâ€, itâ€™s â€œenlarged the spacing of side channelsâ€ so that there is no chance that novice user could puncture them by using non standard screws. Weâ€™ve seen people bolting screws thru the entire radiatorâ€¦
False: Thanks for the technical advice, but that wouldnâ€™t eliminate the above scenario.
Self-contradicting: It is interesting that you dismissed installing 8 screws to attach the radiator as trivial above (â€œwell those 8 screws really made me happyâ€), and you are now criticizing to having to unscrew them to access the fill-port..what was so easy before is now becoming so difficult.. looks like a contradiction to me, no? anyways, if you use this for CPU cooling only, there is no maintenance refill for 3 years, and if you do go custom, then you are by definition an enthusiast, and a little case modding shouldnâ€™t scare you: simple tools (a dremel or a 1â€ hole saw) will allow you to cut a small hole directly above the fill-port for convenient repeated access (based on the premise that enthusiasts are frequently revising their configuration to add stuff).
Unfounded conjecture (?):
How do you know that for a fact? Any statements so far? Any examples you care to give? Or you are just imagining? Maybe you heard it directly from the horseâ€™s mouth? If so, how? Let me ask you straight: are you representing one of these manufacturers? or are you associated with one of them? It is so easy to publish a rant like this under the protection of anonymity.. If you do represent one of our competitors, then have the courage to say it.
How about this for disgraceful: I remember (for being there) about 3 or 4 CES ago that Cool-It (who manufactures the corsair Kit) demoed their system comparing it to a first release Apogee water-block that was at least 3 generations behind. Talk about unequal comparison.. They just wanted to prove that their AIO was better than custom kits.. so they had to pick the most antiquated of our waterblocks. In contrast, we picked the latest models from the competition available at retail. Anyways, about comparative advertising in general, you must be equally offended by auto makers comparing each otherâ€™s models on a daily basis on TV right ? Let me add in contrast to your statement that every single member of the media that came to our booth clearly stated that it was the best demo they had seen BECAUSE it placed our kit in context with some of the competition. We used the latest kits available and we never said anything derogatory. We just SHOWED the temps, using equally equipped PCâ€™s with equal settings, and had the public LISTEN to each one. If any of the members of the media had any doubts or concerns, donâ€™t you think they would have voiced them right there and then?
From whose point of view? This was NOT an overclocking contest. It was meant to show the OC at the click of a button like most novice users will do. It also guaranteed that the lowest possible voltage would be used to reduce the heat output on each CPU so as to minimize the thermal differences due to CPU quality. This was certainly not meant -nor presented as a lab experiment, it was presented to give users an idea of the respective ranking of the cooling systems. See more comments about this below.
False: we put all the fans at 1400 RPM, which also happens to be the minimum fan speed of both Corsair and Thermaltake.
False. The system using the GTX680â€™s only used the H220 radiator.
Not feasible: This was a trade show.. not a lab experiment. I canâ€™t help it if people from the media didnâ€™t have a db meter. Plus there was so much ambient noise that it would have been impossible to measure anything scientifically. See for example the difference in ambient noise between Linus video (using a directional mike) and Techoftomorrow video which also picked up all the room noises making it difficult to hear the systems themselves..
Why? because you say so? let the readers decide whatâ€™s best for them!
You didnâ€™t set anything straight: You voiced your personal opinions, more often than not using false or incorrect assumptions, and failed to present anything factually correct. Just a bunch of insinuations and conjectures.
To take temps at max speed would require that the systems ramp up in temp for 20 to 30 minutes. There was no time for that. And comparing temps at higher speeds to see how comparable they are? Comparing temps without comparing noise levels is utter nonsense. Running the Corsair unit at 2700 rpms is simply unbearable (as a matter of personal opinion).
And how can you say that? We DEMONSTRATED that it works with 2 GTX680â€™s and with 2 Radeonâ€™s 7900..
Mr. Grouchon, you sir have won my heart and mind.