Today’s test system will give us a good idea of how well this case works in terms of thermal and acoustical performance.
Processor: AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition @ 4.0 GHz.
Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD- M Evo
Cooler: Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU Cooler
Memory: 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz
Graphics Cards: XFX Radeon 5450 HD (GPU @ 700 MHZ, Memory Clock @ 650 MHz)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1000W Platinum Full Modular
Boot Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GBf
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
OS: Windows 7 Home Edition 64bit
Pyle Digital Sound Level Meter PSPL25
These temperatures are certainly good, and are just slightly better than the CM Storm Scout II we recently reviewed, which featured a slightly more powerful fan set-up (1 x 140mm fan + 1 x 120mm fan compared to 2 x 120mm fans).
Clearly, these fans are moving a little bit more air through the system, but has it compromised its acoustical performance? Let’s find out …