To some degree, yes, you would be correct. By using the same hardware for every test, we at least have a baseline for every cooler without having to make a change to accommodate one specific cooler just for aesthetics. Also, keeping the same hardware still allows us to call out that the difference of fitment of one cooler to another.I would think a radiator on the outside of the case would also affect results from those compared to ones that were on the inside. I understand you need to compare like for like (Intel kinda proved that, too). But to me, that means putting all units into a proper case that fits. Yes, that would mean much more testing, but as you pointed out, people that buy this are probably going to pair it with a case that can fit it properly.
I don't know, just saying. Just my opinion. Black Friday is coming, and I'm wish listing a new system, including case and water cooling.
Most high-performance pumps use an anti-cyclonic insert of some form - look at EKWB's kit pumps, they use both a foam insert as well as an acrylic paddle.A little ironic that the Eissturm has an anticyclonic built in.
Are there waterblocks available that would cool the power components ?
Issue is that an incorrect item was linked, that's mostly the issue. I believe it is being corrected.https://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggImage/ProductImage/AE...
is what I see @ newegg
is on your "shopping suggestion" above the review
btw, I don't blame you for this because it would seem its a product's advertising manager at the factory fault.
No real up or downside on the parts between those kits if you're doing comparison...just mostly radiator overall volume (due to thickness) and difference of D5 vs. DDC pump, which either are excellent parts.Thanks...Interesting. I thought the X360's parts were better. So, then I'm comparing the EK P360 to the AlphaCool Hurricane..... back to the reading...
I'm a custom watercooling guy at heart and this sort of thing really appeals to me on a personal level. Sure, you can buy cheaper AIOs that do just about as well, but the market for a cooling kit like this vs. that of someone seeking an AIO are different. That's why I kind of wanted to compare the coolers in terms of performance and price, but they're meant for different mindsets; those looking for a bolt-on, setup-and-let-it-run solution and those looking for more of a 'relationship' with their PC. Let's face it, if you run a custom cooling loop, it takes love to want to put that much effort into it.What I meant by that is it it's so overwhelmingly positive with the minor nitpick that it doesn't fit threadripper and it cost more than all in one it's just so glowingly positive.
It doesn't come across like a normal review I mean maybe this thing is that awesome just totally awesome and that's why you came across like that.