Thanks Optix. You pretty much confirmed my suspicions that air coolers are approaching -- or have hit already -- a dead end. At least with current materials and technologies. Coolers like this NZXT and the Thermaltake Frio are a clear display of that.
Air coolers are amazing pieces of technology, let it be clear. And will keep serving the mainstream for as long as we require them. It's these later coolers that I'm a critic of. This simply isn't the solution -- or shouldn't be -- for anyone. I cannot possibly recommend these to anyone.
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